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“Average Pub Food....Great View”
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Hanson's Pub
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

We've tried all of the various iterations of this local spot for many years...mainly because the location is ideal. You feel like you're dining on a boat, looking out over the Salt Pond, and it's always entertaining watching the action at the boat ramp nearby. We stopped by on a Saturday evening to sample this newest version, and came away wondering how long it will last. The menu is a mixture of tried and true pub selections, with a very limited list of entrees. This restaurant isn't about fine dining. The burgers were average, but tasty. Requests for 'medium' cheeseburgers were served with barely pink interiors. The fries were borderline soggy, but again, tasty. The service was friendly and efficient, although there were few tables occupied at 6 PM. The bar looked well-stocked, and was starting to fill up as we left.
We'll return to listen to the weekend musical entertainment (Starts at 8PM Fri-Sat, 3PM Sun), and to enjoy the view over a few drinks. Perhaps we'll sample a few more items from the menu, and hope this version of Hanson's last past Labor Day.

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1  Thank Jerry S
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Wow...what a change from what it used to be. The "NEW Management" has done a terrific job. Please don't read the "OLD" reviews. The place looks fantastic and food is terrific and so is the new staff. The place has been cleaned up. Please give it another try. My husband and I have already been back at least 5 times. We have been for lunch, dinner,and drinks downstairs at the bar while there was entertainment. Even the entertainment we heard on a recent Sunday afternoon was great. Give Hanson's a try and if you visited in the past, please give it another try. You won't be disappointed.

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1  Thank Joan M
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

The new menu was definitely a step up from the previous menu (especially their chowder) but more importantly the service was 5 star! My husband and I have been dining @ Hanson's for years and were pleasantly surprised by the completely different atmosphere. They get our 2 thumbs up!

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3  Thank rhodeislandr
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

I've read some of the past reviews and can say, with certainty, that the new management and staff will change the nay-sayers minds. My husband and I stopped in for lunch on their first day of the season. Of course, the view is the same, but that's about all that remains from previous experiences. As a lifelong Rhode Islander, I've tried a lot of chowder and their New England clam chowder is the best I've ever had! The staff is wonderful - very attentive and friendly - and the food was delicious. It was a nice touch when the chef came out to ask if we enjoyed our meal. We'll definitely be back!

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3  Thank amdancer
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

An attractive building, cool carved sign, neat bar, two outdoor dining spaces, a gorgeous setting…harbor side, bay view, charming marina, plenty of parking, convenient to Route 1. Perfect, right? Well, not quite. We keep going back because at least a few of our party will enjoy his/her meal and it is fairly close to our summer home. We’ve had one of the best and generously packed lobster rolls ever, but nothing guarantees the next one will be as good. Inconsistency is the theme here. The help is sweet, young and mostly untrained. Yes, there is a difference between a soup spoon and a teaspoon and it shouldn’t be up to the customer to ask for one. I have never seen anyone come out of the kitchen…host, owner, chef, cook, whatever. A creative executive chef or owner who truly cares could turn this place around and make it a true destination gem.

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1  Thank moimoi184
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