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Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

) #19 of 59 Restaurants in Bristol $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1853
+1 401-253-4523
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1853
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the exceptional places on Bristol Harbor, Bristol Rhode Island. It is a great place in the summer as well as late fall or even winter. This place sits on Bristol Harbor, across the harbor from Bristol Yacht club and little further...More

Thank Sailor32948
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped for lunch after visiting Blithewold manor and botanical gardens, our daughter's wedding venue. THE MUDSLIDE DRINKS WERE AMAZING!!!!! A work of art! 4 of us shared the Macho Nachos. They were very generous in size and excellent!!! The clam chowder was excellent as well!...More

Thank sadieh923
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought family members there awhile back, and the salads and sandwiches were terrible. Sandwich served on hamburger bun and greek salad made with iceberg lettuce. Come on. Haven't gone back since. Many better choices in Bristol and Warren. Went their in 2009 with a group...More

Thank shemond1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is what makes this place great. We enjoyed being able to sit by the water for lunch that we ate there twice. I found the menu to be a bit limited, but the food was very good. Large portions!

Thank harrietws2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely upstairs bar which overlooks Bristol Harbor. Always a nice breeze and a great wait staff that is pleasant and attentive. A must visit! The best deal are the clam cakes and chowder!

Thank Janehowlett
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Stopped for a drink and a quick app and was pleasantly surprised with the friendly staff and the very yummy bloody mary. We also had the house chips, which we devoured and a bowl of clams in broth which were very good. Just couldn't have...More

Thank Sherry K
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I found the ladies room less than sanitary. This owner doesn't care cause he has a huge summer crowd. Bar people awesome earthy, locals.

Thank lilaynie
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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

Thank root7116
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...More

Thank 2S2P2L
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.

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Ross S
Can you bring pets in the outdoor section?
23 April 2017|
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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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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