cafe SoL is a friendly, fun and quirky restaurant and speciality coffee shop located on the CT shoreline in the heart of downtown Niantic, and near the entrance to the Niantic Bay Boardwalk. Organic coffee and fun specialty beverages, along with classic to interesting breakfast and lunch offerings. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
Castello of Niantic
11 East Pattagansett Road
Niantic, CT 06357
tel: (860) 451-8880
Castello of Niantic is the newest authentic Italian restaurant in Niantic, CT. This family owned and operated restaurant serves lunch and dinner featuring a variety of homemade dishes the whole family will enjoy. Menu items include: pasta dishes, chicken, fresh seafood, grinders, salads, soups and more. We also offer seasonal outside patio dining. Come down and enjoy a tasty homemade meal accompanied with an elegant dining experience that will be hard to forget. We also cater private parties and events, on or off site. (Free WiFi available). Hope to see you soon.
Charlie’s Place Restaurant & Lounge
A family owned and operated restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner entrees include: Pasta, Steak, Seafood and Greek Specialities. This very popular Niantic diner also offers a full service bar and lounge area with 4 HD TV's located in the lounge featuring NFL Ticket Games. Stop by Charlie's Place for a great meal and a good time.
A shoreline favorite since 1963, famous for fresh fried clams, shrimp, scallops, fish and more. Extensive menu. Casual inside and outside dining overlooking Long Island Sound. Open April thru September.
Deke's Bagels (formally Haylon's Market) has reinvented itself and is now known for their delicious freshly-made onsite bagels. Award-winning personal and professional chef Deke Haylon and his team offer a variety of authentic New York style bagels, made daily, as well as sandwiches, homemade soups, salads and more. Deke's Bagels is conveniently located just 1/2 mile from the entrance to Rocky Neck State Park. Visit Deke's Bagels, and we guarantee you won't be disappointed!
East Coast Taco
Ma & Pa Taqueria serving FRESH Tex-Mex made to order. ECT offers a wide variety of daily specials, vegetarian meals, pulled pork, fresh salsas, hot sauces, wings & much more. All menu items under $9.00. Dine in (BYOB) or take out. Either way, it's fresh & delicious!
Eleni’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
294 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
tel: (860) 739-3136
Family owned and operated, Eleni’s Restaurant & Pizzeria offers homemade dinners, pan pizza, grinders, fresh made salads, wraps, homemade soups and chowders, and nightly dinner specials. Come dine in (BYOB) or take out. We also deliver. Located right on Main St. in the heart of downtown Niantic (opposite Niantic Cinemas) Kevin Kelly and his family welcome you and wish you a pleasant dining experience. Come give us a try; you won’t be disappointed!
Flanders Donut & Bake Shop
327 Flanders Road
East Lyme, CT 06333
tel: (860) 739-6320
A Family Tradition since 1972!!! Donuts, Bagels, Pastries, Breakfast Sandwiches, Coffee and more. Come visit us in the store or use our drive-thru window is pressed for time. Hours: Mon-Thur & Sat 4:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday 4:00 am - 6:00 pm, Closed on Sunday.
Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant
A local favorite for over 30 years! Serving everything from Fish & Chips to gourmet creations, Flanders Fish is both a full service fish market and casual dining seafood restaurant. Features include: outdoor dining, heart-healthy menu options, family friendly atmosphere and the freshest seafood around. Open 7 days a week! Congratulations to Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant on being nominated as one of the top "Casual Restaurants of the Year" by the Connecticut Restaurant Association, and the only family owned restaurant in South Eastern CT.
Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy Shoppe
Welcome Back to the 1950’s and the “Happiest Place In Town”. Our Diner offers great food, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, Homemade Fudge, Nostalgic Candies, Chocolates and Ice Cream and your favorite malts! We offer indoor and outdoor seating and we are open year round. Go the beach or walk the boardwalk. (Just look for the big “Yellow House on the corner of the Hole in The Wall Beach)”. We’re not just a Candy Store Anymore! Open 7 days a week opening at 7:00 am for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Lillian's Café, Niantic's newest restaurant is an American Bistro serving an eclectic menu of fresh, local, organic and gluten free ingredients in a bright and comfortable atmosphere. Food is the focus with unique preparations and plate presentations. Raw bar items with numerous native oyster varieties also available. Full bar and seasonal patio dining.
Open 7 days per week, serving from 11:30 am till 10:00 pm daily.
Main Street Grille
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT A family friendly neighborhood restaurant & pub, "the Grille", specializes in a blend of sizzling steaks, chops, chicken, fresh local seafood (including lobster), pastas, seasonal specials and a wide array of comfort foods.
Check out our new outdoor patio & deck overlooking Niantic Bay! Open 7 days a week.
Rebeka’s Fresh Pasta Restaurant
135 Boston Post Road
East Lyme, CT 06333
tel: (860) 691-1155
Rebeka's is a family owned and operated Italian Restaurant featuring fresh enticing homemade pasta using only the finest ingredients. Homemade sauces, fresh seafood, large portions and variety of classic Italian dishes are served daily in a laid-back casual atmosphere complimented by warm and friendly service. Rebeka's serves lunch and dinner, 7 days a week and also offers a variety of beers and wines for your dining pleasure. So come give Rebeka's a try - you won't leave hungry or be disappointed.
Skippers serves a large variety of fresh seafood including Fried Clams, Whole Belly Clams, Lobster Rolls, "the best" Fish & Chips, Burgers, Hot Dogs, and so much more! We also offer indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the beautiful Niantic Bay. Great Food ~ Beautiful Waterviews ~ Exceptional Service! OPEN YEAR ROUND!
215 Main St. (in the old Morton House)
Niantic, CT 06357
tel: (860) 739-8818
Smarty’s offers delicious food, a great atmosphere and an awesome staff. Home of “Broasted Chicken” with daily specials and Happy Hour. A big party room is available for any occasion. Our beautiful outdoor patio overlooks the beautiful Niantic Bay and Long Island Sound. Let’s Party at Smarty’s. [Read more]
The Black Sheep
An upscale Irish bar and restaurant featuring a fine selection of both Irish and American cusine served in a stylish environment. The place to enjoy a great evening with friends and family. We also feature outdoor dining on our street side patio.
The Spice Club
One of the great new restaurants in downtown Niantic. The Spice Club restaurant features some of the best Asian Fusion cuisine in all of southeastern CT. From Thai to Japanese, Chinese to sushi and many vegan/vegetarian offereings, The Spice Club is sure to please anyone. Open 7 days a week and featuring a full bar.