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Smarty's Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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215 Main St, # 1, Niantic, CT 06357-3223
+1 860-739-8818
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 07:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Just went for drinks after dinner. More of a bar for summer hangout for 'kids'. The bartender was friendly! The place just needs to be updated and then I'm sure it could be a really great place to hang out.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had not been to Smarty's to eat in many, many years but gave their breakfast a try on Sat and Sun this past weekend. Smarty's is the restaurant at the Morton House in the middle of Niantic. They serve breakfast only on the weekends. Its a casual setting. Tee shirts and shorts are fine. Staff were friendly and helpful. Service... More 

Thank eongcn
Hartford, Connecticut
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stumbled upon this place. It did not disappoint. It was a beautiful summer night- we sat and ate on the patio. They had live music. Food was affordable, good-size portions and very tasty!

Thank Meghann G
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It was my first time going there with my mom while we were on vacation. A friend of ours told us to go there and we figure why not try it, we've past it a dozen times. So we went and ordered some watermelon martinis to start (not bad), then ordered an appetizer of clams casino (I've never had) but... More 

Thank mbruni611
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I live in the area. Been there several times. Outside. Never been inside. A bit of traffic noise but the patio always has been clean and simple. The food is good, alot of comfort food options. The broasted chix is yummy. So was the chopped sirloin. Simple and resonable.

Thank ConnecticutBonbon
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We had dinner outside, little bit of road noise but great spot in Niantic. I had the Shrimp Scampi, filling and tasty. The rest if the family each had the fish and chips. They rated them 8 out of 10 since. Plentiful, enough moisture without being soggy. We will go back after trying a few more Niantic spots

Thank Justin B
Metlakatla, Alaska, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The food was good, the service was good, but I think Robert Irvine would have fun in this place... It's a far cry from the old Morton House...

Thank Steve99926
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Stopped for lunch with my girlfriend and the 1 employee working was the waitress/ hostess and bartender, the food was horrible and pricey and had to chase her down to just pay the bill and get outta there, she o ly had 3 other custo ers but we finally located her chatting on her cell phone, will not return to... More 

Thank Jozeee2014
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206 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I have been here three times, wanting to give this restaurant support as a local venue. The location is ok and the food is alright, but the service is just terrible. This restaurant has so much potential, but unless I hear something has changed in regards to the service and the decor we will not be returning.

Thank diddy66
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here on August 22nd. My husband and I both had the broasted chicken! It was delicious as were the onion rings we started out with. Our server was very good also.

Thank Laurie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Main St, # 1, Niantic, CT 06357-3223
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-739-8818

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