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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
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
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
Bar
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“eat downstairs. Authentic colonial dining and bar. Musicians play at 9 bbn pm most nights.”
  • 22 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
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
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
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
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
“Always a favorite breakfast spot. Off the beaten track. Open early! Very generous portions.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great spot for breakfast and lunch. BYOB. Get there early the place fills up quick!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Great local coffee shop, outdoor deck in summer, try the famous "love salad" ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Go for an intimate dinner or to meet some locals at the bar. The food is delicious! We always eat from the specials. They do not take reservations and there is always a wait - but well worth it. My husband and I got engaged here.”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Butcher shop and restaurant on East Main Street with locally sourced meats and farm fresh ingredients. Grass & Bone offers breakfast from 7am to 10am and lunch/dinner from 11am to 9pm, featuring "good to the bone" rotisserie chicken, tasty sides, hearty sandwiches, farm fresh seasonal salads, craft beer and wine. Grass & Bone is a cozy, casual, counter service restaurant. Reservations not accepted. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Pizzetta is cute pizza restaurant located in downtown Mystic, that has great pizza, and turns into a bar with live music on the weekends .”
  • 6 locals recommend