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.

Reservations

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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The Mariner - The Mariner

Events & Special Hours

we are closing early for a private event
Oct. 14, 2022 Dinner noon - 8:30 p.m.

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 1501 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2022
Cristina K.
We had the best meal! The steak was cooked perfectly the seafood Fra Diablo was amazing. I had the crab cake…. So delicious! The charred Brussel sprouts are so tasty. Let me tell you about the chowder!!!! So perfect made fresh. The staff we very gratuitous.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2022
Lisa W.
What a great dinner! Halibut was delicious! Lobster roll was so yummy! Jordan , our server was the best!! We will be back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2022
Elizabeth M.
The food was delicious and the staff were so kind. My fish was very fresh and flavorful. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 19, 2022
Nancy c.
Food was very good. It was noisy if you are looking for an intimate meal

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 18, 2022
Matthew A.
fantastic food; fantastic, attentive service. Our 2nd time, and we'll definitely return

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 18, 2022
Kiersten W.
One of my favorite places we ate at during our stay in Mystic. The food and drinks were amazing! Yaz, the manager, was very kind, and attentive. He made sure we received something extra for our anniversary- very thoughtful!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2022
Mary G.
Great fish and chips , Guinness Stout, and crisp white wine. Tasty shrimp and lobster fritters. Sat at back patio, which was appreciated…but a few potted plants would go a long way for ambiance.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2022
Edmond M.
Lovely waiter with Australian accent!!

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Jul 04, 2022
Debbie S.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at the Mariner. The ambiance was outstanding as was the food and the service. Can’t wait to go back again!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 30, 2022
William M.
Always a great meal and fantastic service at the Mariner!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jun 23, 2022
May A.
Scallops were amazing, and our waitress was very accommodating with switching out my polenta with fingerling potatoes. My husband also enjoyed his burger.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 13, 2022
Leo K.
We arrived a few minutes early for our 7:30 reservation and were seated right away. Our waiter, Magic, was attentive, enthusiastic, and welcoming. He took our order promptly and checked in on us regularly. Everything was served as ordered and the food was delicious. The hot Lobster Roll is not to be missed! We also enjoyed the fresh catch of the day which happened to be sea bass and it was outstanding. We will definitely be back next time we are in Mystic!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 10, 2022
Saundra U.
What a great place. Enjoyed the delicious Hot Lobster Roll and Oysters on the Half Shell. will be back !!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 02, 2022
Joan C.
Loved the food and the staff was excellent, attentive and professional! They made it a special 47th wedding anniversary! We highly recommend The Mariner!

Overall: 10/10
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May 18, 2022
Thomas B.
The waitress was outstanding. She knew the menu and made recommendations. The food was amazing. Presentation was great, the taste was exceptional.

Overall: 10/10
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May 09, 2022
Diane M.
The server was awesome. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Overall: 10/10
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May 08, 2022
Christopher G.
Had a wonderful dinner. Plan on coming back many more times as I absolutely loved the vibe, the staff, the food, etc.

Overall: 10/10
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May 07, 2022
Maureen H.
It was great, food was excellent m!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 04, 2022
Herb C.
The food was quite good and the server was very friendly and attentive. The price was a bit high, but that is happening everywhere these days.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 26, 2022
Mark R.
The lobster roll!!!!!!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Mar 01, 2022
Gina M.
I love on Long Island, but I have visited the Mariner 3 times. The first time, there was a spicy pork ragu special (I think with gnocchi and a few small dollops of ricotta). That was the best meal of my entire life, so I went back a few years later, and the pork ragu was part of an appetizer, so I ordered that. It was, again, amazing. On this trip, I ordered the Rigatoni with sausage ragu, which tasted just as amazing as the pork ragu. My only suggestion would be to offer it as the special was offered—with gnocchi and a few aesthetic dollops of ricotta. The rigatoni, too, was very hard, but I’m not sure if it was undercooked or if the house made pasta is always a bit on the harder side. I hope I can visit again very soon— The Mariner is one of my favorite restaurants. (And the service and ambience were both incredible!)

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 21, 2022
Joanne E.
Our waitress was PHENOMENAL. Her recommendations, accommodations for the 9 year-old in our party, late-arriving guests and the general logistics of a larger table were much appreciated. Oh! and the food was great, too! Thanks so much for such a wonderful dinner experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Feb 05, 2022
Stacy P.
Went during the Christmas stroll and had an amazing experience. The online booking was so easy. Our server was amazing. The food was phenomenal as always. We even had a visit from Santa :)

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 6/10
Feb 04, 2022
Wendie R.
Delicious food, presented nicely. Wait staff was friendly efficient and top-notch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Jan 20, 2022
Tom K.
My wife and I celebrated her 70th birthday with dinner at the Mariner. The staff were friendly, courteous and professional. We had a wedge salad and lobster roll which was cooked perfectly. A bit pricey, but they earned a return visit from us in the future.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Jan 18, 2022
Jeff F.
The food was wonderful and the staff friendly. Everything is freshly made in house and the taste and cost reflect that. Overall great place.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 22, 2021
Denise P.
We loved our server- the best.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 14, 2021
Linda F.
I fabulous experience. The staff and food were perfect and the atmosphere was warm and friendly

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 08, 2021
Sue S.
Delicious food great service

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 09, 2021
Harry R.
Excellent food and service. It is a busy restaurant for very good reason.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 07, 2021
Thomas M.
Excellent in every way.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 25, 2021
Barbara S.
Clam chowder was was too salty

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 23, 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 22, 2021
William H.
Outstanding service and food quality

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 19, 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 13, 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 02, 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 23, 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!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 13, 2021
Thomas H.
Great Resteraunt!! Downside is no parking !!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2021
Myrna S.
French fries were soggy, not crispy….so disappointing. All other food delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Aug 17, 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 17, 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 05, 2021
John W.
Excellent

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