The New London Main Street organization's website has a map illustrating dining in the downtown New London area. 

The following list includes dining establishments in New London and the broader region.


Bee & Thistle Inn, 100 Lyme St., Old Lyme. 800-622-4946. A quaint, four-star inn with superb dining and lovely English teas.

Daddy Jack's, 181 Bank St., New London. 860-444-8888. Great wood-fired pizza, imaginative seafood and Italian dishes. 

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.

Michael's Dairy, 629 Montauk Ave, New London. 860-443-2464. Ice cream, shakes, sundaes, malts. Making delicious homemade ice cream for more than 60 years. (Seasonal).

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

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

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

Washington Street Coffee House, 13 Washington St., New London. 860-437-0664. Great place for coffee, basic pastries, hot sandwiches or hearty noodle bowls, along with house-made pies and ice cream.


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

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


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

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


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

Daddy Jack’s, 181 Bank St., New London. 860-444-8888. Wood-fired pizzas and Italian classics in a convivial downtown location.

Illiano's Real Italian Pizzeria, 709 Broad St. Ext., 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 bistrolike atmosphere.

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

Rebeka's, 135 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme. (860) 691-1155. Family-owned and operated Italian restaurant. Fresh enticing homemade pasta. Homemade sauces, fresh seafood, large portions and classic Italian dishes . Laid-back casual atmosphere, warm and friendly service. Lunch and dinner.

Recovery Room, 445 Ocean Ave., New London. 860-443-2619. Gourmet pizza and daily pasta specials. Casual. Free delivery and no minimum for Connecticut College students.

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

2 Wives Brick Oven Pizza, 45 Huntington St., New London. 860-447-9337 Offers some of the best brick oven pies in town as well as a wild assortment of pizzas, paninis, and starters for dine-in and take-out.


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

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


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.


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

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

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

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

Sandwiches, Coffee, Tea and/or Dessert

Berry's Ice Cream and Candy Bar, 60 Bank Street, New London. 860-501-1200.  Delicious homemade ice cream, personalized service, party room, group rates.

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

Caffe NV Bakery, 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, smoothees, imaginative and healthy salads, homemade Greek pastries, and a mini market featuring international specialties.

Michael's Dairy, 629 Montauk Ave, New London, CT 06320. 860-443-2464. Ice cream, shakes, sundaes, malts. Making delicious homemade ice cream for more than 60 years, Michael's Dairy which is now managed by the Department of Hospitality & Tourism and operated by Mitchell College students. (Seasonal)

Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream, 2 West Main St. Mystic. 860-572-7978. Famous homemade ice cream and café with fresh sandwiches and panini.

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

Sweetie’s Bakery and Café, 191 Bank St., New London. 860-437-0130. Breakfast/ lunch. They roast all their of sandwich meats, make all their own condiments, bread and pickles. Fantastic selection of grilled cheese and panini and baked goods..

Washington Street Coffee House, 13 Washington St. #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 St., 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).

Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant, 22 Chesterfield Rd., 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 Ave., 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 St., 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.


Bangkok City Restaurant & Sushi Bar, 123 State St., New London. 860-442-6970. Authentic Thai food in downtown New London.

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

Thai Sawasdee, 764 Long Hill Rd, Groton. 860-448-8424. Wide variety of authentic Thai dishes.

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