100 Essex Rd., Old Saybrook, CT, US, 06475

  • Phone: (860) 395-1414
  • Fax: (860) 388-9578
3.9 out of 5 (99 reviews)
74% of guests recommend this hotel
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    The Griswold Inn

    36 Main Street
    Essex, CT 06437
    +1 860 767 1776

    Mo to Th from 11:30 AM to 09:00 PM,Fr to Sa from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM,Su from 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM

    Dine at the inn where British soldiers stayed during their occupation of the Shoreline in 1812, and is today one of Billy Joel's favorites when he's in town. The restaurant at The Griswold Inn, lovingly referred to by locals as "The Gris", serves traditional New England fare in a relaxed and lively setting that is favored by locals and tourists alike. Their seasonal menu takes advantage of fresh seafood, regional meats and produce whenever possible to ensure an authentic flavor for their dishes. Christmas is also an excellent time to visit, and you can bet on a quartet of carolers stopping at each table to sign your song of choice. On Sunday, come for their famous Hunt Breakfast, which offers a sumptuous variety of breakfast and lunch entrées in a buffet style. Every night of the week, there is live music in The Taproom: you might think the ceiling is painted brown, but it is actually the result of nearly 225 years of tobacco smoke stains.
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