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Tinkers Seafood Restaurant

2074 Park St Ste 1, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 232-1382DirectionsMap



Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • FORGET THE LINES @ Red Lobster
    by  on 08/20/2011

    This place has a great menu of seafood at a reasonable price.

    by  on 01/15/2011

    me and my husband went here on 2 times so far the 1st time we went we dined in,it was my husbands 1st time going to tinkers so he did not kno what to expect,we both ordered the fish and chips, when we ordered our food we sat down then within 10 minutes our food was bought to the table, my husband was very surprised how fast the service was etc so we decided to go back a month and a half later but this time we decided to go on a Friday night and order for take out. wen we got home my husband opened his food and flipped over his fish and saw 3 pieces of hair 1 on his fish and the other 2 on the side of the container i was really upset because now my husband not only thinks the place in disgusting but would NEVER go back there again.

  • by  on 10/09/2010

    Casual, good food, reasonable prices

  • Delicious!
    by  on 04/02/2010

    My favorite place to go..And no tip required : ) I always love my meal, I get there sweet steamers, salads, succulent sea scallops (fried or broiled) clam strips, oysters, you name it everything is always fresh and delicious.

  • The Food is Amazing
    by  on 08/01/2009

    The food is fresh, cooked well, and very tasty. On some occasions the food seems a little undercooked in that the batter wasn't sticking to the fish well, but I haven't had it like that in a long time. It's not "fine dining", but they really do the job when it comes to fresh, flavor, and fast. The fried fish is the best. Then the raw bar. Then the entrees, clam strips, scallops, and everything else. I wouldn't recommend the lobster bisque if you are a real fan of the stuff. Probably the biggest downfall of the restaurant is the ambiance. It has a "rustic" feel that feels more like you're on an old fishing boat in the middle of the ocean. It is also cold inside. And you'll never have to worry about not getting a seat because it's huge. Good for a night out with "the boys", but definitely not for anything romantic or intimate... The service is great. They don't ham it up with you and the kids or whatever, but you get your meal FAST and with a smile. I like down the street and I've never had a problem. Enjoy

  • No need to go to the shore
    by  on 07/08/2009

    My grandma started taking me here about five years ago and I've been hooked ever since. The chowder is honestly the best clam chowder I have ever had and I go to school in RI and come from a cooking family so I've tried many. I always go there for my fried fish craving. They do it just right..Its never dripping in grease and theres always seafood in it Its never just batter. Best place around I really recommend it. The atmosphere is just as if you stopped by the shore and pulled into a seafood shack its comfortable, cozy, and laidback.

  • Excellent and Reasonably priced
    by  on 12/08/2008

    Good food, reasonably priced, no frills. Don't expect to go and sit at tables with linen napkins because everything is plastic and throw away but the food is good, fresh and resonably priced. There is something for everyone!

  • Dependably excellent quality eat-in or take-home.
    by  on 08/20/2008

    My late husband was a Chef so I can appreciate the difficulty that goes into keeping a place clean and maintaining a quality product. \r When first going to Tinkers Seafood i was impressed with the quality and cleanliness of the raw food case for 'cooking at home.' Very good quality. The dining room is simple. The ""dining wear"" is simple as well. Lots of plastic and paper liners. You can order beer or wine with your meal if you eat in. It is a very utilitarian atmosphere designed to allow the food to be the diamond in the rough..and there are 4 outside tables with umbrellas. Most entree's are served with ranch fries and small coleslaw or baked potatoe -- all very good. Clarified butter is done right (many 4star restaurants can't get this right).\r I have eaten there many times (>10) and all the food I have eaten has been very good. Quickly prepared, served hot. Crispy is crispy, juicy is juicy, fresh is fresh. I appreciate the simple nature of the restaurant. It is not elegant, very casual, excellent quality food. Very large (clean) salt water fish tank (250gal?) with eels, angels and other cool fish to look at.\r Very CLEAN (sometimes diners take their food trays to the disposal and leave crumbs to be cleaned by the service staff...that's the only time i've ever seen anything dirty. On a busy night a few tables can sit 10 minutes). And clean, new 'no-touch' bathroom amenities. \r I was impressed for the simple reasons i go there...excellently prepared quality seafood...or order fresh raw seafood from the case display to take home and make myself...The food is absolutely comparable with 4 star. If you're going for 4star atmosphere then skip it; but I prefer quality food over atmosphere anytime. And at Tinkers...relaxed in shorts, jeans or dress. It all fits there.


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