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Explore Mystic

Mystic has something for everyone.

These are some of our favorite local restaurants and places to visit.

Area Restaurants

All within 1/4 mile walking distance of the Inn

Please note:  Due to Government restrictions hours of operations may be adjusted. As of publication, all restaurants must be closed by 9:30pm.

Classy, Casual, and Cocktails

The Shipwright’s Daughter – In House Restaurant
Located right here at The Whaler’s Inn.  A New American farm to table restaurant, serving modern New England cuisine in an elegant and inviting dining room, which combines a rustic ode to Mystic’s fishing and maritime roots, with the updated modern feel of an urban bistro. Guests of The Whaler’s Inn are welcome Complimentary Continental Breakfast or choose from one of the delicious à la cart options at menu pricing. Open 7 days for Breakfast and offering a weekend Brunch. Dinner reservations are recommended.

opens in a new windowThe Oyster Club
Featuring farm-to-table fare and a menu that changes daily based on what’s fresh and in-season, this Water Street restaurant offers casual fine dining.

opens in a new windowRed 36
Overlooking the Mystic River, Red 36 is a hidden “seafood-centric” gem tucked away behind Seaport Marine. Outdoor seating is available.

opens in a new windowEngine Room
Located just around the corner from the Inn, The Engine Room offers creative comfort food and an exceptional beer & bourbon selection. Don’t miss their Sunday brunch!

opens in a new windowChapter One Fine Food and Drink
Chapter One, Main Street’s newest restaurant, specializes in prime dry-aged steaks, fresh fish, and small plates.

Casual Spots for Family & Friends

Friar Tuck’s
An Old English Tavern with great food and drink in, Friar Tuck’s is a great place to come relax with friends…new and old

opens in a new windowPizzetta
Pizzetta features handmade pizza and a variety of gluten-free and dairy-free options for those with food sensitivities. It is located on Water Street.

opens in a new windowMystic Pizza
Enjoy “a slice of heaven” at this Main Street pizzeria made famous by the 1980’s film starring Julia Roberts.

opens in a new windowMargaritas
A family-friendly restaurant that features a taste of Mexico right here in Mystic, Margaritas has an extensive menu with ample kid-friendly options.

Samurai Noodle Bar & Grill
A specialty Ramen restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining in the heart of downtown

Local Classics

opens in a new windowS&P Oyster Company
Located just across the street from The Inn, along the banks of The Mystic River, S&P Oyster Company offers traditional New England seafood with a South American flair.

opens in a new windowCaptain Daniel Packer
Charming and cozy, this historic Inne features hearty, traditional New England fare. Dine in the restaurant or in the pub and imagine what life was like in 1756!

opens in a new windowA.J.’s
An ever-popular bistro, A.J.’s offers traditional Italian fare on nearby Holmes Street.