Mystic Journals

Father's Day at Mystic Seaport

A June 2003 trip to Mystic by Suzannecat

Quote: We went for a day trip with grandparents and cousins to the Seaport and found a Music Festival plus perfect weather, capped off by a lobster dinner.
Great lobster and steamers and beautiful waterfront location. Very kid-friendly, as all the tables are picnic style under a tent or along the dock. You can get a table right away, but there's a huge line to order food and then a wait while your order is prepared -- the lobsters are steamed when you order them, so it takes time. Not cheap, considering it's a glorified seafood shack -- the cheapest lobster dinner was $17, but it was a Father's Day splurge and the two 4-5lb lobsters we all shared were the sweetest around. If you go to their website ahead of time, you can print out a free chowder coupon (one bowl per entree). This restaurant was one exit away on 95 from Mystic Seaport, and then you...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 20, 2003

Abbott's Lobster in the Rough
117 Pearl St
Mystic, Connecticut 06340

Mystic Seaport


Mystic Seaport is actually a collection of quite a few (I think 8) different museums, set up around the waterfront as a period 19th-century shipyard and village. There were lots of boats of all different styles to board- my son liked the pirate-looking ship and a few boats you could actually sail on as well. Plus there were workshops on shipbuilding, historical stores, a schoolhouse, Town Green (great for playing frisbee and picnicking), a planetarium, and a hands-on little kids museum. We had beautiful weather and it turned out there was a music festival that day too, so there were lots of very talented "sailors" singing their songs on the boats, in town, and in the buildings. There is one adm...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 20, 2003

Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, Connecticut 06355
(860) 572-0711