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Mickey’s Oceanic Grill

119 Pitkin St., East Hartford, CT - (860) 528-6644
Posted By Tracy Dumont on 5/11/2008 2:24:00 PM
Mickey's is an East Hartford icon. Grab an order of fried clam bellies and some (HOT) New England clam chowder and drive down the road to Riverside Park for some views of Hartford and the lovely Connecticut River.

Mickey's has its frying down to a science. The batter is flavorful but it doesn't take away from the fish. The atmosphere leaves a bit to be desired, but if you are one of the locals you know to head down to the park for that! Their chowder is always hot, and tends to be thin. However there is always plenty of flavor and, of course, clams.

As is the tradition, the food is served in cardboard boats and wrapped in waxed paper. My only issue is that their tartar sauce is made with a sweet relish instead of a dill relish.

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3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
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Here's a crab roll, as served in a paper boat on a styrofoam plate, set on the long blue counter at Mickey's where you stand to eat.
"Here's a crab roll, as served in a paper boat on a styrofoam plate, set on the long blue counter at Mickey's where you stand to eat."
Michael Stern





Here's a close shot of the crab roll, with all the claw meat bound in its vivid Key Lime dressing. Good bun, too!
"Here's a close shot of the crab roll, with all the claw meat bound in its vivid Key Lime dressing. Good bun, too!"
Michael Stern


This is all there is to Mickey's Oceanic Grill. No tables: just a stand-up-and-eat place, surrounded by a broad parking lot.
"This is all there is to Mickey's Oceanic Grill. No tables: just a stand-up-and-eat place, surrounded by a broad parking lot."
Michael Stern



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