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The Lobster Pot

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119 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-2047
14012539100
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Just OK!

Mid-afternoon found us at the Lobster Pot for a late lunch after touring several places nearby. We were quite looking forward to an enjoyable lunch overlooking the water. The view did not disappoint. It was wonderful. The food and the waitstaff, however... well let's just say that was a big... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Nancy N
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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Upperville, VA USA
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The seafood is nicely prepared. Great service! The NE clam chowder is a perfect combination of clams and rich broth. Clams perfectly cooked and the scrod was very light and tasty.

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Thank Arthurgray
Budapest, Hungary
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is a lovely seafood restaurant. New England seafood is simple, clams, lobsters and cold water fish. If you order in that way, you cannot go wrong at the Lobster Pot. the decor is really nostalgic, with lovely water views and light wooden tables. The waitresses are very able, and have been there since the dawn of time. I loved... More 

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Thank Dodger29
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Picture a delicious family dinner on the shore watching the sun go down over the ocean with Jimmy Buffet and Fleetwood Mac live music. That's what we experienced on Labor Day weekend this year. Will definitely be back!

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Thank Steve E
Hudson, New Hampshire
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257 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Mid-afternoon found us at the Lobster Pot for a late lunch after touring several places nearby. We were quite looking forward to an enjoyable lunch overlooking the water. The view did not disappoint. It was wonderful. The food and the waitstaff, however... well let's just say that was a big disappointment. First the food...it was just OK...nothing spectacular at all.... More 

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Thank Nancy N
Sarasota, Florida
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Went for lunch on Labor Day and everything about this restaurant was outstanding. We sat out on the deck, overlooking the water - what a view. Service was great and food was plentiful and delicious. Plan to go back when we return to RI next year.

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Thank Windygnf
Bristol, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Had lobster sauté and my husband had fried clams - both were very good. Also had the calarami app. Also Yummie. Had read a few reviews prior to going there but found the food and prices pretty much what I had expected. We got out of there for under $ 100,, however we didn't have any alcoholic drinks.

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Thank Elaine M
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My son and his finance came from Chicago and we wanted a traditional seafood place with a view if Narragansett Bay. The Lobster Pot filled the requirement! There were 14 of us and the staff was excellent and we sat in full view of the water. Everyone loved their entree. The lobster roll was excellent as well as the clam... More 

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Melbourne Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I were on our boat along with one of our grandchildren. It was around lunchtime so we anchored in Bristol and took the dinghy into The Lobster Pot where we tied up and walked to the deck. Delightful lunch and a great view. I thought the selections were a bit pricey for lunch but I suppose the... More 

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Thank Paul M
Bristol, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Dined with a group of 8 people. Waiter was knowledgeable and efficient. All orders were delivered at same time. Tables well positioned so as to feel comfortable, and well appointed. Expansive view of Narragansett Bay a real draw. Has been in business for years, and is a well known spot for a special event.

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Thank Linda C
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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146 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We stopped here for dinner on the recommendation of a friend. We wanted laid back, and we wanted lobster! The view from the restaurant is serene and beautiful. You can see across to Newport, and you can watch the boats. On some days, there is an outdoor patio for diners. We ordered the special, a salad with lobster and prime... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-2047
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 14012539100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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