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Muddy Waters Cafe

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42 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6053
+1 860-444-2232
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Ledyard, CT
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant yesterday with 2 other couples. One of the couples had fallen in love with it and convinced us to give it a try. Some ordered breakfast and some lunch but all were very happy with the food! The atmosphere is fantastic. You feel like you're eating in the living room of a friend's... More 

Thank neelia48
Newton, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During our trip to New London, acting on a recommendation, we visited the Muddy Waters Café, a quaint place that reminded us of a combination of Portland, Maine and Provincetown, MA. The food is simple, well cooked and served with a smile. The breakfast sandwiches are excellent and I personally recommend the oatmeal. They also serve a fine selection of... More 

Thank BobofNewtn
Waterford, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee and pastries/bagels. Very good sandwiches, etc. great waterfront views from outside deck. Good service also.

Thank Carl O
Mystic, Connecticut
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one place where we love to have lunch after we have been to Dr. appointments in New London! Even in the winter, the atmosphere & the food is wonderful. In the warm weather, we eat out on their deck that overlooks the Thames River & the AMTRAC railroad.

Thank Charles and Jan... K
Vestal, New York, United States
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118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So the 8 of us were wondering the New England harbor village of New London, CT looking for a good place for lunch. Foreign foods did not set well with us on State St. when someone said they saw Muddy Waters Cafe on Trip advisor and its just around the corner on Bank St. So in less than a minute... More 

1 Thank Henry S
New London, Connecticut
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A great downtown place for breakfast and lunch, with really good sandwiches, coffees and desserts, The deck is fun in warm weather except that it overlooks the railroad tracks and when the trains go by, there goes conversation. On the other hand, looking across the river (if one ignores Electric Boat, where submarines are made) gives a view of small... More 

Thank teresa729
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Muddy Waters offers the absolute best coffees, lunch options, and everything is served by the friendliest staff you could ever find in a small cafe. Their Love and Lust salads are great, especially when paired with the most delicious tomato soup you will ever slurp. And the garlic bread! If I don't have time to stop and eat, I try... More 

1 Thank Debra R
New London, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

An intimate, eclectic space with great casual food. The deck is fantastic in nice weather! A favorite spot for locals to gather.

Thank doreneg578
Wilmington, Delaware
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We go here everytime I go to New London. My daughters, who are at a local college frequent Muddy Waters. Very Fresh and good service. Lots of selection for coffee and tea

Thank Paula T
New London, Connecticut
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181 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If your anybody in town or the state for that matter you conduct business at Muddy Waters. It's a local favorite owned by the father of you-tuber Casey Neistat whose grandmother also happened to be a rocket I believe. Either way good coffee and pastries and breakfast sandwiches. The decor is cool and it's the place for The Who's who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6053
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-444-2232

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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?