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Muddy Waters Cafe

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42 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6053
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mystic, Connecticut
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to stop for breakfast or lunch - excellent food and a nice interior to relax in or sit on the back deck and enjoy the sunshine and view! We went for lunch and enjoyed two of their excellent sandwiches. I recommend looking at their daily special chalkboard as they offer great specials! I had the... More 

Thank Richard M
New London, Connecticut
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An inviting place with outdoor seating overlooking the Thames River in the summer- and warm comfy seating in the winter. Consistently good breakfast and lunch choices as well as scrumptious pastry to accompany great coffee- any way you prefer it. Friendly accommodating staff will ensure your happy experience at Muddy Waters.

Thank Vivianna94
Chesapeake, Virginia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here during my trip to CT. Got an amazing breakfast here. Try the hot apple cider with caramel.

Thank Marcus S
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142 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here mid day after tying up the boat at New London pier. The place was so packed we could not get a seat outside and we were very disappointed. Came back for breakfast before catching the Amtrak to DC. Got some great breakfast sandwiches, excellent coffee and noticed lots of locals -- business folk as well as younger set--... More 

Thank Barbara G
Schenectady, NY
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a little get away with the wife to CT. We come to the area several times a year. Found this gem while surfing the web and thought we would give it a try. Two words, "Love It"!! Breakfast sandwiches are great, coffee is awesome. Pastries and muffins are fantastic. Outside patio overlooks the water. Really great place and the... More 

Thank rabump
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When the weather is good the back deck can't be beat. The inside seating offers couches and comfy chairs as well as tables up front. The coffee is good, the breakfast sandwiches are very good, and the pastries are excellent. The only negatives are the limited menu and hours.

Thank John P
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Muddy Waters is a great place for a light breakfast and coffee. Love the eclectic atmosphere. Muffins, pastry, breakfast sandwiches. Lunch is also served.

Thank dwolf75
Boston, MA
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Roomy, comfortable coffee house with movie posters from the 50's and 60's, this is a great spot to unwind after a long day of walking. It's walking distance to the Amtrak and Greyhound stations, as well, so is an ideal place to grab a coffee or doughnut before heading out to other places in the area.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

A favorite lunch place when in New London. When the weather is nice we sit outside and he has a salad. Sometimes I do, but I had a veggie burger today and it was tasty and filling. Not a fancy place but consistently good at what they do well. I recommend it for a casual breakfast or lunch.

Thank Roz B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the coffee, but it's not the best in town. Staff is kinda rude, at least the 3 times I've been there they were, but it's a cool little place.

Thank dasczuk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6053
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: 860-444-2232

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