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Smarty's Bar and Grill

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215 Main street, # 1, Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-8818
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
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: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not as good as before

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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new haven, ct
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English first
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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 NEW

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 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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

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Niantic, Connecticut
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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new haven, ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 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 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

last meal there was breakfast - and I would not go again. It took 45 minutes to be served and the place was less than half full. Breakfast was mediocre at best. I've been for lunch and dinner and had decent service and good food. the broasted chicken is great and the chicken sandwich is also delicious. Atmosphere is ok... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I haven't gone here in about 2 years and now I know why! On a busy sat night we waited for an hour for our food. When I questioned waitress she told me it was only 48 mins, per the order ticket. She may have waited or forgot to put ticket in. We sat down @ 6 and their was... More 

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Hamden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I'm part of big brother big sister, and I took my little sister here. After we were seated, we were immediately swarmed by flies. Then when I received my clam chowder (new England) it looked like they opened a can and poured it into a bowl. Then I took a bite very salty. I also got fried calamari. The marinara... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We used to love Smarty's for the broasted chicken. It was always done to perfection and not greasy at all. Went here this past weekend and everything was kind of vile. One piece of chicken wasn't fully cooked, and the others were overcooked and dry. The chicken had a very odd taste, like maybe the oil hadn't been changed in... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice leisurely dinner on a busy Friday night last week at Smartys. We sat at a table outside, beautiful warm night. Great live music. Wait staff was quick and efficient. The house margarita is very good. Order the Broasted chicken dinner for 10$ , when you go. It is awesome. You get 4 pieces of chicken, potato of... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

we sat outside on a nice summer evening and the smell from somewhere nearby was yuck. The wait staff was very good, the food was not. We had steak and chicken wings. Both were just average, not super. I would not consider going back.

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Additional Information about Smarty's Bar and Grill

Address: 215 Main street, # 1, Niantic, CT 06357
Phone Number: (860) 739-8818
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American

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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
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?