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Wilcox Tavern

5153 Old Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813-1833
+1 401-322-1829
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (3 reviews)
“prime rib” (7 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
Open Now
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5153 Old Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813-1833
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

inside is really nice. The food with the chef they have is outstanding and really the prices are not bad. The quality is top notch and the service is great. I love the prime rib when available but anything you order will be very good....More

Thank Barry N
Mia B, Owner at Wilcox Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Barry, Thank you for your kind words! I am curious if we are the "oldest" Tavern in the USA, and they do say that GW has been here! Cheers, We hope to see you soon, Mia

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just what the area needed- a great spot for drinks, quick bites and cozy meals. Great menu and drinks, awesome staff. Hopefully here to stay!

Thank chessie333
Mia B, Owner at Wilcox Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you! We are here to stay! Cheers, Mia

Reviewed 14 May 2018

went for dinner Saturday night about 5:50 and told it would be 10 minutes, got a table in 5. Friendly waitress introduced herself,, we had drinks from our wait and they brought them to our table. Asked about specials, no specials, new menu trying to...More

Thank kwar
Mia B, Owner at Wilcox Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate all comments. I appreciate you considering giving us another chance in the future. I apologize I was not able to get over to your table, I hope to next time you are in. Thank you, Mia

Reviewed 17 March 2018

Very good food and service. Not fancy, but very comfortable, especially the wood fire in the bar. I had the pot roast, which was tender and tasty. Prime rib was very good also. Reasonably priced.

Thank JustBobProvidence
Mia B, Owner at Wilcox Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hello Justbob! Thank you, so happy you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you back soon. Cheers, Mia

Reviewed 12 March 2018

The warmth from the fireplaces was greatly appreciated as we walked in from the damp cold outside. It was like walking into a time gone by with the, just wonderful. The service was prompt and our food was wonderful. Will definitely stop again.

Thank Dennis M
Mia B, Owner at Wilcox Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hello Dennis, Thank you for thanking the time to review us! So happy you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back soon. Cheers, Mia

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Wilcox Tavern reopened in Fall 2017 after a few seasons of closure. The new owner Mia has invested in new infrastructure. The menu is evolving as the staff becomes more effective and efficient. We went on a cold winter night and it was warm &...More

Thank Michelle C
Mia B, Owner at Wilcox Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hello Michelle, Thank you for your detailed thoughts, we appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you back in the spring. Cheers, Mia

Reviewed 27 February 2018

We made a point of driving about twenty miles to the Tavern as we had heard good things about it. We were not at all disappointed. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the Tavern specials along with excellent 'special' drinks. Service was tops and...More

Thank IP3806
Mia B, Owner at Wilcox Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hello! So glad you came by and made the drive, we appreciate it. Glad you loved everything. We hope to see you back soon. Cheers, Mia

Reviewed 8 January 2018

On a cold snowy drive home from Newport, we stopped in on a whim. Warm and welcoming, the atmosphere, food and people were amazing. Mia, the owner, has done an amazing job of restoring the original feel of this 1730's tavern with all of the...More

Thank surfgoddess99
Mia B, Owner at Wilcox Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hello Surfgoddess, So sorry for the very late response! Happy you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you back soon. Cheers, Mia

Reviewed 29 December 2017

A cold windy night in RI in December, but the Wilcox Tavern was nice and warm. The food was excellent and our waitress Lorraine was outstanding. The owner Mia came around to check on the tables. I feel that makes the place special to know...More

Thank goody677
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Went Sunday evening for the Prime Rib! Everything was perfect, ambiance, service, the food and reasonably priced!

Thank Jonathan B
Mia B, Owner at Wilcox Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hello Jonathan, I apologize for not responding sooner! Thank you for your review, we hope to see you back soon, Cheers, Mia

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h0neylove
9 May 2018|
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Response from Mia B | Property representative |
So Sorry for the delay. Please go to our website wilcoxtavern1730 for a full menu. We currently serve lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm. Hopefully in July and August Daily! Mia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5153 Old Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813-1833
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Charlestown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-322-1829
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Description
Wilcox Tavern has re-opened, after 4 years of hibernation. We are proud to offer simple classic American cuisine, priced for the locals! Swing on in and enjoy the colonial cozy setting. We offer a full bar, serving dinner nightly and lunch Friday, Saturday & Sunday's at 1 pm. Cheers!
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