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Sea Swirl

30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
+1 860-536-3452
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (34 reviews)
“ice cream” (42 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Seafood, Fast food
$$ - $$$
30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a walk up counter establishment with a varied menu of which most is sea food. The service was fast and courteous and my wife and I both ordered the fish and chips. It was a good size portion and very tasty. Fries also...More

Thank joevala
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Prices are high but restaurant does have a short season. Offer hard to find fried clams with bellies with and without fries / cole slaw for $19.99. There is also a clam roll for $12.99. Also oysters, scallops, shrimp are on the menu. For those...More

Thank Boudecca
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This place has not been consistent for me. The prices seemed Higher prices than other places near by. Did not like that every item came in a large plastic container. Prefer the other places that give you a paper wrapper for lobster rolls. SO much...More

Thank Pugsley2015
Elissa B, Public Relations Manager at Sea Swirl, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2016

Hello - thanks for your comments. The current ownership of Sea Swirl has been in place for 4+ years and we work hard to be as environmentally friendly as we can be! Our lobster rolls come in a cardboard holder, as do our fries and...More

Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Memorial Day Weekend - Dined outside on a picnic table after a hot day. Dinner was a perfect start to summer. Fried clams, shrimp, fries were great. Iced tea and lemonade. Ice cream cones to finish! Yum! Walking distance from Brewer's Marina.

Thank ShellConcha
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Must stop meal w/ enough variety for everyone. Teen and young adult both had chicken tender meal- comes with fries and Cole slaw. Decent portions and very good. Fried scallop sandwich also very good- both the cocktail sauce and tartar were excellent as well. Cheeseburger...More

Thank Guingriz
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Sea Swirl is the place to go if you are still wearing your bathing suit and have sand in your hair! It is quick order for the finest of delicious seafood short orders. I absolutely love the full bellied clams, the fried oysters and...More

1  Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 10 April 2016

my favorite clam role in town. Great ice cream, iced tea, a big part of the community, we wait for it to open each spring and are sad when ir closes in the fall

Thank Claire W
Elissa B, Public Relations Manager at Sea Swirl, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2016

Hi Claire! We are so happy to be open for our 2016 season - looking forward to a hot summer filled with fresh whole bellies and ice cream sundaes!

Reviewed 11 November 2015

your typical roadside icecream/hotdog/hamburg/fried food spot that Foodnetwork made famous. Its all good, but nothing outstanding.

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We ordered fish tacos and sat out under the big tent in the shade,which was nice. There was more lettuce than fish on our tacos. Kind of disappointing for the price.The view was quaint of the water on one side and the road on the...More

1  Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Sea Swirl is a Mystic must go place. The fried clams are the best in town. Grab a picnic table and watch the town go by. Finish it off with an ice cream you can't go wrong.

Thank FoolsOnAMission
Elissa B, Public Relations Manager at Sea Swirl, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2015

Thank you for this great review! We are all bundled up for winter, but we can't wait to see everyone next spring! Stay warm with your whole-belly memories!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-536-3452
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Sea Swirl of Mystic was formerly a street side Carvel Ice Cream shop. It is located at 30 Williams Avenue at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Connecticut. Sea Swirl offers the best of fried clams and fantastic seafood plus has one of the most beautiful sunsets on the horizon. Outdoor dining overlooks the flood tide and customers can enjoy delicious ice cream as well.

Sea Swirl may seem like an unlikely place to find four-star food, but for many years now, it has sustained a deserved reputation as one of the finest places to eat fried clams, especially the whole-belly variety. Sea Swirl serves a full roster of expertly fried seafood, including scallops, shrimp and fish. For an alternative to seafood, there are hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, vegetarian options and more.
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