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Best of Readers’ Choice Awards 2018: Mystic Edition

Congrats to all who were recognized as best in their category with The Day’s “Best of Readers’ Choice Awards 2017” for Southeastern Connecticut. Over 240 categories were voted on by thousands in the region.

But let’s cut to the chase. Mystic is very well represented, and deservedly so! Here are the winners from Mystic in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Dining, Great Outdoors and Shopping.


Area Attraction: Mystic Aquarium – 1st place
Area Attraction: Mystic Seaport – 2nd place
Art Gallery: Mystic Seaport – 2nd place
Family Outing: Mystic Aquarium – 1st place
Guided Tour: Lantern Light Tours (Mystic Seaport) – 1st place
Guided Tour: Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center – 3rd place
Movie Theater: Mystic Luxury Cinemas – 1st place
Museum: Mystic Seaport – 1st place
Place for a 1st date: Capt. Daniel Packer Inne – 1st place
Place to take a visitor: Downtown Mystic – 1st place
Place to take a visitor: Mystic Seaport – 2nd place
Place to take a visitor: Olde Mistick Village – 3rd place
Things to do for less than $10: Mystic Lighted Boat Parade – 2nd place


Appetizers: S&P Oyster Co. – 1st place
Asian Cuisine: Pink Basil – 2nd place
Asian Cuisine: Peking Tokyo – 3rd place
Atmosphere: Capt. Daniel Packer Inne – 1st place
Atmosphere: Red 36 – 2nd place
Atmosphere: S&P Oyster Co. – 3rd place
Bakery: Sift Bake Shop – 2nd place
Bar/Lounge: Engine Room – 1st place
Barbecue & Ribs: Dog Watch Mystic – 1st place
Bartender: Carmine (Chapter One) – 3rd place
Beer Selection: Jealous Monk – 1st place
Best Kept Secret: Frank’s Gourmet Grille – 2nd place
Bloody Mary: Engine Room – 1st place
Bloody Mary: Red 36 – 2nd place
Breakfast: Somewhere in Time – 2nd place
Brunch: Engine Room – 3rd place
Burger: Engine Room – 1st place
Casual Dining: Frank’s Gourmet Grille – 3rd place
Chef: Francis Grace (Frank’s Gourmet Grille) – 2nd place
Chicken Dish: Frank’s Gourmet Grille – 2nd place
Chicken Dish: Captain Daniel Packer Inne – 3rd place
Cocktail: Red 36 – 1st place
Cocktail: Engine Room – 3rd place
Coffee: Vault Coffee Roasters – 3rd place
Deli: Mystic Market – 1st place
Delivery: Angie’s – 2nd place
Dessert Menu: Sift Bake Shop – 1st place
Dessert Menu: S&P Oyster Co. – 3rd place
Diner: Somewhere in Time – 2nd place
Fine Dining: Frank’s Gourmet Grille – 1st place
Fine Dining: Capt. Daniel Packer Inne – 3rd place
Frozen Drink: Margarita’s – 1st place
Gluten Free: S&P Oyster Co. – 3rd place
Gourmet To-Go: Mystic Market – 2nd place
Happy Hour: Steak Loft – 2nd place
Happy Hour: Harbour House – 3rd place
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt: Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream – 3rd place
Independent Coffee House: Mystic Depot Roasters – 2nd place
Indian Cuisine: A Taste of India – 2nd place
Late Night Dining: Jealous Monk – 3rd place
Margarita: Margarita’s – 1st place
Martini: S&P Oyster Co. – 3rd place
Mediterranean Cuisine: Mezza – 1st place
Outdoor Dining: Red 36 – 2nd place
Outdoor Dining: S&P Oyster Club – 3rd place
Oysters: Oyster Club – 1st place
Oysters: S&P Oyster Co. – 2nd place
Oysters: Red 36 – 3rd place
Romantic Dining: Capt. Daniel Packer Inne – 1st place
Salad: Steak Loft – 2nd place
Sandwich & Grinder: Pasta Fresca & Piadina – 2nd place
Smoothie & Juice Bar: Karma Kitchen Mystic – 1st place
Soup: Mystic Soup Co. – 1st place
Steak: Steak Loft – 1st place
Sushi: Peking Tokyo – 1st place
Sushi: Go Fish – 2nd place
Sweets & Candy: Sift Bake Shop – 2nd place
Sweets & Candy: Franklin’s General Store – 3rd place
Thai Cuisine: Pink Basil – 1st place
Vegan Cuisine: S&P Oyster Co. – 3rd place
Vegetarian Cuisine: Pink Basil – 1st place
Vegetarian Cuisine: Mezza – 3rd place
Waiter/Waitress: Will (S&P Oyster Co.) – 2nd place
Waterfront Dining: Red 36 – 2nd place
Waterfront Dining: S&P Oyster Co. – 3rd place
Whisky Selection: Engine Room – 1st place
Wine Selection: Go Fish – 2nd place


Athletic Competition: Fields of Fire Adventure Park – 1st place
Boat Captain: Captain David Childs (Sabino) – 3rd place
Christmas Tree Farm: Yetter’s – 2nd place
Festival & Fair: Mystic Outdoor Art Festival – 1st place
Festival & Fair: Mystic Irish Parade – 2nd place
Playground: Fields of Fire Adventure Park – 3rd place


Accessories: Mystic Knotwork – 2nd place
Antiques: Mine – 2nd place
Art: Mystic Museum of Art – 1st place
Art: Courtyard Gallery – 2nd place
Art: Salt – 3rd place
Bait & Tackle: Shaffer’s – 3rd place
Bicycles: Mystic Cycle Centre – 1st place
Books: Bank Square Books – 2nd place
Boutique: Salt – 3rd place
Consignments: Pennywise – 1st place
Eyewear: Shades of Mystic – 3rd place
Feed & Grain: Mystic Pet Shop – 2nd place
Footwear: Bass Factory Outlet – 2nd place
Gifts & Souvenirs: Mystic Knotwork – 2nd place
Gifts & Souvenirs: R A Georgetti & Co. – 3rd place
Jewelry: Mallove’s – 1st place
Jewelry: Simply Majestic – 2nd place
Local Grocery Store: McQuade’s – 1st place
Local Hardware Store: Cash True Value – 2nd place
Locally Owned Seafood Store: Sea Well Seafood – 1st place
Men’s Clothing: Trove – 2nd place
Music: Mystic Disc – 1st place
Picture Framing: Maxwelton Co. – 3rd place
Produce & Farm Stand: Whittle’s – 3rd place
Sporting Goods: Kelley’s Pace – 2nd place


That’s a lot of Mystic representation!

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