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Water Street Cafe

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143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1323
+1 860-535-2122
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:30 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good service and atmosphere. But for the amount of money we paid both meals were just ok. Nothing outstanding or even very good. I had the Shrimp Pho. I liked the fact that it had local Shrimp. But very difficult to eat with the whole baby bok choy. The dish itself was just ok tasting. My husband had the... More 

Thank SheilaStock
New Canaan, Connecticut
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Delicious meals are produced with fresh, local ingredients. Some meals have an Asian influence. Friendly staff. Bar is friendly and welcoming for locals and visitors alike. Booths and tables in dining room. Favorite meals for me include their pulled pork chili, warm duck salad, tempura fluke with vegetables, littlenecks with pasta, and skillet chicken. Vegetarians love the crispy tofu salad.... More 

Thank hughesme54
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185 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I don't eat here much but I really like it. It's cozy and pleasant, and the food is great. Now now they have a happy hour and a ladies night. Oysters on the half shell were scrumptious and a really clean and delicious chenin blanc.

Thank Candice C
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My husband and I sat at the bar and enjoyed our meal completely. The bartender was friendly and very enthusiastic about the menu, eager to tell us about the entrees we were interested in. We'd definitely return. Wonderful food.

Thank Eleanor L
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Flavor abounds at this local seafood staple. We had curried halibut and a scrumptious duck/scallop dish and both were worthy of a standing ovation. Water Street Cate will be the first place we come back to when we revisit Stonington.

Thank dpigat
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I go there a lot for Sunday brunch.The shrimp/scallop lo mein is delicious! Blueberry pancakes, yum! I've never had anything less than an excellent meal there. The wait staff are nice and courteous. On occasion, I go for dinner. I always have to order the duck and scallops with mashed potatoes. To top it off, the "Kelsey" dessert is soooo... More 

1 Thank Helen S
Southwick, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Had brunch here on Sunday morning... delicious! French toast topped with strawberries was the perfect meal after a night of drinking :) Waitress was friendly, atmosphere was warm and inviting... a great choice when in Stonington

1 Thank Britt S
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Brought my brother in law out with us for a Christmas gift. Nice cozy pub style atmosphere but the menu reads fine dining. We all darted off with a bowl of clam chowder which was really good. The guys had steaks, done perfectly. I had a tempura fish and veggies. Really nice and light but could of used a little... More 

Thank Vicki M
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

A very cozy, relaxed place with good, very prompt service and a nice ambience. The night we were there there was an excellent guitarist playing great standards at a very appropriate background volume. The food is interesting and well prepared, particularly the seafood. There are some quite amazing offerings including a long-standing favorite of duck and scallops. It sounded a... More 

1 Thank Chook43
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great menu and active bar scene. Very friendly wait staff. In the hub of Stoninton Burroug. Casual dress and great food.

1 Thank Smileytiley1969

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: +1 860-535-2122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?