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Gelston House

) #3 of 6 Restaurants in East Haddam ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
+1 860-873-1411
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good30%
  • Average23%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible8%
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11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
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Reviews (257)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food and service great windows to see the Conn River only problem is the upstairs bathrooms need overhauling they don not flush properly or even flush looks like they need a plumber

Thank Phyllis T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elegant table settings in a beautiful old inn with great views of the Connecticut River. The restaurant is owned by the Goodspeed Opera House and probably derives a bulk of their business from attendees there. We ate after a matinee and enjoyed our meal. They...More

Thank Calhu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back around Valentine's Day, Goodspeed offered a gift certificate for a play and dinner prior to the play at the next door Gelston House. Great idea and we did it. The menu is not the full menu, but a good limited variety. Soup or salad...More

Thank Bernie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful building and views of the CT river. See planes take off from small local airport, boats, swing bridge and more. Food has not been good. If you want a sandwich, hotdog, drink on the deck that's ok. Music on the deck in summer....More

1  Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Always good.. never disappointed. Great views, reasonable prices. In the summer, the V Beer Garden is a fun spot with good music

2  Thank sue f
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We had a very nice dinner at Gelston House while visiting the area. It's in an old hotel, with a fantastic view of the Connecticut River. We enjoyed the salads, and my son loved the escargot. I had the lobster tacos appetizer for dinner, and...More

1  Thank Katherine L
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We've been here several times and are never disappointed. This time it was for a family luncheon. The service for such a busy Sunday was excellent; the food once again delicious. I had the Shrimp PoBoy which was served on a very fresh baguette and...More

1  Thank Belmontcouple
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Seasonal restaurant right next to the Good speed theatre. If you are seeing a show there I would recommend stopping here to eat. Service was great and quick. Had a group of 7 co workers. Had the lobster roll which was very good. Came with...More

2  Thank Edward N
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Very nice restaurant in a 1853 building next to the Goodspeed Opera House. It is open for lunch or dinner and the menu will have something for every taste. During the summer they have a large patio overlooking the Connecticuit River. The service is very...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Gelstone House is right by the theatre, which makes this restaurant nicely situated for the hungry theatre crowd. As such, the service is prompt and friendly, and the prices reflect that as well. The food's pretty good, but pricey. There's apparently a cheaper pub...More

1  Thank dustythoughts
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 27
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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