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Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

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

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Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great View

Try and get a seat out on the deck to enjoy the view of the bay. The menu selection was good, all six in our group enjoyed the meal. Loved the Calamari.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
vic-family-fun
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White Plains, NY
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
White Plains, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Try and get a seat out on the deck to enjoy the view of the bay. The menu selection was good, all six in our group enjoyed the meal. Loved the Calamari.

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Albany, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We've eaten here on several occasions when visiting Bristol, RI. Why do we like this location? Simply stated the service and food has always been excellent. On this visit our server was Alissa. Just like the other employees at this restaurant she had a wonderful personality and knew her profession. Other employees have also been as nice. The other reason... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The best part about this restaurant is the atmosphere. Come in the summer and request to sit outside on the back porch, which is actually more like a dock overlooking the water. The food is so-so to pretty good, a good place for a sandwich, burger or some fish n chips.

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Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

great location with food well prepared. The meals are not gormet but very well done. The view is exceptional---it overlooks the Harbor. Great place also to stop in for a beer or drink.

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Leesport, PA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped here for a drink and appetizers before dinner. Mostly, we wanted to enjoy the lovely view from the back deck. We had clam chowder, stuffies, and nachos. Everything was ok, but nothing fabulous. Service was good, view can't be beat!

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Buffalo, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

OK, the ambiance is a killer...watching the sailboats skimming along a nearly perfect New England seaside vista...and then having dinner. "Ouch! Pinch me, am I in heaven." I think I actually said this as I savored a once in a lifetime a moment with my daughter Alice and her best friend Elaine, two attorneys in the making in their last... More 

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Mendon, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We had never been to Bristol but looking for outdoor dining and what a find! Lovely water views, delicious food and drinks and great service! We loved everything about it! A gem! We shall return!!!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I frequent this place often,"use to be called Geeoffs years ago" outside seating the best for viewing!!But inside exposed enough to offer small views of bay as well!Food and service is always excellent .They get it all right .and show little effort.!!!They just get it all perfect,never ever left dissappointed!!!The atmosphere to the clientel that come here always just perfect.A... More 

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Rhode Island
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have been here before and we were not impressed, and went again tonight and will never go back for food. This place is a great waterfront location and that is it!The bartender upstairs at the rooftop deck could not crack a smile and drinks were mediocre. My husband had the fish and chips-He thought How could you mess that... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Always looking for a great waterfront dining views within 1.5 hours of MA home. Have been to Rockport, Hampton Beach, and Falmouth for vacation so decided we would give Rhodey a try. Newport, RI was our 1st choice but 2 hours exceeded the 1.5 hour limit for day trip. In looking at other coastal towns came across Bristol, RI. Nice... 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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American
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?