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Water Street Cafe

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143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1323
+1 860-535-2122
08:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

A number of years back, this was our favorite restaurant and would dine here regularly every Saturday evening. Back then, the drinks were perfect, the food was fabulous, and the prices were reasonable. Remembering how good it was, but having left the area, I detoured on the return from Maine just to have dinner here. Although there was a "specials"... More 

1 Thank Mr T
Higganum, Connecticut
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

My wife and I wen to the Water Street Cafe for our 26th wedding anniversary, she had found it on line and we decided to make the 45 plus minute trip. It was well worth it. The waiter, Ray, was very knowledgeable about the the menu. We ordered the sauteed squid for an appetizer. It was cooked very well with... More 

1 Thank SMoriarty
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Cozy restaurant in the Borough of Stonington. Walk to the beach, farmers market and commercial fishing docks. The food is always very good as are the signature drinks. Prices are reasonable for the location.

Thank elindlau
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

I wasn't very impressed with this restaurant. It was busy and a bit loud. The staff all seemed very rushed and not able to cope. Ordered a bottle of wine which was poured for a tasting but then the server continued to pour before even glancing at me to see if it was ok. She also dashed off before my... More 

Thank 20wot
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend the outstanding restaurant. You can never get a bad meal here and the staff is extremely professional and make you feel welcomed! This restaurant is a must for us always when we are in Stonington.

Thank Nancy S
Pacific NW (USA)
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117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Water Street is rightfully well regarded by CT coast diners and we try to get there on our bi-annual trips to the area. Our most recent visit [June'14] was as enjoyable as its predecessors. We invariably have steak, seafood and/or pasta and these are always well prepared and prepared. And delicious! . The servers are knowledgeable and efficient, and attentive... More 

Thank Orangulu
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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256 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Was in Mystic with family and after dinner wanted a cocktail. They suggested Water Street Cafe.. Was the perfect location. Quickly seated in bar area, nice wine list, great list of specialty cocktails. Had gentleman there playing guitar and fit the atmosphere perfectly... Would live to try dinner here and spend more time. Looks like a perfect little place in... More 

Thank CaptainMHB
Summit, New Jersey
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

It had been recommended and since we had to stay in stonington for the night we gave it a try. My husband found it the best swordfish ever, which is saying a lot. I found my little neck clams fabulous but the wine sauce very salty. Terrific service...we would go again and again.

Thank hazel608
New Haven, Connecticut
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Having heard "how quaint" Stonington is decided to see for myself on the way home from a RI vacation. Water St. is A small street near the water(go figure) with shops and restaurants.Having read the window menus of all, decided on Water St.Cafe. Many of the dishes are Asian inspired, and the fish is really fresh.The bulk of the menu... More 

1 Thank Ls_ct_11
Port Jefferson, NY
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

I write this review with mixed emotions. During the summer months, it is a nightmare to try to get a table in the Mystic + Stonington areas (we have a home in the area). On one hand, I love Water St and want to see them do well, but I also know that Tripadvisor reviews can drive the crowds into... More 

1 Thank RickPJ

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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?