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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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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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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
Bristol, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I recently held a bridal shower for my daughter at Dewolf Tavern. The service was outstanding. John (event manager) was such a professional and always responded to my emails quickly. The staff that waited on us and set up the room were exceptional. The room was perfect and the food was so delicious. I highly recommend Dewolf Tavern.

Thank cinder111
Barrington, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We took my sister here for her birthday and we had a party of 7. The setting is really pretty on the Bristol waterfront. In the summer they do offer outdoor seating as well which is lovely. In the winter, the cozy interior and fireplaces are really nice and it has 2 nice bars (one up and one down). The... More 

Thank Deborah L
Washington DC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant good for friends catching up or for families. The food was really good, however it did take a long time for the food to come out. The service was decent, I was just amazed at how long it took for them to bring us our food. The restaurant wasn't overly crowded and we all ordered... More 

Thank byteforbyte
Marlow, Bucks, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We popped in for lunch as a family. There's a little outside terrace, but it was infested with wasps, so we opted to sit inside instead. I'd been told this was one of the best restaurants in Rhode Island, but, frankly it didn't seem that special to me. There was a slightly odd, musty smell in the dining room, and... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, 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?