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Sea Swirl

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30 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-2915
+1 860-536-3452
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Brewster, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious cold lobster roll, plentiful clam bellies n dinner plate, nice cod sandwich, try clam fritters. No indoor seating only tables outside.

Thank BCR37
Hammonton, New Jersey
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lobster roll was delicious no mayo and it was cold. Price sounded a little high but for the amount of lobster was well worth it.

Thank John G
New London, Connecticut
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love, love, love Sea Swirl. The absolute best scallops, direct from Stonongton (literally in their back yard)! I have had scallops in many places, but none are better, so big and sweet. This place is a summer requirement for anyone anywhere near the CT shoreline!

Thank Nonnasvacation
Elissa B, Public Relations Manager at Sea Swirl, responded to this review

Thank you! We take great pride in buying the freshest local seafood we can! Enjoy and come back soon - we can't believe it's already August! More 

North Providence, Rhode Island
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45 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The clam broth chowder was delicious with plenty of clams and the clam fritters were a great accompaniment.

Thank MichaelRI
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I'm a big fan of roadside food stands, especially when at the shore, so I seek out the best. This one is worth a detour off I-95 when passing by Mystic, Connecticut. We opted for the fresh fried fish sandwiches. Man, they were great! Perfectly battered, ultra fresh cod, served super hot with a tad of tartar sauce and lettuce... More 

Thank Diane A
Elissa B, Public Relations Manager at Sea Swirl, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! And yes, our lobster rolls are also awesome! We look forward to your next visit! More 

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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I got a chocolate dipped cone. The chocolate coating tasted like wax and melted so fast the ice cream was all over. I was there last year and serveral years before and it was always good. Maybe I'll try it again this year, otherwise I'll go to Dairy Queen.

Thank lisanap
Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We heard the clams were good, and the side of clam strips didn't disappoint. However, the clam fritters were a little disappointing (tasted fine but were more clam flavored than tasting the clams). I copied a lady in front of me and got the Cod Sandwich which was so fresh and delicious. If you have the time, sit over at... More 

Thank DRun23
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Every year we stop for fried clams/oysters. We expect to pay market prices but were disappointed with the smaller portions. Food was fresh

Thank aj011508
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Mystic and loved going to Sea Swirl. It's still tasty as ever, from the hot dogs, to the clam fritters, to the cod sandwich. My husband tried the fish tacos and loved them as well.

Thank Amy G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Me and my family were looking for a good seafood place to eat while on vacation and found reviews for this place and they seemed good so we thought we would give it a try. Boy was that a mistake.When we got our food the fried oysters & whole belly clam portions were very small and the batter was still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $20
American, Seafood, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-2915
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-536-3452
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, hotdogs, chicken sandwiches and more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?