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Black Dog Bar & Grille

4.7
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422 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
If your interested reservation time is not available please feel free to give the restaurant a call at anytime at 860.928.0501 & we will try our hardest to fit you in!

Welcome to The Black Dog Bar & Grille! Inside or outside dining we have got you covered. Come check out our new Big Top on The Black Top! Enjoy great food & VIP service in a relaxed atmosphere. We pride ourselves on amazing food, good drinks & exceptional service.
No matter what you are hungry or thirsty for we have something that will satisfy your craving. We recommend starting with with one of our signature appetizers and don’t forget to pair it with one of our tasty specialty cocktails, 16 draft beers or canned craft beers. Follow it with one of our juicy hamburgers, gourmet salads, flavorful steaks, seafood, chicken dinners or indulge in something from our 12 hour slow cooked BBQ pit.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 422 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Patti
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Every time. Great service, we have become regulars

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JamieW
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was good . They had the dining area well laid out for Covid regs

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Post
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Came out Fri. The food is so good, its fabulous and it was beyond worth the trip out. The lawn scene is fabulous. I ate in the tent. Intermittently while dining 830 to 10 then went over tk the lawn area, but while under the tent radio music came on intermittently, taking away from Bruce the performer who we were there to hear. It's manic hearing Justin Bieber over the speaker while trying to hear the performer better. The radio would stop here and there and we could enjoy about 2 songs from the lawn. ...then more radio would play. Overall beyond great time and will be back in Sept.
Theresa

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LisaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful evening for dinner at Black Dog on Friday September 12. Kay waited on us and she was very attentive. Hamburgers were cooked perfectly. Great experience. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great!

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Acat
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Came here for my husbands birthday and the Derby. Love this place! We shared wings first. He had the pulled pork mac and cheese and I had a turkey club with a side of mac and cheese. Dessert was peanut butter pie. Drinks were awesome too!

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We have had lunch and dinners and always have had a great meal and good time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great as usual. Best BBQ in CT

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ChrisB
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time and food!! Had burnt ends! They were fantastic!

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Rockhopper
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and great service at a great price. We've been many times and will continue coming! There isn't a thing on the menu that we've tried that we didn't like. The sweet potato fries are the best anywhere! And the burnt ends are to die for!!!

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DawnP
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great lunch! Waitress was point on! We had our own room and the portions were huge. Everyone had leftovers!

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vipgreatfood
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is always exceptional! Our waitress was awesome friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back

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MichelleG
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, great set up!

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

I have been a few times and usually get the same thing. The brisket. Its delicious and I am never disappointed. But this time, I got the shipyard chicken. The chickens was very over cooked and was dark brown along the portion that I could see. The topping was over seasoned and lacked the seafood I was expecting. The sauce was delicious and I could have drank it, I enjoyed that most of all. I will return again bc the service was excellent, the ambiance was lovely and the place was fun. But I wont be ordering the shipyard chicken. Unless they revamp it. Also, we order two appetizers and they were delicious. Fresh and crispy chicken tenders and homemade fried pickles.

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KathleenC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would highly recommend -- food was phanominal -- staff was so friendly!!

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KathrynS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had no power from last week's storm and it was Monday so we went for buy a burger, get one 50% so worth it. Also had wings (that were very yummy but pricey) and mac and cheese. Definitely will keep coming back. We were on the porch with one other family and the tables under the tent were well spread out. Everything looked terrific and food was yummy!!! Next time...hanging bacon!!!!!

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PeterS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back soon. Great lunch specials

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TessG
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the Black Dog. Taken the Covid rules and applied them effectively.

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PurplePisces
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had outside seating which was very nice. But the sun was glaring, not their fault. The manager came by our table to ask how our food was which was nice. Drinks were reasonably priced and not watered down. Food was amazing. For 3 adults each having to alcoholic drinks an entree and a side salad it was only $137.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing!!! Alex was an amazing server!! Great atmosphere and night!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and Service

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Minnie
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We very much enjoyed our time there it was our first time, very attractive inside .We made our reservations by phone we got a seated right away. Apparently it was a busy time of night we waited about 10 minutes before anyone came to serve ,we were not drinking cocktails or having appetizers we ordered coffee and sodas. They did bring us bread before dinner our dinners were delicious our server was friendly . I do realize that it was a busy time of night it was a Sunday . The room we were in only had 4 other people in it though. We will be back,the prices are reasonable and the menu is good and the food was great.

