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Griswolds Tavern

) #86 of 168 Restaurants in Newport $$ - $$$ American, ,
103 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3203
+1 401-846-4660
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
103 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3203
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped here on a rainy night as it was closest to our accommodation. Food was decent and good selection of drinks and specials. Imagine it's fun when busy, but the rain kept people away I think.

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small and very historic this bar is great for live music and pub food. Good beers and wines. They offer clam chowder, soups, sausages, or crab dip to start. Sandwiches include roasted turkey, corn beef Reuben, burgers. Fish and chips, fried shrimp, and Cavitelli with...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a break from the Hall of Fame Tennis Tournament and wandered a few blocks until we found this nice pub. We had lobster rolls, which were delicious and came with sweet potato fries and homemade cole slaw. There is a nice selection of...More

Thank Silasroy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place. Ate here twice we enjoyed it so much. The food was excellent portions were big and very friendly service. We will be going back again

Thank Pamsbud
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We wanted a restaurant away from the tourist spots and found Griswolds while strolling near our hotel. The service was quick but not rushed, friendly but not overbearing, and the food was solid. The chips and salsa appetizer was a good start to our meal:...More

Thank Erika F
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Went here for the 1st time and my husband found a big hair in his food and staff weren't too friendly. Disappointing

Thank Lori L
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Made the mistake of going into Griswalds for a beer while waiting for my wife to finish a tour of one of the mansions. It was midday midweek one other couple sitting at the bar. It took several minutes for the two employees behind the...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

You know it's a little concerning when the restaurant is practically empty on a Saturday night in June. The ultimate nachos were HUGE and good, but the rest was just ok. It's nothing to write home about but not horrid either. The bathroom is comically...More

Thank Takemetoalaska
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best clams in white wine sauce and crabcakes I've ever had! Off the beaten path and a true gem. Owners even mailed back some souvenirs I left at my table back to California. Will be back!

Thank Ronald N
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A cosy and inviting looking restaurant and bar, situated off the main thoroughfare of Thames Street. The food here is nothing to write home about. But it is simple and wholesome. We enjoyed homemade soup, crabcakes, salad and scallops, all nicely presented and tasty. We...More

Thank Ruthie3005
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Suzanne R
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Response from Silasroy | Reviewed this property |
At lunch on the Saturday we were there, it was upscale casual.
Hope D
16 August 2016|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
I do not foresee a long wait. The place has lots of room inside also.
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Restaurant Details

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