Best Mystic Restaurants: The Shipwright’s Daughter

Few restaurant openings take an area by storm in the way that the Shipwright’s Daughter did when it opened in 2020. Executive Chef David Standridge has a resume that runs deep in the award-winning New York restaurant industry, and along with his wife Kathleen, who is the resident wine director, they offer visitors and residents alike the opportunity for a flavorful and memorable meal in Mystic. 

The list of accolades the Shipwright’s Daughter has earned over the past four years is long, including Restaurant of the Year in 2022 by Connecticut’s Restaurant Association and in the same year awarded the Award of Excellence for the wine program focused on small production, low intervention selections by Wine Spectator. Additionally, the Mystic restaurant scene has recently welcomed many awards, including The Port of Call and a long-time favorite, the Oyster Club. 

One thing’s for sure: if you’re a culinary enthusiast, you’ll be more than impressed with the Mystic restaurants to choose from during a visit here. With so many to try, you should plan a more extended weekend getaway to dine out more than once! That’s where our bed and breakfast in Mystic comes in! Not only will you have a stunning and gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay, but our comfortable accommodations are the perfect home base for exploring our area. With our beautiful property surrounding you, you’ll be set back on a quiet country road. Book your lodging today! 

The Shipwright's Daughter, one of the best Mystic restaurants

The Shipwright's Daughter & More Mystic Restaurants

Arriving at the Shipwright’s Daughter, located at the Whaler’s Inn in downtown Mystic, you’ll first notice the rich velvet blues, warm woods, and elegant clean lines of a masterfully designed restaurant space. The open bar space and glass-walled wine room beckon you to let the good times begin with a craft cocktail or bottle of hand-picked wine from around the world. 

The menu at the Shipwright’s Daughter focuses heavily on sustainably caught seafood, ethically raised proteins, and organic, local produce. Many local farmers and fishermen bring their freshest products to the Shipwright’s Daughter. As your meal arrives, you’ll quickly see why the Shipwright’s Daughter was voted the 2023 Restaurant of the Year by Connecticut Magazine

More Award-Winning Mystic Restaurants: 

  1. The Port of Call and Dive: This nautically themed restaurant and lounge has garnered much attention since its opening in 2022. Mainly, the executive chef Renee Touponce was nominated by the prestigious James Beard Awards in the “Best Chef Northeast” in 2023. Esquire Magazine added the establishment to their “24 Best Bars in America” list. 
  2. Oyster Club: Next door, Touponce also creates flavorful dishes at our longtime favorite Oyster Club. This unique space offers indoor and outdoor seating and one of the best happy hours in town. 
  3. Via Emilia: Just across the bridge from the Shipwright’s Daughter, this charming authentic Italian Mystic restaurant was recently honored with the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for its thoughtfully curated wine list and was also voted one of the Best New Restaurants in Connecticut for 2022 by Connecticut Magazine
The Shipwright's Daughter and more Mystic restaurants near our bed and breakfast in Mystic

Stay at our Bed and Breakfast in Mystic

Before you start making reservations at the Shipwright’s Daughter and more of the award-winning Mystic restaurants, you’ll want to secure your lodging for your weekend getaway or extended vacation in Connecticut. There is plenty to explore and eat during your stay here! Our bed and breakfast in Mystic is one of the most comfortable and beautiful places to stay. Our historic garden property sets the perfect tone for a restful and romantic trip. 

Culinary enthusiasts will rejoice with our homemade morning meal! We create a rotating menu of gourmet breakfasts for you to enjoy throughout your stay. Our elegant dining room with light jazz, terrace seating, and candlelight is the best place to start your day—then there are plenty of fantastic Mystic restaurants to choose from for your lunch and dinner plans. 

Comfortable accommodations are one of the key elements to a successful vacation! And at our bed and breakfast in Mystic, there are ten beautifully appointed rooms, all with luxurious amenities, en suite bathrooms, and gorgeous views of our property. You’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle and quickly feel the stress fade away as you check in. We can’t wait to host you; book your room today! 

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