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Sea Swirl

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30 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-2915
+1 860-536-3452
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Fri - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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New Canaan, CT
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank jtperreca
Butler, Tennessee
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288 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank wataugaman
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 dinner.The portion size was perfect and it was fun to sit outside to enjoy it.

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Thank Mary K
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 choose from. Don't get there a minute before closing since they will turn you away.... More 

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Thank Peter M
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169 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Tim O
Brewster, New York
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank BCR37
Hammonton, New Jersey
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Lobster roll was delicious no mayo and it was cold. Price sounded a little high but for the amount of lobster was well worth it.

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Thank John G
New London, Connecticut
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Love, love, love Sea Swirl. The absolute best scallops, direct from Stonongton (literally in their back yard)! I have had scallops in many places, but none are better, so big and sweet. This place is a summer requirement for anyone anywhere near the CT shoreline!

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Thank Nonnasvacation
Elissa B, Public Relations Manager at Sea Swirl, responded to this review

Thank you! We take great pride in buying the freshest local seafood we can! Enjoy and come back soon - we can't believe it's already August! More 

North Providence, Rhode Island
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46 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The clam broth chowder was delicious with plenty of clams and the clam fritters were a great accompaniment.

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Thank MichaelRI
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I'm a big fan of roadside food stands, especially when at the shore, so I seek out the best. This one is worth a detour off I-95 when passing by Mystic, Connecticut. We opted for the fresh fried fish sandwiches. Man, they were great! Perfectly battered, ultra fresh cod, served super hot with a tad of tartar sauce and lettuce... More 

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Thank Diane A
Elissa B, Public Relations Manager at Sea Swirl, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! And yes, our lobster rolls are also awesome! We look forward to your next visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-2915
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-536-3452
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, hotdogs, chicken sandwiches and more.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?