The Mariner

21 W Main St, Mystic CT 06355
$$ Seafood Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room

Located on West Main Street, just steps away from the center of town, The Mariner serves traditional New England fare specializing in local seafood. We are a seafood and American restaurant located right in the middle of lovely downtown Mystic. We offer casual dining, a full pub menu, and comfort foods for all. We specialize in sports fans and offer a variety of games on all of our televisions.

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Business Info

  • Address: 21 W Main St, Mystic CT 06355
  • Cuisine: American | Italian | Oyster Bar | Pasta | Seafood | Steak |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (860) 536-5200
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Personal Wines Allowed, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Main Dining Room noon - 9 p.m.
Tuesday
All Day - Main Dining Room noon - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Main Dining Room noon - 9 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Main Dining Room noon - 9 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Main Dining Room noon - 10 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Main Dining Room noon - 10 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Main Dining Room noon - 9 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, our outdoor summer patio is open! We also have three tables located outside in the front of our restaurant. Outdoor tables are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please see our host in the front of the restaurant for availability questions and seating!
Yes, we do!
Parking can be found in the paid parking lot adjacent to our restaurant; entrance for this parking lot is on Water Street in front of the Mystic Art Association. Parking can also be found on the street side throughout downtown Mystic.
Yes; reservations can be taken online or via telephone for indoor seating only. Our patio is first come first serve; however, if we have outdoor tables available at the time your arrive for your reservation we are happy to transition you outside at that time.
Yes! Dogs are allowed on both our outdoor rear patio and at the three tables located outside in the front of our restaurant. Outdoor seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Yes; we try to accommodate special requests for seating and/or for specific servers to the best of our abilities
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.73 out of 5 stars based on 1134 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 21, 2021
John B.
Try the Mussels and home made pasta

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2021
Pam W.
Excellent seafood in a central location. Pleasant staff, great drinks and a very nice night out.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 08, 2021
Harry R.
Excellent food and service. It is a busy restaurant for very good reason.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 06, 2021
Thomas M.
Excellent in every way.

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Oct 24, 2021
Barbara S.
Clam chowder was was too salty

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2021
Linda D.
Was wonderful had the risotto with scallops don’t usually like risotto but that was delish!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 21, 2021
William H.
Outstanding service and food quality

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Oct 18, 2021
Jorge A.
We had a wonderful time, food was excellent, so was the service.. it was so good, that we went back the next day!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2021
Sherry P.
My husband and I both had the French onion soup along with the fish and chips. Everything was delicious! Would definitely go back again. The staff were very courteous. Would recommend the restaurant to friends and family.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2021
Christine B.
Excellent food and staff! Loved it and would definitely go back!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 01, 2021
Kenneth O.
Everyone was so friendly and we enjoyed their company as much as the meal, which was outstanding.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2021
Donald & R.
Did not go . Could not find a parking place.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2021
Madonna M.
Fabulous!

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Sep 12, 2021
Thomas H.
Great Resteraunt!! Downside is no parking !!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 27, 2021
Myrna S.
French fries were soggy, not crispy….so disappointing. All other food delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Aug 16, 2021
Maryann H.
Greeted in a very friendly manner. Taken to a table outside, as requested. All staff was very professional yet friendly. Food, both appetizers and entrees were prepared well. The only objection is that the food was served too fast without time in between courses. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2021
Michelle D.
Loved the reno changes. Food was great and service was awesome!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2021
Kim C.
Love it ! Great mystic restaurant!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 04, 2021
John W.
Excellent

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Value: 8/10
Aug 01, 2021
Cindy C.
My daughter and I had lunch at the Mariner. The restaurant was really pretty inside. Our server was extremely pleasant and kept checking in with us. My lobster roll was full of lobster and tasty. My daughter had the fried scallops and they were delicious.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2021
William M.
Awesome place, food, and staff.

