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Sea Swirl

30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
+1 860-536-3452
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (35 reviews)
“ice cream” (45 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Fast food
$$ - $$$
30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Fried clams, burgers, ice cream you can't go wrong! Classic summer roadside stand with very nice employees. Enjoy!

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 24 June 2017

An okay place to eat but there probably is better in the area. Corn fritters where very heavy and dense with a few pieces of corn in them. The girl taking our order was not paying attention and asked us three times what we where...More

Thank capecodkaren009
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is a walk up place, you sit at picnic tables that you share with others. The prices are okay, a lobster roll is $15.95 and is cold, but very good, a lot of meat. You can get clams, hot dogs, burgers and soft swirl...More

Thank susan822
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We stayed at the Inn at Mystic across the street and walked over for an ice cream. Very short walk. Many, many flavores to pick from and they also have food. Pina Colada ice cream great! Wait staff alittle slow but friendly.

Thank flip-click
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
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 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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