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DeWolf Tavern

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259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1861
+1 401-254-2005
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

History buffs and connoisseurs of fine spirits alike will love this spot. Located right on the historic Bristol waterfront, this location played an integral role in the Triangle Trade routes. The owners have lovingly preserved the history of the building while making it a showplace. Cindy, Sandy, and Rob were awesome host during our visit, serving delicious hand-crafted adult beverages,... More 

Thank Bigpapitrainman
Newton, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The decor of this restaurant is gorgeous, stone walls, wood beams, great lighting, really stunning. Very friendly welcome. Food was very good as well. I had filet mignon, which was a good size, very tender and came with green beans and really yummy, rich mashed potatoes. My husband had the scallops and substituted mashed potatoes for the quinoa. Very nice... More 

Thank SavvyTraveler66
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sisters from New York had lunch at this great waterfront location. We had the dollar oysters and seafood sandwich on naan bread. Deliciousssss!!!!!! We topped it off with Rob's special secret sangria. Boy oh boy ... was it tasty! His great personality and sangria will definitely have us return.

Thank M P
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in a building with a fascinating history, right on the waterfront, this restaurant is a find! Exceptional service and fantastic food, I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Z-OC-Family
Providence, Rhode Island
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176 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a great outdoor bar with some good food. I had the tenderloin sandwich which was excellent and very tasty.

Thank Brr4346AD
Bristol, Rhode Island
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113 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I and some good friends decided to give DeWolfe another chance. Our experiences in the past were not that great; but with out of town guests, we went to the DeWolfe Tavern for appetizers and adult beverages. We had said on the way in if the appetizers were good, we would have dinner there as well. Needless... More 

Thank Pa55w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am always amazed when food at a wedding is good but the food was phenomenal! The appetizers were superb. The bacon wrapped scallops were cooked to perfection. The clam chowder with mini clam cakes were addictive. They had a sweeter base than I am used to but delicious. I had the lamb chops for dinner and it was cooked... More 

Thank Frances M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful time! The lamb chops were fabulous and I don't eat lamb. It's has been years and I loved it! The mint sauce they have accompanied with it is the perfect pair. The pork tenderloin was cook perfect to my liking. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the strawberry sangria which tasted like sprite. I woukd definitely go... More 

Thank erinf77
Shelton, CT
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Bristol Harbor Inn and DeWolf Tavern is located next door. We had a price fixed dinner for 2. Food was excellent.

Thank Janina D
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Last night went to a friend's wedding at this establishment. The upstairs event room was very warm & inviting- food, staff, & overall ambiance were outstanding. Kudos to the chef-the filet was so tasty & tender, just the absolute best I have had in a very long time! I was also told the scallops were terrific too! The manager was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $40
American, Indian, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
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?