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DeWolf Tavern

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259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1861
+1 401-254-2005
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Westport, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

DeWolfe Tavern has two excellent legs of the stool; Sai the chef and Sandy who manages beverages. We had an excellent Thanksgiving dinner, but the management of the reservation process left us feeling unwanted. The person handling the phone reservation made us call several times. We finally received a confirmation through voicemail and when we arrived at the restaurant we... More 

Thank Truckgrace
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed dinner at DeWolf. Downstairs bar is great place to start with a drink. Choice to eat downstairs or upstairs and then end with a nightcap at the bar. Staff was very pleasant and atmosphere was just what one wants on a Saturday fall night in this small town. Recommend this place and the food is very good. It has... More 

Thank SC2763
Tekamah, Nebraska, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant for breakfast. The food was spectacular. Loved the building and how it was restored. It was right next door to our hotel.

Thank Kristen F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, great food and great service. The restaurant itself is beautiful. The restored building was charming inside and out. The food, American with Indian influence, is unique and delicious. I went for dinner and breakfast and enjoyed both immensely. If you do not like Indian spices, you will still find plenty of wonderful choices on the menu. The entire... More 

Thank Andrea S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We thought we were going to an upscale tavern. We were told it had a unique menu. The food had a distinct India flavoring to it. The lamb sandwich that i ordered came with ground up lamb with couscous, veggies, etc. Not what i expected. In their defense they replaced it immediately with another selection, at no charge. This time... More 

Thank Stewart H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I used to frequent DeWolf for their unique dishes and drinks. We went for lunch on Saturday and were so disappointed. The service was so extremely slow. When we were first seated we sat there with no menus and with no one greeting us. It was very odd. When the waitress finally came over, we ordered drinks... More 

Thank Lazyhoops
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I see that there are some negative reviews. This baffles me. I live in Bristol and I've been to Dewolf Tavern many times. I won't make the claim that every time they got every little thing perfect. But the food has always been good, the service is at the very least adequate and the place itself is beautiful. Not to... More 

1 Thank PETE M
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

The best thing going for this place is the view. Service and food okay but nothing to write home about. Disappointing.

Thank Phyllis K
Bradenton, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Food was spectacular. Most dishes are based on New England staples, with spices and influence from India thrown in for a remarkable result. My wife and I can recommend the beat salid, scallop and also cod dinners. These where not your run-of-the-mill New England fare but a really delightful surprise. Just delicious!

Thank IfishAlot
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

THE FOOD IS SO DANG GOOD. It's not your A typical New England fair but that is alright. The stuffed lobster was so tasty and very filling. Its location in the town seemed to be very good (next to a hotel and all). If you are there GO.

Thank dying2travel219

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1861
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 401-254-2005
DeWolf Tavern serves Contemporary American Cuisine in a beautifully situated, historically renovated stone warehouse, located on the Thames Street Landing waterfront in the heart of downtown Bristol, Rhode Island. Our guests can enjoy the bay breeze with cooling cocktails on our casual patio, come inside for a glass of wine and a light meal in our downstairs Tavern or head upstairs to enjoy the view and fireplace with a bottle of fine wine and a special meal prepared by Chef Sai Viswanath. Open Seven Days a Week.

Breakfast: Friday to Sunday 7am to 11:00am
Full Menu: 11:30 am-10:30pm Monday through Saturday
Sunday 11:30am-9:30pm

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