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Captain Daniel Packer Inne Restaurant and Pub


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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$3 per piece
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Jumbo Gulf Tiger Shrimp carefully poached w/ lemon, white wine & pickling spices. Chilled & served w/ our spicy cocktail sauce
Select Oysters on the Half Shell
by the piece Some of the finest select oysters served on the half shell w/ our spicy cocktail sauce
Grilled Mussels
Plump New Zealand green lip mussels packed w/ herb garlic butter & pressed in seasoned bread crumbs
Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna
Loin cut of Ahi tuna coated in black sesame, pan seared to rare. Chilled & served w/ soy, cucumber salad & sweet Thai chili sauce
Scallops Casino
Fresh Bomster’s Stonington Sea scallops topped w/ a flavorful smoked bacon, roasted pepper, scallion & white wine lemon butter baked to perfection w/ a panko crumb crust
Tender calamari rings coated w/ seasoned flour, fried to perfection then tossed w/ hot pepper rings, scallions & a white wine, lemon & roasted garlic cream
Lobster Lollipops
Native handpicked lobster claws wrapped in phyllo dough strips skewered & baked golden brown. Dusted lightly w/ sugar & served w/ plum Dijon sauce & sweet chili sauce for dipping
Ahi Tuna
Sushi grade Ahi tuna seasoned, pan seared, & served over a shrimp & blue crab cake w/ sweet chili beurre blanc & scallionettes
Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp
Fresh cold water shrimp sautéed w/ red bell peppers, green onions, julienne carrots & bean sprouts in a spicy Thai curry, coconut milk rum sauce served over jasmine rice
Stuffed Artichoke Hearts
Marinated​ long stem artichoke hearts filled w/ hand picked lobster meat & herb crumb stuffing topped w/ Asiago cheese & baked to perfection. Served w/ a flavorful sweet tomato coulis
Captain Packer’s New England Clam Chowder
Packer Inne Baked Onion Soup
Classic Caesar
D.P.I. Salad
Red leaf lettuce topped w/ dried cranberries, pistachios, cucumbers & gorgonzola cheese. Drizzled w/ a raspberry vinaigrette
Spinach Salad
Julienne carrots, Bermuda onions, red peppers & cucumbers tossed w/ baby spinach in a sweet chili vinaigrette topped w/ crumbled bleu cheese
Mediterranean Salad
Crisp chopped romaine hearts & baby spinach topped w/ kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, chickpeas, vine ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese & an oregano & basil vinaigrette
Pear Frisée Salad
Fresh frisée greens topped w/ candied walnuts, sliced pears, red onions, shredded Asiago cheese & finished w/ a honey vinaigrette
Fig & Pancetta Salad
Thinly sliced baked pancetta crisps, black figs & creamy goat cheese served over arugula greens w/ a port wine reduction vinaigrette
All entrees served w/ whipped DPI red potatoes, French baguette & roasted garlic unless otherwise stated.
Veal Homard
Tender​ choice cut of scaloppini veal pan seared w/ Maine lobster meat, shallots, shiitake mushrooms & aromatics. Finished in a Madeira demi glace w/ a drizzle of truffle oil
Petite Portion $23.00
Blackjack Sirloin
Choice cut sirloin strip dusted in seasoned ground peppercorns, pan seared & finished on a hardwood grill. Served w/ a wild mushroom & Jack Daniels demi glace
Petite Portion $24.00
Filet Mignon
Grilled over natural hardwood charcoal & served w/ a combination of sauces, creamy gorgonzola & a port wine & toasted walnut demi glaze
Lemon Peppered Chicken
A PACKER INNE TRADITION. Egg battered, pressed in coarse breadcrumbs w/ zest of lemon & cracked pepper. Pan sautéed then finished in the oven. Sliced & served w/ lemon beurre blanc
Chicken Piccata
Tender whole boneless breast of chicken sautéed in olive oil w/ a white wine, lemon & caper butter sauce. Served over angel hair pasta
Boneless Duck Breast
Tender Maple Leaf Farms duck breast honey caramelized in olive oil & served over jasmine rice w/ a ginger & orange mango sauce w/ candied pecans
Lamb Chops
Choice cut Australian lamb chops rubbed w/ a smoked BBQ butter & whiskey sugar. Grilled over our natural hardwood charcoal fire & served w/ a red onion chutney
Petite Portion $20.00
Shrimp & Lobster Ravioli
Cold-water shrimp, asparagus tips, shiitake mushrooms & sun dried tomatoes sautéed in a flavorful vodka, crushed tomato, tarragon cream. Presented over lobster filled ravioli
Truffle Scallops
Fresh Bomster’s Stonington sea scallops dredged in seasoned flour, pan seared w/ asparagus tips & roasted tomatoes in a black truffle citrus butter. Served over DPI mashed potatoes
USD 10 - USD 35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Found this place on TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. Food was good and a lot of it. Ate in the tavern at the bar and the bartender was pleasant as well as the servers. We will be going back when next in the area.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dine in the tavern. Best atmosphere! Very authentic! Phenomenal food! Stonington scallops a must. Fireplace is lit in the winter. Charming!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CfrNk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend surprised me with a long drive (2 hours) from our home in Western Massachusetts to the Daniel Packer Inne. Reservations are highly recommended, as it was packed when we arrived at 6:30 (and the parking lot was filled). On a chilly winter’s night,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MerriNotMere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Mystic again this past weekend and HAD to return to DPI. This place has a beautiful menu. A nice mix of seafood, beef, chicken, salads, apps and dessert. We feared on fresh oysters and shrimp cocktail, paella, seafood pasta and chocolate brownie sundae...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank grenisv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent. I had the Lamb Shank and the meal was very good. The service was prompt and professional. Reservations recommended in advance.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Brianpaine
Reviewed 13 January 2019

As an ex-pat Brit, living in the USA, you don't often come across pubs that look, feel, and have the age of similar pubs in the UK. This is one! It is just as authentic as any of the seafaring pubs found in Devon or...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jaggertravel
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Before coming to town, my dad, who had been here on vacation years earlier, told me about the amazing food he had here, to include this unforgettable garlic butter bread. We stopped in here at an odd time for drinks and found they weren't serving...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank christie584
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Been coming to the DPI for New Years for several years but this year was very disappointing. Last year 2017 they ran out of the appetizer and the entree, poor planning for a fixed menu. 2018 the same thing. We were a party of 4...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Great place for locals. Friendly atmosphere and the food is the best on the Groton side of Mystic. This place is very consistant and the go to place. Much better than any place on water street. Has the feel of what a real Mystic restaurant...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank danny b
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Nice setting with friendly staff and good menu. The food was filling and tasty , but not special in any way. Dining room was quiet and comfortable. We had a pre-dinner drink down in the pub which is more rustic and cozy/cramped but was fine...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Meghan D
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Response from oalvelo | Reviewed this property |
I love my dog but for the sake of others pets should be left at home if your going out. Just saying.
28 March 2016|
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Response from Bermuda John S | Reviewed this property |
They have an amazing gluten free pizza with asparagus and mushrooms and an entire gluten-free menu if you ask
12 March 2016|
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Response from MrPudly | Reviewed this property |
It can be. Upstairs is more formal but downstairs in the bar area is fine. Enjoy
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