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The Lobster Pot

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119 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-2047
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Colorado Springs
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 While certain aspects may seem "old school" (crackers and cheese spread before the meal), there is nothing out of date in terms of cuisine,...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
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Phineas-Newborn
Andover, Massachusetts
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171 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Warren, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lobster Pot is a great restaurant with terrific food. This restaurant has a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the water. A wonderful place for a quiet and romantic dinner or a special occasion.

Thank ebcrab2
Atlanta, Georgia
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170 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We made a Sunday excursion from Newport to the charming, historic town of Bristol. Just outside of town, we spied this restaurant overlooking Naragansett Bay and when hunger struck a few hours later we decided to return for a late lunch. For company, we had a only smattering of occupied tables and a large family…reunion? reception?... that spilled over from... More 

Thank 1073BB
Bristol, Rhode Island
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117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Love this place for the great water view. It is very popular, especially with the older crowd that have been coming here for years. The owner, Jeff, is a class act. The waitstaff are fantastic. Now only if the food was better. My wife and I have been somewhat infrequent visitors to this restaurant since moving to Bristol several years... More 

Thank Pa55w
Warren, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here occasionally for at least 30 years. It's notable features are its great view of the bay outside its large windows, it's feeling of being a favorited the locals, and decent seafood. I think the quality has improved over the years. The raw shellfish and shrimp cocktail have always been great. Last night I had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $45
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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

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