We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sea Swirl

30 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-2915
+1 860-536-3452
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (32 reviews)
“ice cream” (50 reviews)
Open Now
American, Seafood, Fast food
$$ - $$$
30 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-2915
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (184)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 184 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Seafood here is excellent and the re is a full variety from which to select. It is on the water and has picnic tables where you can sit and eat in leisure. I have not ordered anything that was not perfectly prepared. I only wish...More

Thank OBGTraveler
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

The first thing you need to know is that this is more food stand than restaurant. No dining room and no bathrooms. Fine if you want take out or to sit at the picnic tables, but it was cold and rainy when I went. I...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 14 March 2018

A must stop when in Mystic! Awesome flavors of self serve Ice Cream. Clams are very good as well! It is worth getting off 95 for a pit stop!

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The food was great, what you would expect from a eatery like this.Their ice cream was also good.Plenty of seating too

Thank ajfmrf
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Found this little place on the side of the road. My husband ordered the clams and I ordered the shrimp, both fried. They do give you tons of meat and a small portion of fries. The shrimp were colossal, so naturally they were humongous, I...More

Thank nicolebarishian
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The whole belly fried clams were absolutely the BEST! Fried just right, with a creamy not chewy texture inside. Probably because the batter was not thick but was lightly protecting the delicate clam inside. Not one grain of sand made these flavorful delights unforgettable! Fried...More

Thank Betsyoftolland
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a converted Carvel building. It is along side the road. It has outside seating-some in the sun and a section with a cover. You order your food and it takes about 15 minutes to get the dinners. They are hot, crispy and just...More

Thank shortbread1
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Okay, so this "restaurant" is more like a Dairy Queen. Just a small shack with take out windows and some picnic tables hard by Route 1. They also have lots of soft-serve choices for dessert, so it really is like a Dairy Queen. They also...More

Thank laslototh
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is down the street from where we were staying -- the Inn at Mystic. We to grab some ice cream. My son and I got the soft serve -- which was really good and my older kids got ice cream. Nice staff and good...More

Thank tcgje
Reviewed 18 August 2017

If the munchkin is happy, I am happy! She rates it best rainbow sprinkles in the galaxy. By our home turf standards, the soft-serve ice cream is abundantly generous in its proportions--I'm a healthy sized guy and love my vanilla soft-serve cones, the bigger the...More

Thank Micropterusdolomieui
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Mystic
Inn at Mystic
821 reviews
.16 km away
The Whaler's Inn
798 reviews
.94 km away
Spicer Mansion
77 reviews
1.50 km away
Hyatt Place Mystic
1,217 reviews
2.42 km away
Nearby Restaurants
563 reviews
.13 km away
Bravo Bravo Restaurant
394 reviews
.92 km away
Engine Room
585 reviews
.93 km away
Lis Bake Shop
141 reviews
.97 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mystic Seaport Museum
2,717 reviews
1.26 km away
Mystic Museum of Art
53 reviews
1.12 km away
Barley Head Brewery
17 reviews
1.18 km away
Liberty Pole Square
16 reviews
1.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sea Swirl staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-2915
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-536-3452
  • E-mail
Sea Swirl of Mystic was formerly a street side Carvel Ice Cream shop. It is located at 30 Williams Avenue at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Connecticut. Sea Swirl offers the best of fried clams and fantastic seafood plus has one of the most beautiful sunsets on the horizon. Outdoor dining overlooks the flood tide and customers can enjoy delicious ice cream as well. Sea Swirl may seem like an unlikely place to find four-star food, but for many years now, it has sustained a deserved reputation as one of the finest places to eat fried clams, especially the whole-belly variety. Sea Swirl serves a full roster of expertly fried seafood, including scallops, shrimp and fish. For an alternative to seafood, there are hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, vegetarian options and more.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing