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Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

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251 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1853
(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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East Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love Thames Waterside Bar & Grill! We are there almost every weekend and when we have family/friends from out of town, we always bring them there. You can't beat the view. It's so nice to have this special place right in our almost backyard. We've never had an entree we haven't liked. The service is always... More 

Thank Suzy725
Marlow, Bucks, UK
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242 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The terrace is amazing - the views across the bay are stunning, and there's a great beer selection, and a menu consisting of solid American classics. The service is great, and while it's not cheap, it's a lovely place to while away an afternoon, watching the yachts sail past.

Thank Andrew K
Sydney, Australia
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great view on the waterfront excellent bar terrace to watch the sunset -but be prepared very slow service only 1 person at the bar and their was no seating space -we then went to dinner (our second time ) it could be better but no second time around was not impressed staff are fantastic I think the chef... More 

Thank TheLaskers
Rhode Island
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

You caanot beat the view here and the sunset is stunning. I have eaten here a number of times hoping that the food will get better. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen and I am disappointed yet again. Prices are high. The bar drinks are very strong, my dinner companion sent hers back; perhaps they are targeting the 20-somethings. Service was fine,... More 

Thank Jibster
Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Came here after a wedding and watched the moon and stars on a clear night...We didn't have any drinks or food but the place was pretty full so assuming things are good..

Thank Christina L
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

,,,the water views masks the real problems with this establishment The good: water water water -- maybe a drink for sunset and boat watching --- The Bad: 30 - 40% overpriced with small portions. Service is hit or miss. Untrained, don't know what is on menu and how it's prepared. Draft beer is NOT cold. Raw bar food is a... More 

Thank carlosraposoreviews
East Coast
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have had lunch here on several occasions and the food and service are consistently good. The view is the main reason we come to this harbor-front spot and there is outdoor seating right on the water.

1 Thank cloverd
Bristol, Rhode Island
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Went for a late lunch on a Sunday with some friends. The place was pretty busy, but our waiter was quick and friendly. Food was not all a hit unfortunately, my husband's fish and chips came out lukewarm and not very appetizing looking. Fortunately our waiter replaced it without any problem, and the rest of the meal was enjoyable. The... More 

Thank Mari R
Shelton, CT
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Stayed at the Bristol Harbor Inn. Thames Waterside is next to it. Had a great lunch and drinks. Lovely view of the harbor.

1 Thank Janina D
Bristol, Rhode Island
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Was escorted to a table by the waterfront. The sun was bright, so I kept my sunglasses on. Water was very attentive. We ordered the fried clam plate one with belly's the other strips. A small salad. A medium size portion with fries and coleslaw and tartar sauce. 2 beer and 2 martini ( which was small ). All for... More 

Thank JCioc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
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: (401) 253-4523

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