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Oyster River Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
38 Ocean Ave, West Haven, CT 06516-7048
+1 203-932-0440
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good43%
  • Average30%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (16 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
38 Ocean Ave, West Haven, CT 06516-7048
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Better than expected... big menu, kind of a dive - TRY IT Ok it’s basically a dive but a good surprise, steaks, seafood, grilled, we had the steak with mushrooms and baked potato and salad, also ordered the grilled shrimp over noodles... service is fair...More

Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Great little place near the water with very tasty and inexpensive oysters. $14 per dozen. Awesome deal!!

Thank wolverines95
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is a real neighborhood kind of joint, which I like. The bar is usually hopping and can be a bit noisy. They have spruced the place up with beachy blue walls that brightened it. The ladies room was very chilly and the door should...More

Thank juddjr2004
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Good food, good portions, reasonable prices. Only the place is noisy. The bar is next to the dining area and there is open space between which carries the bar noise into the dining area.

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Had a wonderful meal , went with a friend, we had great drinks, and the waitress was wonderful! Would go back in a heart beat!

Thank Jeanking2014
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I came here reluctantly. My past experiences have been underwhelming. Today was different. We had the New York calamari for an app. It came with hot pickled peppers and tons of garlic very tasty. For entrees we had the fried shrimp and the fish and...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner last nite. Food was delicious. Staff was very pleasant and efficient Definitely a keeper

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I previously wrote how they have excellent French Onion Soup. Now I have to brag about the Lobster Rolls. A half pound of lobster is in this hot dog roll. Every bite had lots of lobster and not too buttery. Other restaurants put in 4oz....More

Thank bilasi
Reviewed 12 July 2017

1st the restaurant is either NOT air conditioned or it was broken. The dining room was stifling hot with only 1 or 2 windows opened. 2nd The staffing was minimal. 2 waitresses for the whole place. 3rd the signature cocktails were not worth the price....More

2  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I don't think you make a special trip to come here but if you are tired of Jimmies' fried food, Stowe's lack of service and tight quarters and you want a taste of "Cheers" by the beach this might be it. We live in West...More

Thank MyrellaCt_USA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 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 - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Ocean Ave, West Haven, CT 06516-7048
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-932-0440
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