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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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489A Old Coach Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813-3740
+1 401-792-1000
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Newington, Connecticut, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was ok but we were disappointed in the French fries which everyone raves about. Service was fine

Thank Bev H
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our beers were delivered in frosty mugs with orange slices which was great. The spinach salad and arugula were fresh and had great dressing. And our waitress was very friendly.

Thank wendy r
Rhode Island
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189 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Granted nothing in RI is that far away.... Our first time to the Rathskeller and it was worth the ride. We arrived at 5:45pm and the restaurant was busy but no wait to be seated. We sat in the bar area. Out waitress was Katherine (Kat) and she was wonderful. All three people in my party enjoyed their meal. I... More 

Thank Philip G
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Food is really good but a little over priced. The atmosphere inside is good. Outside is better bocci ball courts,horse shoes, cornhole and fire pit. Live music.

Thank pgolden3rd
Westerly Rhode Island
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

So we live in Westerly and travel the 25 minutes to Rathskeller. Many of the restaurants in Westerly and eastern Connecticut switched to a meat supplier offering tougher, less quality meat. Some restaurants have even started to use meat tenderizer which requires Tums ingestion at 2 am. So what once our local favorites we can't frequent especially since many other... More 

Thank thevillaatwesterly
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

An old prohibition era bar, that was recently updated. Nice bars, inside and out. Good dinners and pub fare at a reasonable price, and nice friendly staff. Large patio with lots of tables and a bar. Horse shoe pits, bocce courts and a great outdoor fire pit with it's own bar and live music. A little out of the way,... More 

Thank Timothy I
Simsbury, Connecticut
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Burgers are good, but the truffle fries are the reason we go! Hard to stop eating the entire platter alone! The large is enough for 2-4 people....but not always. Be ready to order another!

Thank chessie333
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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

The hostesses have a knack for providing inaccurate wait times and get aggravated when you check on the wait. We've left on previous occasions because of this issue. We were told 30 minutes and waited well over an hour on this visit. Had they been upfront - we would have gone to a different restaurant. The manager and hostess apologized... More 

Thank Kimberly S
Coventry, Rhode Island
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1,832 reviews
1,353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

came across it by accident and glad we did. food was very good,great service,nice place for family or a nice romantic dinner. Good portions,well made food,great drinks,prices a little on the high side but worth it. Good parking,very clean.Asst.mgr. was always checking to see if you were well taken care of. I like that. One of reasons I will be... More 

Thank Barry N
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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237 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here with family ranging from 3 years old to teens and adults. service was excellent. Menu very varied from burgers to steaks to Fish and chips and generous salads and of course the fries are amazing. Good comfort food generous portions.

Thank billcarroll289

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 489A Old Coach Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813-3740
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Charlestown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-792-1000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?