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Sea Swirl

30 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-2915
+1 860-536-3452
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fried clams” (35 reviews)
“ice cream” (54 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Fast Food
$$ - $$$
30 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-2915
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Great roadside find. I was looking for a lobster roll on our way out of Mystic, and this did not disappoint! We did not have ice cream, but it looked great- lots of choices. Perfect place to stop for a quick bite.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Meg D
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Laid back great views- the one on the way into Mystic is best ;) The cute picnic tables and the ice cream next door make it really fun!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Shelbye M
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Sea Swirl was recommended to us by a local friend. He was spot-on. The whole clam & clam strip rolls were both perfectly cooked. The portions were ample & the tartar sauce well made. A chocolate milk shake rounded out our afternoon treat.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 274cheric
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We visited because the other restaurant is on renovation and sea swirl has 4+ reviews. Disappointed. We ordered two soups for kids, they like it. We ordered whole belly clam roll - 4 cute clams on a roll, my husband took it as a snack...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank judywang2004
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a local place and only has seating outside. But it was so very good we went 3 times on our last visit to CT. We had fried clams every time we went but, locals were there for ice cream and fried clams, and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank traceywclifton
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Whole belly clams fill said 'food title' to the brim-and your tummy thanks you for it! Fresh seafood, fried in good oil.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We got a variety of seafood: shrimp, fish tacos, oysters, and lobster. The seafood was great. The restaurant is a walk up stand, and it also serves ice cream.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 278bryanw
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Order was placed but wrong food cooking. I caught the mistake and it was corrected. Food was average.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bart S
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

I was craving whole belly clams and this is Sea Swirl’s claim to fame. I got the clam dinner which included a small coleslaw and onion rings for $21. The portion was modest but enough to be filling. The breading was light and not greasy....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Amy T
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Solidly good “clam shack” fare. Our favorites: fried scallops, fried shrimp, fried whole belly clams. Fries are coated with something (?) before frying and slaw has too much mayo but seafood is very good. The young waitress at window totally screwed up our order even...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HartfordOwl
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-2915
  • 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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