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DeWolf Tavern

259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1861
+1 401-254-2005
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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Open Now
8:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1861
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with a friend. It was one of the coldest days and once you walk into the tavern you are hit with warmth and instant feeling of coziness. Service was good. We had steak sandwich and pulled chicken sandwich. Both very tasty...More

Thank littlerhody64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here for a holiday meal and while the building is beautiful, the food decent and the pricing reasonable; the one thing they could improve on is their heating system. Very drafty and cold room on the second floor with a heating system that does...More

2  Thank fred c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wide menu selection with something for everyone, and everything’s delicious. Great service and wonderful setting down at the harbor with water views.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for choosing us! The seafood stew is a staple on the menu. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 30 November 2017

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
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! The chef really tries to have options for everyone!

Reviewed 30 November 2017

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
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!! We look forward to next years visit!

Reviewed 18 November 2017

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
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting with us! The sunsets never get old. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 13 November 2017

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
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! The shrimp pakora is one of our favorite signature appetizers!

Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 6 December 2017

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

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DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

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!

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
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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