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Redlefsen's Rotisserie & Grill

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444 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1932 (Franklin Street)
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The establishment is quaint, clean and has a European flavor. The wiener schnitzel was listed as a dinner menu item but they fixed it special for me for lunch when I requested it. Unbelievable choices of beer! I enjoyed my lunch immensely! Will go there again when I am visiting that area!

Thank dieterhk2015
Bristol, Rhode Island, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service are always great. Be sure to make reservations to visit during Octoberfest. It's a blast!

Thank Tanya K
Providence, Rhode Island
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to eat here, especially in the colder months. The German beer is amazing. That really is one of the only reasons I come here. The double bochs are just yummy and worth the trip. Oh and the German food is excellent. This place never disappointed.

Thank Caddiva
Port Charlotte, Florida
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146 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owner is usually on premise which is nice and he is very pro active with occasions and promotions. It's fundamentally a German restaurant but there are a few surprise items on the menu that shouldn't be ignored. My husband says they have the best bolognese pasta- one of the best he's had. Their crepe appetizers are excellent as well...... More 

Thank lbruna
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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96 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have followed this restaurant for about 25 years. Now in it's second location , it has become iconic with it's followers. We have never tried the American dishes , never being disappointed with the German.

Thank Richard F
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138 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at Redlefsen's after a visit to Blithewold Manson. Interesting decor - seemed like German-Italian fusion. Lunch was good - the Jonah crab burger was delicious. My husband had the schnitzel sandwich and enjoyed it as well. It was not very busy on a Wednesday, and they had only one waitress for the diners inside and on the patio out... More 

Thank Happy_Camper_2004
Bristol, Rhode Island
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a very nice dinner and excellent beer sitting outside on the sidewalk terrace of the restaurant. The food I chose was traditional schnitzel, no surprises there, it was nice, the service friendly and relaxed. We also had a great seat for listening to the outdoor concert going on next to us in Independence Park. All... More 

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

With so many great restaurants, we would recommend that you skip this one. We have lived in Bristol for 15 years, and every time we decide to give this place a try, we are disappointed. I guess that we do not learn quickly. The food is just average; the service is OK, but not great. Skip this one.

Thank Pa55w
Home Usa
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173 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We've dined at Redlefsen's several times over the years, often when sailing into Bristol Harbor for a visit. The restaurant is a contender for best-in-Bristol; in any case is consistently excellent. Service is always attentive, food and drinks are great, and the atmosphere comfortable.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Very good food at in a great location with moderate prices. We enjoyed dinner and the service was good.

Thank Ruth F

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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
$9 - $31
German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 am
11:30 am - 8:30 am
11:30 am - 8:30 am
11:30 am - 8:30 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 444 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1932
    (Franklin Street)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop at Hope street and Franklin Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 14012541188

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