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Park Central Tavern

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1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1919 (Park and Central Avenues)
+1 203-287-8887
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Tue 16:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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East Fishkill, New York
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226 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Park Central Tavern, and we look forward to returning. We were celebrating two birthdays, and this restaurant seemed an appropriate venue. By the meal's end, everyone at the table was a member of the "Clean Plate Club". The Eggs Benedict were beautifully and perfectly prepared. The menu boasts of locally sourced ingredients, and I've... More 

Thank Sundancekid330
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651 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I had shrimp and grits which was one of the best I have had almost. It was amazing My wife's burger was terrific and done perfectly. Service was good. Always a nice restaurant from the Tim it was built

Thank Steve R
Chicago, IL
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242 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were driving through the area and thought his place looked good ... and it was ! We both had seafood meals that were excellent. Pleasant setting, good service and a big parking lot. Obviously popular with the locals which is always a good sign.

Thank outoford
Ansonia, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The atmosphere at Park Central is wonderful, warm and inviting.. just don't eat there. I was at a small event (under 30). Rubber chicken would have been an improvement over the chicken I had there last night. People who had the pasta received an appetizer size portion and I did not even see the vegetarian dish. I hope regular diners... More 

Thank joro1201
Norwalk, Connecticut
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Check it out...they have an Interesting brunch menu! A few of the expected usual choices, and several others I've never seen on a Brunch menu. I tried the Shrimp and Grits, which were fabulous. I had spoken with a couple of friends who live in Hamden, who did not rave about the place, so I asked our waiter if the... More 

2 Thank Lyn H
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We had stopped going to PC due to changing of chiefs and a few other reasons. We returned for our sons birthday per his request not ours. The changes were very noticeable. Food was better than ever. Staff always fabulous and still has a few of the old crew. Always loved eating outside on the patio. Now with it all... More 

1 Thank Faith D
Hamden, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This restaurant has an eclectic menu with new items always offered for appetizers and entrees. The bar is cozy and friendly for a cocktail before your meal or just to hang out with your friends. But the farmhouse omelette at Sunday Brunch seem to be the hands-down winning selection of most clientele. Our family goes there at least twice a... More 

Thank Mary E
Hamden, Connecticut
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This restaurant is a very casual atmosphere the food is excellent. It is a very up scale place to eat so expect to pay a lot but you will enjoy the food.

Thank dorbillk
Hamden, Connecticut
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Park Central Tavern has a lot to offer. You can have a casual meal in the bar. If you want something more upscale and a bit quieter there are other options throughout the restaurant. No matter where you decide to sit, the food is delicious and always high quality. Staff are accommodating. What I like most is the variety on... More 

Thank mobaby00
Hamden, Connecticut
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I've had dinner here several times. Nice bar with TV to watch sporting events or you can eat in a nice dining room. There is a wide choice of food. The steaks are very good.

Thank mike l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1919
    (Park and Central Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: bus: from new haven proper or the green, the northbound j-line from church st/whitney from cheshire, the southbound j-line on whitney ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-287-8887

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?