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 133reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food was cooked to order, was the right temp. and the taste was excellent. People were friendly and we enjoy keeping the money in Bristol. We love dining where the food is great, and fresh. Sep 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT FOOD AND WONDERFUL SERVICE. Sep 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent service and food - would def dine there again Sep 5, 2014
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
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