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Tavern by the Sea

16 W Main St, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5162
+1 401-294-5771
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lobster salad” (10 reviews)
“gyro” (6 reviews)
“salt water” (3 reviews)
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American, Soups, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
16 W Main St, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5162
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1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cute restaurant that I really wanted to like. I love the wickford area, and this would be a great spot to sit out on the deck for a drink on a nice day. Unfortunately, it was rainy the day I went (2...More

Thank RhodyTraveler401
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Temp was about 85, sat outside. Lobster roll and gyro. Both were very good, Location is great, sitting by the water. Then walk the small downtown area.

Thank John L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

And not much else going for it. Actually, the view is best if you can get an outside table. Upstairs is a bit claustrophobic. We were meeting friends from Virginia who were looking at colleges and they settled on a motel in North Kingstown. We...More

Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I love the peel and eat shrimp. More than 50% of the time it's already gone when I try to order it. This Restaurant/Bar has quite a following around town. I will say it always bothers me that there is and probably forever will be...More

Thank Valarie R
Reviewed 11 November 2016

mellow, relaxing atmosphere. Food was excellent. Made up for the lousy hotel we stayed at that was nearby.

Thank mrspeabody
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Our family went there on 10/16/16. We were not really greeted in the best manner by hostess Michelle. She was rude and had the worst attitude for a Hostess with all the guests who approached her. She cleared a few empty tables and tossed our...More

1  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I've gotten several things here at various times, including the really good fish and chips, but their lobster bisque is my favorite. Their sangria was great if you don't like it really sweet. The tzitziki sauce on their chicken pita is awesome, as well. Their...More

Thank Holly K
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Diane and I went to lunch at the Tavern after walking around town doing some shopping.Diane started with a Cucumber Cooler $10.50 a very tasty drink. I had a Orange Habanero Margarita $11.50 also very tasty. For a app. I started with a cup of...More

Thank George N
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a great little restaurant with great food and even better drinks. I absolutely loved my watermelon mojito; it was so refreshing on a hot summer evening and the service was great. It can get pretty busy. It looks like its right on the...More

Thank Meadow22
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our group of three adults and three children went to this restaurant for lunch. They were not very busy, and we were promptly seated. Service was poor. The waitress brought water, but no menus. After waiting too long, I got the menus myself. The waitress...More

Thank Stephen S
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Do you serve alcohol?
27 July 2015|
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Response from Stephen607 | Reviewed this property |
yes, they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 16
American, Soups, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 W Main St, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5162
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  North Kingstown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-294-5771
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