Bristol Oyster Bar

4.8
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24 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Welcome to the Bristol Oyster Bar! We are happily nestled in the heart of downtown Bristol, Rhode Island in an historic building that has served as a Customs House, Post Office, and the YMCA. The 1857 brick building provides us with massive windows, tall ceilings, and classic New England charm. Our cozy inside dining room features an open kitchen and when the weather permits, we’ve got a lovely patio to dine al fresco.

In 2015, Peter Sebring opened the restaurant, from a background primarily in fishing and oyster farming. He always emphasized the importance of quality, seeking the freshest ingredients, and supporting local farmers and fisherman.

Jordan Sawyer, a longtime employee of the business, became owner in April of 2019 and is determined to keep the sea-to-table ideals, inviting atmosphere, and standard of quality that the Bristol Oyster Bar was built upon, while simultaneously bringing a young, fresh perspective, and years of restaurant experience.
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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect. The only negative thing I would say is I wish there was more lighting outside.

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DeborahB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and service were outstanding. I think our waitress's name was Kylie and she was the greatest!! It was our first night out since the pandemic and I wasn't disappointed!

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StellaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

At always, the meal was amazing! The staff, extremely attentive and super friendly...And raw bar was super fresh...highly recommend Bristol Oyster Bar!!

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LaneyM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The food is excellent.

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ColleenF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great job with sd-not sure how the will operate when it rains.

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wendym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! The wait staff and the hostess were very attentive

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Vychea3
New England
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was spectacular ! I would go back very soon.

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BethK
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like great oysters you will love the Bristol Oyster Bar.

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MikeM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to be back sitting outside.

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STEPHENC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out post quarantine! Food was excellent! Service as well. Never been before will be back. Have the pork belly app.

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vipelevenX2
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This has been a great, casual place since it opened, with great fresh oysters and fun vibe. But now the food menu is more extensive, creative and delicious.

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vipnewbie
New England
31 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oysters wonderful as always. But the other food on the menu does not pale. Creative and tasty.

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HillaryD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, great service and staff, delicious cocktails, intimate setting. Excited to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been several times for both lunch and dinner. Food is always outstanding. Drinks are always outstanding. Service is always outstanding.

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RayH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food loved the fried oyster and the house made salmon. Service are excellent. Will return next week.

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MarcosR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best oysters. Food was delicious. Very friendly staff m.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters Birthday

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vipDianeT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here all the time Katie is amazing her recommendations are always spot on oysters are my husband’s favorite

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RobertC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Quality ingredients. Oysters are first-rate. Service is excellent.

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RobertC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Be sure to sample the whole range of oysters. They each have a distinct taste!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 my new favorite spot!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

JR
JaneR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance and wine.
Love this place

MF
vipMaryFran
New England
41 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun spot to enjoy local oysters!

FAQs

Bristol Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 396-5820.

Bristol Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.