Coast Guard House

4.7
2954 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

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Experiences

  • Indoor Dining

    Multiple dates available

    All tables have amazing ocean views, window tables cannot be guaranteed. RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INSIDE, WE CANNOT MOVE OUTDOORS UPON ARRIVAL. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE SPECIFIC TABLES OR SPECIFIC AREAS OF THE DINING ROOM. THIS RESERVATION IS FOR 90 MINUTES.
  • Patio Dining

    Multiple dates available

    Dine al fresco on our seaside patio. OUTDOOR SEATING IS WEATHER DEPENDENT WITH THE RISK OF BEING CANCELLED AND CANNOT GUARANTEE BEING MOVED INSIDE. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ANY SPECIFIC TABLE OR AREA OF THE PATIO. THIS RESERVATION IS FOR 90 MINUTES.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2954 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mysticmomma
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first, but hopefully not my last visit to the Coast Guard House! Our family enjoyed a wonderful dinner, the location is tops and the service outstanding. Catherine, one of the managers came to our table to inquire if we were enjoying our experience, and it was refreshing to see how important it is to the staff that the customers have an excellent experience. We were checked on by many other staff members throughout the evening and definitely enjoyed one of the best dining experiences in a long time.

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vipHollyD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i think our waiter was Cameron - wow - he was awesome. thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

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AnnT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are as always top notch. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lobster roll outside with a great view.

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Beverly
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Beautiful. I made an early lunch reservation so we could have the table of our choice. I go there often. I hadn’t seen that particular car valet but he was extremely helpful.

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vipMikeD
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randall was a great server. Food was awesome!

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vipPinehillers
New England
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A+ location overlooking the bay. Celebrated our 51st anniversary. Both ordered the filet mignon. Cooked as requested but thin pieces of meat that didn’t appear to be prime beef. Double stuffed potatoes were good but only half a potato each. Three small asparagus was skimpy.
Seasonal vegetables were good. Only five dessert choices and they were out of two of them.
Service was excellent and Tyler was great. Prices somewhat high.
Might be best for lunch rather than dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Beautiful views / good food

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Rocky
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have celebrated several anniversaries at the Coastguard House and last night was our 50th and it was wonderful. The service was spectacular and the ambiance speaks for itself. Great drinks and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The view was amazing. Food was delicious as usual. Service was ok. I ordered a drink. Didn't like it. So I told the waitress. I ordered another. She took the drink I didn't like. I thought it meant it would come off the menu which I never asked them too nor expected them too. But don't take my drink if I paid for it. I would have drank it anyways. She never came back to the table after we received our food. You know it's bad service when you have an empty drink. But overall it's one of my fav places.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate Father’s Day. Great table with a view. Outstanding experience.

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SamW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service very kind and attentive. The food was great

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DotS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were out of this world. Went for Father's Day. Going again with different family members. Can't wait!

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ChristineR
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is perfect and the view from the outdoor patio is just beautiful. You can't beat it. If you want seaside dining, this is the best around. The staff was all so hospitable and friendly. All the staff at every level was helpful and kind and willing to accommodate. We felt very welcomed. The menu was very large for a seafood restaurant and very diverse. Our meals were delicious.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Father’s Day and amazing view! Scallops and Fish Taco were excellent. Service was friendly and quick. One of our favorite spots. We always keep coming back.

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vipDianeDP
New England
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A busy fun place to go for good food and a nice view. Good for groups.

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JamesH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We sat outside with a beautiful view. We were not rushed which made it a relaxing experience. The service was very good but waiter did disappear at one point. The food was great. It did sound a little loud inside. Definitely a home run!

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KarenM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and wonderful ocean view. I left an item at my table and when I called the next day it was waiting for me.

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maryellen
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! couldn’t have been a better setting for a get together with friends.

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PJM766
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service was even better! I would definitely come back to the coast guard house!

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DianeC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has a lovely lunch on a beautiful day outside on the terrace. Our waiter, Tom, was personable, attentive, excelled at his job, with a primo personality!

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Babs26
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. It was a picture perfect day, and the view was terrific. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. We are looking forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter Cameron was great.

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Arthur
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in South County , Food always excellent and the staff is the best !!

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vipFoodie23
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. We were seated as close to the ocean as possible. Couldn’t ask for a better view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The view was amazing and food also. No complaints Definitely not a cheap restaurant but worth every penny and would go back often if I could.

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judster
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always. The dessert was lacking, not as good as previous times.

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Frankie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The oysters had 2 many shell pieces in the liquor 4 my friend but I thought they were fine & my octopus salad was wonderful. The lobster roll was only okay & fries cold. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. The views are gorgeous & I would go back to try other items but for the prices I had hoped to feel overly satisfied my 1st time there.

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Emma
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a gorgeous day on the Coast Guard House deck. The six of us were seated near the water. We had lobster rolls, fish and a hamburger. Lobster rolls had a generous serving of lightly seasoned meat. our server was excellent and friendly, though the bar was a bit slow. We didn't care, we were there to see friends we hadn't seen in over a year. And we were not rushed. There was some construction going on above us but it didn't bother us at all. Glad they are expanding out doors. Indoor dining was freezing cold for some reason.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was great, friendly and knew her stuff. And all of the staff were great. Our food was delicious.

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AdamH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and view were all wonderful. Excellent wine menu, a variety of drink offerings, and a varied menu. Some great menu options for the non seafood-lovers as well. Definitely check it out.

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vipAnnieL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The staff was very pleasant and went out of their way to seat us at a lovely table outside when we had a resie for inside. Food was fresh and thoughtfully prepared but a bit salty.
Can’t beat the view on a perfect night.

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SarileeN
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for visitors to Rhode Island. The menu is varied, with options for special diets. Food is good, view is terrific.

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JerryL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted and escorted to our table by the hostess, who informed us who would be waiting on us.
Our waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. The beverage came in a timely manner and dinner was served in a reasonable amount of time.
As we were finishing our meal one of the owners came to the table to see if we were satisfied.
Overall we had a good experience.

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MaureenB
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location as every table has a water/ocean view. It’s one of my “go-to” places to be assured of a great meal. The menu is varied enough so that everyone can find something they’d enjoy. A favorite!!

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vipRIGal
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch out on the deck overlooking the waves. Very fresh and filling lobster (or as we would say in Rhode Island.. lobsta) salad roll.

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vipanna
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day and view.
Great location and food was delicious.

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JRFtaina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome view, food was great and the service was exceptional.

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MelindaS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service with a stunning ocean view! Make a reservation as it’s a popular spot.

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geraldineH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views and really nice new summer menu. Love the new back deck. I had the lobster corn tamale which was amazing. Also enjoyed swordfish with fregola (round toasted pasta pearls from Sardinia), excellent!

FAQs

Coast Guard House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 789-0700.

Coast Guard House is rated 4.7 stars by 2954 OpenTable diners.

Coast Guard House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://store.thecoastguardhouse.com/shop/gift-certificate/gift-certificate/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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