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Ancient Mariner

21 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2545
+1 860-536-5200
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
21 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2545
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the second time we have had lunch here while visiting Mystic. The waitress was good and told about some of the offerings to help us decide. We loved the beef stew and the hand cut fries were a welcome change from everyone else's...More

Thank Sharon M
Debbie G, Owner at Ancient Mariner, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much Sharon! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

There are a lot of restaurants in Mystic to choose from but this one ended up being perfect. Calamari and oysters were delicious as were the scallops. It was super busy but our waitress was excellent and so friendly. A great meal and great service...More

Thank 68Transport
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Wonderful downtown old Mystic spot! The decor is very well done, befitting the title. They have a great menu and specials, perfectly prepared. Service is top notch too. Go and enjoy this classic place!

Thank vfguy
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We ate here three times when we visited Mystic. Great atmosphere, wonderful service and excellent food. Would love to eat here again someday!

Thank pamelasp
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I came with friends, and we all had mixed reviews. Some really liked their dishes while others were not impressed. Overall I would say it is an average restaurant, as not much stands out bad or good to me.

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Nice ambiance and great food. Wonderful little town to visit. A good walking town with l A lot of little shops.

Thank Shawn L
Debbie G, Owner at Ancient Mariner, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you so much Shawn. We are glad you enjoyed the village of downtown Mystic and our restaurant. We hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Halloween! What could be better than getting together with family and friends! AM's happy hour menu is one of the better ones offered in Mystic! We ordered steamed Mussels, pan crusted ahi tuna, Calamari and Shrimp cocktail! All for half price! With the exception of...More

Thank FoodCriticNorwich_CT
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Great service and friendly advice. The best chowder we had in the 2 weeks in New England. Don't miss it...

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Mystic seaport is a beautiful little town and there is no dearth of restaurants there. But the Ancient Mariner, to my mind , wins hands down for quality of food and choice of both food & beverage. Their sea food chowder was so tasty that...More

Thank pvq2015
Debbie G, Owner at Ancient Mariner, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you so much! We hope to see you and your family again!

Reviewed 18 October 2017

This place has a nice atmosphere and decent happy hour prices. I enjoyed the Orange Cosmopolitan. Portions are decent sizes.

Thank TIA1966
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29 November 2015|
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Response from lesleyeBoston_MA |
I would never have a party there. Very rude manager/owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2545
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-536-5200
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