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“A walk back in time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Van's Spa

Van's Spa
359 Wood St, Frnt, Bristol, RI 02809-2360
401-253-2797
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Ranked #41 of 76 Restaurants in Bristol
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12 restaurant reviews
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“A walk back in time”
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!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Bristol, Rhode Island
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Old School at its best...WOW!”
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 like grease, it is a classic meeting spot for Bristol's "elders" and a great place to grab a tasty, inexpensive meal. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“I have been here over twenty times over the last 4 years, and this place is AWESOME AND CHEAP!!”
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 amazingly good, they have great breakfast specials served all day, and a great burger and fries for $3 !!! THATS CHEAPER THAN MCdonalds and WAY BIGGER and better!

No one can beat Manny's for the atmoshphere, classic old style diner w/ counter or a few booths, bakery items all over, a decent sized menu, and this past summer they had a delicious $8 Lobster roll, it was such a great deal and hope they do it again!

This place can't be beat on value and its fun to come here!
My g/f and I bring her 5 y/o niece on occasion and Manny always gives her special attention and even gives her a free giant cookie when we leave! He is a great guy and hope this place never closes, its so popular and there are so many regulars!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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