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“Great location, fair quality of food and service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

Thames Waterside Bar & Grill
251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1836
(401) 253-4523
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Ranked #37 of 81 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Providence, RI
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79 reviews 79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great location, fair quality of food and service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Great spot to sit and have cocktails. Food is medicore at best. Servers the last time we were there were terrible. We keep going back just for the deck and the serene waterfront location. Hope they sell out to some other owner soon. Owned I believe by Davenports of RI and they really stink. Wake up owners, you need to make this a destination experience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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186 reviews 186 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Gorgeous location, enormous dessert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

My friend and I sat outside on the deck on a hot, breezy afternoon and enjoyed a cup of tea and shared a dessert. The brownie sundae was ginormous (as we had been warned by our waitress) -- could easily have been shared by 4 people. Service was fast and friendly. I would definitely go back.

    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“It's about the view and location...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This is a better than average waterfront tourist restaurant. The same proprietor owns this and Agave, which is just up the street. The location is OUTSTANDING. Sit waterside for lunch, have cocktails on the upper deck for sunset watching. Great hamburgers and salads. It's not gormet, it doesn't have to be.

Visited June 2012
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Rhode Island, USA
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Lunch on waterview deck.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

My husband and I had lunch on Thames Waterside in July 2012. He had mussels in wine sauce. He rated them 5 star,good portion also. I had the lobster roll. Just a little celery and mayo served with french fries. Being right on the water the view was awesome. We love watching the sail boats and even a few kayakers go by.

Visited July 2012
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Westborough, Massachusetts
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Best waterfront location in Bristol.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

For drinks and/or lunch and dinner you can't beat this location. Try the mussels and nacho's. Great sandwiches too.

Visited July 2012
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