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Tavern by the Sea

16 W Main St, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5162
+1 401-294-5771
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“lobster salad” (10 reviews)
“gyro” (6 reviews)
“salt water” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
$$ - $$$
16 W Main St, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5162
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with coworkers and a customer. The outdoor seating was perfect next to the water. The fish and chips were very good, the chowder is excellent.

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

This is a cute restaurant that I really wanted to like. I love the wickford area, and this would be a great spot to sit out on the deck for a drink on a nice day. Unfortunately, it was rainy the day I went (2...More

Thank RhodyTraveler401
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Temp was about 85, sat outside. Lobster roll and gyro. Both were very good, Location is great, sitting by the water. Then walk the small downtown area.

Thank John L
Reviewed April 9, 2017

And not much else going for it. Actually, the view is best if you can get an outside table. Upstairs is a bit claustrophobic. We were meeting friends from Virginia who were looking at colleges and they settled on a motel in North Kingstown. We...More

Thank ulysses4
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

I love the peel and eat shrimp. More than 50% of the time it's already gone when I try to order it. This Restaurant/Bar has quite a following around town. I will say it always bothers me that there is and probably forever will be...More

Thank Valarie R
Reviewed November 11, 2016

mellow, relaxing atmosphere. Food was excellent. Made up for the lousy hotel we stayed at that was nearby.

Thank mrspeabody
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Our family went there on 10/16/16. We were not really greeted in the best manner by hostess Michelle. She was rude and had the worst attitude for a Hostess with all the guests who approached her. She cleared a few empty tables and tossed our...More

1  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I've gotten several things here at various times, including the really good fish and chips, but their lobster bisque is my favorite. Their sangria was great if you don't like it really sweet. The tzitziki sauce on their chicken pita is awesome, as well. Their...More

Thank Holly K
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Diane and I went to lunch at the Tavern after walking around town doing some shopping.Diane started with a Cucumber Cooler $10.50 a very tasty drink. I had a Orange Habanero Margarita $11.50 also very tasty. For a app. I started with a cup of...More

Thank George N
Reviewed September 28, 2016

This is a great little restaurant with great food and even better drinks. I absolutely loved my watermelon mojito; it was so refreshing on a hot summer evening and the service was great. It can get pretty busy. It looks like its right on the...More

Thank Meadow22
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Do you serve alcohol?
July 26, 2015|
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Response from Stephen607 | Reviewed this property |
yes, they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $16
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 W Main St, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5162
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  North Kingstown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-294-5771
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