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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Gastropub
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“Great cocktails, fun atmosphere and really good burgers (my favorite is the mushroom and beef).”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great spot with a large outdoor deck, perfect for enjoying the weather. Lots on the menu to please all diners!”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Best restaurant in town. Fresh and interesting food. If you want to have a special meal, this is the place.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Toy / Game Store
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“Must try once to say you did! This nostalgic pizza spot that inspired the 1988 film 'Mystic Pizza' starring Julia Roberts, serves up pies in a memorabilia-filled space.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing breakfast, lunch, or sandwiches and salads to go! 5 mins from Watch Hill.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“eat downstairs. Authentic colonial dining and bar. Musicians play at 9 bbn pm most nights.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Whether you sit indoors, upstairs or outside on the garden patio, you will enjoy the best views in town! Large windows open up to the Mystic River and Bascule Bridge. S&P has more to offer than seafood…check out their steaks, salads and specials, plus a full bar. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Very close convenient and quaint. Best all around in terms of menu variety, nice environment. Big Tv's nice beer selection ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Counter-serve seafood restaurant known for its lobster rolls & water views. You’ll love their steamers, stuffed clams, clam chowder — acclaimed the best of its kind by food writers and reporters worldwide. Clams and oysters on the half shell, mussels, shrimp, crab, corn on the cob and the great New England seafood feast, are all mouth watering and prepared fresh. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but does not serve alcoholic beverages. Feel free to bring your own wine or beer.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This gem of an restaurant is probably the most popular among locals and with good reason. Bravo Bravo features fresh Italian cuisine at its finest! Hip and trendy vibe with amazing craft cocktails and wine. Some outdoor seating and breezy open air design.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Amazing spot for fresh made pasta along the Thames river in Groton. You may wait for a table at times, but I promise it will be well worth it. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Our go-to place for lobster rolls. Be prepared to wait -- they don't take reservations.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A tiny restaurant with big, bold, flavorful Mexican cuisine the way it's meant to be served. And eaten. Parking may be a problem but the walk up and down Water Street is a great introduction to the "Borough".”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Fun spot to grab a drink or lunch while taking a walk on the beach, you can usually catch some live music here too!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Brunch. Always call ahead and make a reservation or you will be waiting in a line out the door! Fresh popovers on Sunday morning are usually sold out by 10am. The kitchen is magic. The specials are always good - especially seafood. They also are phenomenal for lunch or dinner. Great wine selection. Top notch favorite place. Street parking can be tricky so give yourself some time to find a spot or there is a public lot down the side street - look for signs.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Always a favorite breakfast spot. Off the beaten track. Open early! Very generous portions.”
  • 16 locals recommend