- $13 for $25 worth of pub food for lunch for two or more
- See the menu.
Hungry Tiger Cafe & Resturant
Ever since it first took its place on Charter Oak Street in the closing years of the 1800s, the building that now houses Hungry Tiger Cafe & Restaurant has acted as a bellwether for the American cultural landscape. During the 1920s, it was a soda and ice cream shop, and quickly transformed into a tavern after Congress officially declared prohibition "not cool." In one incarnation, it even housed exotic dancers. But since 1981—when Don Denley Sr. and his son Don Denley Jr. took over—the architectural slice of americana has been the permanent home of Hungry Tiger Cafe & Restaurant.
Together, the Dons have created a hot-spot for pub food with a side of blues, jazz, and rock. On any given night, folks can grab a table near the stage in the intimate, cozy venue to catch musical virtuosos such as Anson Funderburgh, Jerry Portnoy, and Sleepy Labeef. And the menu and daily specials rival the music selection in terms of variety.
The chefs sizzle up hand-cut sirloin steaks for Wednesday-night specials. Tuesday nights even introduce pub trivia and amateur comedy into the mix along with specials on half-pound Angus burgers, one of the restaurant's specialties. Come weekends, they serve up a Sunday brunch of omelets and apple pancakes with real Connecticut maple syrup to the sounds of live classic rock.