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The Blue Crab Steakhouse

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1745 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1609
+1 860-399-5674
16:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 00:30 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:30 - 00:00
Sat 00:30 - 00:00
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Englewood, Florida
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136 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

We went to a family reunion, and the next morning looked for a place to have breakfast, and saw a sign that proclaimed "Laura's famous breakfast". We figured we'd see if indeed it was worthy of that claim, and to our delight, it was! The waitress was prompt and friendly, and suggested we try the home-made corned beef hash, which,... More 

1 Thank douggherlone
Killingworth, Connecticut
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

First time at this restaurant - and definitely my last. Went to dinner with my family - 4 of us total. Decor was cheesy seaside; everything the colors of shell pink, sky blue and grass green, plastic flowers on the table. This would have been forgivable if the food was any good. I ordered a chicken sandwich (sans bun) which... More 

Thank Peg B
Hamden, Connecticut
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

The entertainment was good ; would recommend to go here for the music. The food was so, so ; I should have eaten at home. Disappointed !

1 Thank Elizabeth G
Malmo, Sweden
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

A little disappointed with this restaurant. I came across it by chance driving from Old Saybrook. I really needed some WiFi and some food so this should have been a means to satisfy both. While the atmosphere and seating was cozy enough, the waitress who served me this evening really did not know a thing about the restaurant. She was... More 

Thank m_prebble
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Six of us met here for dinner. Because we arrived when the restaurant first opened, we were told we had to order "off the menu" as they hadn't decided what specials to offer yet. Each of the three couples shared the Fennel Apple Salad and asked if they could be divided in the kitchen...we were told "no" and we would... More 

1 Thank HungryandTraveled
New London, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Looks like your average hole in the wall when you walk in. Ordered the 7 oz filet mignon but they were out- it was only 6:30. Ordered the lobster mac and cheese and was extremely dissapointed. First, the noodles were egg noodles, not macaroni. There was four pieces of lobster on it. For 15 dollars i should have gotten the... More 

Thank Melissa794
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280 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We went to the Blue Crab Steakhouse on a Sunday night for dinner. My daughter and I both ordered the 7 ounce filet mignon, and it was cooked exactly right although the peppercorn sauce was quite bland. For sides, I had broccoli and mashed potatoes, both of which were average, nothing special. My daughter had the carrots The service was... More 

Thank Marlene K
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Landed in to the Blue Crab purely by chance and it was very regrettable. Food was average to poor and not exactly hot either. Mentioned it to the waitress about cold chicken wings and they were abruptly taken away and clearly thrown in a microwave for 10 seconds. All in all the food was poor, the beer and wine were... More 

1 Thank Rob M
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

On Sunday nights, this IS the place to be on the shoreline of CT. The Blue Crab has a very small bar and no dance floor, but people dance anyway. They always have great music on Sundays, 4-8 pm and the groups are always good. More of 60's age group crowd. You can have the full menu at the bar... More 

Thank lehtorita
redikngton beach, fl
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

food at the blue crab is average quality for a medium price. they are friendly and accomodating..can't say anything bad about it just that it is average.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
00:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1745 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1609
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-399-5674

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