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DeWolf Tavern

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259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1861
+1 401-254-2005
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfast both mornings and drinks sat night at Dewolfe Tavern. Food was great. Generous portions . Bartender was wonderful Great atmosphere too

1 Thank Mary B
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to serve you again! More 

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187 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

"Emily" was our server and she did an excellent job. She explained food options, accommodated our special requests, checked on us regularly, and was always cheerful. She even made sure that the setting sun (the restaurant is located on the harbor) did not get into my wife's eyes. My wife ordered a steak dinner (the evening's special) and I ordered... More 

Thank newengland50
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again! More 

Bristol, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal,good choice of entrees,something for everyone.Excellent variety of beers and good selection of wine.Wait staff amazing.Very social bar as well.

Thank Michael F R
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope you visit us again! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Wonderful atmosphere, exposed brick, second floor fireplace..by the window.. The waitress was very personable, the food was fabulous and with a bottle of wine the bill was around 117.00. He got a free dessert with a candle for his birthday..just a wonderful experience..

1 Thank root7116
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are thrilled that we were part of the birthday celebration! Hope to see you again at DeWolf Tavern. More 

Bristol, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Bartenders are very knowledgeable. Fine twists on various dishes. Excellent cocktails. Great atmosphere. Brussel sprouts are surprisingly good. Nice place to hang on a Friday night.

1 Thank sgtbanjo
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We hope you can visit us soon! More 

Weare, New Hampshire
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The building is wonderful with great historical signs detailing the DeWolf family involvement in the Atlantic trade, including the slave trade. A roaring fire made the inside cozy and welcoming. Staff were very friendly but very slow, despite a very uncrowded dining room. Shellfish soup was good - thoughtful use of Asian ingredients to make it less traditional. Others at... More 

1 Thank Beth S
DeWolf T, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are happy you enjoyed our historic Tavern and the ambiance. We pride ourselves on the "twists" we give to traditional dishes. We do hope you visit us again! More 

Essex, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Each of us in our party of four had a fantastic meal. Surf and turf, two filet mignons, and the chicken sandwich. We always have trouble with medium steaks being overcooked and these were perfection, as was the really creative chicken sandwich with homemade chips, and the flank steak & lobster. We had driven 2 hours to get to the... More 

1 Thank T S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This restaurant has to be one of the best ever,everything I ordered was incredible..flavors I have never tasted before..service was very personable .. I can not wait to go back.. traveled from New York

2 Thank AngeNyc
Barrington, Rhode Island
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328 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great ambiance in a warm old space. Service was friendly and efficient and we enjoyed our meal, too. I had the tandoor chicken and loved its Brussels sprouts side dish most. My partner enjoyed her flatiron steak. Our ice creams were a bit ice-crystally - suboptimal. But the coffee was good, the bread (including naan) good. A satisfactory meal, overall.

2 Thank RhodeScholar123
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We have had excellent food in the past here and made reservations for Christmas Eve so the family could be together due to work. Greeted by the Hostess and the five of us were brought upstairs to our table near the fireplace (as requested). Perfect. Waiter was there directly and was excellent. Ordered drinks, which average $9 to $10, and... More 

3 Thank rickb527

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?