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Bar Shade Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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16 Ella Grasso Tpke, Windsor Locks, CT 06096-1015
+1 860-804-4726
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun 07:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 01:00
Fri 06:00 - 02:00
Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Big Lake, Minnesota
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444 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing to rave about here, middle of the road service, middle of the road food, expensive drinks sounds like a hotel restaurant, no? I was encouraged initially as their seemed to be some regulars in there dining but it turns out they were lonely locals. Stick to the items you know they turn, burgers etc. Don't go high dollar or... More 

Thank Jonathan F
Long Island, NY
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366 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Typical bar food. Maybe it was the New Year holiday but the food was average at best. What you kind of expect from a DoubleTree Hotel place.

Thank SalMTravels
Irvine, California
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192 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

So the food is actually pretty good here, a little over salted so suspect much of it is already processed. Try the chicken dip which is very spicy. the appetizer shrimp were very good, not oily. very light. the beef dip was good but too salty. The problem with this restaurant, including the buffet breakfast is that the service is... More 

Thank Susan R
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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287 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Descent hotel restaurant..beers were good.. I ordered the Crab Corn appitizer dip and this was huge more than enough for one person but it was good. I wasn't all the hunger for dinner so I order the Ahi Tuna and normally they are served in very thin slices, these came out in big chucks which were ok not great but... More 

Thank Sjwiden
Columbus, Nebraska
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163 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Hilton on a Saturday evening. Tried the Bar Shade grill ordered a burger to go. Burger and fries were good. The bar was quiet and conveniently in the hotel. Service was good.

Thank ma103of1
Marble Falls, Texas
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417 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Spent night at Doubletree and went to enjoy our breakfast. There was one waiter there when we arrived, with one other patron enjoying breakfast. We served from the buffet but needed forks & water, which had to be brought by waiter. Flatware wrapped in cloth napkin came quickly but water didn't come until we had essentially finished our meal. Waiter... More 

Thank BonnieNimmo
Auburn, California
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203 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Stopped in for a steak. Food was just okay. Service was relatively good but food needs some work. My steak was tough and salad just okay. Given what is around the area - this might be the best bet if you are staying over waiting for a flight the next day.

Thank Travelhobbyist
Lake Elsinore, California
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145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Stayed in hotel, not really anyplace else to eat around. Service was friendly, drinks were good and I liked the macs and cheese.

Thank BernDude
Westfield, Indiana
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100 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

A great combination at Shade Bar & Grill. Shade Bar & Grill is located inside the Doubletree hotel. It offers a large selection of beer and happy hour food during the week. The bartenders Teresa & Suzy were awesome. I love the scallops in the Gorgonzola sauce (make sure to order extra bread for the sauce). They always have a... More 

Thank TravelinTodd
Stuart, Florida
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273 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Great bar staff. Free eats at happy hour. Nice selection of draft beers. Very clean bar. Easy access and ample parking.

Thank Steve P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Ella Grasso Tpke, Windsor Locks, CT 06096-1015
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Windsor Locks
  • Phone Number: +1 860-804-4726

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