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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: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
brad h
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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English first
Bristol, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Warren, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Dighton, Massachusetts, United States
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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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Cornwall on Hudson, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Bristol, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Portsmouth, RI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Rhode Island
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife surprised me and took me here for dinner. She had never been either. The view from the dinning area is great. (You can sit outdoors if you like as well). Service was very good and not rushed. Menu was extensive, leaning more towards sea food (to be expected given the location). Our meals were prepared as we liked,... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Heard praises so we had "great expectations". We were not disappointed. The service was very good and the food excellent. The owner even stopped by to see how all went. I would most certainly recommend this restaurant.

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Milford, CT
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We visited the restaurant after sunset, but we could tell the view would have been spectacular. Unfortunately, the food was not. I ordered swordfish, which was inexplicably fishy smelling. My husband had a steak which was OK but nothing special. The glasses of wine were tiny. We are definitely not fine dining food snobs, but were disappointed with both the... More 

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Providence, RI
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We are always pleased to have dinner here. The food is very, very good. Servers are super friendly. Atmosphere is cozy. Had dinner with friends the other night and they were really surprised and satisfied. Prices are reasonable. Right across from the bay with outside dining in season. We try to eat here 3-4 times a year.

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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 0 - 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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