Amanda’s guidebook

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Amanda’s guidebook

Food scene
A local institution, the Water Street Cafe, with its beautiful mahogany bar, casual and eclectic atmosphere, and warm staff, is a favorite spot among locals. Nestled in the center of Stonington Borough, the Water Street Cafe is known for its fresh seafood and daily menu that includes Stonington fisherman’s catch of the day and fresh seasonal produce from local and organic farmers.
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Water Street Cafe
143 Water Street
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A local institution, the Water Street Cafe, with its beautiful mahogany bar, casual and eclectic atmosphere, and warm staff, is a favorite spot among locals. Nestled in the center of Stonington Borough, the Water Street Cafe is known for its fresh seafood and daily menu that includes Stonington fisherman’s catch of the day and fresh seasonal produce from local and organic farmers.
Noah's can be found in two storefronts on the corner of Stonington Borough's Water and Church Streets. Inside the main entrance, you will find a shaped mahogany bar, and close by is the dining room. A tin ceiling, paddle fans and cherry booths give the dining room a warm inviting tone. The local clientele keeps Noah's open year round. For the long (and not so long-) distance traveler, Noah's is worth a detour. They are open all day and into the night, Tuesday through Sunday, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus at the appropriate times. Sunday Brunch from 7:45am to 3pm has become popular with locals and travelers.
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Noah's
113 Water Street
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Noah's can be found in two storefronts on the corner of Stonington Borough's Water and Church Streets. Inside the main entrance, you will find a shaped mahogany bar, and close by is the dining room. A tin ceiling, paddle fans and cherry booths give the dining room a warm inviting tone. The local clientele keeps Noah's open year round. For the long (and not so long-) distance traveler, Noah's is worth a detour. They are open all day and into the night, Tuesday through Sunday, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus at the appropriate times. Sunday Brunch from 7:45am to 3pm has become popular with locals and travelers.
For the best Mexican food and margaritas around, please visit Milagro. You will experience a festive environment, delicious food made by the chef owner, Martin, and great cocktails. Sit at the bar, or in the first or second floor dining room; or enjoy outdoor sitting on the patio.
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Milagro Cafe
142 Water Street
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For the best Mexican food and margaritas around, please visit Milagro. You will experience a festive environment, delicious food made by the chef owner, Martin, and great cocktails. Sit at the bar, or in the first or second floor dining room; or enjoy outdoor sitting on the patio.
The Dog Watch Café, located in Stonington Borough, overlooks Dodson Boatyard and the Stonington Harbor. The Cafe offers great food in a casual seaside atmosphere perfect for kicking back with good friends and family. Watch Hill oysters, Stonington sea scallops, lobster rolls, open-faced burgers and seared tuna are among the offerings. Awarded Best New Restaurant by Connecticut Magazine, and Best Bar in New London County. Stop in to the Dog Watch for lunch and dinner indoors or outdoors. The Terrace Lounge Bar and the Ice Cream Tent offer a delicious place to kick back and relax before or after your meal in the Summer (June-September). The dockside 'Dog Pound' overlooks the harbor in the back of the restaurant, and is currently only open for dining and spectacular harbor sunsets (year-round, reservations recommended). Daily Hours: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Dining reservations are encouraged. For takeout orders, please call the Cafe directly at 860-415-4510.
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Dog Watch Cafe
194 Water St
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The Dog Watch Café, located in Stonington Borough, overlooks Dodson Boatyard and the Stonington Harbor. The Cafe offers great food in a casual seaside atmosphere perfect for kicking back with good friends and family. Watch Hill oysters, Stonington sea scallops, lobster rolls, open-faced burgers and seared tuna are among the offerings. Awarded Best New Restaurant by Connecticut Magazine, and Best Bar in New London County. Stop in to the Dog Watch for lunch and dinner indoors or outdoors. The Terrace Lounge Bar and the Ice Cream Tent offer a delicious place to kick back and relax before or after your meal in the Summer (June-September). The dockside 'Dog Pound' overlooks the harbor in the back of the restaurant, and is currently only open for dining and spectacular harbor sunsets (year-round, reservations recommended). Daily Hours: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Dining reservations are encouraged. For takeout orders, please call the Cafe directly at 860-415-4510.
BREAKWATER at Stonington Harbor is a waterfront restaurant located on the Connecticut shoreline in the Stonington Borough. BREAKWATER features seafood & more, specialty cocktails, stunning sunsets & views of Stonington Harbor & Fishers Island Sound. They offer gorgeous all season sunsets & a roomy bar to keep you warm in the winter!
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BREAKWATER
66 Water Street
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BREAKWATER at Stonington Harbor is a waterfront restaurant located on the Connecticut shoreline in the Stonington Borough. BREAKWATER features seafood & more, specialty cocktails, stunning sunsets & views of Stonington Harbor & Fishers Island Sound. They offer gorgeous all season sunsets & a roomy bar to keep you warm in the winter!
Please stop into Macondo for a cup of the best coffee in town, a delicious smoothie or freshly pressed juice, or an exotic cup of fresh brewed tea. Macondo also offers fresh baked pastries and lovely service.
