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Water Street Cafe

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143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
(860) 535-2122
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Open now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    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
Sunday jazz a nice surprise!

Lovely atmosphere, good drink, consistently good food. Live jazz was a nice bonus. We loved the chili and sitting at the cozy bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
LucySolshine
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New Haven, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is a hidden gem. Locally caught seafood purchased every morning. Local farm organics. Top notch restaurant in beautiful New England seaside town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I dined here recently on a grownup night out. My filet and pan seared scallops were cooked to perfection as was my husband's NY strip. The waiter was wonderful. He was attentive without being pushy. Thank you for another great date night meal!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, good drink, consistently good food. Live jazz was a nice bonus. We loved the chili and sitting at the cozy bar.

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Orange, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We first dined at the Water Street Cafe during a blizzard this past winter and decided to dine there again during our wedding anniversary getaway to the spa at norwich inn. The food and service at the Water Street Cafe is top notch. Just like this past winter, I had the Duck and Scallops dish done with mashed potatoes in... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our son & 2 friends asked us to meet them @ The Warer Street Cafe. Looking @ the outside of the establishment fools you into thinking that this restaurant experience won't be anything special. How wrong 1st impressions can be. I had the scallops & duck. It melted in my mouth- didn't even want my husband to sample it. My... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Keeps getting better. No wonder packed with locals. Best lobster dinner in the area.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a true find. The Water Street folks set up a feast for our 20 folks for dinner. Hanger steak and spicy pasta just 2 of the great meals served to us. Not a quiet place, just a fun place. Of course, we were part of the partying. Just fabulous

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Wonderful meal, excellent service, friendly staff! We couldn't get into "other" local places that had over 1 1/2 hour wait and called the Water Street Café at the last minute. They were wonderful in seating us with a party of 7 immediately, despite a large, Saturday night crowd. We would definitely recommend.

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Stonington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

if you cant get into dog watch or milagros.....this place will do. atmosphere is good, service is good......

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Watch Hill, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have been enjoying the food and great make that excellent staff at Water St for years. What is,amazing that I have never never been disappointed by the service or the food. I enjoy Tuna and this is the only restaurant in the region that always delivers the freshest seafood. I have never had less than five star tuna.....my favorite... More 

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Additional Information about Water Street Cafe

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

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?