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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Gastropub
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“Great cocktails. Best local beer selection. Awesome industrial hipster atmosphere. Farm to table! Known for burgers and beer but vegetarian options!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“12-minute drive "This relatively new restaurant is blessed with the perfect location at Seaport Marine right on the water. You walk on a dock to get to Red 36! Needless to say, the outdoor experience is first-rate, and not just because the views and the town of Mystic are gorgeous. The food at Red 36 is also gorgeous, and while the location feels a bit seafood rustic/casual, the cuisine has a delicious sophistication. Sure there’s a raw bar and clam chowder, but there’s also a menu of grilled flatbreads, appetizers like crispy fried oysters with cucumber kim-chee and ginger vinegar, and entrées like paella-style risotto with shrimp, clams, mussels, chorizo sausage, roasted chicken, peas, oven- roasted tomatoes and creamy saffron risotto, and truffle mushroom ravioli with seared scallops, asparagus, sweet potatoes, shitake mushrooms, pancetta and sherry wine butter."”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The menu changes nightly- creative and fresh, their ingredients are locally grown. They have a nice bar area. In the summer, they have the "Tree house" open for outdoor dining with a nice view. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“eat downstairs. Authentic colonial dining and bar. Musicians play at 9 bbn pm most nights.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Toy / Game Store
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“Must try once to say you did! This nostalgic pizza spot that inspired the 1988 film 'Mystic Pizza' starring Julia Roberts, serves up pies in a memorabilia-filled space.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Whether you sit indoors, upstairs or outside on the garden patio, you will enjoy the best views in town! Large windows open up to the Mystic River and Bascule Bridge. S&P has more to offer than seafood…check out their steaks, salads and specials, plus a full bar. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This gem of an restaurant is probably the most popular among locals and with good reason. Bravo Bravo features fresh Italian cuisine at its finest! Hip and trendy vibe with amazing craft cocktails and wine. Some outdoor seating and breezy open air design.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Counter-serve seafood restaurant known for its lobster rolls & water views. You’ll love their steamers, stuffed clams, clam chowder — acclaimed the best of its kind by food writers and reporters worldwide. Clams and oysters on the half shell, mussels, shrimp, crab, corn on the cob and the great New England seafood feast, are all mouth watering and prepared fresh. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but does not serve alcoholic beverages. Feel free to bring your own wine or beer.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very busy breakfast place in Mystic on the Marina. Yummy food that will not disappoint.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“5-munite drive. Fantastic homemade pasta, sauces and salads, with an outdoor deck. " Made Fresh Daily Paul’s Pasta Shop makes their own pasta daily so it’s always fresh, just one of the reasons Paul’s has been named a Reader’s Choice award-winner in Connecticut Magazine."”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Our go-to place for lobster rolls. Be prepared to wait -- they don't take reservations.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite restaurant! Must try the scampi hot rock! Nice outdoor patio in warmer weather.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Great local coffee shop, outdoor deck in summer, try the famous "love salad" ”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“My favorite! The Maxwell Hart breakfast bowl is amazing as is the self-serve organic coffee!!!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Pizzetta is cute pizza restaurant located in downtown Mystic, that has great pizza, and turns into a bar with live music on the weekends .”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Butcher shop and restaurant on East Main Street with locally sourced meats and farm fresh ingredients. Grass & Bone offers breakfast from 7am to 10am and lunch/dinner from 11am to 9pm, featuring "good to the bone" rotisserie chicken, tasty sides, hearty sandwiches, farm fresh seasonal salads, craft beer and wine. Grass & Bone is a cozy, casual, counter service restaurant. Reservations not accepted. ”
  • 8 locals recommend