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Tavern by the Sea

$$ - $$$
American, Soups, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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16 W Main St, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5162
+1 401-294-5771
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon 11:30 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 couples). Two of us had the lobster ravioli, which hardly had any lobster and tasted... More 

Thank RhodyTraveler401
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
Westfield, Massachusetts
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863 reviews
729 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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 have very good friends who live in the town, but they are off in Florida.... More 

Thank ulysses4
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 a deceiving sandwich board type sign on the curb advertising lobster at a rather inexpensive... More 

Thank Valarie R
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

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

Thank mrspeabody
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 menu's down, then walked away.. So we weren't sure if we were going to dine... More 

1 Thank Nancy S
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7 reviews
Reviewed 12 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 waiting staff was so nice. It's right on a body of water by not where... More 

Thank Holly K
Branford, Connecticut
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100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 New England Clam Chowder $5.50 it was fairly thin and very tasty. For lunch Diane... More 

Thank George N
Santiago, Chile
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 water but in fact its accross the street so its a little bit deceptive but... More 

Thank Meadow22
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 took the drink orders, served them, but neglected to bring one of the adult’s drink,... More 

Thank Stephen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$16
American, Soups, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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