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Johnny Ad's

910 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, CT - (860) 388-4032
Open year around, but with a special appeal int he summer, Johnny Ad's offers fragile-crusted whole belly clams (or clam strips, if that’s what you prefer), shrimp, scallops, calamari, and soft-shell crab, all available either on a plate with fries and cole slaw or in a roll, which is a toasted buttered bun. You also can get a nice hot lobster roll: hunks of warm pink meat bathed in butter and nestled in one of those long, tender buns.
87% Approval Rating (16 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
French fries
Fried Clams
Lobster Roll
Onion Rings
Foot Long Hot Dog

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Although it feels like a summer place, Johnny Ad’s is open year around; and other than the deck of picnic tables that make outdoor dining here along Route One such a pleasure, there is a whole indoor dining room for shoreline feasting. And this is a shoreline ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

910 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, CT
(860) 388-4032

http://johnnyads.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The warm pink meat spills out of a hot lobster roll. It's good that the roll comes in a firm paper sheath, for midway through the moist lobster and its butter have mostly dissolved the toasted roll.
"The warm pink meat spills out of a hot lobster roll. It's good that the roll comes in a firm paper sheath, for midway through the moist lobster and its butter have mostly dissolved the toasted roll."
Michael Stern





This is the way Yankee cooks prepare buns for hot dogs or seafood rolls. They are designed to be split vertically on top and toasted on the griddle to a good crisp ... while the inside stays tender.
"This is the way Yankee cooks prepare buns for hot dogs or seafood rolls. They are designed to be split vertically on top and toasted on the griddle to a good crisp ... while the inside stays tender."
Michael Stern


Johnny Ad's motto:
"Johnny Ad's motto: "The Little Seafood Restaurant with the Big Ocean Taste.""
Michael Stern


You know you're in Connecticut if the menu lists both cold <U>and</U> hot lobster rolls.
"You know you're in Connecticut if the menu lists both cold and hot lobster rolls."
Michael Stern


The preferred way to get your foot-long at Johnny Ad's is blanketed with chili and cheese. This one has mustard and relish. Note the taut natural casing.
"The preferred way to get your foot-long at Johnny Ad's is blanketed with chili and cheese. This one has mustard and relish. Note the taut natural casing."
Michael Stern



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