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Water Street Cafe

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143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
(860) 535-2122
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
A nice quaint cafe on a quiet street.

If you can't pronounce the entrée, order it, you just might enjoy it. My dish consisted of a roasted duck leg, lamb sausage, 3 kinds of pork with a white bean sauce.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
rod562015
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South Glens Falls, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Hartford
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Being a senior contributor it's a very rare occasion that I have an unsettling experience. The weekend of March 27, 2015 I stopped in to the water street café for dinner. Arriving at eight we had just ordered only to find out that we were going to be participants in some half-baked idea of the management to participate in what... More 

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South Glens Falls, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you can't pronounce the entrée, order it, you just might enjoy it. My dish consisted of a roasted duck leg, lamb sausage, 3 kinds of pork with a white bean sauce.

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Stonington, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a scrumptious lo mein with beef, shrimp, scallops and vegetables. Absolutely wonderful! Great service. A perfect Bailey's coffee for dessert made this the perfect Valentine's treat before the next snow storm started.

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Santa Barbara
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Nice varied menu with lots of daily specials. Feels as though it's always been there; lots of camaraderie - and so occasionally lots of noise.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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 

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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142 reviews 142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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Farmingville, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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southold
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30 reviews 30 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.

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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?