No matter the season or the time of year Olde Mistick Village is the perfect place to visit. Whether you want to take a stroll, go shopping, see a movie, go out to eat, or just see the ducks this fun and unique place is a must. Olde Mistick Village has been a staple in Mystic for locals and visitors since 1973. It is always in season whether it is cold and snowing, wicked hot, encountering a spring rain, or a fall breeze. The Village is also pet friendly, so bring your pup to come explore and enjoy the sights.
There are a lot of places to visit in the Village so we have broken it down to the Top 10 Places to Visit. This list includes dining options, shopping, and other activities.
- Jealous Monk:
This is not your typical drinks hall, the Jealous Monk is a unique interpretation of a classic European drinks hall and garden. They feature a creative menu with burgers, pretzels, house-made sausages, and more. Theres a pretzel charcuterie board that is unique and delicious. On the beverage side they offer different drinks. This one of a kind atmosphere is perfect for a night out, a work function, brunch, or just a fun hang. Jealous Monk also offers a variety of board games, pinball, and old school video games. If you need anymore convincing they have a beautiful outdoor garden with picnic tables, yard games, and a unique fire pit.
They are open Monday – Thursday from 12pm to 8pm | Friday & Saturday from 12pm to 9pm | Sunday from 10:30am to 8pm (Sunday Brunch from 10:30 – 2pm)
- Deviant Donuts:
This is Mystic’s unique coffee and handcrafted donut shop. These donuts are like no other! They are not only made from scratch but offer fun and crazy flavors and designs. You can find new flavors and designs regularly in the shop. Every Monday they update their Instagram page and website with flavors of the week. They also offer fresh hand pulled espressos, cappuccinos, specialty lattes, drip coffees, and chai. They also offer cold beverages like cold brew coffee, and “blended with ice” coffee frappes.
They are open daily from 7:30am to 5pm, or until they are sold out.
- Mango’s Wood Fired Pizza Co:
This is not your usual pizza joint. Mango’s as rated the Best Pizza in Southeastern CT by Connecticut Magazine. Family owned and operated by local brothers, Mango’s is authentic, hand made, and baked in a wood-fired oven. They offer unique pizza flavors as well as traditional options perfect for everyone. You can even watch them prepare your pizza from their open kitchen. Mango’s might have pizza in the name but they also offer salads, sandwiches, appetizers, and craft beers. You can enjoy your meal inside their rustic dining room and bar room, or head outside to their large patio that overlooks the Village. They do offer curbside delivery and take out options if you don’t want to dine in.
Serving lunch and dinner daily they are open from Sunday – Thursday 11am to 8pm and Friday & Saturday from 11am – 9pm.
- Mango’s Ice Cream:
This ice joint is actually the sister restaurant to Mango’s Wood-Fired Pizza Co. Just like their pizza, their ice cream is homemade and old fashioned. They are constantly changing their menu so it is always something different to try and enjoy. You can get your ice cream is cups, cones, in a real milkshake, a sundae, or an ice cream sandwich. Come for the ice cream and stay for the scratch baked cookies.
This is the kitchen store with more! Kitch is a foodies heaven and a favorite destination for cooks, chefs, gadget lovers, or people who just love to cook. Kitch is modern and unique with their selections of cookware, utensils, cutlery, and gadgets. The staff is knowledgeable as they all have a passion for food and are locals. You can find quality cookware and gadgets as well as things like hot sauces and jams. This store is sure to further your passion of food or take you to the next level with your cooking. You can shop online or in store and constantly have local vendors in store. They also offer events like cooking classes for children.
They are open Monday – Wednesday 10am – 6pm | Thursday – Saturday 10am – 8pm | Sunday 11am – 6pm
- Una Boutique:
This one of a kind store is for the one of a kind girl. Una is a boutique that considers quality over quantity. The products in this store really are one of a kind with products from brands like Hobo Bags, Bed | Stu, Mud Pie, Vigoss, Duke Cannon Supply, Mona B, Root Candles, and more. The vibes are boho chic, beachy, casual, and effortless. You are sure to find a unique outfit for any season, a cute gift for yourself or an upcoming party, or a cute pair of boots and other accessories. In a village full or unique food and treats, Una is a breath of fresh air with its unique pieces perfect for every woman.
