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Ancient Mariner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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21 West Main Street, Mystic, CT 06355
+1 860-536-5200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stopped in to check place out for a drink and app after arriving in Mystic for an overnight. It;s right next to the bridge in heart of Mystic so probally busy in the summer. The interior of this place is nautical and very cool. We sat in small booth in the bar area, which was very warm and comfortable with... More 

Thank Downbythesea2
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We live in the area and had gone to this restaurant years ago. Obviously we were unimpressed then since we hadn't been back. But this week or usual haunts were closed or crowded so we decided to try again. The stuffed flounder was overcooked and had little flavor. The chicken pot pie was huge with lots of chicken, but was... More 

Thank dms219
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Stopped in for a drink and chicken wings around 9 PM. Wings were great and bartender very attentive. The reason for the average rating is that there were locals at bar and language was very offensive. We felt the bartender should have asked them to tone it down. Made for a very uncomfortable visit to a bar we have been... More 

Thank Chris R
Mystic, Connecticut
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

impromptu visit with the family while downtown...daughter wanted fish-n-chips and she was definitely happy with the dish here (I tried some of the fish as well...excellent). My wife and I enjoyed the Mariner Classic burgers and a Caesar salad...then I topped it off with the Mudd Pie and my daughter had the brownie sundae. We really had a nice dinner... More 

Thank FusileerRFD
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

"The harbor bay was clear as glass, So smoothly was it strewn! And on the bay the moonlight lay, And the shadow of the Moon." -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Mystic in December dusk, Holiday lights abound! 'Twas hunger great that summoned us, But restaurants all around! The warm and be-oared Mariner, though Ancient, glowing... More 

Thank William M
Norwich, CT
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100 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Our son was here for the holidays so we decided on a walk through Stonington Village followed by lunch in Mystic! Beer, wine and Lobster Rolls! What could be better! The restaurant was quite busy and appeared to be short staffed, but I've got to give credit to our server, she was attentive and timely! Good experience all around! We'll... More 

Thank FoodCriticNorwich_CT
Derry, New Hampshire
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155 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Very clean Comfortable Booths Lounge Good seafood dishes Excellent server who was also the bartender Will return

Thank TAchiefadvisor
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered several items and they were all sweet and a bit bland. It was good that the food was not generally salty but at the same time it also should not be sweet. Servers are very friendly and responsive!

Thank TravelRover7777
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681 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We decided to dine here on our last night in Mystic. We sat at the bar and had a couple drinks, then requested to move to a booth to have dinner. But the bartender said we couldn't transfer drinks to dinner and would have to settle our bar bill first before we could be seated. Did not experience this at... More 

Thank The_Concierge_8
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Ancient Mariner is a good stop for a drink, lunch or dinner when you're strolling through downtown Mystic. The calamari is excellent!

Thank dolly325

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 West Main Street, Mystic, CT 06355
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-536-5200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?