Coast Guard House

4.5
831 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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 831 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
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3.0Dined 18 hours ago

I came here years ago on several family vacations and had a very positive experience. However, after returning for another visit, I can’t say that I’d necessarily come back. The food was good, decent, but not memorable. Service was OK - they seemed understaffed and our waitress was difficult to find at times as she was dealing with several large tables in addition to hers. Also - another issue - flies. Two were buzzing around my friend and I as we ate. I do not expect to see flies in a restaurant like this but there you have it. Bottom line - I think this place is living off reputation and location, especially with vacationers/tourists more so than the actual quality of the meals.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great brunch, food and service top notch. Because of reservation, got a grwat window seat. Poached egg perfect. Red potatoes delicious. Kind of a little too loud for me but will def go back

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The food is pretty good but service is awful. They need more experienced and people savvy people at host station. More staff is needed-not sure if the problem is the kitchen or the wait staff or bus staff. An otherwise lovely view and good food was marred by long waits for food, long gaps in service, and interminable waits for everything else. It was a 2.5 hour lunch and we did not even have dessert nor a second round of beverages. Never again.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was great experience, The food was excellent and abundant. I will be back

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was excellent. Always worth the trip no matter how many in the date or group. Sorry I can't make your 2000 min hand surgery.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was just ok. The service is fair, the silverware was dirty and the bottle of wine was warm, (white wine). I think the Coast Guard House is a great spot for the chairs looking out at the water of the deck. The food has gone down hill.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We go to this restaurant annually on our family vacation. Although the restaurant can be quite loud the food is good and the service is very gracious and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant based on the food and the cool waterfront location. Reservations are hard to come by so make one in advance

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had such a special night and our server David was absolutely fantastic! Attentive, engaging, and made a special night even more memorable!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very pleasantly surprised with menu and food quality.
The views and ambience have always been great but after hearing from others that the food had come up multiple notches, we took the opportunity to enjoy an early Wednesday Narragansett dinner. Hanger steak on a bed of arugula was done perfectly and presented very well. My wife had fish and chips(wow) and equally pleased. We will be back.
The only recommendation would be to offer more tailored keto(low low carb) and paleo choices.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The best waterfront location in Rhode Island and the food is very good.
The upstairs bar and dining is also a fun place after the beach and for happy hour.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I have been to Narragansett numerous times but never had the pleasure of dining at the Coast Guard House. All I can say is WOW! It was a wonderful experience and we cannot wait to return! From cocktails, apps, entrees to wonderful service with a magnificent view...you will love this place!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Superbly cooked and presented local seafood. Our server, Michael, was excellent! The decor is gorgeous, and there is a variety of indoor and outdoor seaside seating.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

We drove from Connecticut to take our family who was visiting from Canada. The view is absolutely spectacular! The food delicious! We would go again in a heartbeat even if it’s over an hour drive!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We enjoyed a spectacular view and a great meal.
Best Bolognese in Rhode Island!
Service spectacular. Jackie awesome.
Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

celebrated my mom's birthday here (87); food was fabulous, my only down would be that they did not offer her free dessert for her birthday; most restaurants do that, especially with an elderly person.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We had a great the waiter was excellent and the food was great.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We had the best time at coast guard house. The lobster roll was delish and we had the best calamari in town. We didn’t get a chance to see the gorgeous view so we will have to come back again.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Meh. We had such high hopes...the food was fine but forgettable. We went on a cloudy day and I’m wondering if the weather had been spectacular, would we felt more positively about the food as well? Clearly on a pretty day, the restaurant can’t be beat in terms of the view. That said, We had oysters which were altogether butchered, calamari had a decent fry but otherwise tasteless and the accompanying minonettte was worthless. THe stuffies were also disappointing...very few clams, all breading, I’d take A tray of frozen Matlaw’s over them any day. Grab a cocktail on a sunny day, enjoy the scenery and leave it at that maybe.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Food excellent. Water views outstanding. Service this time was uneven. Drinks took forever. Food came right away. A bit noisy at 1:30. But two large groups near us, one with 2 small crying children, madd noise unavoidable.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Always a delicious meal. View is spectacular. Very noisy though - my elderly mom had trouble hearing our conversation. I had trouble hearing our conversation.
Still - I would go back.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Amazing view and food was good Except for the pasta dish which was a little bland

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Have eaten here many times. Always a good meal until this last time dinning. Found several hairs in my food, big turn off. Didn’t say anything as we were at a client dinner didn't want to make a scene. Restaurant very crowded as it is summer season. Waitress was very nice.