- Taylor’s Sports:
This is a sports fan’s dream. Taylor’s Sports offers a wide variety of products from the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB. You will find merchandise from just about every team imaginable. Get you apparel for the next game. Stock up on all the tailgating essentials like coolers, flags, grill sets, and more. Taylor’s Sports also has the man cave amenities like team banners, signs, player specific plaques, pennants, and framed prints. This store is perfect for the sports fan in your life, or yourself. You can stock up on all of your teams merchandise whether they are local or from places like Miami or Dallas.
They are open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm | Sunday 11am – 6pm
- Extra Virgin Oil Store:
Come enjoy the flavors of he Amalfi Coast at Extra Virgin Oil Store. With a tasting room you can come and taste the flavor journey that takes you through an Italian heritage. The great thing about Extra Virgin is they offer olive oils and vinegars from Spain, Greece, and Portugal, coupled with specialty oils from award-winning Executive Chefs throughout the United States. This is not your grocery store oil and vinegar, this is the good stuff. This is a family owned and operated gourmet food store that specializes in handcrafted infused oils and raw vinegars. They also offer other Italian favorites like pastas, soups, and sauces.
They are open Sunday – Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
- Sofia’s Mystical Christmas:
Stepping into Sofia’s is like stepping into the North Pole. It is Christmas all year round in this shop as they offer an array of ornaments for Christmas and other times of the year. You can find all different types of ornaments from glass, Jim Shore ornaments and figurines, and hand painted. You can find an ornament for just about everything from sports, special events, careers, animals, military, nautical, souvenir, and names. They can also personalize some of their ornaments to add on that special touch. They also have a variety of Nutcrackers, Santas, and Nativities. Sofia’s can help take your Christmas tree and decorations to the next level, or be the perfect gift for family and friends.
They are open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm | Sunday 11am – 6pm
- Franklin’s General Store:
When you step into Franklin’s general Store it is like taking a step back in time. Since 1985, this General Store is a unique and friendly that offers exceptional products and unlike anything is other stores. This store is fun, relaxing, and enjoyable for everyone. You can also try “America’s Best Fudge” with their free taste tests. The fudge is fresh and 21 unique flavors. If fudge isn’t your thing then be sure to check out the fresh roasted nuts, or delicious cheeses from around the world. Franklin’s also has a wide selection of baking mixes, dressings, salsas, sauces, soups, fruit butters, jams, and more.You can find unique toys and gifts for the whole family. Like puzzles, books. wooden toys and games, and plus animals. Whether you are shopping for yourself or someone back home, you will find it at Franklin’s General Store.
- Luxury Cinemas:
These cinemas are nothing like you have ever seen. They are designed to exhibit film on maximum-sized screens, in perfect surround sound, and with fantastic sight lines with maximum comfort in premium lounge chairs. This theater is made for the ultimate movie-going experience and offers a superb film programming that includes lots of family films, specialty art movies, and blockbusters. Also Luxury Cinemas offers the best concession options. They have the best popcorn in Southeastern Connecticut that has real butter. You also won’t break the bank at the concession. They offer the lowest priced concessions in the area. What makes it really stand out is the local beer and wine options as well as hot food like chicken fingers, fries, pizza, and more. This is not your normal theater and is sure to enhance your movie going experience from the second you walk in the door.
Walking through Olde Mistick Village is an unique experience that is worth the trip. This list is only a small snippet of what Olde Mistick Village has to offer. One thing that makes the village so wonderful is that you can find just about anything you want or need in one of the unique stores. Whether you’re a visitor and new to the Village or a local who has come several times you are sure to enjoy your visit. We hope you enjoy your time at Olde Mistick Village and come back soon!