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John's Cafe

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9 Cottrell St, Mystic, CT 06355
+1 860-536-6700
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Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My girlfriend and I stopped in Mystic after our "roadtrip" to Tree House Brewing. We were trying to think of somewhere new and different to visit on our way back home to PA. We settled on Mystic. We were lucky enough to find a parking space downtown and set out to explore. Visited a few places for a quick beer... More 

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Ledyard, Connecticut
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

It is one several places where the "locals" socialize in Mystic. It has a pool table and often musicians will often simply walk in to entertain. Everyone, first-timers or regulars, always seem to be welcome. It has a true pub atmosphere.

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Vancouver, Washington
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

This is a small pub, a place for drinks, a game of pool, and some evenings entertainment. If the town gets snow and closes, you can always count on John's to be open and welcome you!

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Thank Kim504
Thorold, Canada
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

My wife and I stopped in here to grab a late dinner and discovered: 1.) They have chips but no food. 2.) John is a very Jolly bartender who is great to talk to. If you are looking for a place to relax with great company and have a drink I recommend John's.

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Thank Len F
Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

It's a bar so if you are looking for a drink with friendly staff and to sit and have people talk with you this is the place. Find out where the locals eat, where they go, and what to do. If you want to bury your face in your cell phone and eat overpriced appetizers you have plenty of other... More 

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Thank TrippingforFun
Southington
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Great place during weekend days....The bartender will keep you laughing with Irish stories. Outdated with a pool table and music box on the wall but its part of the charm. Shots and Beers...nothing fancy. Well worth a visit after shopping and walking around the town.

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Thank Michael M
Selden, New York
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Met a lot of people from Long Island that have moved to CT and are now the new locals..Scott "The Dentist" was our savior and got us home that night..great time, great friendly bartender who also offered to drive us home after his shift!!

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Thank Sioned1
Noank, Connecticut
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136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

I ducked in here during a rainy moment during the summer concert series hoping the musicians would resume. The beer was cold, the wooden tables ancient. I wish they could talk of the thousands whose elbows have been bent here. A real local place with cold beer.

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Thank karenaprn
Norwalk, Connecticut
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

My boyfriend and I were in Mystic at a hotel because we lost power during Hurricane Sandy. We walked all around town and found John's just near the water. Its a great location. For us, it was perfect. Great prices, "divey" and great service. The bartender(Bruce) was just back from Ireland and had loads of stories and funny jokes to... More 

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Thank Alock115
Riverhead, ny
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2010

John's is a great local watering hole that features friendly staff and nice customers. My wife and I went here and had a great time last year. It is a bar with a good attitude. They like the sports there and there are some bar games available. It reminded me of my own local hangouts and we have the same... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Cottrell St, Mystic, CT 06355
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-536-6700

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