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Smithy Restaurant

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171 Main St, Monroe, CT 06468-1107
+1 203-268-4267
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Monroe, Connecticut
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has been in Monroe for a very long time. The inside is dark and outdated but the the food is always very good. The menu is small but has all the important items from steak, chicken and lobster tails. The service is always good. If you are looking for a cozy atmosphere with a fire place and delicious... More 

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Thank Markochak9
Monroe, Connecticut
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a great food with wonderful service in an old school cozy setting. Love the salad bar & cheese board. Definitely worth the stop

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Thank KAV01
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Wow. We've lived in the area for a number of years, and never gave a thought to the Smithy until recently. Yes, it's dark, but it is a quaint, classic, 1950's style no frills steak house with delicious food and great service. There used to be so many similar steak places in Connecticut so we're glad there are still a... More 

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Thank ParkerSturbridge
Monroe, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place is easy to overlook... but don't. You'll be pleasantly surprised. It's been here for as long as I can remember. How convenient to have an authentic steak house right in the neighborhood. Sure, it's dark and outdated... but cozy and friendly. Nothing overwhelming. A succinct menu w/ a specials board on your way in. You know you're in... More 

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Thank david v
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I had not been to this establishment in decades and went there with a friend to have dinner when I was visiting from out of town. I felt a mixture of happiness and disappointment when we arrived to see that not much has changed. It is very dark inside, with heavy, outdated decor. We were told it would be 15... More 

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1 Thank Cathy K
Monroe, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Staple in Monroe for decades. Great food when you want a more upscale dinner out. Salad bar and cheese block are great!

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Thank Marge S
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

You've driven by it for years--- thinking it can't be good because it's dark and been there forever. Think again. It's the best meal in town. Highest quality steak, pork and chicken. The freshest salad and fabulous cheese and side dishes. Fabulous. You will not regret it.

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Thank Marybeth M
Monroe
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I had a porterhouse with fried onions and my wife had the duck on special. I want to stay positive so, both of our baked potatoes were really good.

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Thank Joseph S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Dingy lighting, average food. Service was average at best. There are better restaurants you can visit in Monroe than this one.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My husband and I recently dined at The Smithy. I had not been to the restaurant in almost 30 years. Walking in, I felt like I had stepped into a time machine transporting me back to my teenage years. NOTHING HAD CHANGED! Now, you may think that's a bad thing, but it was actually AWESOME. There aren't a lot of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Main St, Monroe, CT 06468-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 203-268-4267

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