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Griswolds Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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103 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3203
+1 401-846-4660
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11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 had friendly service and it was very reasonably priced compared to the more expensive restaurants... More 

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West Hartford, CT
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115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner and drinks with my wife. The staff was friendly. The restaurant was old but clean. The food was average for bar food. I had little neck clams in white clam sauce. It was decent, not spectacular. My wife had the chicken tender appetizer. It was huge. The chicken was well prepared and okay. We also had vegetarian nachos... More 

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144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Visited off season and actually found the place by accident. The restaurants on the main drag were busy and the parking was still expensive in the lots. So we went in search of other options. We found Griswold's first and there was a parking spot in front. Almost as if the tavern gods set it up for us. We sat... More 

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Thank Anne K
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Pub food that's good I had scallops over sesame sauce rice. Scallops were good too much sesame sauce on rice took away from meal. My wife ordered a hamburger which she enjoyed. Our waitress was terrific beer was cold atmosphere of restaurant was great. Go and enjoy.

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Thank Laurabob52
Middletown, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Service was great, food was not so good. Ordered a Caesar salad and couldn't eat it. dressing was awful. Our 3 kids didn't like the taste of their food either, chicken strips. So would not recommend food here.

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Thank Wlopres
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Waking about town in the rain and we came across this place. Seemed nice enough, the bar had decent prices, the service was friendly, but the food was less than average. The bathrooms were super dirty and smelly. The doors to the stalls don't lock, and how they get away with calling them stalls is insane. Location is the only... More 

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Thank Sleepingbeautyanr
Westchester County, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A great little tavern. Had lunch. The Mexican food provides large portions. Service was very good. Had some TV's to see how the football games were progressing.

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Thank Kelly S
Amherst, NY
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were very hungry and started walking down Bellevue from our Inn after we arrived in town. We came across Griswolds and saw that it wasn't too busy so we went inside. The waitress was very friendly. But the food is average, my soup was very salty.

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Thank grandmakate
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Giswolds is a little like the Cheers Bar in the sit-com ,yes its a sports bar/restaurant which serve very good food especially french onion soup,It is well priced and the locals really do make you welcome as does the owner. It has an extensive menu with a good variety large portions. Its not flashy just an easy place to eat... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Griswolds was open air to the sidewalk allowing fresh air. Clean with great portions and excellent drink selection.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?