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“Best whole belly clams anywhere”
Review of Sea Swirl

Sea Swirl
Ranked #34 of 103 Restaurants in Mystic
Price range: $4 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed August 1, 2011

Too many clam shacks serve "clam strips" -whatever they are - but the Sea Swirl serves the real thing -whole belly clams! They're not cheap but they are worth the price. Served
hot and juicy with very good cole slaw and just enough fries This typical roadside location may look like all the rest but it isn't. Good food at a fair price.

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Reviewed July 7, 2011

The sea swirl is a clam shack. We had fresh breaded clams. They were good, not at all gritty as they sometimes can be. They are not cheap, so if you expect McDonalds prices because it is a stand with picnic tables, it is not for you. If you want clams dipped in batter and freshly fried - I would reccommend it. The fries and the slaw were good too. My daughter had a hot dog, because she doesn't like deep fried, and that was reasonably priced. We went back for ice creams too, and they were good.

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Reviewed July 3, 2011

The best clams, shrimp and fish n chips we ever had! Fresh, lightly breaded, yumminest! Nothing fancy about this place but the food is outstanding!!

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Reviewed September 24, 2010

the best fried clams I have ever had. And I have had them everywhere. My wife is from maine and she said the fried scallops were out of this world!!! Cannot wait to go back. To people who expect a sit down with service, well that is not a New England clam shack.

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Reviewed July 26, 2010

burgers, clam strips, ice cream etc. Good food. Prices are a little higher then needed but it is Mystic.

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