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Water Street Cafe

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143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1323
+1 860-535-2122
08:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:30 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Flavor abounds at this local seafood staple. We had curried halibut and a scrumptious duck/scallop dish and both were worthy of a standing ovation. Water Street Cate will be the first place we come back to when we revisit Stonington.

Thank dpigat
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go there a lot for Sunday brunch.The shrimp/scallop lo mein is delicious! Blueberry pancakes, yum! I've never had anything less than an excellent meal there. The wait staff are nice and courteous. On occasion, I go for dinner. I always have to order the duck and scallops with mashed potatoes. To top it off, the "Kelsey" dessert is soooo... More 

1 Thank Helen S
Southwick, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had brunch here on Sunday morning... delicious! French toast topped with strawberries was the perfect meal after a night of drinking :) Waitress was friendly, atmosphere was warm and inviting... a great choice when in Stonington

1 Thank Britt S
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Brought my brother in law out with us for a Christmas gift. Nice cozy pub style atmosphere but the menu reads fine dining. We all darted off with a bowl of clam chowder which was really good. The guys had steaks, done perfectly. I had a tempura fish and veggies. Really nice and light but could of used a little... More 

Thank Vicki M
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A very cozy, relaxed place with good, very prompt service and a nice ambience. The night we were there there was an excellent guitarist playing great standards at a very appropriate background volume. The food is interesting and well prepared, particularly the seafood. There are some quite amazing offerings including a long-standing favorite of duck and scallops. It sounded a... More 

1 Thank Chook43
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great menu and active bar scene. Very friendly wait staff. In the hub of Stoninton Burroug. Casual dress and great food.

1 Thank Smileytiley1969
Stonington, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

One of the best places for lunch and dinner in Stonington Borough. Dark and intimate inside with a lot of old school decorations. You can't go wrong ordering anything on menu and their house wines are very good. I'm from around here and it is one of my regular places.

1 Thank Scaup321
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148 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

First time here, me and my wife had lunch here today and was pleasantly surprised how good the meal was. I got the swordfish my wife got the rainbow trout and both were fantastic. I also got the sfd chowder but for!$7 bucks I didn't think it warranted that price.

1 Thank middleboro
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My daughter & I went for dinner tonight, it is definitely going downhill fast. It was my 2nd favorite restaurant in Stonington but they hit new lows. My daughter's fluke was full of bones. My $22.00 Filet was 2 tiny pieces that looked like they came off someone elses plate. They were so small I thought they forgot the meat.... More 

1 Thank johneu63
Brookfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our favorite place in the borough. Chat with locals and newcomers, enjoy the Holland Jazz band on a Sunday, always fresh seafood, oysters and clams.

Thank MARK F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: +1 860-535-2122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?