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Bristol Oyster Bar

448 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-1806
+1 401-396-5820
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
448 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-1806
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Bristol Oyster Bar has a large variety of oysters and other New England menu items with an eclectic spin. The drink menu compliments the food menu well and contains fresh, quality ingredients. The front outdoor patio has a fire pit that you can order drinks...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chelsea L
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We recently discovered the Bristol Oyster Bar and have returned 3 times during the past month, always trying to get there between 4-6 pm so we could enjoy a dozen (or two) of their raw RI oysters for $1 each oyster. The salads and other...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Very cool 1800s old custom house turned YMCA. Very inventive, modern New England seafood menu. Our server was super nice. My dad and I split the vegetable platter and the Banh mi pork tenderloin and fried oyster sandwich. There was some confusion about what would...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank fanoftennis
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We were very pleased with the Oyster Bar. They featured a selection of 8 different oyster varieties the night we were there (though they were out of two by the time we ordered, which was almost 9pm). The service was quite good and our server...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jared Z
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Perfectly delicious! Wait staff polite and professional... Our go to place for a wonderful gathering and perfect dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carol B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Bristol Oyster Bar's owners have a unique, respectful, and diligent relationship with Rhode Island oyster farmers, and they serve up absolutely the best bivalves the local waters have to offer. There is not to my knowledge a better buck-a-shuck offered anywhere in Rhode Island. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bobo4505
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Nice cozy little restaurant with table and bar that you can eat at. We started with two dozen raw oysters and we were stunned at how much oyster shell was left in the oysters!!! Their young shuckers have no clue how to properly shuck an...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bmk1459
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We decided to stay near Bristol RI overnight just to visit the Bristol Oyster Bar. We heard about it from friends and it was a perfect meal - my spouse and I shared two dozen Oysters during their special from 4 to 6 PM, Oysters...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Travel33871
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We were here for lunch. We happened to have friends visiting from Australia and little did we know that they don’t have clams on the half shell in Melbourne. The reason as we were told was that their clams tends to be too sandy! We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bristolfishaholic
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Go for the local oysters, even posted with sizes, always fresh and the creative sauces with them are great. But beyond the oysters the food is very creative, fresh and excellent. The way they create meals in a small space is amazing. Very small place...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank paul s
PeterS12603, Owner at Bristol Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Please join us again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-1806
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 401-396-5820
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Bristol Oyster Bar is East Bay's Only Farm to Table Oyster Bar. Bristol Oyster Bar was established by Pete Sebring, a local oyster farmer and oyster cultivation expert. Bristol Oyster Bar's Executive Chef, Ryan Soborowski, prepares the freshest local seafood and produce. The raw bar offers the freshest locally sourced RI oysters and shellfish to ensure freshness and quality. Located in Historical Downtown Bristol.
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