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Rt. 1 & 27, Mystic, CT 06355
860-536-3452
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Annual Visit

Sea Swirl is where the locals go to celebrate the start of the summer season. It means the cold is finally gone and warmth is on its way. Usually in early May/June a group of us go for our annual meal. I always order the chocolate milkshake (nice and thick), a foot long (the food of a my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Allena23
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Mystic, Connecticut
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  • Families with children
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Berlin, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a icon of Mystic, but I am not sure why. The ice cream is fine but the food is very over priced. You are eating on paper at picnic tables for the price of a restaurant. Go have a cone and look over menu.

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Mystic, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Sea Swirl is where the locals go to celebrate the start of the summer season. It means the cold is finally gone and warmth is on its way. Usually in early May/June a group of us go for our annual meal. I always order the chocolate milkshake (nice and thick), a foot long (the food of a my childhood), and... More 

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Bristol
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170 reviews 170 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped at the Sea Swirl for lunch and all 3 of us enjoyed our meals. I had the whole belly clam roll, which was fresh and delicious, and my companions had the fish tacos (also quite good) and clam strips. This is a no-frills seafood shack that was just perfect for a quick lunch.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

By far the absolute best. Went to Woodman's in MA this past summer (Home of the Fried Clam) and their Fried clams were pretty great. But Sea Swirl has that extra good breading and is a teeny bit more "greasy" which, in a Fried Clam, is a GOOD thing. Only once did I have to send them back because they... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The summer is nearing a close and this is where we decided to go to get those last treats before the hectic school schedule kicks in again. We have been going here for years and years and the quality is always the same and the coziness of this spot remains the same. Even though it is right on the road... More 

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White Plains, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I wish I didn't live two hours away from this little roadside shack. OK, so there is no "ambience," no indoor seating, and no view of the water, but the fish is so fresh and expertly cooked!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family and I were just driving through Mystic, CT, hungry for a late lunch and found this quick and easy remade ice cream store made into serving ice cream and fresh fried clams. Just the perfect combination to start with we had clams, lobster rolls and lobster sliders and a burger - all made to order so we did... More 

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North Tonawanda, NY
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was fun. Stop at a seafood/ice cream stand, sit and eat your food at a shaded picnic table overlooking water (and the railroad, which is not "too" close by). Wonderful, excellent and fresh food, Our party ate clam strip roll, sweet potato fries, full-bellied clams, and crabcakes. We all left happy and eager for a return trip. Food is... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I return here often with my family every year as soon as it opens for the season! Usually order a foot long hot dog with fries, sometimes a shake, and who can resist a ice cream cone for dessert? The food is always hot and fresh. Employees are ALWAYS friendly and helpful to everyone. Food orders are quick! There is... More 

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Hingham,ma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A Local Institution, SEASWIRL is the place to go with Kid's... or without. The CLAMROLLS are incredible, Burgers GREAT Ice Cream...Sit outside and watch the World go by! 5 STARS!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rt. 1 & 27, Mystic, CT 06355
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic
  • Phone Number: 860-536-3452

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 14

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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