Choosing a Restaurant Near the Mystic Seaport

by | Dec 15, 2021 | Chapter One Mystic

Choosing a Restaurant Near the Mystic Seaport

If you thought the summer months were the only time to visit a Mystic seaport restaurant, you might be surprised. The Mystic, Connecticut area, has much more to offer than just summertime fun. Come prepared with your waterproof hiking boots and a warm jacket, and you can enjoy many of the top Mystic attractions year-round, followed by a hearty meal at a local restaurant.

Speaking of local restaurants… Mystic Seaport Restaurant Options

So many people take road trips for hundreds or even thousands of miles and wind up staying in regular hotels, eating at chain restaurants, and generally doing all of the things they could have done back home, except in a different place. Why not mix it up a bit?

Local, Mystic seaport restaurants specialize in providing East Coast flavors and unique ambiances that you won’t find at chains. Support the Mystic community and look for a locally-owned place to relax and enjoy a memorable meal.

Luckily, Mystic has dozens of unique and exciting places to eat, from vegetarian juice bars to oyster buffets. You might need to spend weeks in Mystic if you want to sample them all.

Take advantage of some of Mystic’s best attractions, such as the Mystic Seaport Museum or a lovely winter hike through the snow, before you settle in for your meal. Fresh, delicious food prepared to perfection tastes even better when you have spent all day working up a big appetite. If you aren’t the outdoorsy type, you can still enjoy all of the quaint shops and interesting history our town is known for between meal times at your favorite Mystic seaport restaurants.

What are you in the mood for?

There are plenty of great options to choose from. Mystic Pizza comes to mind for most people; they are a local institution for a reason. But don’t limit yourself to just pizza. You’re on the coast; it’s the perfect time to dig into some fresh-caught seafood.

Suppose the thought of fresh yellowfin tuna, hot Maine lobster dripping with butter, a grilled swordfish steak, or a garlic and white wine clam linguine makes your mouth water. In that case, it’s a good thing you’re near the Mystic Seaport, where fishers bring countless delicacies in from the ocean every day. You can’t find seafood any fresher than the options you’ll find along our Mystic coastline.

But that’s not to say seafood is your only option. Dig into a juicy burger with bacon cheese fries or a plate of Cajun chicken pasta and maple bacon brussels sprouts if you have your heart set on an American classic. Just don’t forget to save room for some after-dinner wine or craft beer samples from one of Mystic’s wineries or brewing companies. If you’re here in the winter months, don’t worry. Most locations still offer the same service even in the quiet off-season.

Still need a suggestion for the best Mystic seaport restaurant?

Though we may be a bit biased, we believe Chapter One’s Mystic restaurant is a fantastic dining option. Whether you’re stopping in for a casual brunch before you hit the shore or you’re hosting an elegant rehearsal dinner before your destination wedding, Chapter One’s Mystic location lends all of the seaside charms you could hope for, along with delicious food and friendly staff. Located in the heart of downtown Mystic, we are just a short hop from wherever you want to spend your day.

If this article has your appetite revving, there’s more good news. We offer every dish listed above and more.

Come see us anytime, or contact us to book your special event.

Troy Hahn
Author: Johnny
Johnny has held multiple positions at Chapter One Food & Drink in both the Mystic and Guilford locations. Now, as the General Manager at Chapter One, Johnny strives to have a strong and positive impact on his team and his local community. "Chapter One is unique as it has an uncanny intimacy, a home away from home feel that is calming and somewhat romantic. I absolutely adore this place." His attention to detail and his seamless demeanor allow him to orchestrate the vibe and tempo of the room. Johnny is hospitable to the highest degree, and he looks forward to celebrating many more 'Chapters' with the company to come.