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Ancient Mariner

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21 West Main Street, Mystic, CT 06355
+1 860-536-5200
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to check place out for a drink and app after arriving in Mystic for an overnight. It;s right next to the bridge in heart of Mystic so probally busy in the summer. The interior of this place is nautical and very cool. We sat in small booth in the bar area, which was very warm and comfortable with... More 

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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in the area and had gone to this restaurant years ago. Obviously we were unimpressed then since we hadn't been back. But this week or usual haunts were closed or crowded so we decided to try again. The stuffed flounder was overcooked and had little flavor. The chicken pot pie was huge with lots of chicken, but was... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a drink and chicken wings around 9 PM. Wings were great and bartender very attentive. The reason for the average rating is that there were locals at bar and language was very offensive. We felt the bartender should have asked them to tone it down. Made for a very uncomfortable visit to a bar we have been... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

impromptu visit with the family while downtown...daughter wanted fish-n-chips and she was definitely happy with the dish here (I tried some of the fish as well...excellent). My wife and I enjoyed the Mariner Classic burgers and a Caesar salad...then I topped it off with the Mudd Pie and my daughter had the brownie sundae. We really had a nice dinner... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"The harbor bay was clear as glass, So smoothly was it strewn! And on the bay the moonlight lay, And the shadow of the Moon." -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Mystic in December dusk, Holiday lights abound! 'Twas hunger great that summoned us, But restaurants all around! The warm and be-oared Mariner, though Ancient, glowing... More 

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Norwich, CT
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97 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our son was here for the holidays so we decided on a walk through Stonington Village followed by lunch in Mystic! Beer, wine and Lobster Rolls! What could be better! The restaurant was quite busy and appeared to be short staffed, but I've got to give credit to our server, she was attentive and timely! Good experience all around! We'll... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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155 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Very clean Comfortable Booths Lounge Good seafood dishes Excellent server who was also the bartender Will return

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered several items and they were all sweet and a bit bland. It was good that the food was not generally salty but at the same time it also should not be sweet. Servers are very friendly and responsive!

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Trinidad
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681 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We decided to dine here on our last night in Mystic. We sat at the bar and had a couple drinks, then requested to move to a booth to have dinner. But the bartender said we couldn't transfer drinks to dinner and would have to settle our bar bill first before we could be seated. Did not experience this at... More 

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Stonington
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Ancient Mariner is a good stop for a drink, lunch or dinner when you're strolling through downtown Mystic. The calamari is excellent!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 West Main Street, Mystic, CT 06355
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-536-5200

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?