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Water Street Cafe

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143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1323
+1 860-535-2122
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

I wasn't very impressed with this restaurant. It was busy and a bit loud. The staff all seemed very rushed and not able to cope. Ordered a bottle of wine which was poured for a tasting but then the server continued to pour before even glancing at me to see if it was ok. She also dashed off before my... More 

Thank 20wot
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend the outstanding restaurant. You can never get a bad meal here and the staff is extremely professional and make you feel welcomed! This restaurant is a must for us always when we are in Stonington.

Thank Nancy S
Pacific NW (USA)
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118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

Water Street is rightfully well regarded by CT coast diners and we try to get there on our bi-annual trips to the area. Our most recent visit [June'14] was as enjoyable as its predecessors. We invariably have steak, seafood and/or pasta and these are always well prepared and prepared. And delicious! . The servers are knowledgeable and efficient, and attentive... More 

Thank Orangulu
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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255 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

Was in Mystic with family and after dinner wanted a cocktail. They suggested Water Street Cafe.. Was the perfect location. Quickly seated in bar area, nice wine list, great list of specialty cocktails. Had gentleman there playing guitar and fit the atmosphere perfectly... Would live to try dinner here and spend more time. Looks like a perfect little place in... More 

Thank CaptainMHB
Summit, New Jersey
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

It had been recommended and since we had to stay in stonington for the night we gave it a try. My husband found it the best swordfish ever, which is saying a lot. I found my little neck clams fabulous but the wine sauce very salty. Terrific service...we would go again and again.

Thank hazel608
New Haven, Connecticut
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

Having heard "how quaint" Stonington is decided to see for myself on the way home from a RI vacation. Water St. is A small street near the water(go figure) with shops and restaurants.Having read the window menus of all, decided on Water St.Cafe. Many of the dishes are Asian inspired, and the fish is really fresh.The bulk of the menu... More 

1 Thank Ls_ct_11
Port Jefferson, NY
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

I write this review with mixed emotions. During the summer months, it is a nightmare to try to get a table in the Mystic + Stonington areas (we have a home in the area). On one hand, I love Water St and want to see them do well, but I also know that Tripadvisor reviews can drive the crowds into... More 

1 Thank RickPJ
Hartford CT
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had dinner here on Sunday; salad with local fresh ingredients, halibut perfectly cooked and a chocolate bread pudding with vanilla ice cream with some hazelnut coffee. One of the best meals I have ever had-anywhere. Service was superb. An unexpected bonus was the Charlie Holland Jazz Band-I didn't know they played on Sundays-it was like getting a gift in... More 

Thank Mal723
Vicksburg, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went for a quick lunch, and I had the tuna over greens with wasabi dressing, which was absolutely heavenly. The server, Quinn, was by herself with many tables, and she managed to do a fantastic job. Great service, great atmosphere, great value, GREAT FOOD! What more can one ask for?

Thank SHolzmer
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

A jewell of a restaurant in the most wonderful town. The food is wonderful and so is the atmosphere. A wonderful find.

Thank SJHawkings

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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 06378-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: +1 860-535-2122

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