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Macondo
530 Stonington Rd
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Please stop into Macondo for a cup of the best coffee in town, a delicious smoothie or freshly pressed juice, or an exotic cup of fresh brewed tea. Macondo also offers fresh baked pastries and lovely service.
Indulge serves espresso, americano, red eye, coffees and green and black teas, iced or hot. Grab a sandwich, pastry, cookies, a soft serve ice cream, or and smoothies. Indulge offers coffee to go.
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Indulge Coffee and Sandwich Co.
17 High St
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Indulge serves espresso, americano, red eye, coffees and green and black teas, iced or hot. Grab a sandwich, pastry, cookies, a soft serve ice cream, or and smoothies. Indulge offers coffee to go.
Celebrating over 100 years, the historic Olympia Tea Room is a family-owned and operated restaurant in the beautiful nearby village of Watch Hill, RI. The Olympia is committed to serving elegantly simple, locally sourced food and the most generous cocktails in Watch Hill. Their tasteful wine list offers over 100 award winning wines by the bottle and a selection of hand-picked elegant wines by the glass. Enjoy the sidewalk cafe or relax in one of the antique mahogany booths surrounded by the Olympia’s provocative art. The Olympia offers great wine, attentive service and delicious food to create a unique, seaside wine and food lover’s destination for travelers and locals alike. As always, the “sunsets are complimentary".
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Olympia Tea Room
74 Bay St
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Celebrating over 100 years, the historic Olympia Tea Room is a family-owned and operated restaurant in the beautiful nearby village of Watch Hill, RI. The Olympia is committed to serving elegantly simple, locally sourced food and the most generous cocktails in Watch Hill. Their tasteful wine list offers over 100 award winning wines by the bottle and a selection of hand-picked elegant wines by the glass. Enjoy the sidewalk cafe or relax in one of the antique mahogany booths surrounded by the Olympia’s provocative art. The Olympia offers great wine, attentive service and delicious food to create a unique, seaside wine and food lover’s destination for travelers and locals alike. As always, the “sunsets are complimentary".
Nana’s Bakery produces the highest quality baked goods, sourced thoughtfully from organic local grains which are milled in-house. What began as a bread baking operation has grown into a full scale bakery and pizza shop, offering scratch made baked goods from naturally leavened dough, pastries, hot sourdough donuts, coffee program, and more. Nana's bread and pastry can be found at sister restaurants: Oyster Club, Engine Room, and Grass & Bone.
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Nana's Bakery & Pizza
32 Williams Avenue
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Nana’s Bakery produces the highest quality baked goods, sourced thoughtfully from organic local grains which are milled in-house. What began as a bread baking operation has grown into a full scale bakery and pizza shop, offering scratch made baked goods from naturally leavened dough, pastries, hot sourdough donuts, coffee program, and more. Nana's bread and pastry can be found at sister restaurants: Oyster Club, Engine Room, and Grass & Bone.
G&B sources responsibly raised animals from local and regional farms and specializes in whole animal butchery, which allows us them to offer a variety of cuts to the community, and to utilize as much as they can from each animal. They cut, cure, cook, and dry-age in house. Their kitchen offers lunch and dinner daily, featuring golden rotisserie chicken, sandwiches, salads, cuts from the butcher case, and more. The kitchen is open daily for lunch and dinner from 10am to 8pm, with a menu featuring hearty sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, farm fresh salads, and more. In addition G&B offers retail goods, including locally sourced dairy, dry aged meats, produce, beer, wine and prepared foods.
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Grass & Bone
24 E Main St
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G&B sources responsibly raised animals from local and regional farms and specializes in whole animal butchery, which allows us them to offer a variety of cuts to the community, and to utilize as much as they can from each animal. They cut, cure, cook, and dry-age in house. Their kitchen offers lunch and dinner daily, featuring golden rotisserie chicken, sandwiches, salads, cuts from the butcher case, and more. The kitchen is open daily for lunch and dinner from 10am to 8pm, with a menu featuring hearty sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, farm fresh salads, and more. In addition G&B offers retail goods, including locally sourced dairy, dry aged meats, produce, beer, wine and prepared foods.
The Oyster Club's philosophy is to provide you with a beautiful and thoughtful dining experience, while supporting our local food community. They could not do what they do without the people who farm, fish, ferment, brew and craft in this little corner of Connecticut. The Oyster Club and the Treehouse allow guests to enjoy the same menu indoors or outdoors.
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Oyster Club
13 Water Street
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The Oyster Club's philosophy is to provide you with a beautiful and thoughtful dining experience, while supporting our local food community. They could not do what they do without the people who farm, fish, ferment, brew and craft in this little corner of Connecticut. The Oyster Club and the Treehouse allow guests to enjoy the same menu indoors or outdoors.
The Engine Room is located in the beautifully restored Lathrop Marine Engine building with views of the Mystic River. They feature sixteen craft beers on tap, the area's largest bourbon selection, craft cocktails, a full wine list, and a menu of locally sourced, creative American comfort food, with a focus on America's most beloved dish, the burger.
