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DeWolf Tavern

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259 Thames St., Bristol, RI 02809
+1 401-254-2005
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: DeWolf Tavern serves Contemporary American Cuisine in a beautifully...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous Waterfront Restaurant!

DeWolf Tavern is by far my favorite restaurant in the East Bay. This located is nestled in a little corner of of Bristol, RI by the water. The ambiance is pure New England. Located in an old mill building with original stonework, a fireplace and a lower floor for drinks and small plates. Order... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
ChristineRI_10
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Barrington, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rhode Island
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had not been to Dewolf Tavern is a few years and wanted to give this local favorite another try. Dewolf was promoting a three course prefixed menu special and we thought that might be interesting to see what was being offered, beyond the standard menu options. The prefix was very uninspiring and looked more like a list of appetizers... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

DeWolf Tavern is by far my favorite restaurant in the East Bay. This located is nestled in a little corner of of Bristol, RI by the water. The ambiance is pure New England. Located in an old mill building with original stonework, a fireplace and a lower floor for drinks and small plates. Order the tandoori lobster with blood orange... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The food at Roberto's is always delicious. They moved to a bigger location- nice bar area- but still very cramped. It's a delicious meal- but don't plan on having and serious conversations there unless you want the people at the next table to hear. Don't miss the bread salad!

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Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear valued future guest, We would love for you to review our restaurant at your earliest convenience. You have many reviews for other great restaurants in the area as well as Robertos. We have ample space for you to dine with many great affordable food options. Thank you so much for your consideration, Your friends at DeWolf Tavern More 

Bristol, Rhode Island
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live in Bristol, but had not been here in a while, and started off somewhat disappointed at the menu changes. A group of six of us had dinner here and those who ordered the daily specials were much happier with their meals, especially the seafood entrees. A duck and lentils entrée from the old menu had been turned into... More 

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Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, I do recall this particular mishap with your entrée that evening. We have since worked on our Duck confit leg and can assure you that they are moist as well as the skin crisp. The Duck has been a favorite of mine as well and I believe the new entrée is a great improvement on the previous... More 

Massachusetts
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Keith, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of our restaurant. We were happy to have you and your guests at our restaurant on NYE. Thank you for dining with us and your continued support! Hope to see you soon, Your friends at DeWolf Tavern More 

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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Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your continued support! We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, your friends at DeWolf Tavern More 

Neshanic Station,NJ
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Donna K, We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. I can assure you that we have gotten our kinks out of our previous breakfast service and are happy to say that our guests have been pleased with our food quality and service. Please join us again soon so that we can give you the experience that you... More 

Bristol, Rhode Island
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 259 Thames St., Bristol, RI 02809
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 401-254-2005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?