ROCKS 21

4.4
381 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Rocks 21 features fresh, seasonal and local cuisine served in Mystic’s most spectacular setting at the Inn at Mystic. This iconic property is a treasured and historic place, and our restaurant reflects that magnetic ambiance amidst serene waterfront surroundings and hidden New England beauty.

Offering an eclectic mix of casually elegant cuisine mingled with the traditional seafood staples we know and love, Rocks 21 redefines the landscape of New England cuisine. Enjoy handmade wood-fired pizza from our brick oven, or delve into one of our delicious made-from-scratch entrees. To complement your dining experience, the Rocks 21 bar features 24 beers on tap along with an impressive list of signature cocktails made with only the freshest of ingredients.

Whatever appeals to your palette, Rocks 21 offers something for everyone in a relaxed and comfortable setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 381 people are saying
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WalterW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice lunch. Very attentive waitstaff. Nice view from the bar area

ROCKS 21
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you very much for the review hope to see you again soon

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AnnieF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Thanksgiving at Rocks 21 with our teenage kids. The food, service, and setting were all fabulous. It truly couldn't have been more perfect.

ROCKS 21
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank you very much Annie and Tom for that kind review we hope to see you again next year or maybe sooner

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DanielT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Thanksgiving buffet was delicious. The prime rib was my favorite but I sampled almost all the food.

ROCKS 21
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much we hope to see you again soon

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vipvirginiac
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Its a good place to eat the best burger and fries!

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TAG1
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Food wonderful room with fireplace was beautiful thank you for a great evening

ROCKS 21
Responded on November 7, 2021

Thank you so much for the review hope to see you again soon

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GeneJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food pricing and portions. Very nice staff and atmosphere. Music with Katie Perkins was very enjoyable.

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Julie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and waitress was very good. Only negative to entire evening was the

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Marla
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good! Calamari was delicious and our dinner was very good. Thursday night prime rib special was a great value!

ROCKS 21
Responded on November 6, 2021

Thanks very much hope we can do better with the service next time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food and location

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vipPamQ
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the band was good to. Service was super fast. Definitely going back.

ROCKS 21
Responded on October 24, 2021

Thanks very much glad you enjoyed the night we hope to see you soon

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AnnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely meal tucked away at at two seat table.
Stephanie was an outstanding waitress and very fun to chat
with during our evening. The food was excellent and we could hear a fun band playing in the tavern.
Looking forward to our next visit.😀

ROCKS 21
Responded on October 24, 2021

Thanks very much glad you enjoyed the night we hope to see you soon

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CatherineR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice dinner with friends on the outdoor terrace, which does have heaters. Lovely view, food was good and lots of options. Waiter was attentive, but laid back...I mean that in a good way. Reasonable prices.

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Gilbert
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was very good and the service adequate. My only issue was that the music being played in the bar area was so loud, it precluded conversation in the dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

10-18-21
Traveling with friends. Was counting on eating fresh lobster but they were out of it. Food was good, but not over the top. Waitress was very friendly and accommodated me in changing out the French fries for no carb grilled veggies.

ROCKS 21
Responded on October 21, 2021

Sorry about the shortage although some of our supplies are low on stock more difficult to get items that were easier before covid. We hope that you give us another try in the future Thank you for the review

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Randy
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They were very accomodating. I asked for a table by the windows and they gave us a great table. The food was great, all in our party enjoyed our meals. It is a wonderful location with a view of the harbor. It is definitely a place to return to. The have a great outside dining patio. We didn't use it due to the weather.

ROCKS 21
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thanks very much for the great review we hope to see you again in the near future

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WWFORLIFE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Brought my mother for Brunch… The food was pretty good, the service the same… But the noise level of the HEAVY METAL music playing was awful! I think the bartender was in charge of music that day… And let’s just say, it was a very poor choice for a Sunday morning. It was so loud and obnoxious, we could barely keep a conversation going. Under normal circumstances, we like Rocks 21…. But I think maybe management needs to take notice on Sunday mornings 😞

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KristenF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The front staff were extremely friendly, as well as our waiter, Tony. Their jalapeño margarita was outstanding, and their traditional martinis were spot on! We had the scallops wrapped in bacon as and app, along with their pretzel. Both were fresh and good. We had the stuffed crab and their shrimp tacos - both were fresh and very filling. Amazing quality food! Highly recommend!

ROCKS 21
Responded on October 17, 2021

Thanks very much for the review hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the food was very good at great value.

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vipluvironhill
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining they even had a small band. It was very nice. The food was good but it didn't blow us away.

ROCKS 21
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you hope we can do better next time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor dining!

