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Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

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251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1853
+1 401-253-4523
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here in the warmer months outside under the canopied deck. Always love the scenery and food.

Thank root7116
Middletown, Rhode Island
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

On a cold foggy snowy day we stopped in for lunch. There was a fire place in the corner, gas logs burning brightly. Through double doors, the back deck was well lit, but a little cold for my temperature sensitive dad. So we took a booth by the windows. The fog lifted occasional and the beautiful river view became apparent.... More 

Thank 2S2P2L
Goshen, Indiana
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

When I was there it was dark and cold so I didn't get to enjoy the view. It wasn't busy and the waitress was right there. She was pleasant and efficient. Food was good and good portions. I would go back.

Thank A G
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This restaurant has great views and the food was fabulous. It was our first visit, we went because we read reviews on trip advisor and I have to say we are glad we visited.

Thank CarolBristolUK
Tekamah, Nebraska, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Spent our first night out here. The staff, food and drinks were amazing. Located right next to the hotel.

Thank Kristen F
Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped for lunch here while exploring Bristol. We had selected this restaurant simply because of the view and had anticipated dining over the water. Unfortunately when we arrived the patio was closed and the somewhat cramped interior was literally packed. We ended up sitting at the bar ... looking in the complete opposite direction from the beautiful water vista. The... More 

Thank Sue_near_Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I'm a bit conflicted about this restaurant. We went there a few weeks ago for lunch during the week. Alot of other restaurants are only open for dinner during the week since it is now the off season but perhaps they are all open for lunch on the weekends. We ate under the tent which overlooks the water. During the... More 

Thank MusicLuver B
Bristol, Rhode Island
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Unbeatable view of Narragansett Bay and Bristol Harbor. The deck top is so nice to have a drink on. New furniture is very comfortable for relaxing

Thank OwensAdventures12
Sao Paulo, SP
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203 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The food and drink are both very good, specially the seafood. But the most amazing thing about this place is the view. Fantastic!

Thank Carlos_Maciel_16641
Newtown, Connecticut
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Not only was the waterside seating just perfect for the afternoon but the food was very good. I had a well put together salad with greens, dried cranberries, fresh mozzarella (which they diced), cashews and then added grilled chicken (an abundance I might add) I did request a change of dressing as it came with a honey mustard balsamic and... More 

Thank Allison A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1853
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 401-253-4523

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?