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DeWolf Tavern

259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1861
+1 401-254-2005
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1861
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us enjoyed our meals here at DeWolf Tavern. The menu has many choices. One of us had, and greatly enjoyed, a seafood stew. Another enjoyed a chicken sandwich. I was not very hungry so had a fried goat cheese salad, which was delightful....More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us had an excellent meal. One celiac and one vegetarian were both well catered for and two uf us had the good value prix fixe menu.

Thank Crispin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed 2 nights of dining at the DeWolf Tavern while staying at the Bristol Harbor Inn next door. We were waited on by Randy both evenings and tried the dinner specials both nights. Three course meals at $35 on Sunday and $25 on Monday....More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely way to have a sunset dinner on the patio - lobster salad. Great cocktails, lovely patio and enjoyed the views. Came back each week during an extended business trip. Can see that this is a place to be - on the water and on...More

Thank MMeston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great ambiance and great service (thanks "randy"!). Second time here and will definitely be a repeat guest. The shrimp appetizer (with the Indian twist) was fantastic! Make a reservation in advance for weekends and sit downstairs.

Thank annarchy_ny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

DeWolf in its original incarnation was terrific — an out-of-the-ordinary restaurant with upscale pub environment and exotically (Indian influenced) spiced food that made it special. Now years on, my last three experiences were so disappointing that I doubt I will return. Everything from the kitchen...More

Thank paris2bristol
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So disappointing! I'm so sorry you encountered us on such an off day. I hope you give us another try! We aim to make each and every experience a pleasurable one, so we hope you do.

Reviewed 5 November 2017

De Wolfe Tavern is hard to find but there is plenty of parking and it is in the middle of things in Bristol. Great cocktail to start. Seafood chowder and rib cake (you HAVE to try this!) were excellent. Entrees of swordfish and seafood paella...More

Thank 3,142,013
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! We are a bit difficult to find. The rib cake is a new addition to the menu, so we are pleased that you enjoyed it! We hope you'll join us again this coming year perhaps for our building's 200th Anniversary!

Reviewed 31 October 2017

My wife and I had just check into the nearby(30 feet) Bristol Harbor Inn for a birthday celebration. It was incredibly windy with shattered showers and we were incredibly hungry!! Thus we had spotted the DeWolf Tavern sign across an alley/street. After checking in we...More

Thank James H
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We're so happy you encountered our hidden spot! Often times people have a difficult finding us! Happy Birthday! We hope to be a part of your next visit!

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Met a friend from way back for dinner and was not disappointed. Had a “house special” recommended by a very nice waiter.

Thank Jonathan S
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome! Thanks so much! Come visit soon!

Reviewed 1 October 2017

the food was just awesome. some of us had the seafood stew, filet mignon, the pizza and a bunch of appetizers. service was great and the ambiance was perfect. try this wonderful restaurant by the sea.

Thank malabar515
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit! Come see us again soon!

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Diane M
5 November 2017|
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Response from everett m | Reviewed this property |
Go to there website and look at menus J Then click the link and double click the full fall menu or the breakfast menu It will download into your computer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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