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520 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1933
+1 401-253-2884
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“swordfish” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
520 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1933
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This long time local favorite has finally taken advantage of their great deck/porch and opened for lunch. The Restaurant overlooks Bristol Harbor and the Bristol Yacht Club and is a great setting for a casual lunch on a summer day. Seafood is a specialty and...More

Thank maggie361
Reviewed 4 May 2018

My wife and I are regular customers; as well as having consistently good food the bar is also excellent and the bar man is excellent. It’s worth a visit just to sit at the bar even if you don’t feel like eating. The family run...More

Thank DonnchaCorcaigh
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Nice spot in Bristol, RI over looking the water. The service is great and the food is above average with generous portions. All seafood dishes looked great.

Thank Brr4346AD
Reviewed 16 March 2018

SS Dion in Bristol is one of those places that continually exceeds expectations! WE love it! The Staff and chefs never disappoint! The menu from appetizers, Oysters Rockefeller to entrees steaks, swordfish, pasta, just fabulous! The service, food and ambiance are terrific!

1  Thank Sue C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great spot for simple grilled fish like the sword offered in with several different toppings. They have pastas and classic dishes to satisfy everyone

Thank Stephanb1126
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Known for fine fish and seafood, this place offers a nice waterfront ambiance, good outdoor deck and nice fireplace and candle lit interior dining. The mid-week two-for-one specials including wine are a great local value.

Thank george b
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I guess the draw of this place is to eat outside on the porch so you can dine and see the water which is across the street. That area was packed with people. We ate inside and had a marginal meal with a very disinterested...More

Thank GFamNaples
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This restaurant is just the place for excellent seafood. It overlooks the water, it has an outdoor seating area, and inside is cool--temperature wise on a hot day, and cool seafaring décor. We four had the very price-wise "couples dinner" for $48. Served on Tuesday,...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I love sitting on the outside patio, with a harbor view, in the summer and inside with the fireplace and piano, in cooler weather. Great dinner for two specials, consistently good food. Prices, service, and seafood all really good.

Thank shamrockri1
Reviewed 20 July 2017

As a couple who were one of the first guests when this restaurant opened some 35+ years ago, it has fallen from our minds to visit. Recently this changed and we were very pleased to have "found" this excellent restaurant is still one of the...More

Thank Alfred S
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Janice P
29 April 2017|
Response from SanRubio | Reviewed this property |
Hi Janice, I have been there just once for New Year's Eve and it is casual dress and no dancing. I don't know how is it in Summer High Season but more or less it will be the same but with more people. I hope to help you.
Janice P
29 April 2017|
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Response from SanRubio | Reviewed this property |
No it is a normal place
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1933
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 401-253-2884
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