The Mariner

21 W Main St, Mystic CT 06355

$25 - $50 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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  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 - 10 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
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
Ambiance: 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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 13, 2021
Rachel S.

Wonderful service, covid precautions, and waitstaff! We’ll definitely be going back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 26, 2021
Jennifer S.

had my two kids who were loud and messy and everyone was very accommodating, we came at 345 so i didn’t feel to terrible but genuinely appreciated the kindness and understanding of staff


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 31, 2020
Jeff L.

We had such a great experience at The Mariner. Food was out of this world. Brussel Sprouts were out of this world. Huge chunks of lobster in the lobster rolls, amazing caesar salad, yummo clam chowder, mozzarella sticks made with fresh mozzarella, and my husband said that his dirty martini was one of the best he's ever had. Service was amazing. Love the ambience ... felt like we were on vacation. Even the bathroom was beautiful. And with COVID, we felt very safe. So glad we went there and will definitely go back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2020
MaryAnn G.

Great!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 13, 2020
Heather B.

The food here is absolutely amazing and our waitress Ingrid was a delight. She was extremely friendly and constantly made sure we had what we needed. 10 out of 10 we would highly recommend this Resturant.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2020
Judy D.

Good food and service. Felt safe and clean


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

Everything was great.


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

Very good


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

The food and service were excellent.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
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: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 01, 2021
Julia I.

Amazing happy hour!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 14, 2020
Gina M.

Delicious every time, service is always excellent!


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: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 28, 2021
Dana H.

A very pleasant experience overall. I requested a window seat in my reservation -- that was not discussed when I arrived, and we were given a middle table, although we were able to move to a window. The food was generally delicious, although the lobster roll was a bit fishy tasting, and the fish from the fish and chips a bit greasy. The salad and drinks were great. The menu might be slightly expanded to offer more seafood items. The staff was very nice and friendly. I look forward to returning again.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 23, 2021
Betty M.

Our lunch was delicious. Service excellent. However it was quite chilly in your restaurant. I had to ask the server if he could turn up the heat. He did, but at that time it was almost time to leave.


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!