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Gelston House

8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
+1 860-873-1411
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible9%
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“prime rib” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful experience at Gelston House! First time dining here.We had a voucher from Goodspeed for prix fix special for$30 including soup or salad,appetizer,entree,dessert and coffee.GREAT DEAL!!I had clam chowder,shrimp cocktail,parm crusted cod in wine sauce,tiramisu and decaf.Everything was delicious.The cod was outstanding and...More

Thank maf06040
Blerta K, Manager at Gelston House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank You for your review! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is great, beautiful views and nice ambience. This was our first visit and we decided to stop for a late lunch after a visit at Gillette Castle State Park. I called ahead to see when they stopped serving lunch and an unfriendly voice...More

Thank alexandrao247
Blerta K, Manager at Gelston House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, I am sorry to hear about this experience here at the Gelston House. Unfortunately we had just put out the new menu and all the kinks were being worked out, which may be the reason for all the errors. We would like you to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The deck is nice in the summer and the location is better than the food. The waitstaff was very nice and helpful. Wish I could give it a higher grade. The food wasn’t awful but not spectacular. Very convenient to the theater though.

Thank Sincerelyput
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have held our annual fire department banquet at the Gelston House, for the past three years. We have had as many as 140 guests. Each year this family run restaurant has out done themselves. We were given many appetizer and entree options to sample...More

Thank rickct61
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Me and my family are regular costumers And every time is a great surprise The food is excellent, service is attentive. And owner very friendly Highly recommend

Thank ferdinandplaku
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Really nice spot. Lots of original work inside. Only had the soup, it was alright (most restaurants are not capable of making good soup so I won’t hold it against them, chef needs to lay off the salt too. He/she poured it in like it...More

Thank Dre K
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Not what I expecte after hearing about it from so many friends ! French onion soup was great but I mistakenly went with our waiters recommendation for dinner specials and went with meatloaf dinner which was awful! Over cooked to the poin of having absolutely...More

Thank Arthur K
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

The restaurant looks very pretty for the holidays. We were seeing a show at Goodspeed Opera House and had enough time for dessert. They offer a nice dessert menu- cakes, gelato, ice cream, coffee drinks, and tea. My husband and I shared a slice of...More

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We once again had a great meal at our favorite restaurant before attending the Goodspeed Opera House. We were seated at a comfortable table where we could look out at the CT River and the Opera House. Our waitress was attentive with a good sense...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Enjoyed a lovely pre-theatre meal at the Gelston before visiting Goodspeed. The restaurant was busy, so definitely book in advance. And although it was busy, the service was terrific and the atmosphere very relaxed.

Thank vivb19
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 36
Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
    (RT 149 AND RT 82)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haddam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-873-1411
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