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The Old Gristmill Tavern

390 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771
+1 508-336-8460
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cinnamon bread” (22 reviews)
“prime rib” (34 reviews)
“lobster” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
390 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Everything was great, except they don't really know how to make a baked stuffed lobster. It was steamed first, and had what seemed like a whole box of ritz crackers on top and I don't think it was baked at all. A baked lobster should...More

Thank Rick814
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner there on a Friday night. They were very busy. We did not have a reservation but the wait was short. The atmosphere was very jovial. My husband and I both ordered the lobster bisque which was excellent. For an...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason they got a 2 is because the waitress was nice and the salad bar was good. I ordered a steak Pittsburgh rare and it back medium. David ordered some baked fish and his was almost raw. Expensive and awful.

Thank Ginger B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We we’re traveling from New Bedford to NYC..we were getting hungry and realized it was almost 1:30 so we got off the interstate and happpend to find this restaurant!! It had a lovely setting and we felt very much at ease, not rushed or hurried...More

Thank Macombsboo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The nostalgic atmosphere of this restaurant is it's most valuable asset. The food is good, but I feel a little too high priced for what you get. If you would like to go back in time and have a romantic meal in a renovated grist...More

Thank tom75peg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That cheese curd type cheese is not nearly as good as the cheddar you used to have. Still like going here. Very well remodeled. That one waitress that is very talkative is sweet but she just can’t smoke butts and be allowed to talk to...More

Thank Carl H
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Our cheese plate appetizer was impressively served and delicious! My artichoke flat bread pizza was delicious and filling. His ruben sandwich was a generous portion and very tasty. The potatoes were over cooked. Our waitress was very attentive.

Thank DMEReh
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

My husband selected this restaurant for his birthday dinner. We opted for a table in the bar area, as it seemed cozy and quiet. Heather , our server, promptly introduced herself, and took our drink order. She was obviously over whelmed / overbooked...but it all...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Okay —I’m a real Prime Rib guy —have to have my fix a few time a month . I tried so many restaurants that claimed they did “ slow roast “ nicely seasoned Prime Rib only to be disappointed with a mediocre piece of reheated...More

Thank dzadzu3
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Service and food were excellent. Children’s menu includes filet mignon and ends with a hoodsie cup! The filet, lobster, seafood medley and backed stuffed shrimp were outstanding. Great salad bar. My 70 year old parents to my 12 year old niece loved the atmosphere inside...More

Thank Jennifer O
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Carla L
August 10, 2018|
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Response from Joli0725 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t like to say “no dress Code”, it is casual.
June 2, 2018|
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Response from gusandzeus | Reviewed this property |
this is a question for the restaurant itself, but it's a great place to do something like this and they now have a nice 'room' with bar to host such functions. it's a wonderful location!
Cheryl C
September 6, 2016|
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Response from Robin B | Reviewed this property |
Some of the meals include the salad bar and some you pay extra for. The salad bar has a little bit of everything so to me it is worth the extra money. I do not know if you can have the salad as an entrée.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Seekonk
  • Phone Number: +1 508-336-8460
The Old Gristmill is touted by locals as the preeminent New England tavern featuring everything from steaks and chops to some of the freshest seafood dishes in all of New England. Our Crab Cakes are legendary, as is the Baked Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp. Other favorites are Clams Steamed in Garlic, Onions and White Wine, Boston Scrod and, of course, lobsters served virtually any way you like them.
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