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Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1853
+1 401-253-4523
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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“macho nachos” (2 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (6 reviews)
“mussels” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1853
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tyler, who served us, was excellent. He suggested a great bottle of wine and the food was also excellent. Had a great view of the water. A great place to enjoy your meal.

Thank Harry76F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the food is a bit disappointing - nothing great... it is the view that you seek. Great place for cocktails, sunsets, music and some quick bites. Go for the experience and the view.. take friends

Thank MMeston
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I'm surprised that so many reviews found the food to be ok. It wasn't good by any stretch of the imagination. Great view.

Thank msgerryt
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Food was just ok. View is gorgeous and there are both indoor and outdoor patio spaces. Service is as quick and friendly.

Thank Maureen O
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We recently stopped for lunch here and really enjoyed the harbor view from the large deck. The food was excellent, as was the service - except for one major glitch. Our order was taken quickly after we were seated and we were soon enjoying our...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Seated right away on the deck. In the afternoon you need sunglasses or sit facing the East. Sailboats coming and going and some motor boats but not much noise. Wait staff was very friendly and one took our bill and credit card to our waitress...More

Thank Al G
Reviewed 12 September 2017

You go for the view, the food is average, the service varies, and the "entertainment" can sometimes be annoying and unnecessary.

Thank oz411
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Excellent view, the best in the harbor, very friendly quick service, many local plates, well cooked dishes, one of the best fish & chips ever had!

Thank Nicolas P
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Sunday night ,busy good food not great but fun atmosphere awesome views.very nice waitstaff ,great bar on top level ,to watch boats go bye

Thank denrb
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We ate here after our 4 hour drive from NY. Very crowded. Initially got squeezed into a table next to a bunch of screaming kids so we moved. After that... it was great. Great food, great service. Maybe ask people what kind of seating they...More

Thank jlvana123
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Response from 2S2P2L | Reviewed this property |
it is part of the restaurant and you'd have to go thru the restaurant. although service animals probably could most state health laws probably would not allow non service animals (pets) in the restaurant and therefore not... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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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