So this place is famous because of the Julia Roberts 80's movie, "Mystic Pizza". It's a great place for pizza, best pizza I ever tasted, honestly. It's a must-go. I'm going back this summer, even though where I am heading is around an hours drive away. It's That worth it. Hurry! go!
Favorite Dish: You can get your own custom made pizza. I am sadly allergic to tomatos but they made me one with some sort of tomato-less sauce substitute, with pineapple, bacon, and ham as toppings... mouth watering tasty goodness... mmmm.... want more.....
Bartleby's is a great stop after shopping or after meals. They have the "usual" selection of coffees - lattes, cafe au laits, and so on - along with hot and cold teas, juices, and sodas. You can also get some great cakes (I like the chocolate bundt cakes), soups, sandwiches, and other food items. The music played depends on who's working, but it can range from punk to jazz. It's a cozy coffee shop, and you can often find the Bartleby's Chess Club Tuesday and Thursday nights. And, in the winter, it's only of the only places on the strip open after 8:00!
Favorite Dish: As I wrote above, I like the chocolate bundt cakes. I also like their cafe au laits and apple cider. My husband had their reuben and thought it was pretty good.
This is the same "Mystic Pizza" in the movie "Mystic Pizza" with Julia Roberts. It's a very friendly place (complete with pictures from moves, especially THE movie) with comfortable booths. Customers can select a number of pizzas (specialties or "customized"), calzones, pasta dishes, and grinders. There isn't that great a selection for desserts, but you can walk down the street for that!
Favorite Dish: I forgot the name of the pizza, but it had artichokes, garlic, peppers, and some other goodies. All of the pizzas I've tried have been really good.
Located on the west side of the drawbridge (i.e. the side closest to Rhode Island), S&P Oyster Company overlooks the river and gives diners great views of all the boats going by. It also happens to serve great seafood. If you like softshell crab sandwiches this is definitely the place.
Yes, there really is a pizza place in Mystic called Mystic Pizza, though it doesn't look like the one depicted in the move and you won't find Julia Roberts sweeping the floor there. To tell you the truth there's nothing particularly special about this place. In fact, few people would even know about it were it not for the movie. But if you're in Mystic and you've had enough seafood this may be a good choice for you.
When in Port, ye might want to try the grub at Mystic Pizza. There was a movie by that title with Julia Roberts. There are some good views of the town of Mystic. It won't look the same on the inside as that was a set. But check out the views from the bridge across the river.
Favorite Dish: Pizza!
The grub was good and warming. The galley isn't large and it is surprising what cook could do on that small stove. We didn't lack for grub, and the provisions were fresh.
Favorite Dish: Chowders and "Whaleburger" were among the favorites, but you eats whatever cook cooks, or ya goes hungry, and none took that road. Fish from the sea, and greens from the land; eggs from chickens and fresh meats were on hand. Wash it all down with a bottle of Rum. Black coffee in the morn will get you off your bum.
It's an excellent mom & pop seafood restaurant. Food was very fresh and very delicious, even if it was a bit different from your usual seafood fare in the way that it's prepared. I'd definitely recommend that you visit this place. Prices are also very reasonable, considering the locale.
Favorite Dish: I had the salmon. Can't remember the exact name of the dish, but it was grilled, with a very unusual sauce, it may have been mango. Served over rice, it was great. My plate was licked clean!
Mystic Village Shops
Favorite Dish: There are numerous shops in this little village....beautifully landscaped and fun to walk around and in. These include several small restaurants. The one we ate at because it had a nice family atmosphere and the kids were restless was called the Newport Creamery (I hope I got the name right!----Paul, correct me if I don't :)
PORTUGUESE FISHERMAN-W. Main St. near the Drawbridge
Mr Sousa ran a polite tight ship, accomodating large parties, a man who had stepped of the boat with no shirt (discreetly had him pull a jacket to cover himself up!), children etc.
Full menu for all meals with many many choices.
Good food. Welcoming atmosphere in a vedddy 'Connecticutty' village!
Favorite Dish: Breakfast- Spinach Omelette
Breakfast special with Broccoli and Cauliflower- with biscuits and real grits (love it in Yankee Country!)
There is no shortage of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and candy shops in Mystic. Of course there is some wonderful seafood to be had as well. I had my first taste of New England Clam Chowder here.
Do you remember the movie? It was one of Julia Roberts' first.....
I had to try the pizza, and it was good.