Coast Guard House

4.5
897 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Originally a historic US Coast Guard Station built in 1888 by famed architects McKim, Mead & White, now a spectacularly located waterfront restaurant overlooking Narragansett Bay. Offering an array of creative dishes from lobster & sweet corn tamale, lobster ravioli, grilled swordfish, lobster mac & cheese, & organic chicken; we supporting all aspects of sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. We use local farms when possible and source produce for quality and sustainability. Our seafood is sourced from purveyors that are dedicated to locating species from areas that produce the best tasting and highest quality seafood available.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(401) 789-0700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Angel Cardona & Raymond Montaquila
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Private party facilities
Please contact us directly for a special event
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Private party contact
Manager: (401) 789-0700
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Private Lot
Street Parking
Complimentary Valet
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Entertainment
Tribeca on the deck 3- 7pm on Mondays in the summer months
Mac Odom on the deck 3-7pm on Wednesdays in the summer months

Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 897 People Are Saying
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our server was lovely but had been allotted too many tables. It took an hour and a half to get our first course. A manager came to make a very poor apology and was not at all gracious. The food was cold when it arrived. A very bad experience.

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KH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!!
We have two recommended the coast guard house without disappointment.
We enjoyed our experience.
Great portions and views

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was great, but a fly kept hovering over our food. I mentioned it, but no one tried to do anything, like swat the fly. The fly kept landing in my food. Yuck.

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BM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The swordfish was a special treat and everything was great! Thank you! It was great that we could pay for the reservation in advance (daughter from Alaska wanted to treat us!) Thank you everyone. We'll be back!

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O
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. The Coast Guard House never disappoints. Great service always. Lobster bisque is a fav...

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DO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Asked for outdoors in open table app second year in a row didn’t accommodate

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AP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Will definitely be returning here. The outside patio was beautiful

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A
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Well love the location and enjoyed the place before However the FLY issue was very off putting and my meal was all about swatting flies my daughters salad was only half eaten because of FLYS landing on her food and they didn't offer a replacement or refund..

My recommendation if you see a fly avoid as you'll have a meal dominated by swatting them away...

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WO
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Generally a very pleasent experience. Godd food and a very nice wine list. The one glaring deficiency was the overpiced champaigne. Since I like champagne with my lobster, it put a damper on the whole evening.

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B
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I was disappointed with the lobster tamale, which I've loved before. This time it was so drenched in sauce that the masa was falling apart, the lobster was a bit overcooked, and there was no cilantro in it other than a big sprig stuck on top. Everyone else liked their meals, but since I ordered this as my main course, I was not pleased.

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r
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was not up to par! No excuse for it! Restaurant was not busy! Sorry 😐

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always loved this restaurant. The location can’t be beat and views from everywhere inside and out are breathtaking. The food is excellent and usually you can decide on fine dining or a casual lobster roll. The staff is friendly and attentive. On a hot summer day or night I used to love to sit on the upper level for ambiance but the indoor Sunday brunch a treat all year

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MP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with mom for her birthday and it was a great ambience and the food was delicious!

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J
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great time at The Coast Guard House. Service was outstanding, the food was very good and the views are magnificent. The noise level is very high which can make conversations difficult at times. For a quieter time ask for a table outside or away from the bar. Can't wait to go back.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our meal and experience was perfect! We had such a good time at dinner — we went back the next day for lunch!! Swordfish off the charts, generous, tasty and fresh lobster roll. Personable bartender, Jim, behind the bar was icing on the cake. 👍👍👍

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PB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place, great vibe, cool views definitely worth stopping

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d
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We showed up 20 min early but our table wasn't ready after 20 min they told us our table was still occupied and we were seated in the bar area that had a table that had been empty since we arrived.
Our server forgot to mention the specials or ask if we wanted cheese or anything on our burger. We had to flag down one of the other servers to have them track ours down.
We were disappointed the coast guard house has always been a must on our visits to Narragansett.