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1.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Worst service we’ve experienced in a long time.

We went on a Tuesday, and would expect for the amount of business they do they could hire good servers...

Our table and others were waiting a long time for any server to help us order entrees and receive any drinks we ordered.


Food was OKAY- nothing to write home about.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Outstanding view good fries.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Everything was great the biggest shrimp cocktail I ever seen and eaten

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We had reservations but when we arrived the lot was full. There was no street parking available. I called and was told the valet would come out and open the lot. After sitting in a no parking zone for 15 minutes we finally got in.Beautiful spot but was spoiled by overdone eggs and noisy neighbors. Doubt we will return which is sad as we've been here every year on our vacation.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Generally, I am dubious of ocean front restaurants, especially in regards to food quality and service, but the Coast Guard House is a suprise exception to my experiences. The location is stunning—right on the Narragansett Beach, but the food was excellent! The whole belly fried clams were the best I’ve ever had—and as a New Englander, I have enjoyed them up and down the coast. Every dish my friends ordered was enjoyed. And the service was excellent! Our server was knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive to our various needs. We all left really pleased by the Coast Guard House experience. The valet parking was invaluable on the perfect beach day.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Excellent as always. A spectacular location right on the water.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Phenomenal server ... we were able to enjoy our girls weekend kick off dinner! Delish lobster tamale and over stuffed lobster ravioli!! Yum!
Our server paced the evening perfectly !!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The view was incredible. Drinks....ok.... Service....ok.,,.... Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great service and fine food. As always, seated in a timely fashion and great waitstaff.

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2.0Dined on July 26, 2018

While the view is fantastic, the noise level is totally unacceptable. We asked our waiter, Eric, if the piped in music could be lowered, and his reply was that that would not be done as they "have to play to the exterior seating". We find this to be obnoxious, and a poor attitude by the management.
It has been years since we visited here, and we will not return. We will warn our friends to avoid this place unless they are fond of loud music with the dining experience.
With the several other venues nearby, we will not lack for good food in the area, but the prevailing attitude that leads to an overly "bright" noise level seems to be unique to the USA. We visit in Europe often, and never have this problem there. In the first place there is no need for music since we are looking for a pleasant dining experience - not a concert.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We come here for special occasions , birthdays and anniversaries. We are always pleased with the service and the food. My daughter joined us and said that this was the best meal she had had in a long time.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

My favorite Rhode Island restaurant. The food is fabulous, well prepared, creative, and elegant. The fish is fresh and the wine list is very good. The service is attentive and knowledgeable about the food, wine, and area. The view is an added bonus. A most enjoyable dining experience

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Very rare to find a restaurant with both a spectacular view and very good food. All our seafood dishes were delicious. The service was outstanding—thank you, Erica! We will definitely eat here again. The only slight negative was the noise level, which made conversation difficult.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Without a doubt the best restaurant in Narragansett! Food, view, service, atmosphere were all fantastic!!!!

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Monkfish in curry was excellent. Local oysters were so tiny, I'm surprised they would serve something so small and charge top dollar (as big as my thumb nail). Desserts were amazing - chocolate flourless cake and flan were unique and so rich but not overly heavy. Amazing views and waitstaff were attentive and friendly, especially to my two young children.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

I would definitely return. You can dine more casual on the upper deck with ocean views or
indoor below which also has ocean views. The place to have lunch or dinner if you are in the area.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Good food. Good service. We had a group of 5 and 4 ordered lobster. They only had 2 available. Not sure how that happens at a place like that in a location like that...? But still was good and would go back.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Would like to have better seating. Was a little loud to talk. Had a special lunch with friends from out of town

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