About Olive Oyls

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Olive Oyl’s Carry Out Cuisine was established in 1991 and is located in the heart of Essex village, voted “BEST SMALL TOWN IN AMERICA” a quintessential town on the Connecticut shoreline.

Just steps away from the picturesque Connecticut river and the entrance to Long Island sound, Chef/Owners Kevin and Jennifer Kendall have shared their passion for great tasting seasonal ingredients for over 26 years.

You will find Jennifer preparing her signature baked goods and brewing fresh Illy’s Coffee for the early morning crowds. Some of their favorites include, Nantucket Blueberry and buttermilk bran muffins, tempting scones and coffee cakes.

For the heartier appetite Olive Oyl’s also offers creative egg sandwiches, Applewood smoked bacon egg and cheese, or a breakfast burrito.


Kevin’s prepared healthy fresh soups and seasonal salads at lunch time keep the locals and visitors coming back for more. You will find an array of creative specialty sandwiches all served on locally baked bread. Daily specials include New England crab cakes, Ponzu grilled salmon, green salads and quiches.

These are just a sampling of menu choices at Olive Oyl’s. Olive Oyl’s chefs are also busy preparing delectable meals to go. Restaurant-style entrees and side dishes that will keep your friends and family happy. Chicken pot pie, individual meat loafs, kicked up Cajun shrimp, Burgundy braised short ribs and Applewood Baby back ribs are just a few of their offerings. Chili, chowders and stews are always simmering in the kitchen.

Olive Oyl’s has an ever changing array of gourmet specialty foods. Special orders are always welcome.

If fresh baked homemade cookies and pastries are your thing, check out the bakery department it’s full of mouth watering goodness. Chocolate chip, Cobblestone, Ginger snaps, peanut butter blossom cookies are all prepared daily. Not to mention Jen’s famous Rocky Road Brownies.

Whether you are boating, site seeing, shopping or just looking for a day away, stop in at Olive Oyl’s for a delicious picnic lunch with our bagged lunches.


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