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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Aquarium
“A must do while you are here...I don’t care how old you are. And, don’t miss the penguins!!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“A great maritime museum with lots of story telling and magnificent boats all shapes and sizes. A historical educational village that takes you back in time... A great family day trip!”
  • 70 locals recommend
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
Bakery
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“This place needs no introduction. Simply delicious!! Offers ample seating indoors and outdoors on a rooftop bar in the summer! Enjoy a fresh Mimosa while tasting their amazing pastries...all while taking in the spectacular views of the Mystic River. A word of advice: Get there early!!”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
$$$
“Best restaurant in town. Fresh and interesting food. If you want to have a special meal, this is the place.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Shopping in a reproduction of an antique village. Shops, restaurants, and movie theater. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“eat downstairs. Authentic colonial dining and bar. Musicians play at 9 bbn pm most nights.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This gem of an restaurant is probably the most popular among locals and with good reason. Bravo Bravo features fresh Italian cuisine at its finest! Hip and trendy vibe with amazing craft cocktails and wine. Some outdoor seating and breezy open air design.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“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
Pizza Place
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“Lots of shops and great restaurants. The views of the water are really nice. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Mystic Museum of Art, a part of the Connecticut art scene for 100 years, is a place where culture, tradition, and the charm of small town New England converge. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Nice family activity, shows, a variety of sea life and we love the penguins!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“MBAR is a coffee bar meets wine bar in a converted gas station. Come early in the day for breakfast and Intelligentsia coffee, or in the evening for wine or cocktails. Some evenings they have live music, and in the summer months, the garage door is open/”
  • 11 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Authentic Irish pub feel with food and drinks! Their beautiful wood bar is imported from Ireland. Check schedule for live entertainment and pub trivia which is typically Wednesdays at 8pm.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Great cocktails, fun atmosphere and really good burgers (my favorite is the mushroom and beef).”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“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
“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
“Best restaurant in town. Fresh and interesting food. If you want to have a special meal, this is the place.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“eat downstairs. Authentic colonial dining and bar. Musicians play at 9 bbn pm most nights.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“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
“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
“Great spot for breakfast and lunch. BYOB. Get there early the place fills up quick!”
  • 5 locals recommend

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