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Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

) #21 of 60 Restaurants in Bristol €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1853
+1 401-253-4523
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Seafood
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251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1853
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate here after our 4 hour drive from NY. Very crowded. Initially got squeezed into a table next to a bunch of screaming kids so we moved. After that... it was great. Great food, great service. Maybe ask people what kind of seating they...More

Thank jlvana123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten several times at the Thames Waterside and have always enjoyed the views while waiting for our food and while eating. On this particular occasion, I had the fish tacos while my wife had the lobster roll. The fish tacos were very good. My...More

Thank pundilsr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just awful.... don't bother. Much better choices anywhere and everywhere in Bristol. Just because it has nice view doesn't mean the food is good. Really bad.

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Bristol Harbor Hotel, it's hard to miss the Thames Waterside Bar and Grill since we could see it from our room and we could watch how busy it would get throughout the day and early evening. This is what we call "regular...More

Thank Barbie892
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standard pub food and friendly service, but a million dollar view. Life is just a bit better with a cold beer/cocktail and the sun and the view. Very nice spot.

Thank HikerTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was terrific, not too pricey, wait staff was friendly and attentive. Kid friendly, right on the water, beautiful view.

Thank Germaine R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my wife and two teenage grandchildren to dinner and was disgusted with the food. My granddaughter ordered mussels as an appetizer and they tasted like spoiled fish and were returned. My wife ordered a salad with salmon and the fish was overlooked and...More

Thank riguy46
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Stopped here for an impromptu lunch with my husband. Waterside fits the name nicely. Relaxing place to eat, take in the view, watch the boats in the harbor. There is covered seating under a patio awning if you prefer shade, or a roof top deck...More

Thank smurawski
Reviewed 4 July 2017

DO YOU LIKE COLD RAW FOOD WITH A SIDE OF HAIR ?? WELL LOOK NO FURTHER. + Nice waitress. NEGATIVES: Food was not worth the view and diesel aroma. Ordered app of "clam" cakes that despite description had like 3 clams in our order of...More

Thank Sams M
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Was able to stop in and have lunch. Great open dining room located right on the water. The Clam Fritters were some of the best I've ever had, and the Fish and Chips were also wonderful (had the Sweet Potato fries, which were a great...More

Thank NatickMAtravel4fun
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Ross S
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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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