ROCKS 21

4.5
395 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 395 people are saying
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DeeM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! The people were friendly and the ambiance was wonderful.

ROCKS 21
Responded on January 16, 2022

That's great Thank You so much for the review hope to see you soon

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JoannaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for dinner a few weeks ago and wanted to go back to try the brunch- it was awesome! We loved the breakfast tacos and the french toast. I liked that we could get brunch and lunch items from the menu. We shared a mimosa tower too. Jake was terrific! It was a cold day and it was nice to be by the fireplace and have a table with a view of the water too.

ROCKS 21
Responded on January 14, 2022

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food- service could be better

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for New Year’s Eve and for my mom’s birthday. We had the best time! The food was unbelievable good and the service, too! Ask for Tony! He’s the absolute best! He is funny, kind, informative, and attentive. We can’t recommend ROCKS 21 more! What are you waiting for? GO!

ROCKS 21
Responded on January 2, 2022

Thank you so much for the review

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JoannaF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Thursday prime rib special and it was great! Really nice cozy intimate dining room with a fireplace. The service was really good and the drafts list is extensive. We want to go for brunch next time.

ROCKS 21
Responded on January 9, 2022

Thank you very much we hope to see you at Brunch on Sunday

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KaranM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Prices are reasonable and Jake is an awesome server. So friendly and accommodating. We’ll be back. 😊

ROCKS 21
Responded on December 26, 2021

That great to hear thank you so much hope to see you soon

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DianeB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday Brunch!

ROCKS 21
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you very much we hope to see you again soon

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David
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Eclectic menu satisfied everyone in our party of five at a 21st birthday dinner for our daughter. Attractive dining rooms. Convenient parking. Food was well prepared and served courteously; however, it took 20 minutes and two reminders for the server to arrive at the table to take drink orders after we were seated. Also note that none of the servers or the hostess (or other patrons) wore masks, which should be a concern especially because Covid infections are on the rise again.

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vipErinN
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar. The bartender (JAKE) was on point and came over to us immediately. Jake checked in with us often. He is an extremely pleasant young man - a true asset to Rocks 21!

ROCKS 21
Responded on December 18, 2021

Thank you for the review we hope to see you soon Jake is a great asset we will give him props

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88keys
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we went to Rocks 21! We thought they were closed because I called several times after 3:00 to make a reservation and no one was answering. But then I called the Inn at Mystic and they said that the restaurant was open and to book on Open Table. Terrific scallops with Parmesan risotto! Wonderful lobster bisque! Nice background music! We will go back!

ROCKS 21
Responded on December 18, 2021

That's fantastic we are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for leaving us a review hope to see you soon

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DanielT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib was great and the dining room had a view of Long Island Sound. The fireplace added to an overall outstanding evening.

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MarcyV
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was a blast as a server, the food was great and came out quick. The band was off the hook. What a great evening

ROCKS 21
Responded on December 12, 2021

Awesome thank you very much for the review

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FranK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the spinach & artichoke dip as well as flatbread magherita pizza both were delicious. Service was great and band (Don't Tell Lisa) was fantastic. Had a table in front of the stage and enjoyed the rock music and dancing.

ROCKS 21
Responded on December 14, 2021

We are very glad your experience was great thanks for the review hope to see you soon

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vipJimK
New England
37 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

ROCKS 21
Responded on December 12, 2021

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

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WalterW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

ROCKS 21
Responded on November 28, 2021

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

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AnnieF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021

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
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

ROCKS 21
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you so much we hope to see you again soon

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

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

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TAG1
Caribbean
8 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
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal and our waitress was very good. Only negative to entire evening was the rude bartender.

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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
11 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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vipGilbert
Charleston
12 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
14 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
34 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
New York Area
2 reviews
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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ROCKS 21 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 536-8140.

ROCKS 21 is rated 4.5 stars by 395 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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