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DeWolf Tavern

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259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1861
+1 401-254-2005
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lobster popover is one dish everyone has to try once!! I really enjoy sitting on the first floor, I feel the second floor lacks something and is stuffy. The outside patio is welcoming in the warm weather, with views of the harbor.

Thank Bengells
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

6th time for my wife and I, Dewolf Tavern is now on our regular places to visit. Staff always come with a smile and the food is always great, Try the Petite Lamb Rack, on 1 visit I had it for my starter and my main meal, so good.

1 Thank Handy P
Winter Park, Florida
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate twice at DeWolf and were very happy with our food and service. Interesting choices. I think most everyone could find something they like. I have a garlic allergy and it didn't seem to phase them which isn't always the case.

Thank JoyeC
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you! Chef Sai really strives to create a variety of options for every guest. We try to accommodate any allergies whenever possible, so its wonderful to hear of your experience. We look forward to your next visit with us!! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes you just get fooled by appearance. DeWolf Tavern looks like a great place to bring an out-of-town guest—historic ambiance, classy interior and lighting…but don’t expect much!! It’s just so disappointing to go for dinner and find the kitchen hasn’t read the menu. Plus the wait staff either isn’t trained in recognizing a particular entree is not an “honest” reflection... More 

Thank blue7000
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you did not have an enjoyable experience with us. Had it been brought to our attention at the time, we certainly would have remedied the displeasure you encountered. We hope you'll give us the opportunity to do so, next time you are in the area. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast both mornings and drinks sat night at Dewolfe Tavern. Food was great. Generous portions . Bartender was wonderful Great atmosphere too

1 Thank Mary B
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to serve you again! More 

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188 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

"Emily" was our server and she did an excellent job. She explained food options, accommodated our special requests, checked on us regularly, and was always cheerful. She even made sure that the setting sun (the restaurant is located on the harbor) did not get into my wife's eyes. My wife ordered a steak dinner (the evening's special) and I ordered... More 

Thank newengland50
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again! More 

Bristol, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Had a great meal,good choice of entrees,something for everyone.Excellent variety of beers and good selection of wine.Wait staff amazing.Very social bar as well.

Thank Michael F R
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope you visit us again! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Wonderful atmosphere, exposed brick, second floor fireplace..by the window.. The waitress was very personable, the food was fabulous and with a bottle of wine the bill was around 117.00. He got a free dessert with a candle for his birthday..just a wonderful experience..

1 Thank root7116
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are thrilled that we were part of the birthday celebration! Hope to see you again at DeWolf Tavern. More 

Bristol, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Bartenders are very knowledgeable. Fine twists on various dishes. Excellent cocktails. Great atmosphere. Brussel sprouts are surprisingly good. Nice place to hang on a Friday night.

1 Thank sgtbanjo
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We hope you can visit us soon! More 

Weare, New Hampshire
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The building is wonderful with great historical signs detailing the DeWolf family involvement in the Atlantic trade, including the slave trade. A roaring fire made the inside cozy and welcoming. Staff were very friendly but very slow, despite a very uncrowded dining room. Shellfish soup was good - thoughtful use of Asian ingredients to make it less traditional. Others at... More 

1 Thank Beth S
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are happy you enjoyed our historic Tavern and the ambiance. We pride ourselves on the "twists" we give to traditional dishes. We do hope you visit us again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1861
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 401-254-2005
DeWolf Tavern serves Contemporary American Cuisine in a beautifully situated, historically renovated stone warehouse, located on the Thames Street Landing waterfront in the heart of downtown Bristol, Rhode Island. Our guests can enjoy the bay breeze with cooling cocktails on our casual patio, come inside for a glass of wine and a light meal in our downstairs Tavern or head upstairs to enjoy the view and fireplace with a bottle of fine wine and a special meal prepared by Chef Sai Viswanath. Open Seven Days a Week.

Breakfast: Friday to Sunday 7am to 11:00am
Full Menu: 11:30 am-10:30pm Monday through Saturday
Sunday 11:30am-9:30pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?