Coast Guard House

4.7
3255 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 3255 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWillbeBack
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great lunch at Coast Guard House. Good food and great staff! Beautiful place.

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Mandy
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious but the noise in the restaurant was ridiculous. So loud we could barely have a conversation

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience

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Joni
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful. We’ll definitely be going back often.

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BarbaraK
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Beautiful Spot, we couldn’t wait for our experience. What a disappointment. No Valet parking as stated, confusing. Was so crowded and noisy could hardly hear each other.
The food was okay had Scollops and Filet. Waitress was okay - forgot bread as computers where down and seemed disheveled. No dessert or coffee offered. Had gift card from close friends. Obviously purchased there as had all backup but didn’t go through.
Didn’t even offer discount or how to resolve. Would never go again.

JD
JanetD
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meals and fantastic service. Spectacular view as well! Will definitely be back soon.

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SandyR
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I were on a bay cruise and then to CH for a early dinner. We we’re hoping to sit on the top deck however, it’s still under renovation.

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MarcG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Prices were good for a quality meal. My only complaint was with the valet he was surly, unfriendly. Not my fault it was raining.

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Suva
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

To loud!!! Can’t hear each other talking at the table.
Robin is a great host!

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vipDuke
New England
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at coast guard house ! Fish tacos were delicious! Our server Brittany was great ! Friendly and knew her menu ! Suggested great drinks ideas for us !

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BobS
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great waitress first class service excellent view and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was absolutely breathtaking! The food was delicious. It was overall a wonderful night

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WardE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was good except the Risotto. Dry and clumpy but plate comp’d, thank you.

RS
RandyS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

This wonderful restaurant is suffering from current lack of staff. There are far too few servers and kitchen staff. The slow service led to a three hour “dining experience”. One server having too many tables led to mix ups especially with the bill.

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locallady
New England
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Roadsterer
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We did not have a full lunch or dinner---just ordered oysters and shrimp cocktail. The setting on the patio was lovely, service was great. Hope to go another time for a full meal.

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Katrinka999
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because it’s $1 billion view the best in the state experience of having a meal that close to the ocean the ambience of the restaurant the blue glasses which I love the food was very good cocktails a little too strong waiter was fantastic you can be sure I’ll be back

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vip34Woodsia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with out of town friends and we ate in the Patio. The food, service, and view were outstanding.

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MARYC
New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second trip to the Coast Guard House in a week. The food was delicious and the waiter was very attentive. I look forward to my next visit

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vipFineDine
New England
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent experience every time! Great staff very at tentative and everyone smiling!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We probably had the best seat on the patio that was offered (Not sure how we lucked out because we just aren’t that lucky but it was unbeatable). The view was breathtaking. Cocktails were great! Our waitress was amazing as was our extremely friendly bartender. Unfortunately the food was not so good. We are from North Jersey where the food is top notch so you can say we are snobs?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveloevening!! Highly recommend!

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LisaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

All tables have a beautiful view of the ocean. Fried clams and calamari were tasty and tender. The fried clam portions were small, and we weren't crazy about the tartar sauce. The lazy man’s lobster was good, but expensive. The service was very slow.

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PaulG
New England
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Disappointing service. Waiter forgot our drinks and never cleared dishes from the table upon bringing the check. Not the usual from CGH. We’ll go back but ask for a different waiter next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and view was amazing. We will definitely be going again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was delicious. felt that it was a little too crowded and wait staff didn’t seem attentive. forgot to bring certain items or incorrect things.

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Wildchild
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view of Nantucket sound so beautiful. Rachel, our server, attentive and friendly. The variety of food we had all delicious. Could not have had a better experience. Thanks so much!

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HJHeit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly loved our visit to the Coast Guard House. It was a bit busy when we arrived for our reservation, which I love to see after such a hard year for restaurants. We were pleasantly greeted by the host. I arrived a few minutes earlier than the others in my party and had a drink at the bar. I was happy to see one of the bar staff I had not seen for over a year. Carla was an excellent server. Our food was fantastic. The Rhode Island clam chowder has always been my Mom's favorites and it is some of the best she has had. I love the calamari at this restaurant, the lightest coating and it's never over cooked, topped with fresh basil which really adds to the dish! We also got the octopus salads paired with the wine, both delicious, and mussels perfect size portion for an appetizer and fantastic! Myself and the members of my party enjoyed the lobster roll, salmon club and branzino for lunch. My brother decided on the heirloom salad for his entree topped with Salmon, the tomatoes were perfectly ripe and salmon seared to a perfect med-rare as he likes. We all had desserts which were delicious. I recommend the coconut cake - my favorite. Great view, great staff, always a great time!!

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Toni
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

HAD A WONDERFUL TIME WITH OLD FRIENDS. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND WE HAD A ROUND TABLE NEAR THE WINDOW THAT WAS PERFECT

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BarbaraD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lunch on the patio was perfect on a warm summer day. Spectacular views and great service. Are indoors night before and it was nice but a bit noisy.

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DonnaP
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Dined on patio, beautiful location, great food and service.

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HeatherW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Our server Victoria could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. The food as always is fabulous as is the view. It did feel very crowded however as the tables are very close together and we had trouble avoiding hitting the folks in the adjacent tables if we got up to use the bathroom. Due to its densely populated dining room the noise level was very loud and we had trouble hearing each other speak. If there was any music playing we could not hear it. We are locals and are happy to see our local businesses doing well however we will not be making our return visit until the fall when it is less busy.

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DonnaH
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Coast Guard. Fabulous restaurant by the water. Terrific food, service & setting.

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PaulG
New England
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coast Guard House does not disappoint. Whether its evening dining or an afternoon lunch CG's food entree's and service continue to be 5 star.

MB
MargaretB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service, lovely atmosphere! Cannot wait to go back again!

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iconic views, great service and great food made for an excellent experience. Not be missed! If you're on the fence about going, just do it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal next to the water. Great service. Highly recommended.

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PaulL
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Just fair. Not the best.

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vipKennethW
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have eaten at the Coast Guard many times. It is always such a treat!

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Bruinbabe
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Views are fabulous. Staff friendly and efficient. Presentation of food very good. Food was great.

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 3255 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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