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“I love Fridays Prime Rib”
Review of Monkey Farm

Monkey Farm
Ranked #5 of 84 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 20
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: Full service Bar & dining-room , great food, large menu, reasonable prices. Enclosed porch, smoking deck, Pinball, Pool & Darts. Wifi Juke-Box. Bar is open Mon- Thurs 9:00am - 1:00am Friday & Saturday 9:00am-2:00am Sunday 11:00am - 1:00 am
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Eclectic place, old beams of wood above and around . Locals everywhere --- that's always a sign of a great meal. The locals know . Anyway, Friday Prime Rib is amazing. Fresh veg and potato . I pull my iPad out and get some work done... Best Friday Secret anywhere . Thank you - Laura and Deb - you Rock ... Bon Appetite

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SugarPlum1, Owner at Monkey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you Janet V !

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Lobster grilled cheese was excellent as was the lobster roll - maybe the best in Ct. This is an historic building in a very historic location - read the menu. The soup was outstanding too. A true classic not to be missed.

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Thank yellowpixels
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SugarPlum1, Owner at Monkey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thanks well said !

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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Great comfort foods at a reasonable price. Very friendly place right at the edge of town. It is a bit lied with locals tucking it up and shooting pool. Parking lot is big enough but can fill up at prime dinner hour. Excellent stakes and burgers.

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SugarPlum1, Owner at Monkey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you !!

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Reviewed 3 July 2016

OK, that's a little unfair. There are some great pubs in the UK serving wonderful food (The Star at Harome e.g.), but nowhere in England will you get a couple of hot lobster rolls with fries and coleslaw plus four drinks for £30.

We discovered The Monkey Farm quite by chance. We were strolling around Essex Village and a young, local family started chatting to us (the people around here are so friendly and welcoming). They recommended a few places, this being one of them so we decided to give it a go Friday lunchtime.

The car park was almost full which we knew was a good sign. We seated ourselves straight away and within seconds a typically brusque waitress took our drink order. A minute later the drinks arrived and we ordered the hot lobster roll.

We had to wait perhaps 15 minutes for the food, but that's because it was clearly cooked to order. Didn't matter though because being in The Monkey Farm is like being an extra in film. Every bar scene you've ever seen could be played out here. I half expected the Terminator to walk in and start a fight with some Hell's Angels.

The fries were brilliant as was the home-made slaw. But the lobster roll...wow! I would guess there was half a good sized lobster in each. Melted butter inside and lightly toasted on the outside. It was simply the most delicious sandwich I have ever tasted.

Don't expect finesse. Don't expect fine dining. Expect good food, great value and a lively atmosphere. If you're in the area, I really recommend it.

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Thank John L
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SugarPlum1, General Manager at Monkey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Thumbs Up !

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic lobster roll and fried clams. Would go there again.dont miss this spot if you are in the area





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SugarPlum1, General Manager at Monkey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016
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