We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

The Lobster Pot

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
119 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-2047
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 172: English reviews
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Lobster Pot several times over many years and the quality of the food and service have been at the highest level on each of my visits. On my recent visit I ordered one of the specials: cod topped with a creamy sauce with pieces of lobster over a seafood bread pudding. This entree was so... More 

Thank Mary Ann M
Bristol, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This has such a nice view of Bristol Harbor, you can watch the sailboats go by or the fishermen in their boats. The food was delicious, the portions were generous and the service was great! The outdoor piazza over the water was really nice and comfortable.

Thank OwensAdventures12
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We ate on the patio for the view. We arrived around 6:30 and there was plenty of open tables. Maybe that should have been a clue. The waiter seemed overwhelmed and was constantly apologizing to his tables for one thing or another. He messed up my order completely and I would have let it go but he was so arrogant... More 

Thank Joeseph511
Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We stopped because it was a great place on the water. When sitting on the deck you get soda out of a bottle (not a fountain) and it may or may not be flat depending on how long it has been open. Prices were a bit high compared to other places we stopped on the trip. We were not offered... More 

Thank JenSmith6363
Colorado Springs
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Great place! Nice outdoor patio with a great view over the water. Service was excellent - on the spot but not obtrusive. The scallops were the best I'v had in a long time. The lobster salad was fresh and tender. Even the hamburger was delicious. I would definitely put this on the A list.

Thank Robert C
Miami Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went to The Lobster Pot with two friends from Providence who are weekly regulars of this restaurant. We all had a wonderful time. We started with drinks outside by the water and watched the beautiful sunset before moving into the dining room for our dinner. Joann, our waitress, was a delight. The Harvest Salad, the Bouillabaisse, the Baked Seafood... More 

Level Contributor
149 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Our adult children were visiting from out of state, and they no longer live near the water, so we wanted to catch a late lunch/early dinner with a water view and stopped at The Lobster Pot. While certain aspects may seem "old school" (crackers and cheese spread before the meal), there is nothing out of date in terms of cuisine,... More 

Thank GloryGirl78
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I came here for dinner a couple times and each time I wasn't disappointed. The food was good, the service was good and the view was superb. In some cases the prices might have been high, but I was happy that you don't get huge portions, but average ones which is fine by me. Any seafood I've had was cooked... More 

Thank Caddiva
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

A sub-par restaurant, with a beautiful view. Service is one the worst I've ever experienced. Menu is typical tourist fare of lobster and grease. I'm sure the owner could care less about all the negative reviews, the parking lot is packed with out of state-licensed cars every time I pass it by. But the day of reckoning shall come...or maybe... More 

1 Thank Phineas-Newborn
Andover, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
173 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I've driven by this restaurant for years, but never had the opportunity to stop. We took my elderly mother here for lunch on a Sunday. The weather was perfect as we sat on the back patio looking over the water with boats bobbing. Not only was the setting great, but the food was good too. My husband and mother had... More 

Thank JKS55

Travelers who viewed The Lobster Pot also viewed


Been to The Lobster Pot? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $45
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-2047
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 14012539100

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Lobster Pot and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Lobster Pot staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?