All About the Restaurants in Stonington, CT

Stonington, CT is a lovely historic town in the southeastern part of the state, and close to the shore and the popular tourist destination Mystic. It is filled with many shops and restaurants that keep visitors happy.

Noah's Restaurant
113 Water St.
Stonington, CT 06378
(860) 535-3925

This landmark restaurant does it all, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a Sunday brunch. The food is cooked to order and served just the way you want. Whether it's the freshest of fish, the Portuguese-style eggs with linguica or the handmade pasta, you are in for a treat at this restaurant in the historic part of town near Stonington Harbor. And did we mention, the desserts are all handmade as well? The horseshoe-shaped bar is a special meeting place for the locals who imbibe classic cocktails or wine and beer. It's a great place to dine after you check into your Stonington inn.

Water Street Cafe
143 Water Street
Stonington, CT 06378
(860) 535-2122

Also located in the historic part of Stonington, the Water Street Cafe is an upscale restaurant with a menu so varied it seems to sizzle. Diners are treated to many specialty dishes at every lunch and dinner, as well as at the weekend brunch. From warm duck salads to black bean salmon and scrumptious hanger steak, the restaurant definitely has something for everyone. The oyster bar offers an array of local oysters that are sweet and salty.

Zack's Bar and Grille
201 North Main Street
Stonington, CT 06378
(860) 535-0301

Situated in a pleasant New England sprawling home, this is not at all the typical bar and grille. Zack's promises comfort food with all the right trimmings as well as fine dining with steaks and local seafood, in particular Stonington sea scallops. The ambiance is casual, the decor is true New England-style and the service is outstanding. Whether you're seeking a linguica grinder (New England for hero), seafood pot pie, prime jus or chicken parmagiana, you can have it all under one roof. A family-oriented restaurant, the kid's menu rocks as well.

The Cove Clam Shack and Cafe

20 Old Stonington Road
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 536-0061

You know you have definitely arrived at the shore when you make your way to the Cove Clam Shack and Cafe. Sit inside or out and eat some of the best fish you've ever tasted. This is an award-winning restaurant and a destination for gourmets. It received Esquire Magazine's Best Sandwiches in America in 2008 as well as the Best Fish Sandwich in the State from Connecticut Magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The Cove has been at its present location for more than four decades, and sold over one million servings of its clam chowder. The lobster rolls are filled with the sweetest of lobster. There's a fish market here as well, so if you want to take some home you can do so. This is definitely worth the ride from your Stonington bed and breakfast.