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Water Street Cafe

143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1323
+1 860-535-2122
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1323
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Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Always loved going here. Now not so much. Menu isn't like it use to be. Staff isn't as friendly. Had to wait for a family member to park the car...waitress was rude with "are they here yet". I let her know they were parking the...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. Locally caught seafood purchased every morning. Local farm organics. Top notch restaurant in beautiful New England seaside town.

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I dined here recently on a grownup night out. My filet and pan seared scallops were cooked to perfection as was my husband's NY strip. The waiter was wonderful. He was attentive without being pushy. Thank you for another great date night...More

1  Thank noankmom3
Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, good drink, consistently good food. Live jazz was a nice bonus. We loved the chili and sitting at the cozy bar.

Thank LucySolshine
Reviewed June 26, 2015

We first dined at the Water Street Cafe during a blizzard this past winter and decided to dine there again during our wedding anniversary getaway to the spa at norwich inn. The food and service at the Water Street Cafe is top notch. Just like...More

1  Thank JMR1965
Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our son & 2 friends asked us to meet them @ The Warer Street Cafe. Looking @ the outside of the establishment fools you into thinking that this restaurant experience won't be anything special. How wrong 1st impressions can be. I had the scallops &...More

1  Thank Maryellen M
Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Keeps getting better. No wonder packed with locals. Best lobster dinner in the area.

1  Thank Gary G
Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a true find. The Water Street folks set up a feast for our 20 folks for dinner. Hanger steak and spicy pasta just 2 of the great meals served to us. Not a quiet place, just a fun place. Of course, we were...More

1  Thank maamtoo
Reviewed June 8, 2015

Wonderful meal, excellent service, friendly staff! We couldn't get into "other" local places that had over 1 1/2 hour wait and called the Water Street Café at the last minute. They were wonderful in seating us with a party of 7 immediately, despite a large,...More

1  Thank LoveSanibel2
Reviewed June 5, 2015

if you cant get into dog watch or milagros.....this place will do. atmosphere is good, service is good......

1  Thank pberzon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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