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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
7:00 am - 9:30 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

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 30
    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
Great food- but a little cramped!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Somerset, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

You will get the run around as to when your gift card was mailed, I was given 3 different dates even told they had problems with stamps. Jen the manager didnt even know to what address she mailed my gift card too. It was now the day I needed card for my gift and still no card. Spoke to Jen... More 

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Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Melinda, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, no matter good or bad; we appreciate feedback so that we can better ourselves as a restaurant and provide better service to our guests. We send many gift cards weekly and as I told you, I sent it out last week. My staff should have forwarded you to... More 

Stratham, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My first time in Bristol and I haphazardly choose a great restaurant. I was in town for only 3 days and ate 4 meals at DeWolf Tavern. The bartenders and waitstaff were extremely friendly and accommodating as well as the owners, who I ate one of my meals with. I highly recommend visiting this restaurant as well as the town.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My mother treated my husband, daughter and myself to dinner at DeWolf Tavern in early April. We were all very impressed with the food. In particular the seafood chowder was a big hit. The atmosphere was cozy and inviting. We can't wait to return.

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Staten Island, New York
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218 reviews 218 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was very excited about the Duck Benedict on poblano cornbread. The cornbread was a heavy rock of a biscuit that was inedible. and was beyond disappointed when it was served. They should have brought me 3 so I could have left feeling like I ate. My wife, and 2 children (2 & 4) had to eat again within 2... More 

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Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We have since re-evaluated our breakfast menu. Please try us again soon. Thank you so much, Your friends at DeWolf Tavern More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were in New England on business and a friend suggested we try The DeWolf Tavern in Bristol. We stopped in around 8 on a Saturday night.. Not busy and plenty of tables to choose. No one greeted us at the door so we just choose a table by the bar.. This should had been the first sign. Not sure... More 

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Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It is unfortunate to hear about your experience and we value all reviews; good and bad so that we can provide a better experience to you, the guest. Unfortunately our host that evening was seating another party upstairs. We try our best to meet everyone at the door when they enter the restaurant to ensure they have... More 

Rhode Island
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is unfortunate that you did not appreciate our prix fixe menu offered Monday through Thursday evenings. That menu is meant for our regular guests whom want something different and affordable during the week. The menu has three courses with a glass of wine or... More 

Barrington, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 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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Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for writing a review, we value our guests feedback, (good and bad) so thank you for letting us know what we can improve on or what we are doing well. We are so glad to hear about your experience. Hope to see you again soon, Your friends at DeWolf Tavern More 

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
216 reviews 216 reviews
169 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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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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