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“Great location with decent food”

Thames Waterside Bar & Grill
Ranked #20 of 85 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Four of us stopped here for lunch on a warm mid-summer Saturday. The location is a value-added feature as you can watch sail boats cruising in and out of Bristol harbor. We were able to get a table next to waterfront (no wait @ 12:30 PM) on lower level. Draft beer selection was limited (~9) but adequate, and our choices were served very cold. Our meals were good, reasonably priced ($12 - 22), and plentiful. We had the tuna club, Lobster roll (seasonal), fried haddock, and chicken panini. Waitstaff was very prompt even though the restaurant was nearly full. Although this restaurant has received mixed reviews, we felt that it deserved an overall thumbs-up.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a great spot to have a drink or eat on the balcony overlooking the Bristol waterfront. They have great meals and the service is very friendly.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

A thirty minute wait on a Saturday night was very good. We enjoyed a drink on the upper deck while the sun was setting. Our table for dining was on the outside patio. Spectacular view! Our waitress was delightful! My husband enjoyed stuff quahogs as an appetizer (two in an order). For our main courses, my husband LOVED the Lobster Makinara (a whole lobster cooked to PERFECTION) with shrimp, mussels and littlenecks in a spicy red sauce. I had the clam belly dinner (fried whole clams, French fries and coleslaw). Average, but not bad. Tried my husband's and regretted not ordering the same or the regular lobster as it was tender and succulent. Would definitely go back. Prices were not bad for dinner. My husband's lobster entrée was a very fair $32.95.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Great view, the staff that I interacted with was friendly and accommodating. Drinks are predictably over priced, as they are charging you for the view.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Came here for lunch on Father's Day, wasn't too packed. Had a table on the outside patio underneath an awning. The view was great of the ocean, boats, and many other things. The food was average, had a chicken sandwich that wasn't superb. Our waitress was nice and provided us with good service. I enjoyed the view the most. Great place for a quick lunch when visiting Bristol and it's shops.

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