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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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    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
Nice dinner!

Sailed to Bristol and had such a nice dinner with family. We sat outside....had 6 kids with us... And had a blast. Drinks were good... Food very good.... Perfect stop. Thank you!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Jeanine F
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Slate Hill, New York
via mobile
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Slate Hill, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sailed to Bristol and had such a nice dinner with family. We sat outside....had 6 kids with us... And had a blast. Drinks were good... Food very good.... Perfect stop. Thank you!

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

On a cool spring afternoon, this location was stop number 2 on our Pub Crawl. We were promptly seated, had an excellent view and were surrounded with the salty sea air. Our waitress was personable and perky. The beer and wine menu was decent - but not as varied as we were expecting. We decided to do a Chowder Challenge... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I went there today and didn't get even get to eat. The hostess sat my wife and I at a table but no one ever came to take our order. While we waited, we saw parties that sat down after us being waited on. After twenty minutes of waiting I went to the bar to order some drinks. The bartender... More 

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Easton, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had my food screwed up three times. Clam chowder was watery, and got served raw chicken and they were rude.

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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96 reviews 96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Hard to find a better location in Bristol. Right on the water. Upper deck great in summer. Bar is comfy. Service is good, food is good.

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Nottingham NH
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This restaurant is located right on the waterfront in Bristol RI. The seafood was very fresh and a good portion, very relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon

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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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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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?