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Van's Spa

359 Wood St, Frnt, Bristol, RI 02809-2360
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Ranked #41 of 76 Restaurants in Bristol
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- Apr 16, 2014
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English first
Bristol, Rhode Island
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Some people rave about this place and indeed it is an institution. It has a very cozy and friendly atmosphere but is lacking in the cleanliness department, unfortunately.

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Bristol, Rhode Island, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is our favorite breakfast place. Not just for the food but for the "Manny-isms". For example, a sign on the wall says, "Men are God's gag gift to Women!". Hahahaha! Also, don't let him catch you in mid-smooch with your boo. See what happens! The place doubles as a Museum of Bristol history. It's great to see my Mom's... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Van's is a walk back into a time of comfort food and old school pricing! Manny and his crew of regulars are sure to entertain and the food is fantastic. Looks like it's not been touched in 75 years!

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

When I walk into Van's, I feel like I'm stepping into a diner from the 60s or 70s....Manny has the walls adorned with collections of photos, news, and events with Friends and Family over the course of a lifetime. His small operation allows him to charge $3 for a breakfast sandwich w/ coffee. While you will probably walk out smelling... More

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Warren, Rhode Island
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162 reviews 162 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

HI, I LOVE COMING TO VAN'S SPA AND BEING ENTERTAINED BY MANNY THE OWNER WHILE EATING DELICIOUS, YET SOME WHAT UNHEALTHY, FOOD!! Practically everything is $5 or less and when I go I almost always get the Rueben for $5 which is an amazing deal as it comes with fries and is usually really big and filled w/ pastrami. Its... More

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