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Sea Swirl

30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
+1 860-536-3452
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Fast food
$$ - $$$
30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was always busy. We only stopped for soft serve ice cream, which was not very flavorful. And don't go for the added flavors because all it does is change the color of the vanilla ice cream, which didn't even taste like vanilla. My...More

Thank iksnir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we return to New England (we moved away 25 years ago) we drive directly to Mystic and the Sea Swirl clam shack! The whole belly fried clams are Consistently prepared , lightly breaded , soft melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness! We also tried the lobster roll (tasty...More

Thank Sandyw248
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a typical fried food shack that is only open during the warm weather months, AKA tourist season. The whole fried clams are very good, greasy but tasty and not too​ salty. They have a bunch of other stuff but I haven't tried it...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We saw this place featured on Rachel Ray's 40.00 a day show and since we were in the area, we knew we had to stop. I am so glad we did too because the food was delicious and reasonably priced. We enjoyed it so much...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a fried clam fanatic and you just don't get any better than Sea Swirl. The fish sandwich looks amazing too - this is a very seasonal place but if you're in Mystic, you have to go!

Thank jtperreca
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We wanted belly clams, a NE fav, and this was a good choice to obtain them and enjoy. And we did. Also very good ice cream. Order , wait, retrieve , sit at picnic tables and enjoy

Thank wataugaman
Reviewed 9 September 2016

If you like fried seafood and ice cream this is the place for you. At first glance this looks like a typical ice cream stand, but the menu includes much more. Mostly fried seafood choices. The food was excellent, my choice was the fried shrimp...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 9 September 2016

A roadside ice cream place with the charm of a 1950's drive up. This place hasn't been touched since the Nixon years or before. Needs a good amount of sprucing up (cleaning too maybe). The soft serve was good however with lot's of flavors to...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I ordered the cod sandwhich and it was good. I wish I was hungrier and had more time so I could try more menu items.

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Delicious cold lobster roll, plentiful clam bellies n dinner plate, nice cod sandwich, try clam fritters. No indoor seating only tables outside.

Thank BCR37
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Williams Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-536-3452
  • E-mail
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, hotdogs, chicken sandwiches and more.