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Having been to The Coast Guard House several times before, I must say that I was dissapointed with this last visit. We were entertaining family from out of state and wanted to bring them somewhere nice for our final night together. First off, the noise coming from the "club" atmosphere on the rooftop restaurant was almost intolerable. Loud thumping bass coming from the ceiling for the first hour of our dinner. The food was OK, but took over 45 minutes to come to the table, during which time our server (who was very nice) just kept repeating "your food should be right out". When it did come out, my pasta (which I do like al-dente) was under-cooked.

All in all, not what we were looking for.

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I was expecting something exceptional but to my surprise the food was very average. The best part of the resturant is the view of the ocean if you have a table by the window.

Maybe I would classify this resturant as a place to have drinks and eat somewhere else.

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JK
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!! My husband said the swordfish was the best he’s ever had. Beautiful location with great ocean view. Fun outdoor bar area.

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DH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Can’t be the view!!! It was a very busy day, so service was a little slow. Most food was good, lobster ravioli was amazing!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place with unbelievable view. Only negative is the lack of parking. Even valet was turning people away.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was spectacular and the food was delicious

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RA
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. Very nice experience. Would def recommend.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brenda was our server and she was AMAZING. My boyfriend has the linguini with clam sauce and I had the fish & chips. Both so good. Shared the soup of the day (shrimp & corn chowder) and mussels for appetizers. Would highly recommend. Can’t wait to come again!

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d
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is one of the rare restaurants in the area with very good food, plus it's enhanced by a wonderful view of the water. Service is good, too, and it has a lively bar as well as outdoor seating. Highly recommend the arugula salad with yuzu dressing.

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RM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food both outstanding. I had the monkfish and my wife had the halibut.

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B
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, I love the Coast Guard House. I brought friends for lunch and the lived it too!

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NM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents, ages 85 and 89 said they have NEVER been to the Coast Guard house but all their friends have been over the years. So, my husband and I took them for dinner there and they were so happy😋 great view, lived the food and atmosphere! Thank you for agreat night!

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FB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service & a view that can’t be topped!

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B
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible views and a great menu. The service was fantastic as well. Can't beat it.

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GA
New England
41 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were happy to dine again at this favorite local restaurant. The linguine & littleneck dish was perfect and the portion was very generous. The bolognese was just as delicious and it's my husband's "go to" dish. The desserts are always interesting, so we tried the bread pudding with whiskey caramel sauce...yummy! The bottle of wine was reasonable and the bread is always fresh & perfectly baked. As always, the night was perfect.

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Unfortunately we cannot give the Coast Guard House top marks. The setting is fabulous and we looked forward to eating there with the terrific seaside views. Although our meals were very good (lobster ravioli and seafood linguini) the experience my husband and I had was greatly impacted by one very negative aspect: flies! We were not sure if they were prevalent in the entire restaurant because other diners close to us did not appear to be bothered. We were at a table all the way to the rear of the restaurant near the kitchen. There were flies and something smaller (gnats or fruit flies?) concentrated in the window area next to our table. They flew around us and our food just enough to be most annoying. We mentioned this to two members of the wait staff and the only reply was “oh, sorry.” We ate our meals quickly and did not linger, eager to escape the pesky pests!

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambience was very nice. Our dinner was mediocre, not quite worth the money. There were several flies in the restaurant that continued to annoy us throughout our dinner. We enjoyed sitting out back afterwards.

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TA
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful spot, great and friendly service and great food!

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PM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sat outside on deck. Excellent service very good drinks prices were reasonable I have had better fish and chips though at other places. My husband had an excellent cheeseburger.

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JH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great location with a wonderful view. The food and drinks were great.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and service was great but the restaurant did not honor our instructions or even read them until I pointed them out at arrival. I requested a table by the water on the outside area and mentioned it was for a birthday and we sit there every year at same table. When we arrived I had to point out the request I made in our reservation and was told, outside seating is first come first served and they did nothing to try to accommodate us.

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F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We drove four hours from NY about to begin a much awaited RI vacation. Upon arrival, the man ‘working’ the parking lot refused to park our SUV. I nicely explained that we have reservations and drove for four hours and very much wanted to enjoy lunch with our children. The man rudely just said,”I will NOT park your car lady.” He forced us to leave. I will never ever try to eat at this restaurant. And I will certainly let everyone I know understand how horribly we were treated.

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OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great views, great food!

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