Best Restaurants in Mystic, CT

As a native of Southeastern Connecticut for over forty-five years, I've had my share of tasty local cuisine. 

This list contains the best restaurants in Mystic, CT, that locals love. From waterfront seafood spots serving the fresh catch of the day to cozy cafés offering classic New England-style fare – there's something for everyone.

Before your visit, check out the recommendations below for the top restaurants in Mystic, CT, to help plan your stay! Whether you are looking for a romantic date night spot or a family-friendly meal, this list has you covered.

Top restaurants in Mystic, CT 

The Jealous Monk in Mystic, CT, is a cozy spot perfect for a casual lunch with friends or family. It's a great place to eat if you shop in the Village.

Jealous Monk

The restaurant's typical beer garden also offers food with some great appetizers and sandwich options. The service is top-notch, with friendly staff and efficient service. Plus, the prices are very reasonable, and it's family-friendly.

Located in downtown Mystic, Pizzetta is great for pizza. Between its menu and excellent service, this is the perfect spot to grab a bite.


They have plenty of menu options, including selections for people who are vegan or follow a gluten-free diet. Karen Kelly from Seasonal Cravings says, “My family has been staying in Mystic every summer for ten years now and Pizzetta is our favorite spot. The kids enjoy sitting on the back patio, listening to live music, and seeing all the dogs.”

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