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Ancient Mariner

21 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2545
+1 860-536-5200
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (43 reviews)
“steamers” (8 reviews)
“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
21 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355-2545
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We came to the Ancient Mariner specifically after reading the reviews for their lobster rolls. They were amazingly delicious, just as the others had said! Chock full of warm, buttered lobster in a buttered brioche bun. The coleslaw and french fries were great as well....More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best lobster rolls we have had so far on this trip. Lots of lobster, steeped in butter and served on a toasted bun with coleslaw and homemade french fries. Then we had the brownie sundae with one scoop each of chocolate and vanilla ice cream...More

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lobster roll was amazing, a bit expensive for my liking but the atmosphere of the restaurant was very cozy and the staff was very accommodating.

Thank Jesse O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch with my wife and 2 sons. Good lunch menu for the kids and nice selections of salads and sandwiches for adults. Prices are very reasonable for portion sizes.

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic! The oysters & baked clams were delicious, as was the lobster ravioli. Very cosy and energetic place, full of locals which is always a good sign. Service was fantastic; saw both the manager and the chef visiting with tables. Prices very...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing meal and amazing service. The food was fresh and delicious! Will definitely stop in again the next time I am in Mystic!

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We knew it had changes in management or ownership in May, so we gave it a try. Clean place, nice design on the ceiling and around the fireplace, historic photos on the walls. Nice tables with plenty of space between. We were sitting at the...More

Thank arthurbanga
Reviewed 11 September 2018

My wife and I went for Happy Hour, and were planning on Dinner after that. They have $1 oysters in the bar area during Happy Hour, so we sat in the bar area. Took very long to get the oysters, drinks were served right away....More

Thank willm1
Reviewed 9 September 2018

A woman in a shop recommended this restaurant and I'm so glad I went. I had the best meal of my trip. My service was exceptional. The fresh caught halibut on a bed of corn was so tastee. This is conveniently located in the heart...More

Thank Red_Cat_Kayaker
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The location makes you feel like being in a boathouse, very 'old navy-esque'. There was loungy jazz music playing in the background. The staff is very outgoing, friendly and attentive. And the food... We had the local catch - grilled tuna on a bed of...More

Thank Sancho L
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Questions & Answers
29 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from JamesM12363 | Reviewed this property |
Totally agree with very rude manager/owner. In addition, that mean person (owner of the restaurant) rushed to answer bad reviews (adding lies to answers), ignoring the questions here... There are good places out there, so... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 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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