Mystic is a picturesque seaside community nestled into the southeast corner of Connecticut. Known best for its significant maritime influence, over 600 ships have been built in the area since 1784. Mystic is made up of two towns, Groton and Stonington, which are separated by the tranquil Mystic River. Its iconic drawbridge allows boats to travel up and down the waterway by raising its two 230 ton concrete-filled counterweights. Many visitors can be seen taking a pause from shopping to photograph the lifting and lowering of the bridge as spectacular ships pass by.
In addition to its seafaring activities, Mystic is also known for its culinary impressiveness. Many establishments boast a “farm and sea to table” experience and visitors and locals are never disappointed. If you’re in the area this Sunday for Mother’s Day, you should consider these wonderful local restaurants for brunch to celebrate…
Have a cosmopolitan experience with a terrific view of the drawbridge. Situated in downtown Mystic on the Stonington side, enjoy creative cocktails and spectacular Italian-inspired cuisine.
The Shipwright’s Daughter
Newer to the Mystic culinary community is the The Shipwright’s Daughter. Create memorable moments in this nautically elegant restaurant while savoring seafood and New England-themed cuisine.
A true “farm and sea to table” restaurant, Oyster Club offers a deliciously unique and ever-changing menu. Taste completely fresh ingredients while supporting local farms and fishermen.