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“Great seafood at a great location!”
Review of Quito's Restaurant

Quito's Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 85 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Quito's in Bristol, home of the oldest 4th of July celebration in the U.S. And, we were there over the busy 4th of July weekend.
Among the 4 of us, we had fish and chips , which were delicious, the lobster roll, which had just a bit of dill and not buried in mayonnaise ( excellent!) and we had their chowder and fried calamari. The calamari was crisp, delicious and fresh.

They have several types of "chowdah"...white/New England; red/Manhattan; and clear/Rhode Island (my favorite -it has no milk or tomato, just clam broth).

The location is spectacular; right on Bristol Harbor, facing west, so especially beautiful at sunset!

Quito's used to be a clam shack that bought lobsters, clams, little necks, and mussels from fishermen/lobsterman and then sold them to restaurants and individuals.

My father used to go clamming/quahoging and sell them to Quito's.
they've been around along time and know their seafood!
It is very relaxes and laid back and not at all fancy. If you're looking for a fancy meal with white tablecloths, this isn't for you. If you want some good food, it is!

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Next to the park, overlooking Bristol Harbor is a Bristol institution. Try to eat outside (interesting to see the fishing boats at their dock) and select excellent seafood from their extensive menu. My favorite is their fried clams but others in my party did a variety of pasta dishes. We did not think their NE Chowda was thick enough but it was tasty. An easy place for a kids meal.

The one downside is that given its popularity and limited (outdoor) seating there is often a wait for a table. If you have the time it is worth it.

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1  Thank Mike G
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We passed by Quito's and saw a sign for gelato and had to stop. It was delicious! Although not homemade, the restaurant was cute and the staff was friendly. We may head back for dinner this week.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

On the water's edge in Bristol harbor, Bristol Rhode Island, Quito's is THE place for sea food on the East coast. Clam Cakes and chowder are unequaled, anywhere ! The rest f the menu is just as you would expect...GREAT ! My favorite...Baked Fish Florentine...WOW ! ! !

This is a truly family friendly eatery. Indoor and outdoor seating, do yourself a favor and eat in the 'protected' outside seating and watch the boating action while you dine. Young energetic, friendly and helpful wait staff to ensure your dining experience...When in New England...seek out Bristol's Quito's, it is worth the trip...and wait...arrive early (3-4 PM) you will not be disappointed ! ! ! Bon Appetite !

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2  Thank Chip R
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

If you only have one meal to eat while in the Bristol area, this is where to have it. The only hard parts are parking (during busy times, it can be difficult) and which lunch/dinner choice to make. The lobster roll is probably the best I've ever had. The fish stew is special, I've never had a disappointing meal, and I've eaten here often.

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