Top Choice American in Mystic

Captain Daniel Packer Inne

This 1754 historic house has a low-beam ceiling and creaky floorboards. On the lower pub level, you'll find regulars at the bar, a good selection of beer on tap and excellent pub grub: try the fish and chips. Upstai…
Top Choice Seafood in New London

Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

The Coast Guard knows a thing or two about the sea, and you'd be remiss if you didn't follow students of its academy to the place for seafood in the summer. The setting's just a series of picnic tables by the water,…
Top Choice Modern American in Pomfret

Golden Lamb Buttery

Stop in for an atmosphere aplenty farm-to-table lunch, or, better still, dress to impress (jacket and tie for gents, please) and book ahead for the limited sitting, award-winning, prix-fixe, four-course gourmet dinn…
Top Choice Seafood in New London

On the Waterfront

A spectacular lobster bisque and other delights from the deep, like pistachio-crusted salmon and Montauk-jumbo-stuffed shrimp are served up with water views from a multitude of windows. The bar is a popular spot wit…
Top Choice Seafood in Mystic

Oyster Club

Offering casual fine dining at its best, this is the place locals come to knock down oysters on the deck out back. Grilled lobster and pan-roasted monkfish or flounder feature alongside veal, steak and a drool-worth…
Modern American in Mystic

Harbour House Restaurant

Reserve a window table with a view overlooking the grounds of the Inn at Mystic or grab a seat by the wood-fired oven for the upscale yet informally presented fare here. The seafood crepes are exquisite, the pasta f…
Ice Cream in Mystic

Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream

Strolling through town is best done with an ice-cream cone in hand. Some of the more quirky flavors, such as pumpkin pie and southern peach, are seasonal, but on any given day there will be something innovative to t…
Pizza in New London

Recovery Room

Locals love Recovery Room's pizza – thin crusted and one-sized – with a variety of toppings. It's also a great place for a salad with 10 variations to choose from. Burgers and eclectic starters round out the menu.
Modern American in Stonington

Water St Cafe

North of Grand St, this crimson-walled cafe set in a post-and-beam house offers a creative, modern menu. The restaurant's seafood dishes, often with Asian-influenced preparations (think black-bean roast salmon and m…
Pizza in Mystic


Skip Mystic Pizza and head to this stylish spot down the street, where excellent thin-crust pizza is served with toppings ranging from the quintessentially Connecticut (white clam) to the inventive (mac-and-cheese a…