Top Al Fresco Dinner Spots in Mystic

Now that the summer season is here, we’re beyond excited for some al fresco meals. Warmer temperatures and sunny skies just call for dinners outside! With ocean views, live music, fire pits and more, there are so many great options in Mystic for dining al fresco. Here are some of our favorites!

Dog Watch Mystic

The sister location to Dog Watch Cafe, Dog Watch Mystic is the perfect outdoor dining spot for families, with plenty of lawn games, gardens, and a fire pit. They specialize in authentic, house-smoked BBQ, along with other Dog Watch staples, including lobster rolls, fish ‘n chips, burgers, and more. With a relaxed outdoor picnic vibe, a great beer selection, and live music, we’re definitely making plans to eat at Dog Watch Mystic this summer!

S&P Oyster Restaurant and Bar

S&P Oyster is one of the best spots in town to catch a Mystic sunset! With views of the Bascule Bridge and lush gardens surrounding the patio, their location on the Mystic River is hard to beat! Their executive chef mixes South American flair with the freshest local seafood and beef, for a delicious and unique dining experience. Make your reservations early for this awesome hot spot in the heart of downtown Mystic!

Red 36

Located directly on the Mystic River, Red 36 offers an eclectic American menu that changes seasonally, but always features fresh seafood and an extensive raw bar.  Dock space is available for those arriving by boat. An outdoor bar, multiple lounge areas, and a waterfront deck make Red 36 the perfect al fresco dining destination!

The Treehouse at Oyster Club

Downtown Mystic’s most unique outdoor dining spot is The Treehouse at Oyster Club. How fun is it to sit in this treetop oasis with panoramic views of the Mystic River? With an outdoor bar, and a delicious menu featuring chilled, raw or gently cooked dishes with a focus on local seafood, the Treehouse is definitely on our go-to list for summer!