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Engine Room
14 Holmes Street
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The Engine Room is located in the beautifully restored Lathrop Marine Engine building with views of the Mystic River. They feature sixteen craft beers on tap, the area's largest bourbon selection, craft cocktails, a full wine list, and a menu of locally sourced, creative American comfort food, with a focus on America's most beloved dish, the burger.
Reservations for lunch and dinner may be made in advance anytime. Reservations are limited and necessary especially on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Walk-ins are always welcome. S&P's Distinctly South American menu is out, and it is Spectacular! Here’s a bit of a tease… Seafood Paella with yellowfin tuna, shrimp, mussels, little neck clams, Spanish chorizo, and Bomba rice. Hand Cut Steaks from Creekstone Farms and our new Seafood a la Parilla, wood grilled, whole rock crab, half a lobster, colossal shrimp, little neck clams, oysters, mussels, and street corn…Already a local favorite!
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S&P Oyster Co.
1 Holmes St
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Reservations for lunch and dinner may be made in advance anytime. Reservations are limited and necessary especially on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Walk-ins are always welcome. S&P's Distinctly South American menu is out, and it is Spectacular! Here’s a bit of a tease… Seafood Paella with yellowfin tuna, shrimp, mussels, little neck clams, Spanish chorizo, and Bomba rice. Hand Cut Steaks from Creekstone Farms and our new Seafood a la Parilla, wood grilled, whole rock crab, half a lobster, colossal shrimp, little neck clams, oysters, mussels, and street corn…Already a local favorite!
Ford’s Lobster uses fresh locally sourced ingredients for all their dishes while striving to offer simple, wholesome food that the entire family will enjoy.
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Ford's Lobsters
15 Riverview Avenue
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Ford’s Lobster uses fresh locally sourced ingredients for all their dishes while striving to offer simple, wholesome food that the entire family will enjoy.
A Place Unlike Any Other, the Ocean House is a historic Rhode Island luxury hotel that has been meticulously reconstructed to pay tribute to its storied past and offer exceptional personal experiences for guests, members and residents. Stop by for a delicious meal in the elegant dining room, at the cozy bar, or on one of the verandas. The views, service, and experience promise to be unforgettable. Open year-round, offering uncompromising service, beachfront location and world-class amenities, Ocean House pays homage to New England’s golden age of hospitality with timeless elegance and renewed civility.
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Ocean House
1 Bluff Avenue
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A Place Unlike Any Other, the Ocean House is a historic Rhode Island luxury hotel that has been meticulously reconstructed to pay tribute to its storied past and offer exceptional personal experiences for guests, members and residents. Stop by for a delicious meal in the elegant dining room, at the cozy bar, or on one of the verandas. The views, service, and experience promise to be unforgettable. Open year-round, offering uncompromising service, beachfront location and world-class amenities, Ocean House pays homage to New England’s golden age of hospitality with timeless elegance and renewed civility.
Neighborhoods
Rich in history and loaded with small town charm, Stonington Borough is not like other coastal destinations. The pace is slower. It's a bit quieter. There's less traffic. It's a place where a leisurely stroll down Water Street, past eclectic shops, art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, leads you to a magnificent sunset and an old stone lighthouse. Whether you’d like a low-key getaway or a packed schedule, discover all that Stonington Borough has to offer!
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Stonington
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Rich in history and loaded with small town charm, Stonington Borough is not like other coastal destinations. The pace is slower. It's a bit quieter. There's less traffic. It's a place where a leisurely stroll down Water Street, past eclectic shops, art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, leads you to a magnificent sunset and an old stone lighthouse. Whether you’d like a low-key getaway or a packed schedule, discover all that Stonington Borough has to offer!
Nestled in the leafy green and blue between New York and Boston, the Eastern slice of Connecticut known as Mystic has endless opportunities for safe exploration and a wealth of activities for all ages. In just one magical day, you can hike through open spaces, indulge in great dining spots, and enjoy unique local shops, or explore the historic sites and wonderful museums.
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Mystic
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Nestled in the leafy green and blue between New York and Boston, the Eastern slice of Connecticut known as Mystic has endless opportunities for safe exploration and a wealth of activities for all ages. In just one magical day, you can hike through open spaces, indulge in great dining spots, and enjoy unique local shops, or explore the historic sites and wonderful museums.
City/town information
Watch Hill, RI, is fully rustic, authentically local, relatively un-gentrified (if the baseline is East Hampton), and unpretentious, with just the right dash of elegance. Full of pristine beaches and a food scene full of unique local flavors (including the Olympia Tea Room and St. Clair's Annex) and options that will more than satisfy discerning foodies, the southwestern Rhode Island area makes you want to bring back summer, the verb.
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Westerly
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Watch Hill, RI, is fully rustic, authentically local, relatively un-gentrified (if the baseline is East Hampton), and unpretentious, with just the right dash of elegance. Full of pristine beaches and a food scene full of unique local flavors (including the Olympia Tea Room and St. Clair's Annex) and options that will more than satisfy discerning foodies, the southwestern Rhode Island area makes you want to bring back summer, the verb.