Bristol Oyster Bar

4.7
444 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
BAR SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
We will do our best to accommodate seating preferences but seating requests are not guaranteed.

We are back to summer seating on our covered patio. On cool evenings, please dress accordingly.

In the event of inclement weather, outdoor reservations may be cancelled and as a result.

We look forward to seeing you at the BOB!





Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 444 people are saying
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MartinJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters ever. Main dishes amazing. Great service.

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LauraE
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent waitress service with Sim. A little challenge with finding proper location with young puppy but it sorted out in the end. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Great food overall. Pumpkin soup, crab cake, yellow fin tuna amazing. Dessert wonderful.

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vipjon88
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was excellent and The food was better than staff

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RIBroker
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive waiter, delicious fresh oysters. Only three options, I believe that was weather related. Those we ordered were cold fresh and tasty. Menu has changed with fewer wine options. My glass of wine was perfectly matched with our oysters. We drive 45 minutes to get to Bristol and it’s well worth it.

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moew
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish as always, the crab cakes were fabulous!!!

CC
CindyC
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter "Jack" was above & beyond. We had a good time with other diners which made the evening exceptional.

New menu was awesome. Oysters were super tasty and fresh as usual.

All in all, always a great choice.

NR
NatalieR
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. I would highly recommend dining at Bristol Oyster Bar.

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Swede
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service we ate there twice. Inside was nice but a little loud. Outside was nice but ambience could be improve by rolling up the tent sides weather permitting ofcourse. Regardless, my suggestion did affect the overall ratings for great food and great service.

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Kelly
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wait staff working hard!!!

RB
RobinB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service was fun, prompt, and perfect. As was the food. Every dish had a great presentation, was prepared perfectly and was delicious.

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Timd
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Bad service and bland food doesn't make up for the nice atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! The staff waiters were unbelievably attentive. One of the best dining experiences I have had. The waiter never wrote anything down and he remembered everything. The food was amazing. We had a 3 course meal and they never we rushed us out! The drinks and beer choices were great and the raw bar was amazing. We will definitely be going back again!

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vipAnitaC
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic oysters! Delicious small plates!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great drinks & a fun vibe! Our server, Jack was great!

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EllenB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great...seasonal produce made all the dishes tasty. Service was great and dining outside makes it more comfortable.

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vipjon88
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sim was excellent, very nice and a pleasure to have as a server

MS
vipMichaelS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

BOB delivers on oysters, fresh on the half shell and fried accompanied by greens. The menu also includes salads, fin fish and beef, pork and chicken dishes. The beverage list suffices. Servers are pleasant and efficient. We have dined outside several times this season, and each visit was enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

CJ, our server, was attentive, personable, and knowledgeable! The seafood was incredibly fresh…if I had any complaint at all it would be to dress up the baby greens salad a bit more. However, what the salad lacked in concept was redeemed by the intricacies and accoutrement in the Salmon and Tuna entrees. The lemon meringue cheesecake is a must-have! Will be dining again and requesting CJ!!

~ T

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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AnnaG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We have never had a bad thing to say about this place. The food is amazing, so fresh and artfully prepared.
Go for the dollar oysters snd stay for dinner, you will love it.

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Goliath
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Oysters were awesome. Never had a bad meal here. Waiter last night was excellent!!

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FunTime
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere… always a fun place!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long while. Definitely will go back.

SM
vipStevenM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great service. Outdoor dining was only option, table were a bit tight but overall we will return as we have in the past.

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janets
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love small plates for dinner will go back to try ones we missed. Great chowder

GF
GalinaF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like the place. Service is always good and friendly. The menu has to be different. You don’t come to a seafood place for pork bellies

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JennS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Oysters were great, service was awesome. Was worth a trip!

BM
BenM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection of local oysters!! I enjoy sitting at the bar in front of the raw bar.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Location, food was good and the server Katie was always making sure we had everything we need..

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vipStevenF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s birthday

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Cambridger
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good all-around: ambiance, service and food. Definitely going back.

MM
vipMikeM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as slways

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Nicke
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Table was by the window but curtain closed and curtain “not working” (manager says curtain has been broken for a while). Asked manager to be moved but was told no other table was available inside or outside.

Don’t like restaurants reservation policy “we take $20 per person if you don’t dine with us”.

No table cloth, no bread (was told that I needed to order something with bread in it ?), servers recommendation “oysters” not very professional, metal chairs uncomfortable, manager did not visit table to follow up on my seating concerns.

Based on my visit in August 2021 the Bristol Oyster Bar is very overrated. This was my first visit and probably my last.

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Us2C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fresh and delicious! Our waiter, Nick, was helpful and personable. We plan on going back soon.

MK
vipMariaK
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$1 oysters oh my! Great service, everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous Oysters!!

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SassyIpswich
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bristol Oyster Bar is a destination restaurant for a foodie!! We had summer salad with grilled peaches and pistachios, scallops and the grilled pork chop with summer fruit compote. UNBELIEVABLY GOOD!! House made deconstructed peach cobbler to end the night included a warm and perfect biscuit crispy top and moist interior, and just right peaches.

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Voyager
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous fresh oysters are the best part, but everything is very good and well prepared. Outdoor seating is much appreciated.

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Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, the oysters were the star of the show and the service and attention to detail was strong as well. After such an opening act, the calamari and fish tacos were just okay.

FAQs

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

Bristol Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.

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.