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Smarty's Bar and Grill

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215 Main street, # 1, Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-8818
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
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Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Loved the broasted chicken!

Had dinner here on August 22nd. My husband and I both had the broasted chicken! It was delicious as were the onion rings we started out with. Our server was very good also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Laurie C
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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch with my girlfriend and the 1 employee working was the waitress/ hostess and bartender, the food was horrible and pricey and had to chase her down to just pay the bill and get outta there, she o ly had 3 other custo ers but we finally located her chatting on her cell phone, will not return to... More 

Thank Jozeee2014
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167 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I have been here three times, wanting to give this restaurant support as a local venue. The location is ok and the food is alright, but the service is just terrible. This restaurant has so much potential, but unless I hear something has changed in regards to the service and the decor we will not be returning.

Thank diddy66
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here on August 22nd. My husband and I both had the broasted chicken! It was delicious as were the onion rings we started out with. Our server was very good also.

Thank Laurie C
Avon, Connecticut
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305 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

"Special" Sesame wings had absolutely no sesame or other flavor, just broasted and covered in a bland oil (not sesame oil). Burger was dry (Ordered it medium). Both ketchup and mustard containers still had the foil seal on them. Fries crispy. Many signs and posters for Yuengling beer, but not listed on the menu or beer list. Both need to... More 

Thank MMouseMD
New London, Connecticut
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Just held my husbands 40th Anniversary at Smartys. Niantic is where he was born and mom was in Morton hotel when she went into labor. The staff is amazingly friendly and accommodate my price, dietary needs, and random requests. The broasted chicken is my favorite as well they made a great vegan pasta dish for us. Thank you to everyone... More 

Thank Unclesogg
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216 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Could Be Better... Just a Watering Hole located in the center of town. Food is avg at best. Service is avg. at best... could be a real gem but misses on all marks. Better places to use your money. Sorry old Morton House.

Thank brynulf
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

On celebrate East Lyme Day we decided to stop in for some live music and seafood. My friend whom I was dining with got her salad that had 2 bugs in the bottom of it. She told the waitress and we were confused that she waitress did not seem surprised or overly apologetic. She ordered a clam chowder instead which... More 

Thank Rebecca M
Niantic, Connecticut
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

OK bar to watch sports and have a beer, their food is not very good. I have been there twice, and was disappointed both times

Thank 243CuisineExpert
Niantic, Connecticut
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went as 2 couples and a 3 yr.old. 2 people had their food delivered afte 20 minutes, we brought a PB&J for the kid, thankfully. The other two of us ahdn't even gotten our drinks after 40 minutes. So half our group was finished eating and we didn't even had drinks. We visited the bathroom, which was so dark, the... More 

Thank Dawn G
new haven, ct
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340 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Always loved the broasted chicken at Smarty's (and my husband loves the chili, pulled pork nachos, etc.). Went here recently. He still loved his nachos, and the desserts were still great. I found the chicken (exactly as someone else said) tasted as if the oil hadn;t been changed in a while. The mashed potatoes tasted like a baked potato that... More 

Thank sullific

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 Main street, # 1, Niantic, CT 06357
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: (860) 739-8818

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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