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Jul 09, 2021
Marissa H.
Lovely dinner ... Great food and service. Very quick and attentive. Would return and recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 07, 2021
KAREN B.
Perfect experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2021
William S.
Oh this was a great place to come after a great day at Mistic. Everything was fantastic the wait staff was wonderful and nice. The food was spectacular and the did rush you out of there. I would give it a 20 if I could.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 17, 2021
Mary D.
Restaurant was terrific. We would go back in a heartbeat!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 17, 2021
Sharon H.
Fabulous happy hour apps of peel and eat shrimp and charred Brussels sprouts. Great hot lobster roll. Great service.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 16, 2021
Julie B.
Excellent food and relaxed atmosphere. We were allowed to sit and have a relaxed-pace dinner for the first time in a long time. It was great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 7/10
Jun 11, 2021
Ellen B.
Outstanding food!! Service was delightful-- thank you, Tommy.

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2021
Carol P.
Best brussell sprouts in the area! Clam chowder is delicious. My son in law's steak was cooked perfectly. Friendly staff. I'm a Mystic native and I love The Mariner

Overall: 10/10
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May 26, 2021
Jane E.
Dined here for the first time. Had a wonderful experience - terrific food, friendly staff. Truly deserves its high rating!

Overall: 10/10
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May 25, 2021
Rebecca B.
Great service and great food! Our waitress was wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
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May 21, 2021
David P.
The food and service was fabulous!

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Apr 19, 2021
Lindsey B.
The food was awesome. Cooked perfectly and came out quickly. Our waiter was so friendly and on top of things. We will definitely dine here again.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Apr 18, 2021
Carlton O.
Everything was great. Would have enjoyed more of the butternut risotto with my scallops. Everything else was perfect!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2021
Jerri P.
my friends and I had a great lunch visit. The only sorry thing was that Stonington still has not learned that it does not have enough parking spaces for all the businesses that are allowed. We had to walk in the rain from Church ST. BTW we are all seniors.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 14, 2021
Timothy G.
Excellent meal and service

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 02, 2021
Jill C.
Delicious and fresh!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2021
Deirdre D.
Ingrid was fabulous. We asked for some many variations and she executed them perfectly.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2021
Andrea I.
Great place. Loved the food. Staff friendly. Worth the $

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 28, 2021
Michelle M.
DELICIOUS food! My boyfriend and I came here for the first time last Friday! We were sat promptly and served promptly as well! I can’t say enough good things about this place. The New England clam chowder was to die for! 10/10

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2021
Rosa Z.
Such a wonderful evening! Delicious food, wonderful service, beautiful atmosphere! The waitstaff and manager were so warm and accommodating! Would highly recommend The Mariner!

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 5/10
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Mar 19, 2021
Glenn S.
The food was excellent. The server was very kind and patient. He was attentive, but no way overly. Totally enjoyed it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 14, 2021
Deborah G.
Service was a little slow but we enjoyed the experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Mar 13, 2021
stephen k.
This was our first venture out to a restaurant in a year, due to covid. We stayed at a local hotel, and went to the Mariner for dinner. It was wonderful, and we ordered everything from appetizers to main courses to dessert. All the food was excellent and service was great.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 09, 2021
Bob P.
Great food. Great service.Best clam chowder ever! Very clean and felt very safe.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 21, 2021
Theresa B.
Spent our anniversary at the Mariner in Mystic in late December 2020. Excellent food and great service...will definitely return!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 21, 2021
Todd K.
Great service. Food was good and hot, but a little overpriced. Calamari Appetizer was overpriced.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 17, 2021
John H.
Honestly, it was a perfect experience. Our server, Pam, was wonderful- very attentive and friendly! The food and drinks were superb. Honestly, the only thing I can even nitpick about is that our entrees came out a little too fast, before we had the chance to finish our appetizer. But honestly, I’d rather have it come too fast than wait a long time. Thank you to The Mariner for a lovely Valentine’s Day!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 16, 2021
brooke p.
Food was tasty and the service was excellet.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 14, 2021
Rachel S.
Wonderful service, covid precautions, and waitstaff! We’ll definitely be going back.