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Smarty's Bar and Grill

American, Bar
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215 Main St, # 1, Niantic, CT 06357-3223
(860) 739-8818
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hartford, Connecticut
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place. It did not disappoint. It was a beautiful summer night- we sat and ate on the patio. They had live music. Food was affordable, good-size portions and very tasty!

Thank Meghann G
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time going there with my mom while we were on vacation. A friend of ours told us to go there and we figure why not try it, we've past it a dozen times. So we went and ordered some watermelon martinis to start (not bad), then ordered an appetizer of clams casino (I've never had) but... More 

Thank mbruni611
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live in the area. Been there several times. Outside. Never been inside. A bit of traffic noise but the patio always has been clean and simple. The food is good, alot of comfort food options. The broasted chix is yummy. So was the chopped sirloin. Simple and resonable.

Thank ConnecticutBonbon
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner outside, little bit of road noise but great spot in Niantic. I had the Shrimp Scampi, filling and tasty. The rest if the family each had the fish and chips. They rated them 8 out of 10 since. Plentiful, enough moisture without being soggy. We will go back after trying a few more Niantic spots

Thank Daley Landscapi... J
Metlakatla, Alaska, United States
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The food was good, the service was good, but I think Robert Irvine would have fun in this place... It's a far cry from the old Morton House...

Thank Steve99926
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Stopped for lunch with my girlfriend and the 1 employee working was the waitress/ hostess and bartender, the food was horrible and pricey and had to chase her down to just pay the bill and get outta there, she o ly had 3 other custo ers but we finally located her chatting on her cell phone, will not return to... More 

Thank Jozeee2014
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184 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I have been here three times, wanting to give this restaurant support as a local venue. The location is ok and the food is alright, but the service is just terrible. This restaurant has so much potential, but unless I hear something has changed in regards to the service and the decor we will not be returning.

Thank diddy66
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here on August 22nd. My husband and I both had the broasted chicken! It was delicious as were the onion rings we started out with. Our server was very good also.

Thank Laurie C
Avon, Connecticut
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355 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

"Special" Sesame wings had absolutely no sesame or other flavor, just broasted and covered in a bland oil (not sesame oil). Burger was dry (Ordered it medium). Both ketchup and mustard containers still had the foil seal on them. Fries crispy. Many signs and posters for Yuengling beer, but not listed on the menu or beer list. Both need to... More 

Thank MMouseMD
New London, Connecticut
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Just held my husbands 40th Anniversary at Smartys. Niantic is where he was born and mom was in Morton hotel when she went into labor. The staff is amazingly friendly and accommodate my price, dietary needs, and random requests. The broasted chicken is my favorite as well they made a great vegan pasta dish for us. Thank you to everyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Main St, # 1, Niantic, CT 06357-3223
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: (860) 739-8818

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