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Ideal Tavern

Ideal Tavern, located in Southington, CT, is a trendy gastropub that serves up a variety of delicious drinks and eats. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your evening. Start off with a craft cocktail and an order of the “Angry” RI Clams with spicy chorizo, Thai chilies, white wine, garlic, shallots, and fresh lemon. Next, chow down on the Oven Roasted Atlantic Salmon Club Sandwich with Old Bay aioli, red onion jam, cabbage slaw, and applewood-smoked bacon on pumpernickel bread. Or go for the Applewood-Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with parmesan grits, mango salsa, spinach, and corn reduction. Ideal Tavern is open Tuesday through Wednesday from 4pm to 11pm, Thursday from 4pm to 12am, Friday through Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 11am to 9pm. Visit Website

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Ideal Tavern has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 3 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 61 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Tamara
    Sep. 29, 2022
    Glad we ended up here!

    We had headed to a different restaurant but ended up here. The patio may not be ideal, but they have made it look cozy with the lights. The food was very good and portions good size for us. We shared the calamari and each had the appetizer sized shrimp tacos. excellent!
    Service friendly and water was brought for our dog.
    I would eat here again.

  • Alba
    Aug. 27, 2022
    Loved this place!

    Casual sidewalk seating worked out perfectly for us and our pooch! very welcoming, immediately brought her a bowl of ice water on a warm evening. We shared three menu items, each better than the next! the lamb bucatini was especially flavorful as were the meatball appetizer and burrata salad. Waitstaff was attentive and friendly!We would go again if in the area!

  • Buffy
    Sep. 5, 2021
    Sweet Staff

    When the family and I arrived the hostess was instantly asking if we wanted a dog water bowl. Every staff member who came out to assist with getting out food took their time in greeting Cappie. The food was great as well. We started with a charcuterie board and some oysters. Stepson and husband got the Mac and cheese bowls, one with stake and one with Buffalo chicken. they raved about it. Mine was a simple stake frites with my stake cooked perfectly. I’d be happy to come back!

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