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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

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Location, location, location...

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Don C
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Tiverton, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Easton, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 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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Leesport, PA
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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?