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DavidD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good prices. Food well prepared. Sat in new room. Very loud and difficult to talk during meal. Don't know if it was the room or just a loud group in room.

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RobinC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We were seated in the new room near the old sports bar which was lovely. The updated farmhouse look is really nice.
We ordered appetizers (fried pickles, bacon and burnt ends) the bacon was on the dry side and the burnt ends lacked the fat that burnt ends are known for.
My husbands shaved filet mignon sandwich was average.
We will certainly return as we really like The Black Dog. We’ll just make better choices for our meal.

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 10 March 2020

Hello Robin, We appreciate your feedback & as these are some of our top selling items I will certainly relay the message of the burnt ends, bacon & filet sandwich to my kitchen team! Glad you had the chance to enjoy our new quiet corner room & remember you can always make reservations for this room specifically if interested! We look forward to having you in again soon & I hope that you give these items another try! Abbey Restaurant Manager

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BobS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitress was awesome, friendly and very accommodating! Very loud and dark. Couldn’t hear each other talking.

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DONNAP
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server wendy was very attentive very good food clean establishment

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hello Donna, We look forward to having you again soon!

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AngeliqueA
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time. I got a reward card so we will be back!!!! And we will be bringing friends!!!

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 4 March 2020

Welcome to our Black Dog Rewards family! We look forward to having you all again soon Angelique! Abbey Restaurant Manager

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DanM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is a blast! Food is so good, service is great! Worth the ride fro. R.I. highly recommend The Black Dog!

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erinm
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

It took over 30 minutes for us to be seated even though we had a reservation. The service was a bit slow, but the food was great! A nice night to celebrate my moms birthday!

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hello Erin, I apologize about the wait on Saturday as this is not typical for us & we appreciate your patience! We hope your mom had a great birthday & we look forward to having you all again soon! Abbey Restaurant Manager

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food reasonably priced. Attentive service. Very crowded, so reservations strongly advised.

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hello Susan, Hope you all enjoyed! We look forward to having you again soon!

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JaxS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was outstanding.

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 28 February 2020

Happy Birthday! Glad you enjoyed! We look forward to having you in again soon!

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BeckyF
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Black Dog was recommended by a co-worker. EXCELLENT.
Staff was great Shana, our server, went above and beyond.
We will definitely be back

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 28 February 2020

So glad you enjoyed! We look forward to having you in again soon!

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Stephen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and Service was excellent as always. Always enjoy a good meal here

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 28 February 2020

Glad you enjoyed Stephen! We look forward to having you again soon!

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Sallyp
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food was just okay, it was loud and the drinks were ridiculous sweet with no alchohol. It was over priced. 4 star prices with 2 star food and drink.

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 28 February 2020

Sally, I am so sorry that you didn't enjoy your drink! We appreciate customer feedback on our specialty cocktails as they are always changing & we are always willing to find you the perfect cocktail that you will enjoy! We look forward to having you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fast hot
Great bbq.big portions
Server very knowledgeable

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MelissaD
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Our reservation was for 5:45pm, we were seated at 6pm. I'm not a fan of waiting more than 5 minutes to get seated for a reservation. We were seated in the very back of the loud bar area at a table, more suited for 1, that was pushed up against the wall. Reminded me of childhood when we were put in the corner for being naughty. Waitress was barely pleasant. It appeared that she had more than she could handle. After she dropped our drinks off, it was a good 15minutes before she came back to take our dinner order. She did bring us bread, but quickly slammed the plates and butter down and took off without saying a word. Food was good. Ribs were very tender and partner's fish was fresh though rather small. Looked more like a child's portion. Waitress did not return to the table to check if our food was okay or if we needed more drinks. Overall, the food was good but the waitress was not and the noise level in the bar was very high.

Black Dog Bar & Grille
Responded on 28 February 2020

Hello Melissa, I apologize for your most recent visit & will review this with my management team! We now have our new Quiet Corner room that you can always ask to be sat in, there is a much quieter vibe in this room, its one of our favorites! We appreciate your feed back & look forward to having you in again soon!

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Elizabeth
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress McKayla was very prompt and courteous, our food was phenomenal and the atmosphere was perfect for a nice valentine's day date.

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Black Dog Bar & Grille offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 928-0501.

Black Dog Bar & Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 422 OpenTable diners.

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