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Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

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251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1836
(401) 253-4523
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great views, good food and worth a detour.

In downtown waterside you can find this waterfront restaurant with outdoor dining. The seafood is great and the service fast and nice. Try the local clams with french fries.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

In downtown waterside you can find this waterfront restaurant with outdoor dining. The seafood is great and the service fast and nice. Try the local clams with french fries.

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We chose this place because it was close to where we parked and on the water...didn't even read a review this time. So, for those reasons it didn't disappoint. View and Drinks were thoroughly enjoyed here. Food....eh. Everything our party of 4 had was "ok." The french fries were excellent, though. Service was slow....it was one of those times where... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had a late lunch at this nice restaurant on the water. It was a bit chilly the day we were there, so we sat downstairs but still had a lovely view of the water and the boats. We decided to split the Fish and Chips. It was the worst ideal I’ve had in a long time. The fish was... More 

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stopped by for lunch while visiting. Location is perfect and the view of the bay is awesome. However, The service left a little to be desired. Ordered the Fish and Chips (good), the Macho Nachos (good), the Turkey Club (decent) and a few drinks. Kitchen or waitress very slow. Once finished with our meal we waited for some time as... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I live in Bristol and rarely visit here as I can get better food elsewhere; the view from the open deck on top is great though, especially to watch boats go by at sunset. This week we did just that but we're reminded of why we stopped going when the tab for our 2 drinks came to $21! That is... More 

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were a party of 8 without a reservation at 1:00 on a Friday afternoon. We were seated on the deck immediately and had excellent service...prompt but not rushed. Everyone liked their selections: from lobster rolls to veggie burgers and chowder plus many others.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Food here was secondary to the waterfront area and setting of this restaurant. I ordered crab cake salad. I would not get it again. The setting is fascinating. A good choice for waterfront eating, drinking and people watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

On a nice day get a friend and sit on the deck right on the water with a pitcher of sangria and enjoy. Maybe get some food to share so you don't get to buzzed so you can drive home. Wear sun screen if it's sunny because you can get a sun burn and not know till later. It can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

After riding the East bay bike trail from Providence we stopped here for lunch before returning. Nice waterfront dining with views. Also a decent menu with lots to choose from. Had the best "stuffies" I've tried in the Rhode Island area. Worth a try if in area

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I live in Bristol, but hardly ever go to Thames because I think it is overpriced. We decided to stop by there today, as I heard they had music playing (something they don't promote on their website or on fb). The view is incredible, the singer was good...BUT... we ordered 2 pina coladas, and it came to $23.75!! I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1836
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: (401) 253-4523

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?