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All 40 Niantic Restaurants

Smarty's Car and Grill

215 Main street, # 1, Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-8818
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Ranked #25 of 40 Restaurants in Niantic
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
Cuisines: American
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  • English first
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Hamden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stopped on a Friday night, live music outside as well as wonderful food. Our waitress was warm and friendly and on point with our food as well as our comfort. Would certainly return

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I can not give this restaurant the deserved higher rating for the food they serve. The service is unprofessional. Eating at the bar has the same terrible service. We have been here many times, but just for the food. Outside dining would be so wonderful, but again the service is just not acceptable. The restaurant could be amazing if the... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The food would have to be phenomenal to want to eat inside as it felt tacky and cold. The food was not phenomenal; I will say some was good - the chicken on my cobb salad was very tender and my daughter's broasted chicken was delicious and a meatloaf sandwich was good; but the nachos were cold and unimpressive. It's... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Smarty's Bar & Grill 8/30/2013 On a recommendation from a friend we decided to go to Smarty's for dinner before taking in a movie. We were greeted right away and brought to a table outside facing the water. A one man band was entertaining so we thought we were in for a good time. Not so much! Turns out Smarty's... More

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had spent the day at Rocky Neck Beach and thought would stop for dinner before traveling home. Came across Smarty's Bar & Grille. Looked nice and had outside tables so we could extend a nice day. The waitress didn't bring us a wine list or mention the specials. The service was very, very slow and the food was of... More

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East Lyme, CT
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We decided to try Smarty's one more time as it was not too good this past winter, when I ate there with my son. In the past (last summer), it was excellent, but, it has been down hill since then. We ate outside and the waitress was very good. We waited quite a while for the food. I ordered the... More

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Additional Information about Smarty's Car 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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