The Mariner

21 W Main St, Mystic CT 06355

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
  • Cross Street:
  • 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
Main Dining Room | All Day noon - 9 p.m.  
Tuesday
Main Dining Room | All Day noon - 9 p.m.  
Wednesday
Main Dining Room | All Day noon - 9 p.m.  
Thursday
Main Dining Room | All Day noon - 9 p.m.  
Friday
Main Dining Room | All Day noon - 10 p.m.  
Saturday
Main Dining Room | All Day noon - 10 p.m.  
Sunday
Main Dining Room | All Day noon - 9 p.m.  

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
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, 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! 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

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2020
Nancy D.

The food was exceptional, our party of 4 all left very happy and satisfied with all of our selections - the halibut was the special and sat on top of roasted cauliflower and just melted in your mouth; scallops were also a hit as was the ravioli and to top it all off the desserts were just scrumptious - 10/10!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Glenn M.

Great place and very good waitress! It was a little too noisy since there was a large table of young adults partying. All in all great time and food was delicious


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Lisa S.

Everything was great.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 07, 2020
leonard b.

Very good


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2020
Steve R.

Loved our meal and we felt very safe and cared for amid this COVID pandemic. Food was excellent and our server, Michelle was superb!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 06, 2020
Jim N.

The Halibut special was cooked to perfection and the fried fresh local fish was really tasty.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2020
Peter W.

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2020
Kenneth G.

Awesome hot lobster rolls and French fries! Great food and great service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2020
JoAnn F.

Great dinner! The swordfish special was delicious! Great service too.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2020
Anthony C.

Our first visit to the restaurant. Friendly staff. The lobster roll was delicious. My husband’s steak was perfect.we enjoyed our meal and will be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2020
Scott B.

I enjoyed the food. The staff was pleasant. I wish so many items on the menu weren’t unavailable. The Mariner should know to stock better for a holiday weekend. Still, I can’t dock the grade, as I understand COVID must have been a factor.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Anne G.

What a great lunch! Food was amazing! Ingrid was the best, so excited to visit again in the fall!! I hope we get Ingrid again. Awesome place and one of our favorites to visit in mystic!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2020
Maryann C.

The food was excellent. It was busy but the service again was pleasant and excellent


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2020
Emily N.

Amazing food and service!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Julie M.

I had scallops with the roasted corn and zucchini. It was delicious. I called it “summer on a plate”


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 17, 2020
Sean M.

Great experience all around. They were able to accommodate us outside under the overhang even while it was raining. Everything we ordered was delicious. Would return.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
JEROME L.

Pamela H was a fantastic server. We started with 6 Mystic Oysters and Arancini. for dinner Fish and Chips and the Stonington Scallops.Everything was outstanding! A couple of Tito's and Thimble Island American Lagers made for a great evening. Thank you we will be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Elizabeth H.

This was our 1st time in Mystic & the little gem was perfect to see the town & have dinner...food was amazing...had the lobster salad & there were huge chunks of lobster to enjoy...we were a party of 2 tables of 5 & there was something for everyone...our waitress Pamela was lovely


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
CAROLE S.

Wonderful food. Doing the best they can during Covid. Outdoor dining in back adorable. Jaime the waiter was wonderful. I love it here. Open year round. Drinks are amazing. Lobster rolls too!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
kevin p.

Excellent! Cream of crab was yummy and the lobster roll was great! Excellent service too!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Caroline J.

Overall a great experience! Wonderful dining experience our first night in Mystic!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Kayla A.

Incredible dining experience. Great food, great drinks, great service!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2020
Brandy L.

The food and service were excellent.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Elizabeth M.

The food was beyond our expectations. This was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 03, 2020
Jackie B.

Great food and ambiance!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Sherrie C.

Every single time we dine at the Mariner, it is always perfect! Love the staff and the food is great!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Randall C.

Great place to dine in mystic


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Julia K.

Very friendly staff and tasty food!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 27, 2020
Stephanie B.

This was only the second restaurant that we've tried since the state has started to open back up. We were thoroughly impressed with the cleanliness, service, and food. We ate outside which was very comfortable as they had umbrellas set up for shade. We will definitely return when we want lobster rolls and clams again!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 23, 2020
Megan B.

My boyfriend and I came just for the jumbo lobster rolls and they where AMAZING. We sat at the back patio, which left a little to be desired as it's in a parking lot, but other then that absolutely exceptional service and delicious food!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 29, 2020
Len Z.

Scallops just a little too salty


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 24, 2020
Sarah R.

The Lobster Rolls were small and delicious, with a lot of butter. They were expensive , but that is to be expected. Our waiter was excellent.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 08, 2020
Robert K.

Delicious, well thought out and executed dishes.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Kevin R.

Excellent restaurant.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 16, 2020
Nilaja W.

I picked this restaurant because it was rated #1. I do not feel that this rating is accurate at all. The food was just good, not amazing. The lobster roll was delicious but small as ever! Unacceptable for New England.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 07, 2020
Lisa M.

We had made a reservation and were seated on time. Had preferred and requested to sit outside but got a table inside which was fine. We were near the door so a bit busy but the food and our waitress were excellent! Our waitress (I believe Ingrid) was very personable and knowledgeable and our dinners (hot lobster roll and shrimp scampi) were delicious!! Great pick for dinner when we were visiting Mystic for the evening!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 12, 2020
Gianni C.

The staff at the mariner were very accommodating during the covid pandemic in the month of August. Staff was attentive to being safe and clean. Food was good, don't expect bread and butter on the table, or bread at all to dunk in your mussels. Service was good and hostess made sure to accommodate us even though no one knew about the online reservation. The restaurant had a very nice ambiance which fit in with the seaport theme. The prices were average, but I'm from NYC so I wouldn't really know that. When I come visit again I will go back to dine with them.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 13, 2020
Lisa M.

The soup was delicious but the lobster roll was just OK. No seasoning and roll could have been grilled a bit for some crunch. The fries were not crisp, and the side of slaw was literally about a tablespoon. Really could have been better in amount and presentation.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 4/10
Oct 12, 2020
Randall C.

Had the aged steak and was a very poor cut. Did not complain but wish we had, was un edible


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 06, 2020
Susanne T.

We were so thrilled by our last visit that this one could only suffer in comparison. It did. But only a little. The roasted chicken special was delicious, the halibut slightly over cooked but still tasty.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Hannah M.

Food, drinks and waiter were excellent once we were seated outside. Front of house was a disaster. Hostess and the manager (I think) were running around cleaning and setting tables. They were obviously working very hard, but it made for a very slow and disorganized situation for patrons. I would suggest having another host and busboy or 2 on busy nights.