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Griswolds Tavern

103 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3203
+1 401-846-4660
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
103 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3203
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

A cosy and inviting looking restaurant and bar, situated off the main thoroughfare of Thames Street. The food here is nothing to write home about. But it is simple and wholesome. We enjoyed homemade soup, crabcakes, salad and scallops, all nicely presented and tasty. We...More

Thank Ruthie3005
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Had dinner and drinks with my wife. The staff was friendly. The restaurant was old but clean. The food was average for bar food. I had little neck clams in white clam sauce. It was decent, not spectacular. My wife had the chicken tender appetizer....More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Visited off season and actually found the place by accident. The restaurants on the main drag were busy and the parking was still expensive in the lots. So we went in search of other options. We found Griswold's first and there was a parking spot...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Pub food that's good I had scallops over sesame sauce rice. Scallops were good too much sesame sauce on rice took away from meal. My wife ordered a hamburger which she enjoyed. Our waitress was terrific beer was cold atmosphere of restaurant was great. Go...More

Thank Laurabob52
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Service was great, food was not so good. Ordered a Caesar salad and couldn't eat it. dressing was awful. Our 3 kids didn't like the taste of their food either, chicken strips. So would not recommend food here.

Thank Wlopres
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Waking about town in the rain and we came across this place. Seemed nice enough, the bar had decent prices, the service was friendly, but the food was less than average. The bathrooms were super dirty and smelly. The doors to the stalls don't lock,...More

Thank Sleepingbeautyanr
Reviewed October 12, 2016

A great little tavern. Had lunch. The Mexican food provides large portions. Service was very good. Had some TV's to see how the football games were progressing.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We were very hungry and started walking down Bellevue from our Inn after we arrived in town. We came across Griswolds and saw that it wasn't too busy so we went inside. The waitress was very friendly. But the food is average, my soup was...More

Thank grandmakate
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Giswolds is a little like the Cheers Bar in the sit-com ,yes its a sports bar/restaurant which serve very good food especially french onion soup,It is well priced and the locals really do make you welcome as does the owner. It has an extensive menu...More

1  Thank Brenda C
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Griswolds was open air to the sidewalk allowing fresh air. Clean with great portions and excellent drink selection.

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Hope D
planning to visit about 12:30 on Sat......do you foresee a long wait...we have to be at the tennis hall of fame for 2PM thanks
August 15, 2016|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
I do not foresee a long wait. The place has lots of room inside also.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3203
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-4660
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