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Water Street Cafe

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143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1323
+1 860-535-2122
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Johnson City, New York, United States
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614 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2014

Stopped in late afternoon and settled on a bowl of chilli from the bar menu. Not bad for $9. A pint of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale goes with anything !! Really nice comforting bar scene.

Thank Dennis P
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

My wife and I visited ths place on a busy Saturday night. They don't take reservations (not a plus) so we waited at the raw bar. This was a great experience and the man working the raw bar is definitely an asset to this establishment. He executed the littlenecks to perfection. The dining room could do with some reorganization. Too... More 

2 Thank Mark T
Farmingville, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

We were staying in town and had eaten out for lunch and also dinner the previous evening so we decided that this night we would order, pick up and eat back at our room. we were told the wait would be at least 15 minutes until pick up-very reasonable. when we got there, within the 15 mins, the food was... More 

Thank bookwormbj
Southold, New York
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at this local restaurant. We chose a high top table just off the bar area. There was a guitar player that evening who added to the charming experience. Our two dinners were very good - a tuna steak and a shrimp stir-fry. We split an apple pie desert.

Thank tk1410
New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2014

The chicken with green beans was excellent. Salad was ok. Decor is maybe a little strange? Quirky in a not-quite-there way. And apparently there is a $5 charge to split something.

Thank thetoobs
South Shore, MA
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250 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

The Water Street Café is always a stop on our trips to the Mystic area! we had a wonderful dinner on a Monday night in November. The café is on the main road through the Borough od Stonington surrounded by little antique and gift shops and restaurants. charming! the bar is long and lively. Although it was mostly locals, they... More 

Thank ShelSouthShore_MA
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Water Street Cafe is one of our favorite restaurants. We went last night and had an absolutely wonderful and well-needed date night. Ray, our waiter, was spot-on with his service. The drinks, Sexy Mexican and Knob Creek Manhattan were an excellent start to our evening. The filet with the boursin cheese, greens, and mashed potatoes were prepared perfectly! We cannot... More 

1 Thank noankmom3
Northfield, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Very good food, service and ambiance. Casual atmosphere with many locals at the tables and at the busy bar. Oyster bar with a good selection. Fairly priced.

1 Thank Jeff S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Water Street Café - was great. Wonderful atmosphere - the local charm was very apparent. The food, drinks and service was superb - very accommodating and attentive.

1 Thank Robert S
Providence, Rhode Island
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Stopped in with some friends visiting from out of state and thoroughly enjoyed our late Sunday lunch. We were pleasantly surprised to find a 4 piece band hauling their equipment in and scheduled to start playing at 2 pm. We are retired, and no spring chickens, but we were a little skeptical as the average age of the band members... More 

Thank Neal F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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 06378-1323
  • 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?