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Van's Spa

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359 Wood St, Frnt, Bristol, RI 02809-2362
401-253-2797
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

The food is always delicious, and of course Manny makes you feel at home. I have never found a breakfast place with such low prices. The decor is also really interesting and fun, but really, it's Manny and his food that keep us coming back. It's always a good time when you go to Van's.

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The resturant is run by an elderly man,the food is like your mother used to make,breakfast is wonderful with egg,cheese bacon on a bolo { portugese muffin } for $3.00, WOW

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Some people rave about this place and indeed it is an institution. It has a very cozy and friendly atmosphere but is lacking in the cleanliness department, unfortunately.

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Thank Debbie L
Bristol, Rhode Island, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is our favorite breakfast place. Not just for the food but for the "Manny-isms". For example, a sign on the wall says, "Men are God's gag gift to Women!". Hahahaha! Also, don't let him catch you in mid-smooch with your boo. See what happens! The place doubles as a Museum of Bristol history. It's great to see my Mom's... More 

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Thank Tanya K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Van's is a walk back into a time of comfort food and old school pricing! Manny and his crew of regulars are sure to entertain and the food is fantastic. Looks like it's not been touched in 75 years!

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Thank CHSLTD
Bristol, Rhode Island
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

When I walk into Van's, I feel like I'm stepping into a diner from the 60s or 70s....Manny has the walls adorned with collections of photos, news, and events with Friends and Family over the course of a lifetime. His small operation allows him to charge $3 for a breakfast sandwich w/ coffee. While you will probably walk out smelling... More 

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Warren, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

HI, I LOVE COMING TO VAN'S SPA AND BEING ENTERTAINED BY MANNY THE OWNER WHILE EATING DELICIOUS, YET SOME WHAT UNHEALTHY, FOOD!! Practically everything is $5 or less and when I go I almost always get the Rueben for $5 which is an amazing deal as it comes with fries and is usually really big and filled w/ pastrami. Its... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 359 Wood St, Frnt, Bristol, RI 02809-2362
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 401-253-2797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?