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Sea Swirl

30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
+1 860-536-3452
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried clams” (36 reviews)
“ice cream” (46 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast food
$$ - $$$
30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a converted Carvel building. It is along side the road. It has outside seating-some in the sun and a section with a cover. You order your food and it takes about 15 minutes to get the dinners. They are hot, crispy and just...More

Thank shortbread1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, so this "restaurant" is more like a Dairy Queen. Just a small shack with take out windows and some picnic tables hard by Route 1. They also have lots of soft-serve choices for dessert, so it really is like a Dairy Queen. They also...More

Thank laslototh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is down the street from where we were staying -- the Inn at Mystic. We to grab some ice cream. My son and I got the soft serve -- which was really good and my older kids got ice cream. Nice staff and good...More

Thank tcgje
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the munchkin is happy, I am happy! She rates it best rainbow sprinkles in the galaxy. By our home turf standards, the soft-serve ice cream is abundantly generous in its proportions--I'm a healthy sized guy and love my vanilla soft-serve cones, the bigger the...More

Thank Micropterusdolomieui
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Some of the best fried clams south of Maine, and the best soft ice cream in the area! A classic road-side stand that must be experienced!

Thank zimmerang
Reviewed 26 July 2017

A bunch of friends meet up for ice cream there, service was great fast and reasonable. Had food before here and was a good spot for good food quick.

Thank Hunterjumpergirl357
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We went intending to have clams, but when we got to the window, the server informed us they were out of whole clams, and (credit for honesty) said that the clam strips were not from their regular supplier and were not that good. We settled...More

Thank JBPnfld
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Stopped in on vacation with 4 adults and 3 kids. We were on the beach and wanted a quick bite to eat and this place delivered! Loved the scallops... probably the best I have ever tasted. French fries were amazing and the biggest I have...More

Thank josiezb
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Has slipped ,outside picknick tables were dirty, prices went up ,quality went down . If you want to charge premium prices the at least have a place to wash up .

Thank dockdork
Reviewed 10 July 2017

On the recommendation of our friend, we decided to stop at Sea Swirl for a late lunch/early dinner. We ordered the corn fritters and 2 orders of the fried clam strips! It did not disappoint. The corn fritters were huge and absolutely delicious. The two...More

Thank Jeri1955
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-536-3452
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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.
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