It is typical to want to take your visiting relatives to a local seafood place around Southeastern Connecticut, but what if they are wanting something a little different like a steak? Even though many of the town’s restaurants feature delicious seafood options, we’ve narrowed it down to our favorite places to grab a hearty steak that will still impress your family members. Keep in mind that a lot of these places also serve great seafood selections. This is also a great option if you are dining with someone who still wants seafood. 

Steak Loft is Mystic’s best steakhouse and top seafood restaurant are one and the same. Since 1973, Steak Loft has featured premium program beef, fresh seafood, a scrumptious salad bar, wine, cocktails, entertainment and excitement.

Located in Olde Mistick Village you can’t miss it when exiting off I95, exit 90. If you’re looking for a good steak in Mystic, go here. One half of the restaurant features upscale dining with a terrific salad bar. The other half is a huge lofted tavern with laid-back atmosphere, regular live music schedule, and its own menu.

The Captain Daniel Packer Inne, known as DPI, to the locals, is just outside of Downtown Mystic. DPI was built on the Mystic River over 250 years ago. Square-rigger Captain Daniel Packer completed construction of the building bordering Water Street in 1756.Enjoy selections from fresh, quality ingredients with imagination and care. Special orders will be honored to the best of our ability. Dine Upstairs in a tradition restaurant experience or get cozy by the fire in our pub and enjoy a meal with live entertainment.

Red 36Bright cocktails, big lounge chairs, and multiple bars make this experience a Newport Getaway with yachts docked up and sunsets overlooking the Mystic River. An extensive raw bar and outdoor setting quickly changes with the seasons with roaring fireplaces and cozy indoor seating.  The fresh seafood, the waterfront views, the echo of ringing of church bells, the distant buzz of the drawbridge, all bring a new look to “staycation” with no streets in sight or clocks with closing times.

The Oyster Club in Mystic writes its menu daily and showcases food that travels the shortest distance from ‘farm & sea to table,’ with seasonality and location determining the day’s delicacies. Benefiting from the region’s many local farmers and fisherman, Oyster Club features bounty from the sea, pasture raised beef, local produce and artisanal cheeses. They believe Oyster Club is an extension of your home – They welcome you to their table! You must try this place!

Engine Room is also one of the best bars in Mystic. It features 16 craft beers on tap and the areas’ largest bourbon selection. Engine Room also goes beyond the beers and bourbon as they have a menu that will keep you on your toes. Their menu is uniquely revised daily with locally sourced seafood, farm fresh vegetables and the widest burger selection.  If you still weren’t convinced then let’s talk about the ambiance of the rustic marine engine building has the biggest bar, high top and corner booths. Wanting to catch a game? Lucky for you there is a big screen. Also, on Saturday Nights they have local musicians and DJs playing live music. The buzz of happy hour tends to role into the dinner crowd as the IPAs flow and the bourbon sits on the rocks. Did you know that Engine Room and Oyster Club are sister restaurants? They are owned and run with the commitment to ingredients from local farmers, fisherman, and purveyors.
Latitude 41 & Shipyard Tavern- You’ll find Latitude 41 right along the banks of the Mystic River near Mystic Seaport. Whether dining on the outdoor patio, or inside the main dining room or even still in the new Shipyard Tavern and watch a live performance. Latitude 41 is about choices and the chance to experience creative New American cuisine in the atmosphere that appeals to you the most.