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520 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1933
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to SS Dion's on 8/20/2016. It was a Saturday night and Bristol was very busy, we arrived around 7pm and were seated immediately with an outside table, which we requested because it was a beautiful night. Eddie was our waiter and he did an excellent job from start to finish. We started with Spanish style... More 

Thank dphenry33
Rochester, New York
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

My wife and I have eaten many times at Dion's when we lived in Bristol and on the occasions we have returned. It is a restaurant that seems to be in the classic "Cape" seaside tradition with comfortable seating for accommodating small or large parties. Additionally, there is outdoor seating facing the harbor - a delight in the warmer weather... More 

Thank Matt M
Albany, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We ate there on a Saturday night outside on the patio. The setting was lovely. The service was prompt and friendly. My husband had a sangria bowl (we walked there), which was large and delicious. Happy I did not have to carry him home! The ice tea was standard. The stuffed mushroom caps appetizers were stuffed with a minced seafood,... More 

Thank kbbrsb
Bristol, Rhode Island
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117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We had not eaten at this place for several years. It is a "staple" of places for locals. We have now been here 2 times in the last couple of months. Both times we were pleasantly surprised with the food...it was very good. The Service both times was excellent. While they specialize in seafood, there are some interesting entrees that... More 

Thank Pa55w
Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Went to S S Dion recently for dinner. Quite a few specials, but three of our group chose the same item - Swordfish Caprese. It was excellent! We have eaten there several times and food has been consistently good. Atmosphere is OK, nothing special, but extensive menu and good service make this a good choice in Bristol

Thank marymcgol
Rhode Island
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Haven't been to the SS Dion in years, but wanted an uncomplicated dinner with some kind of view. It was a beautiful spring evening in Bristol and the restaurant's picture windows onto the harbor fit the bill. The dinner for two specials featured a wide range of choices and the portions were more than we could finish - not typical... More 

Thank rhodebud
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We had the crab encrusted scrod. The fish was fresh, however I did not see any crab!The plate was presented in a normal fashion, nothing fancy or special. The meal did come with a soup or salad, and 2 sides. We ate on the outdoor porch and the view is outstanding . Average meal , a bit overpriced for the... More 

Thank 1Jannie
Rumford, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Great freah food, moderately priced . Their seafood dishes are great and service is good. What the restaurant lacks in ambiance, it makes up for with the outdoor view of Bristol Harbour. Definitely a place to visit, particularly in the summer when you can dine outdoors!

Thank MarianaBristol_RI
Bristol, Rhode Island
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

My wife and I have come to this restaurant numerous times thanks to the Dinner for Two which is 46.00, available Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday Includes choice of two dinners and a bottle of wine: Cheese and crackers as well as bread are also included. In the summer, you can enjoy the outside seating with a water view and... More 

Thank Joe P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We've been meaning to try the Dinner for Two (Two entrees and a bottle of wine for $46) for quite a while. We've made a few failed attempts in the summer as they were just packed. We figured we would have better luck on a cold night in February and we did. Yes, the interior is slightly outdated but on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1933
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 401-253-2884

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