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Griswolds Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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103 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3203
+1 401-846-4660
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited off season and actually found the place by accident. The restaurants on the main drag were busy and the parking was still expensive in the lots. So we went in search of other options. We found Griswold's first and there was a parking spot in front. Almost as if the tavern gods set it up for us. We sat... More 

Thank Anne K
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pub food that's good I had scallops over sesame sauce rice. Scallops were good too much sesame sauce on rice took away from meal. My wife ordered a hamburger which she enjoyed. Our waitress was terrific beer was cold atmosphere of restaurant was great. Go and enjoy.

Thank Laurabob52
Middletown, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Service was great, food was not so good. Ordered a Caesar salad and couldn't eat it. dressing was awful. Our 3 kids didn't like the taste of their food either, chicken strips. So would not recommend food here.

Thank Wlopres
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Waking about town in the rain and we came across this place. Seemed nice enough, the bar had decent prices, the service was friendly, but the food was less than average. The bathrooms were super dirty and smelly. The doors to the stalls don't lock, and how they get away with calling them stalls is insane. Location is the only... More 

Thank Sleepingbeautyanr
Westchester County, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A great little tavern. Had lunch. The Mexican food provides large portions. Service was very good. Had some TV's to see how the football games were progressing.

Thank Kelly S
Amherst, NY
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151 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were very hungry and started walking down Bellevue from our Inn after we arrived in town. We came across Griswolds and saw that it wasn't too busy so we went inside. The waitress was very friendly. But the food is average, my soup was very salty.

Thank grandmakate
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Giswolds is a little like the Cheers Bar in the sit-com ,yes its a sports bar/restaurant which serve very good food especially french onion soup,It is well priced and the locals really do make you welcome as does the owner. It has an extensive menu with a good variety large portions. Its not flashy just an easy place to eat... More 

Thank Brenda C
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Griswolds was open air to the sidewalk allowing fresh air. Clean with great portions and excellent drink selection.

Thank Q4885FJbriand
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Last July I visited this place with few friends of mine after a walk on the new port clifwalk. The atmosphere was good. Had an open bar. The staff was polite and quick. We had Two Crab cake and chowders, a burrito and a cheeseburger. The portions were more than enough for one person and love the taste. It's near... More 

Thank ShavikH
Scarsdale, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a late lunch at Griswolds Tavern. While it wasn't the best lunch we had in Newport, the service was fast and the tuna salad was fresh. It's right on Bellevue Avenue and has a great location, close to the Newport Mansions and the Tennis Center.

Thank Arthur G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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: 103 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3203
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-4660

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