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Water Street Cafe

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143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
(860) 535-2122
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Stonington, Connecticut
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155 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a vegetarian, so their normal lunch and dinner menu is not inspiring to me (although maybe that is the best tofu salad in the world that is the only thing they offer). However, their sunday-only brunch is great and highly recommended. The cafe is bigger than Noah's and generally less busy, so if the wait on a sunday for... More 

Thank Raoul M
Sacramento, California
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My wife and I ate dinner here with two friends who live near Stonington and recommended this place. We had a great meal. While we did not try them, the menu had some unusual items including Escargot Pot Pie and Portuguese Octopus Stew to go along with more typical fare. We started out sharing their Tomato Salad with Basil and... More 

1 Thank JimboTheWary
Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This café is more restaurant than café. It has a varied and excellent menu. Not fancy but with satisfying surroundings and atmosphere. More traditional food with nice surprises on the menu. Good value and good portions.

Thank Franklin1935
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Very relaxed and pleasant atmosphere in downtown Stonington, CT. The food was excellent and their mussels were wonderful. Recommend for their seafood.

Thank Robert B
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My husband and I went to the Water Street Café for lunch a few weeks ago and had a great experience. The restaurant is a nice spot in Stonington, CT offering a variety of options on their menu. I decided to try a power bowl with grilled scallops, mushrooms, carrots, avocado, peppers and brown rice with a sesame dressing and... More 

Thank Kim O
Ledyard, Connecticut
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Dinner for two at Water Street Cafe last night was great! I don't remember why we stopped going years ago, but we tried it again last night as 'some place new' and were exceedingly pleased. Good cocktails, interesting wine list and delicious, new-American cuisine! After the creamy, locally produced burrata, we both had the halibut. It was every bit as... More 

Thank Paul605
Palo Alto, California
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296 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Came here after a day drive from Hartford. Charming sleepy town one week before Memorial Day. This restaurant was charming with a very friendly wait staff. There were 2 couples. One got a "power bowl" where she picked the ingredients. She chose quinoa, 5 different veggies and fresh grilled fluke (although she could have had shrimp, tuna, scallops....all fresh. She... More 

Thank Marcia K
Mississauga, Canada
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We dined here on a Sunday evening. The town reminds me of Carmel-by-the-Sea...unassuming when you first walk around, but then you realize there's some wealth nearby. I had Stonington Oysters on the half-shell...they were good, but the mignonette sauce didn't have as much flavour as I had hoped. I had the scallop and duck for my entree - the duck... More 

Thank Jurist
Essex, Connecticut
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Visited the Water Street Café for dinner on Saturday and could not have been happier with the experience. It doesn't hurt that it is located in one of the best locales in CT, Stonington Borough, but it does not take it's location for granted. It still tries (and succeeds) to excel in quality, service and atmosphere. Ambience can't be beat,... More 

2 Thank DRJ1963
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Water Street Cafe is a small intimate restaurant and a favorite watering hole for locals. My wife and I are regulars and the fact that we keep going back is evidence that we enjoy our evenings there. Service is variable and just hope you get a good server. My recommendations: the warm duck salad and P.E.I. oysters

Thank Ross567

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: (860) 535-2122

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