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karenm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The food was brought out to fast we had a plate of oysters then salads and 2 apps on table not even close to being done with any of it when they brought our 4 large dinners I protested but the plopped them down and our entire table was cover edge to edge with plates. Not very appetizing or enjoyable the cocktail sauce for the oysters was congealed. Narraganset oyster were not good and to big not fresh
I went to bring my mom for the baked stuffed lobster, they were out of lobster at 630 pm

ROCKS 21
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thanks Karen for the review hope we can do better next time

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was an amazing waiter, the view from the deck was gorgeous, and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the spinach artichoke dip 😋

ROCKS 21
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you very much for the review hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for my boyfriends birthday dinner for the second year in a row and the food was amazing, it was a great atmosphere with beautiful ambiance too. He was bummed we didn’t get to sit in the area with the live music but we had reservations and that wasn’t a part of the options to pick from. Either way; we were lucky enough to have Victoria for a waitress and she was phenomenal! Super sweet, pleasant, made it a great experience. She also helped accommodate a request for a special kind of meal combo that was not on the menu. (My boyfriend is lovely but a bit picky and has very specific taste!) Victoria made our day and had us smiling and laughing despite the challenges we faced that weekend prior to dining here. I was very thankful she cheered up the evening and saved the day! I hope when we go back she’s still there because she’s absolutely amazing. Very fast service, she remembered everything, checked on us several times and was super friendly and personable. We were on vacation for a week before that day and she was the best waitress and best staff member of any restaurant we visited. Other staff members even came over to say happy birthday, everyone we encountered was amazing and made it a great experience, we didn’t care about what we spent because every penny seemed worth it. Thank you!!!

ROCKS 21
Responded on October 10, 2021

Thank you so much we are glad you had a great time we hope to see you soon

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RyanT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great date night dinner. Seated right away at a perfect outdoor table with a great view. Our waitress was quiet but very nice and attentive. She came by to make sure things were ok the perfect amount of times. Food was good, I had the Vermont burger and my wife had the steak. We will definitely return, great views and location.

ROCKS 21
Responded on October 9, 2021

Thank you for the review hope to see you soon

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annep
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent.. I had the chicken marsala, friends had the scallop ravioli and the paella .. cheese cake for dessert.. excellent

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Tifo
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great view if u disregard the road traffic and train noise. Expensive but tasty. Small but varied menu. Extremely uncomfortable chairs (we sat on the deck which is actually a roof which slopes slightly) and tables were placed very close together. Staff did not wear masks. Service was efficient enough except that he (older, heavy set man) kept calling us “girls”. Drinks were good (plenty of alcohol). We never felt rushed.

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Shani
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with great live music!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is fantastic inside and out
Good service good food

ROCKS 21
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for the review hope to see you soon

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Freedom1
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The atmosphere was very pleasant in the dining room. The outside dining area looked amazing, however, it was too cold to sit outside the night we were there. The food was just okay. We were excited about getting the clam chowder and it didn’t have much flavor. Our meals were just okay. I would probably go back in the warmer weather and sit outside and have some cocktails and maybe an appetizer but probably wouldn’t go back for their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was ok, but view from the patio was great. From where we sat we couldn’t see the street just the waterfront which was amazing.

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GayleA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating our mother’s birthday there. Delicious food and amazing views.

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Will definitely go back again.

ROCKS 21
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you so much for your review hope to see you soon

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pato
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was quite busy which made the noise level a bit more than I would have liked for a special dinner. We had requested outdoors but the weather didn’t cooperate. Seafood pot pie and lobster salad stuffed avocado were both very good. Server was very pleasant. I’d like to go back when they aren’t as busy

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CeeBee
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When visiting Mystic for a few days we found Rocks 21. It was a perfect day for beautiful seating outside with views of the water. The servers were friendly, attentive and knew the selection well. I had the cold lobster roll that comes with thick curved fried potatoes. The lobster roll was priced at $29. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and hope to return again.

ROCKS 21
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you so much for your review hope to see you soon

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vipjiml
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ocean view

Great food selection

Great service

Reasonable prices

Great atmosphere

ROCKS 21
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you so much for your review hope to see you soon

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We came here visiting Connecticut and it was our anniversary. Very nice, food was good, however the waitress seemed to disappear. I wanted to ask for grated cheese for my scampi but she was busy with others. I could have gone after her but didn’t want to make a scene. Things she should have known but it was good other than that

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BAKB
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends for a late lunch yesterday, sat inside, had lovely table looking out at the waterview. Fish tacos were excellent as usual, lobster roll delicious, steak dinner outstanding. Our waitress was very attentive and accommodating. We visited for 2+ hours and never felt like we overstayed our time. As always, this place is top notch in all respects. We will miss not eating here when we leave for FL.

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Carmen
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were there for Happy Hour yesterday on a beautiful Monday afternoon. We sat on the deck overlooking the quiet cove. We shared a crab cake, no noticeable crab, but the coconut shrimp and mussels were awesome! Our server was very friendly and attentive and they leave a full pitcher of ice water on your table!
Good food, beautiful view, great service! What could be better?

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vipKimR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal; pleasant atmosphere & courteous staff

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vipGena
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice views.

FAQs

ROCKS 21 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 536-8140.

ROCKS 21 is rated 4.4 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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