Restaurants & Bars 28

Off the Hook- Stratford, CT

JenJeninCT | Jun 1, 201201:41 PM

HAD to stop when we saw the Happy Hour special (amusingly, from 3:05-7:16, according to the sign) of $1 oysters. Even though we got there around 7:45, they gave us the Happy Hour price without us asking for it. We each had a dozen excellent oysters. Cocktail sauce could have had a bit more horseradish, a minor quibble. Tabasco was offered, we brought our own saltines (I guess it must be a Southern thing, because it is very rare for a restaurant in New England to provide them with oysters, so we usually keep them in the car). We also ordered fried calamari($9), which was ok, but unremarkable. DH had a Heineken (at $4, he tells me a good price).

The menu is short- pizzas (which looks worth trying- whole clams on the clams casino pie), calzones, salads, a few seafood and hot sandwich offerings, and a few deli sandwiches. I will try the blackened sea scallops next time. They have a full liquor license.

Service was friendly and earnest, but maybe a little inexperienced- we had to ask for silver and salt. Decor inside is much nicer than the outside had me expecting.

With $1 oysters, they can count on us to be weekly- at least - visitors. I wish them luck.

Bring bug spray if you want to sit outside! Hopefully they will get some citronella tiki torches to ward off the biting bugs a bit.

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