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Ancient Mariner

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21 West Main Street, Mystic, CT 06355
+1 860-536-5200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting from out of town. We had a busy morning this was very close to our hotel like just at the back door of it. so we decided to stop in. Food was average. The wait was pretty long seeing that we were only one of two tables in there. We got the short straw with our waitress. She wasn't... More 

Thank taliarai93
Debbie G, Owner at Ancient Mariner, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review. Can you tell me when you were there...Day and time? Also, can you describe your waitress? Thank you! More 

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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are several seafood restaurants in Mystic. We wanted something intermediate : not too fancy, not too simple. Ancient Mariner is perfect. Food is great, very fresh. Service is quick and nice. You have family boxes with a fishing orientated decoration. And prices are decent. Very good address

Thank fullguru
Glen Head
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148 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place on the Main Street parking is tough during our visit it was a busy day and while there were only two wait staff the attention was good but the entrees took a long time to get out. The menu was good and so was the pricing the food portions were good and so was the quality and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 

Thank Downbythesea2
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 

Thank Chris R
Mystic, Connecticut
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

"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 

Thank William M
Norwich, CT
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101 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 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 10 December 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?