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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

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  • 10
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Smarty's Bar and Grill (not car)

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Betsy H
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Niantic, Connecticut
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Niantic, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
126 reviews 126 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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?