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Water Street Cafe

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143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
+1 860-535-2122
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:30 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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104 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here, me and my wife had lunch here today and was pleasantly surprised how good the meal was. I got the swordfish my wife got the rainbow trout and both were fantastic. I also got the sfd chowder but for!$7 bucks I didn't think it warranted that price.

Thank middleboro
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter & I went for dinner tonight, it is definitely going downhill fast. It was my 2nd favorite restaurant in Stonington but they hit new lows. My daughter's fluke was full of bones. My $22.00 Filet was 2 tiny pieces that looked like they came off someone elses plate. They were so small I thought they forgot the meat.... More 

1 Thank johneu63
Brookfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favorite place in the borough. Chat with locals and newcomers, enjoy the Holland Jazz band on a Sunday, always fresh seafood, oysters and clams.

Thank MARK F
Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a smallish restaurant but has excellent food. We go at least 3 times a year. A favorite place for our out of town guests,

Thank sewbrick2
Trenton, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very good local, low key restaurant. The fish was fresh and cooked perfectly. Portions are large. Our server was pleasant and attentive.

Thank adtravels2015
Brownsville, Kentucky
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

On our last night in Stonington we decided to go to Water Street Cafe, and are we ever glad we did. My wife and I feel it's the best place in town to eat. Creative menu with fresh dishes. To start off we had some delicious shrimp cocktail and for entree, I had the Portuguese stew and my wife the... More 

Thank Lungbuster
Shropshire UK
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was by far the best of the 3 dinners we had in Stonington. Lively atmosphere, great staff. Roast salmon on a bed of shoots and chickpeas with a lemon-basil vinagrette for me and a petit fillet for my husband. Both delicious and the right portion sizes.

Thank sueg47
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I was very surprised with the quality of seafood and price! We can't get this kind in NY or NJ area. Will come back again!

Thank hunnynut32
New England
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I visited Water Street Cafe for dinner on an August weeknight. Service was excellent and the dining room was full and lively. There was a comfortable and pleasant mix of all ages, including small children. My meal was unfortunately not what I expected. I was surprised given my dining companion's rave review of her previous meals. For my entree, I... More 

1 Thank Bostongal67
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We ran in at 9:45 and they welcomed us like it was 6 pm. Clam chowder is yummy and highly recommend the beet and goat cheese salad. BBQ pork is huge chunks with a bit of a bite. Serves some local brews.

Thank sbearrows

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: +1 860-535-2122

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