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DeWolf Tavern

259 Thames St., Bristol, RI 02809
+1 401-254-2005
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Ranked #17 of 81 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $40
Sun 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: DeWolf Tavern serves Contemporary American Cuisine in a beautifully situated, historically renovated stone warehouse, located on the Thames Street Landing waterfront in the heart of downtown Bristol, Rhode Island. Our guests can enjoy the bay breeze with cooling cocktails on our casual patio, come inside for a glass of wine and a light meal in our downstairs Tavern or head upstairs to enjoy the view and fireplace with a bottle of fine wine and a special meal prepared by Chef Sai Viswanath. Open Seven Days a Week. Breakfast: Friday to Sunday 7am to 11:00am Full Menu: 11:30 am-10:30pm Monday through Saturday Sunday 11:30am-9:30pm
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English first
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Situated on the wharf/pier on Bristol's waterfront, this attractive old stone-built venue has all the look and feel of a classic seafarer's tavern. Inside it vascillates between pub and restaurant, with prices leaning more towards the latter (and for tourists). The naan pizzas and tandoor-baked naans are good, as are their popovers, but we recommend skipping the overpriced raw bar...... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our group of 3 couples had dinner on NYE at DeWolf Tavern...it was wonderful! It's a beautiful place with great food and excellent service. We had a 7:00p reservation and finished our desert and after-dinner drinks at 11:00p! Not due to poor service but to excellent service that allowed is to thoroughly enjoy our meal and our evening together! It... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My family has eaten at DeWolf Tavern many times in the last couple of years and it's become our "Go to" restaurant when we want to celebrate a special occasion, or simply want a delicious meal! The Chef is outstanding, and there isn't a single thing we've ordered that we haven't been completely satisfied with. My favorites are the lobster... More 

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Neshanic Station,NJ
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128 reviews 128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had breakfast here, courtesy of the adjacent Bristol Harbor Inn Continental breakfast was average at best in variety of offerings. Self service from mini breakfast banquet. Quality of food was fine. Location is great, upstairs in the antique tavern. Just two small tables offer harbor view. Staff was friendly, yet barely around.

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Warren, Rhode Island
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Our visit DeWolf Tavern was disappointing. I made reservations a day in advance to have with breakfast with my family of 8. When we arrived it took some time to be seated, although the restaurant didn't seem to be busy, (there were only 2 other occupied tables - one a party of 8-10 and another a party of 1). We... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of my husbands favorite dishes is made here. The seafood bouillabaisse is next to none other, the juice is delious. All meals are wonderfully prepared. The outside atmosphere is ideal, within water view or the charm of rustic inside. Now for me, only the DeWolf Tavern knows how to make a perfect Coconut Martini. They rim it with toasted... More 

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Rhode Island
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179 reviews 179 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Tomato Bisque and lamb appetizer were both excellent and served relatively quickly. After that the wait was at least a painful 30 minutes before the entrees came. The server noticed and stopped by to say they were "on their way" but it was still 15 minutes more! The fish stew was excellent as usual but I had to ask... More 

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My husband and I popped in here on a rainy Saturday with another couple for a quick lunch at the bar. The bartender was great - awesome drinks, knowledgeable, friendly, went the extra mile. The food was definitely creative (we each had the soup of the day and half sandwich lunch special). The seafood chowder was not all that flavorful... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great tavern atmosphere with delicious and interesting food Loved the Indian Naan bread. The setting on the harbor is fantastic and the history and authenticity of the building itself fascinating .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

I fully enjoyed my time at Dewolf As a newlywed honeymooning in my hometown my husband and I were looking for a nice night but something a little fancier than adien's. We walked into dewolf and sat at the bar and that was the best desicion. The bartender was attentive and had so many great suggestions. His drinks were fantastic.... More 

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Additional Information about DeWolf Tavern

Address: 259 Thames St., Bristol, RI 02809
Phone Number: +1 401-254-2005
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 40
Cuisine: American

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