We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Shelter Harbor Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
10 Wagner Rd, Westerly, RI 02891-4701
+1 401-322-8883
07:30 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 99: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This used to be a wonderful spot. The bar area to the right was always a place where people could drop in and have a great experience. I hope someone can bring the place back to the way it used to be which was a dependable restaurant with great food and service

1 Thank Brodie401
Level Contributor
76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Both the breakfast and dinner were excellent. Since it was the off season there was plenty of seating, no wait and quick service.

Thank Flyklr
New York
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We are so very sad about what has happened to the Shelter Harbor Inn. We have been going here for 13 years. We would stay in a wonderfully appointed room and eat the most delicious breakfast and go to the beach using the shuttle provided by the inn. Now it is a mere shadow of its former self. The breakfast... More 

1 Thank His2ryTraveler
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Sadly there's not one positive comment I can make about our dining experience at this restaurant. I felt badly for our friends who recommended it, as it was a reunion of friends meeting uo together after several years. We arrived at 6.45 and admittedly didn't order our food until 7.20. But at 9.05pm we still did not have our entrees.... More 

4 Thank Finedongal
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The Inn is reopened after necessary renovations from water damage this winter and they have hired a new chef. Give them a try because it seems like things are turning around there and the location and ambiance is wonderful.

Thank 02807chick
Charlestown, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We came at 10am for the Mothers Day Brunch. We were told food would be ready In 15 minutes we had to wait 35 minutes. The people next to us left after waiting 1 1/2. They made a reservation for 9am, and left. . There was no brunch only breakfast food. The food was cold. Not one special item just... More 

1 Thank stjake45
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

the heat wasn't working, and it was cold. I wore my coat for dinner. The other room with the fireplace was so smoky, it was impossible to eat there, altho there were some couples doing just that. the waiter was young and had no clue ...we sat with our empty cocktail glasses on the table the whole dinner. My husband... More 

1 Thank clamdog
Mystic, Connecticut
Level Contributor
210 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Located a short drive from Mystic, Connecticut, I selected the historic Shelter Harbor Inn Restaurant to celebrate our 47th anniversary. Entering the parking lot, I noted the absence of other cars. Likewise, the dinning room was devoid of guests; my wife and I were the only patrons during our lunch in the restaurant, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m on a... More 

Thank carriagehouse37
Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Went in late September but only because I was a guest of a party. An old family favorite restaurant, I continue to see inexperienced wait staff, higher prices than the past, and a dining experience commensurate with the declining facility. At least the wait for reservations is shorter now.

Thank Singlethreaded
Norwalk, CT
Level Contributor
114 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

We would have enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal a lot more if there hadn't been flies and gnats circulating around the dining room. Also, when we went to use the restrooms we learned there was a plumbing problem. The men's room was unusable and men had to be redirected upstairs to a (hotel) guest room. In the women's room the sink... More 

1 Thank Elsa_O

Travellers who viewed Shelter Harbor Inn also viewed

Westerly, South County
Westerly, South County
Westerly, South County
Westerly, South County

Been to Shelter Harbor Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Wagner Rd, Westerly, RI 02891-4701
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Westerly
  • Phone Number: +1 401-322-8883
The Historic Shelter Harbor Inn was originally a 200 acre farm built around 1810. In 1911, the farmstead was purchased by a musician and established as a colony for musicians called Musiccolony. Over the years the farmhouse, barn & carriage house gradually transitioned into what is now a charming New England inn located in a serene setting of beautiful gardens and stone walls. The 24 guest room inn and restaurant offers comfort, relaxation, and good food in a warm and inviting atmosphere and is only minutes from local area attractions and our private beach in Weekapaug. Using only the freshest of season ingredients and a variety of cuisines, our chefs take pride in creating the inn's menus. The restored farmhouse boasts a tavern with a full service bar, several dining areas with fireplaces, a cozy library, private rooms, patios, and decks. Guests may enjoy good food and drink whether sitting by a fire, dining outside, or lounging by the rooftop hot tub.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Shelter Harbor Inn and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Shelter Harbor Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?