We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Water Street Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
(860) 535-2122
Today
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 144 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Very Enjoyable Evening

We met friends here last night and had a great meal attentive service in a very warm and inviting place. We started our meal with a variety of raw oysters which were very fresh and satisfying the steamed mussels were ok I would have liked a bit more garlic in the broth. The duck with scallops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
ignatsz
,
New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

We met friends here last night and had a great meal attentive service in a very warm and inviting place. We started our meal with a variety of raw oysters which were very fresh and satisfying the steamed mussels were ok I would have liked a bit more garlic in the broth. The duck with scallops entree was satisfying and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I loved this restaurant! Sat at the bar with friends and ate dinner. Great, fun ambiance! We all loved our meals. My friends had delicious oysters and wonderful entrees. I began my new year by becoming vegan. It was a great surprise to find they had wonderful vegan choices. I ordered the tofu salad with wasabi dressing......yummy! And remember, this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johnson City, New York, United States
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Stopped in late afternoon and settled on a bowl of chilli from the bar menu. Not bad for $9. A pint of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale goes with anything !! Really nice comforting bar scene.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My wife and I visited ths place on a busy Saturday night. They don't take reservations (not a plus) so we waited at the raw bar. This was a great experience and the man working the raw bar is definitely an asset to this establishment. He executed the littlenecks to perfection. The dining room could do with some reorganization. Too... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Farmingville, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were staying in town and had eaten out for lunch and also dinner the previous evening so we decided that this night we would order, pick up and eat back at our room. we were told the wait would be at least 15 minutes until pick up-very reasonable. when we got there, within the 15 mins, the food was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
southold
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at this local restaurant. We chose a high top table just off the bar area. There was a guitar player that evening who added to the charming experience. Our two dinners were very good - a tuna steak and a shrimp stir-fry. We split an apple pie desert.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The chicken with green beans was excellent. Salad was ok. Decor is maybe a little strange? Quirky in a not-quite-there way. And apparently there is a $5 charge to split something.

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Shore, MA
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Water Street Café is always a stop on our trips to the Mystic area! we had a wonderful dinner on a Monday night in November. The café is on the main road through the Borough od Stonington surrounded by little antique and gift shops and restaurants. charming! the bar is long and lively. Although it was mostly locals, they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Water Street Cafe is one of our favorite restaurants. We went last night and had an absolutely wonderful and well-needed date night. Ray, our waiter, was spot-on with his service. The drinks, Sexy Mexican and Knob Creek Manhattan were an excellent start to our evening. The filet with the boursin cheese, greens, and mashed potatoes were prepared perfectly! We cannot... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Northfield, Connecticut
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very good food, service and ambiance. Casual atmosphere with many locals at the tables and at the busy bar. Oyster bar with a good selection. Fairly priced.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Water Street Cafe also viewed

 
Stonington, CT
Stonington, CT
 

Been to Water Street Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: (860) 535-2122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Water Street Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?