Mystic’s Best-Kept Lunch Secrets: Our Top Picks

Looking for the best lunch spot in Mystic? We’ve got you covered! After extensive research and taste testing, we’ve curated a list of the top lunch spots in town that offer delicious options to satisfy all cravings. From fresh seafood to savory sandwiches, these hidden gems are sure to impress.

Our guide to the Best Lunch Spots in Mystic

Captain Daniel Packer Restaurant

The Daniel Packer Restaurant, located in a historical colonial building in Mystic, offers a cozy atmosphere to enjoy classic pub fare or more upscale options such as pan-seared scallops and Filet Mignon. Its English pub and bar area are perfect for socializing, and it has an impressive selection of craft beer, including local and regional brews.Delicious wrap and french fires in front of a historic fireplace at Daniel Packer Inne in Mystic.

Kitchen LittleFried Chicken and Waffles at Kitchen Little in Mystic with syrup being poured over.

Looking for a place to satisfy your breakfast cravings all day long? Look no further than Kitchen Little in Mystic. This charming spot serves up breakfast favorites like fluffy pancakes, crispy bacon, and perfectly cooked eggs.

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic Eggs Benedict or a stack of blueberry pancakes, Kitchen Little has you covered. With its cozy atmosphere and friendly staff, it’s the perfect spot to start your day or grab a leisurely brunch with waterfront views.

Red 36 Brunch Pizza with a sunny side up egg at Red 36 (the best lunch spot in Mystic) along the waterfront in Mystic

Nestled along the waterfront, Red 36 is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal while taking in stunning views. This airy restaurant and bar offers a menu that is centered around fresh, seafood-centric American cuisine.
From succulent lobster rolls to perfectly grilled fish, their dishes are sure to satisfy any seafood lover.

And if you’re lucky, you can snag a seat on their deck and enjoy your meal with a side of breathtaking scenery. Red 36 is definitely a must-visit spot for lunch in Mystic.

Engine RoomDelightful array of plated comfort food at Engine Room just steps from our inn in Downtown Mystic

Engine Room is a hidden gem in Mystic, offering a rustic-chic dining experience. Their menu is filled with comforting American dishes, perfect for satisfying any cravings. But that’s not all – they also have an impressive selection of craft beers and a wide range of bourbons to choose from.

So whether you’re in the mood for a juicy burger, a plate of crispy fried chicken, or a delicious bourbon cocktail, Engine Room has it all. It’s the ideal spot for a relaxed and delicious lunch in Mystic.

Plate with eggs benedict at Rise, one of the best lunch spots in Mystic in Downtown Mystic just steps from the inn.Rise

Rise is the perfect spot to start your day with a delicious breakfast or enjoy a leisurely lunch. This casual eatery offers a menu filled with locally sourced fare, ensuring that you’re getting the freshest ingredients.

From fluffy omelets to savory sandwiches, their menu has something for everyone. The contemporary surroundings add a modern touch to your dining experience. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a relaxing meal, Rise is a must-visit spot for breakfast and lunch in Mystic.

Plates filled with brunch items and cocktails at Toast and Tonic, one of the best lunch spots in Mystic Toast & Tonic

At Toast and Tonic, innovation meets tradition with creative dishes, artisanal cocktails, and delectable, house-baked sweets in Olde Mistick Village. It’s your go-to spot for fresh, innovative ingredients and, of course, a sweet tooth’s paradise. Enjoy early bird breakfasts, leisurely lunches and craft cocktails with friends.

Trattoria Amalfi Plate of Italian food at Amalfi in Olde Mistick Village (about 10 minutes from the village)

Inspired by flavors from the Italian coastline, Trattoria Amalfi focuses on the freshest local seafood, seasonal ingredients, and of course, our famous fresh pasta, always made in-house.

Amalfi offers over 200 seats throughout its spacious dining room, large bar, intimate private dining room, as well as two outdoor patios. Plus, it’s located within Olde Mistick Village, just about 10 minutes from Whaler’s. The perfect spot to fuel up after you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped in this quaint, open-air village.

Acai Bowl at Karma Kitchen, one of the best lunch spots in Mystic in Downtown Mystic just steps from the inn. Karma Kitchen

Looking for a healthy grab-and-go spot in Mystic? Look no further than Karma Kitchen, a hidden gem offering nutritious options like fresh salads, Açaí bowls, wraps, and sandwiches.

They use locally sourced ingredients for the freshest meals and serve up refreshing green smoothies. There’s also plenty of menu options for vegan and gluten-free items here! Leave feeling nourished and ready for the day ahead!

Rio SaladoTable full of delicious mexican food and cocktails at Rio Salado, one of the best lunch spots in Mystic, just outside of Olde Mistick Village about 10 minutes from the inn

Located just across the street from the iconic Olde Mistick Village and Mystic Aquarium, Rio Salado is the ultimate Mexican lunch spot in Mystic. From the moment you walk in, you’ll be greeted with colorful decor, lively music, and the mouth-watering aroma of sizzling fajitas.

The menu boasts an array of authentic Mexican dishes, from cheesy quesadillas to sizzling enchiladas, all crafted with the freshest ingredients and served up with a side of homemade chips and zesty salsa.

Whether you’re in the mood for a mid-day pick-me-up or a leisurely lunch with friends, Rio Salado is the perfect place to kick back, relax, and savor the bold flavors of Mexico.

Person squeezing lime on barbacoa taco at Taqueria, one of the best lunch spots in Mystic Taquerio

Looking for a place that’s as chill as it is delicious? Taquerio has got you covered. Once a vintage gas station, it’s now a hip taco joint that serves up some seriously tasty Mexican-inspired fare.

Plus, during the warmer months, they set up games like giant Jenga and Connect Four outside, making it the perfect spot for some laid-back fun. Come for the street tacos, stay for the vibes – you won’t be disappointed.

Plan your Getaway in the Heart of Downtown Mystic and Enjoy the Best Lunch Spots in Mystic

Our village is a foodie lover’s dream, but you’ll have to stay more than one night with us at Whaler’s to try all of the best lunch spots in Mystic and dining options in the area. If you’re ready to enjoy some of the best food around, plan your stay with us and simply give our friendly front desk team a call at 860-536-1506.