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About the Corner Pug

We are celebrating our 15-Year Anniversary!


For well over a decade strong now, The Corner Pug, located on 1046 New Britain Avenue, has been a destination for classic comfort food in Elmwood, CT. Opened in 2001 by Ted Vetter, The Pug has received countless rave reviews and accolades from media and local residents alike.


So what’s in a name, you may ask? The Corner Pug, previously called The Corner Pub, was the name chosen by owner Ted Vetter as a play on words. Vetter, an avid pug owner, decided to give the Pub a theme. His pug, Mac (short for Macaroon), became the loyal mascot of The Corner Pug. Mac not only graced the front cover of the menu, but also had his name attached to several of the restaurant’s items.


Upon entering The Pug, there are two large chalk boards on each side of the restaurant that prominently display the nightly specials offered. 

Patrick Rogers has recently been promoted to the position of Chef. Pat brings over fifteen years of quality experience. Previous assignments have been with Jasper White's Summer Shack in both Connecticut and Cambridge, a stint as kitchen manager at The Cheesecake Factory and at Craft Steak House located at Foxwoods. Look for more innovative specials, seafood items and small plates from Patrick's repertoire!


The Corner Pug opens daily at 11:00AM and the bar stays open even after the food service ends!

Pug dining room is available for private events Sunday through Thursday.



Talk about convenience! The Corner Pug is located directly across the street from the newly opened CTfastrak station in Elmwood! Let CT fastrak do the driving for you. No traffic hassles. No parking hassles. Buses run in both directions between New Britain & downtown Hartford and stop at the Corner Pug (Elmwood station) every few minutes. It’s the easy way to get to the Pug. Stop in after work, for lunch for dinner, or a late night snack...before or after a ball game, concert or a show. Present your CT fastrak ticket and receive 10% off any entree Monday - Thursday! See you soon for this great promo!


The Corner Pug is also proud to be an official sponsor of The Hartford Yard Goats! 

* Listen to Yard Goats baseball on News Radio 1410 WPOP *

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