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Sea Swirl

30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
+1 860-536-3452
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fried clams” (32 reviews)
“ice cream” (49 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Fast Food
$$ - $$$
30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

The food was great, what you would expect from a eatery like this.Their ice cream was also good.Plenty of seating too

Thank ajfmrf
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Found this little place on the side of the road. My husband ordered the clams and I ordered the shrimp, both fried. They do give you tons of meat and a small portion of fries. The shrimp were colossal, so naturally they were humongous, I...More

Thank nicolebarishian
Reviewed September 28, 2017

The whole belly fried clams were absolutely the BEST! Fried just right, with a creamy not chewy texture inside. Probably because the batter was not thick but was lightly protecting the delicate clam inside. Not one grain of sand made these flavorful delights unforgettable! Fried...More

Thank Betsyoftolland
Reviewed September 7, 2017

This is a converted Carvel building. It is along side the road. It has outside seating-some in the sun and a section with a cover. You order your food and it takes about 15 minutes to get the dinners. They are hot, crispy and just...More

Thank shortbread1
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Okay, so this "restaurant" is more like a Dairy Queen. Just a small shack with take out windows and some picnic tables hard by Route 1. They also have lots of soft-serve choices for dessert, so it really is like a Dairy Queen. They also...More

Thank laslototh
Reviewed August 18, 2017

This is down the street from where we were staying -- the Inn at Mystic. We to grab some ice cream. My son and I got the soft serve -- which was really good and my older kids got ice cream. Nice staff and good...More

Thank tcgje
Reviewed August 17, 2017

If the munchkin is happy, I am happy! She rates it best rainbow sprinkles in the galaxy. By our home turf standards, the soft-serve ice cream is abundantly generous in its proportions--I'm a healthy sized guy and love my vanilla soft-serve cones, the bigger the...More

Thank Micropterusdolomieui
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Some of the best fried clams south of Maine, and the best soft ice cream in the area! A classic road-side stand that must be experienced!

Thank zimmerang
Reviewed July 25, 2017

A bunch of friends meet up for ice cream there, service was great fast and reasonable. Had food before here and was a good spot for good food quick.

Thank Hunterjumpergirl357
Reviewed July 17, 2017

We went intending to have clams, but when we got to the window, the server informed us they were out of whole clams, and (credit for honesty) said that the clam strips were not from their regular supplier and were not that good. We settled...More

Thank JBPnfld
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-536-3452
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Sea Swirl of Mystic was formerly a street side Carvel Ice Cream shop. It is located at 30 Williams Avenue at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Connecticut. Sea Swirl offers the best of fried clams and fantastic seafood plus has one of the most beautiful sunsets on the horizon. Outdoor dining overlooks the flood tide and customers can enjoy delicious ice cream as well. Sea Swirl may seem like an unlikely place to find four-star food, but for many years now, it has sustained a deserved reputation as one of the finest places to eat fried clams, especially the whole-belly variety. Sea Swirl serves a full roster of expertly fried seafood, including scallops, shrimp and fish. For an alternative to seafood, there are hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, vegetarian options and more.
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