The following list includes dining establishments in New London and the broader region. Please call ahead or check their website in case any of our information has become out of date!


Dutch Tavern, 23 Green Street, New London. 860-442-3453. A New London institution serving burgers, sandwiches and soups. Eugene O'Neill was a regular.

Engine Room, 14 Holmes Street, Mystic. 860-415-8117. View of the Mystic River. Locally sourced, creative American comfort food, with a focus on America's most beloved dish, the burger.

Mr. G's, 452 Williams Street, New London. 860-447-0400. Friendly, casual dining. Pizza, subs, breakfast and more.

Muddy Waters Café, 42 Bank Street, New London. 860-444-2232. Coffee house serving breakfast, lunch and desserts, overlooking the river.

On the Waterfront, 250 Pequot Avenue, New London. 860-44-2800. Seafood, Italian and American cuisine; dining room offers lovely views of the Thames River; outdoor seating for nice weather.


Cinnamon Grill, 385 Bank Street, New London. 860-574-9414. Sri Lankan, Indian, Indonesian, Laotian, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Maldivian, Philippine and Malaysian specialties.

Noodles and Rice Bistro, 165 Bank Street, New London; 860-443-4444 | Thai, noodles and Asian fusion.


La Belle Aurore, 75 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic. 860-739-6767. Relaxed bistro
serving eclectic farm-to-table fare in downtown Niantic.


Mirch Masala, 156 Kings Highway, Groton. 860-445-8043. Classic Indian 
food, served buffet-style at lunch every day.

Spice Palette, 929 Bank Street, New London. 959-201-6913. Named best Indian restaurant in New London Country by CT Magazine.

Swad Tandoori, 150 State Street, New London. 860-439-1809. Authentic Indian featuring Northern specialties.


Castello of Niantic, 11 East Pattagansett Road, Niantic. 860-451-8880. Family-owned, homemade pasta dishes, chicken, fresh seafood, grinders, salads, soups. Seasonal outside patio dining.

Illiano's Real Italian Pizzeria, 709 Broad Street Extension, Waterford. 860-437-1999. Along with pies, this bright, casual storefront offers pasta, grinders, salads & desserts.

Olio Restaurant and Bar, 33 King's Highway, Groton. 860-445-6546. Contemporary Italian fare in a bistro-like atmosphere.

Paul's Pasta, 223 Thames Street, Groton. 860-445-5276. Pasta is made fresh daily and paired with high-quality ingredients at this popular spot on the Thames.

Recovery Room, 445 Ocean Avenue, New London. 860-443-2619. Gourmet pizza and daily pasta specials.

Tony D’s, 92 Huntington Street, New London. 860-443-9900. Fine dining. Old-fashioned Italian restaurant serving fine traditional dishes. Italian/Pizza serving lunch/dinner.

Woodfella's Brick Oven Pizza, 45 Huntington Street, New London. 860-715-9663. Offers best brick oven pies and wings.


Koto Japanese Steak House, 527 Long Hill Road, Groton. 860-445-5686. A hibachi and sushi bar serving lunch and dinner.

Peking Tokyo, 12 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic. 860-572-9991. Japanese/Chinese fusion and Asian cuisine.

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern

Caffe NV, 57 Boston Post Rd., Waterford. 860-444-8111. Classic Greek with some Italian and American fare. Check out their NV Bakery and Market across the street for sandwiches, crepes, salad and Greek pastries.

Saeed's International Market, 464 Ocean Avenue, New London. 860-440-3822. Deli serving Middle Eastern favorites. 


Mañana Cafe, 970 Poquonnock Road, Groton. 860-440-8301. Modern Mexican.

Margaritas, 12 Water Street, Mystic. 860-536-4589. Mexican food in downtown Mystic.

Mi Casa, 31 Golden Street, New London. 860-574-9183. Cantina serving homestyle dishes.

Milagro, 142 Water Street, Stonington. 860-535-8178. Authentic Mexican food, Tiny, but terrific.

Ortegas, 108 North Street, Groton. 860-405-1275. Tasty Tex-Mex.

Sandwiches, Coffee, Tea and/or Dessert

Cafe Sol, 346 Main St, Niantic. 860-739-2933. "Seasonally fresh, optimistically organic, locally favored." Coffee, breakfast, brunch, sandwiches, quesadillas.

NV Bakery & Market, 57 Boston Post Road, Waterford. 860-444-8111. Fine Greek/American cuisine. Bakery/Deli featuring 17 types of grilled cheese, crepes, daily soup specials, breakfast sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, smoothies, imaginative and healthy salads, homemade Greek pastries, and a mini-market featuring international specialties.

Michael's Dairy, 629 Montauk Avenue, New London, CT 06320. 860-443-2464. Ice cream, shakes, sundaes, malts. (Seasonal)

Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream, 2 West Main Street, Mystic. 860-572-7978. Famous homemade ice cream.

Muddy Waters Café, 42 Bank Street, New London. 860-444-2232. Coffee house serving breakfast, lunch and desserts, overlooking the river.

Washington Street Coffee House, 13 Washington Street #1, New London. 860-437-0664. Great place for coffee, basic pastries, house-made pies and ice cream.


Captain Scott's Lobster Dock, 80 Hamilton Street, New London. 860-439-1741. A seafood shack on the water; outdoor seating. Lobsters, clams, fish and more.  (Seasonal - closed January, February, and some of March).

City Dock, Customs House Pier, New London. 860-574-9271. Built from two storage containers on a pier on the Thames River. Raw bar and fresh local seafood. (Seasonal)

Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant, 22 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme. A local favorite for over 30 years! A full-service fish market and casual dining seafood restaurant. Outdoor dining, heart-healthy menu options, family-friendly atmosphere and the freshest seafood around.

Fred's Shanty, 272 Pequot Avenue, New London. 860-447-1301. Seasonal waterside spot beloved by locals for lobster rolls, clams, native scallops, hot dogs and burgers. (Seasonal)

Sea Swirl, 30 Williams Avenue (Rte. 1), Mystic. 860-536-3452. A Mystic favorite for fried clams and ice cream; outside seating, locals and tourists alike eagerly look forward to annual opening day early in April. (Seasonal)

S&P Oyster Co., 1 Holmes Street, Mystic. 860-536-2674. Seafood restaurant offering gluten-free desserts; dine inside or outside, overlooking the Mystic River and drawbridge.

Oyster Club, 13 Water Street, Mystic. 860-415-9266. For locavores and oyster lovers. Elegant but casual fine dining and raw bar. Menu changes daily, showcasing local and seasonal ingredients.


Jasmine Thai, 470 Bank Street, New London. 860-442-9991. Popular Thai restaurant with a substantial Japanese menu, including sushi.

The Spice Club, 239 Main Street, Niantic. 860-451-8121. Wide variety of authentic Thai dishes, sushi, pad thai, daily specials.