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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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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
16 W Main St, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5162
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

I am a pretty easy guy to please. This place gets by strictly on its location because of the tourists. I have been twice. The first time we sat at the outside bar. When you order, the bartender leaves to go inside and place the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed October 20, 2018

The weather was beautiful, so we sat outside, we were not really hungry, just stop by for drinks but did order some appetizers: mussels in red sauce, fried calamari and crabs everything was delicious. The place is quaint, well kept, and the service was great....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maria M
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Went to the Tavern by the Sea last Tuesday night for dinner. Forgot they offer a Tuesday night special. We started with the mussels in white wine. Absolutely wonderful! I then had a Caesar salad followed by an entree of baked haddock. My husband had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cathy H
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Found this spot on a recent visit to RI. Inside and outside dining available. They offer quite a few options for lunch. Homemade fries were yummy! Reasonably priced. Service was great.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nancy G
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The food was a pleasant surprise to our day of exploring the area. The menu was refreshing and the food was great. We actually had their lamb burger with a Caesar salad. Both were top notch. The service was excellent as well as sitting out...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sbermani
Reviewed August 4, 2018

My friend and I try to eat somewhere new in our town and on a warm summer night thought Tavern by the Sea would be a perfect place to go. As for ambience it was great. Right in downtown Wickford on the water. Nice atmosphere....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank GeorgefromRhody
Reviewed August 3, 2018

I recently visited this place on a Friday night in the summer with 6 women. Rachel, our server was very friendly and attentive and provided excellent service. She recommended the linguine and clam sauce. Three of us ordered it. We have had linguine and clams...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank NadineTheQueen
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Visiting area and wanted to eat on the water. This was a good place to meet the need. Service was very friendly. Had text option for when tables not ready. Ate swordfish which was decent but I have had better. Veggies were very fresh. Waitress...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank krisleern
Reviewed July 31, 2018

After my family and I had cruised Narragansett Bay, we wanted a location to sit and enjoy a meal in Wickford Village. We were pleased to find a varied menu, reasonable prices, good options from the bar and a relaxing atmosphere. Efficient wait staff, fast...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mlussier2018
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Found this place totally by accident. Looking for a place for lunch by the water to eat with my friends. This place has ample room. Outdoor and indoor seating and an indoor and outdoor bar. All five of us were pleased with our meals (four...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $16
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene
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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