Pasta Fresca & Piadina features a delicious menu of Italian deli meats, cheeses and grinders. Enjoy salami, ham, capicola, pepperoni and more on crunchy New York-style Italian breads, either served hot or cold. The extensive take-out menu also includes soups and salads. The quaint, traditional-style deli is cash only so be sure to carry enough. Prices are reasonable and won't burn a hole in your pocket. A local favorite, Pasta Fresca & Piadina is one of the best places to stop by for a quick bite to go.
The Captain Daniel Packer Inne Restaurant and Pub on Water Street in Mystic is located in an historic home, constructed in 1756 for Captain Packer and his family. The lovely home remained in the family until the mid-1970s, at which time it was restored and converted into a fine restaurant. The upstairs restaurant serves modern New England fare (plenty of seafood) and contemporary American dishes. Or if you prefer something more casual, you can just head downstairs to the bar with its exposed ceiling beams and original stone foundation. The pub has an extensive pub grub menu with everything from chicken wings to burgers, and these foods are served for both lunch and dinner. There is live music after 10p nearly every night. Note that dinner is served from 5p-10p, but the downstairs pub is open until late.
The Bleu Squid at Olde Mistick Village is a great place to stop for a bite to eat while in the Mystic area. If you are looking for something casual, comforting and delicious, this is the perfect place to pick up a grilled cheese, quiche, cupcakes, artisanal cheeses or pates. The most popular menu items are the Lobster Grilled Cheese and Bleu and Bacon Grilled Cheese. For the little ones, there are children's grilled cheese and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. This bakery and cafe is perfect for lunch after a morning at the nearby Mystic Aquarium.
Located on the property of Mystic Seaport, Latitude 41° offers a delicious menu of traditional New England fare. Many of the items on the menu include locally grown produce and meats from local farms. Enjoy seasonal menus and special dinners throughout the year. The restaurant's in-house pub, The Shipyard Tavern is an excellent spot to savor some ocean-fresh oysters, delicious sandwiches, and burgers along with a pint of craft beer from Shipyard Brewing. Share small plates like Shipyard fried oyster stew, lobster rolls, bourbon-seared scallops, and classic clam chowder while taking in views of the Mystic river from the lively patio.
If you are looking for some of that great Connecticut-seafood taste, look no further than the Sea View, located on Route 1 in Mystic. Enjoy all your favorite seafood platters, deep fried with sides of delicious fries or onion rings. Indulge in plenty of lobster, clams, calamari, shrimp, scallops and incredible clam strips. There is a great view of the Mystic River from the outdoor seating area.
Just across the drawbridge in Downtown Mystic is the Harp & Hound Irish pub. Enjoy traditional Irish pub-grub favorites, like Shepherd's Pie and Bangers & Mash as well as locally-caught seafood all for reasonable prices. If you are looking for a drink after a long day our touring the area, the Harp & Hound is just the place for you to pull up a stool and grab a pint.
When you're tired of seafood and everything fried, the Wokery in Mystic offers up authentic Chinese cuisine. Stop by for some of your favorite Hunan, Cantonese and Szechuan treats which come in great-sized portions.
Li's Bake Shop is a great place to stop if you got a caffeine craving or a sweet tooth. With so many goodies, from cupcakes to croissants to cafe lattes, Li's will not let you down. The bakery also offers delicious, freshly made sandwiches if you are craving something simple while you stroll through Mystic.
If you are looking for some homestyle Italian cuisine while visiting Mystic, try out Anthony J's Bistro in the Downtown area. Anthony J's serves all of your Italian favorites, like garlic bread, pasta (many served with seafood) and stone-cooked pizza. Save some room for dessert with some delicious tiramisu, cheesecake, mud pie and cannoli, or try an elaborate coffee drink.
Bravo Bravo Restaurant & Bar features an eclectic menu of local seafood with a Mediterranean flair. Enjoy lobster ravioli. crab cakes, osso bucco and paste e fagioli for either lunch or dinner. The menu also offers several no-meat options, so Bravo Bravo is a great choice if you are dining out with vegetarians! If you're not interested in staying for dinner, saddle up to the bar for some cocktails or fine wines from around the world.
Open since 1993, S&P Oyster Company in Downtown Mystic has a great variety of seafood and local dishes to please young and old. Everything here has seafood in it, from the stuffed potato skins to the quiche. Enjoy your meal overlooking the Mystic River and watch the boats so sailing by. The S&P Oyster Company is just three blocks away from Mystic Seaport, so be sure to stop by after an outing in Mystic.