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520 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1933
401-253-2884
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good local spot

Have not been here for 20 years and was not sure what to expect. The service was excellent, nice menu with a good selection of many different foods. The meal was very good good apps and a nice desert. Cozy atmosphere with the 2 fireplaces. I will definitely go back. One of the better stops in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Lou S
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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93 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Have not been here for 20 years and was not sure what to expect. The service was excellent, nice menu with a good selection of many different foods. The meal was very good good apps and a nice desert. Cozy atmosphere with the 2 fireplaces. I will definitely go back. One of the better stops in Bristol.

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Thank Lou S
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My wife and I were anxious to try SS Dion as we received a good recommendation from a chef we know. When we got there without a reservation we were greeted promptly by the host and given a nice table on the terrace. Our waitress was very pleasant and overall service was excellent. Unfortunately the food did not measure up... More 

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Thank Jtrilling
Bristol, Rhode Island
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

I love this place; its cosy in the winter when you can look out at the water from the safety of the fireplace, but now that it's summer we actually sat outside and had a great meal while looking at the sunset and people watching. The food was great, as usual, and the service was excellent. The pricing is very... More 

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Thank DonnchaCorcaigh
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Had the best time here... Food was excellent and our server Eddie was the best! We had the amazing dinner special which includes 2 entrees and a bottle of wine... Eddie recommend some entrees and we went with his recommendation... He nailed it!! We will definitely be back!

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Thank Peter M
Bristol, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

SS Dion is a staple of Bristol. I've been coming here for years and some visits are very good and some just okay. I've never had a bad meal or experience here, it's just that some are better than others largely depending on the specials and the server. The menu rarely varies and even the specials are frequent repeats. Wifey... More 

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Thank brad h
Warren, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I've been here before many times and were fairly happy. the last visit was not so good both my daughter and I had a steak she had the filet I had the new York strip ordered medium rare both came back rare to raw. I am not the type to send food back I have a bad image of what... More 

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1 Thank Michael G
Dighton, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Where do I begin? We chose this restaurant to celebrate my father in law's birthday and ended up apologizing to him for taking him there. We had a party of 7 and were only given 3 menus, had to ask for more. We also had to ask that the candles on our table be lit. It started with our waitress... More 

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1 Thank Tammy B
Cornwall on Hudson, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

my wife and i had an excellent meal here. The service, menu , price and ambiance were quite lovely. This is not one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten by far, however it can be highly recommended.

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Thank ColonelJohnUSMA
Bristol, Rhode Island
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I love this place; there is nothing better than sitting on the deck watching the sun go down while eating, chatting and sipping a drink. In Winter time you can sit near the log fire and enjoy a few relaxing hours in a lovely setting overlooking the bay. The service is always top class and friendly and the food is... More 

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Thank DonnchaCorcaigh
Portsmouth, RI
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant once a week for many years. Weekday specials with a bottle of wine are a great value. Food, service, atmosphere are all very good. Same owner and cook for many years.

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Thank Bob W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 520 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1933
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 401-253-2884

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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