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The Ancient Mariner

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451 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4513
+1 203-438-4771
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11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Winter Park, Florida
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523 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Last tome i was here was in 1991 & it is the same place as it ever was, & I mean that in a good way. Good comfort food, good beer & liquor drinks. Try the lobster roll, or one of their burgers.

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Thank Stephen K
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Mariner is the place you come back to, when your soul has wandered. They are dear friends because they care.

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Thank eileenbwhite
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The Ancient Mariner is a Ridgefield oldie but goodie--come here to watch the game, throw back a beer, and munch on sandwiches, burgers, etc. Laid back and unapologetic! This is not fine dining but fun dining (but the food is good)

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Thank oliver57
Dania Beach, Florida
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193 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

had dinner here with family, service was good however food was mediocre. nothing bad but nothing really exceptional.

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Thank Scubaman628
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great long-time local restaurant; very good food and relaxing atmosphere. Friendly and comfortable to go with friends or family and converse.

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Thank Thomas O
South Salem, NY
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I've only eaten here three times-"dining" would be too high falluting a term. My first optimistic visit was voluntary, and two took place after being persuaded to return by colleagues. What I don't understand is how a restaurateur can run an establishment that has an odor of old carpet that assaults patrons noses at the door. Once you get past... More 

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Thank Patkriss
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

it's so so, bar seems to be okay. Food is average. Portions are good. Fish 'n chips and stuff like that. Not my cup-a-tea. But a friend of mine loves it. Seating is rustic.

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Thank dieteraz
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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212 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We hadn't been to the Mariner since they introduced their new (at the time) young chef, who had been a finalist on one of the Cooking Challenges on TV. I imagine that he moved on since the menu was back to being typical of what you'd find in any burger and beer joint in town. The service was exceptional with... More 

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Thank revrpb619
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Great atmosphere ,very good service. I had a Philly cheese steak sandwich,OMG. The best cheese steak ever,the bun toasted to perfection,did not fall out all over the place,I hate it when most of it ends up on your plate. Over all it was great can't wait to go back.

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Thank LColt65
Bethel, Connecticut
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164 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Disclaimer - I have been going here since they opened but they have recently renovated and gave the place a face lift. Consistently good food with friendly service. As others have stated, a great burger but there is a lot more to the menu than burgers. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Frederick B

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4513
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-438-4771

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?