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Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

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251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1853
+1 401-253-4523
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Goshen, Indiana
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I was there it was dark and cold so I didn't get to enjoy the view. It wasn't busy and the waitress was right there. She was pleasant and efficient. Food was good and good portions. I would go back.

Thank A G
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

This restaurant has great views and the food was fabulous. It was our first visit, we went because we read reviews on trip advisor and I have to say we are glad we visited.

Thank CarolBristolUK
Tekamah, Nebraska, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Spent our first night out here. The staff, food and drinks were amazing. Located right next to the hotel.

Thank Kristen F
Boston, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Stopped for lunch here while exploring Bristol. We had selected this restaurant simply because of the view and had anticipated dining over the water. Unfortunately when we arrived the patio was closed and the somewhat cramped interior was literally packed. We ended up sitting at the bar ... looking in the complete opposite direction from the beautiful water vista. The... More 

Thank Sue_near_Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I'm a bit conflicted about this restaurant. We went there a few weeks ago for lunch during the week. Alot of other restaurants are only open for dinner during the week since it is now the off season but perhaps they are all open for lunch on the weekends. We ate under the tent which overlooks the water. During the... More 

Thank MusicLuver B
Bristol, Rhode Island
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Unbeatable view of Narragansett Bay and Bristol Harbor. The deck top is so nice to have a drink on. New furniture is very comfortable for relaxing

Thank OwensAdventures12
Sao Paulo, SP
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203 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The food and drink are both very good, specially the seafood. But the most amazing thing about this place is the view. Fantastic!

Thank Carlos_Maciel_16641
Newtown, Connecticut
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Not only was the waterside seating just perfect for the afternoon but the food was very good. I had a well put together salad with greens, dried cranberries, fresh mozzarella (which they diced), cashews and then added grilled chicken (an abundance I might add) I did request a change of dressing as it came with a honey mustard balsamic and... More 

Thank Allison A
Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We were at this restaurant by being part of a wedding over the labor day weekend. The service is great, they went out of their way for the entire wedding party. However the food is high priced. Regular diner for two with a drink or two will run you well over $80.00. This however is average for a restaurant that... More 

Thank gvsnj
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Worst thing is to have a beautiful view spoiled by absurd burning coffee beans for insect controls - being downwind with THE Most AWFUL Bloody Mary ever made me retch and leave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1853
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 401-253-4523

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?