457 Mason Jar

457 N Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (860) 582-6616
Cuisine: American, Barbeque
Price: $

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  • Hours
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Saturday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed
  • Special Needs BYOB
  • Atmosphere Family / Children
  • Meal Times Served Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
  • Attire Casual
  • Amenities Wi-fi
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Parking Availability Street, Parking on Site
  • Payment Methods Amex Discover Mastercard Visa


Mike's Tortoise & Hare Cafe & Catering is owned by Mike & Sallie Clawson of Bristol CT. Mike is originally from North Carolina where he met & married Sallie (Roberts). They have 2 sons, Alex & Brad and have lived in Bristol since 1995. Mike graduated from CT Culinary Institute in 1996 and was Sous Chef at the Cottage Restaurant in Plainville CT from Sept 1996 till April 2007. He then started up Mike's N.C. BBQ & Catering, a food cart which was located across from the Court House on N. Main ST in Bristol CT. Mike's love of cooking and baking started at around age 12 and he had always dreamed of owning a restaurant. Having acquired Mike's Tortoise & Hare is a dream come true and he looks forward to many years of sharing some of his favorite Southern Style recipes and especially his grandmother's desserts.

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 124reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by My husband said it was the best sausage white gravy he has ever had!!!! Aug 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food was excellent with healthy portions. The people very friendly. Aug 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Homestyle cooking with some interesting flavors. Very personable owners and staff. Jul 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A wonderful restaurant run by a couple. They come to your table ask ask if everything is ok, gladly explain their dishes. Not a fancy restaurant but good food - fried okra excellent. Jul 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Waitress was very friendly and one of the owners came over and asked if everything was ok and talked to me and my daughter for a few minutes. This kind of interaction is great and are lunches tasted good also. Jul 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Staff is very accommodating and welcoming especially if you are a returning customer. The soup was too spicy for me so they took it off the bill no questions asked. They have no corkage fees either, a nice bonus. Jun 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It was a great intimate atmosphere! Jun 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Servers were attentive. Atmosphere is quaint. May 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by I thought it was a little dark in the main room. May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's a great place. Just like home. The owner and his wife make you fee like family after 1-2 visits. The food is fresh, cooked right as you order it with a nice little tweek to it to make it interesting. May 15, 2014
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