Bristol Oyster Bar
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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Fried Aquidneck Oysters
Six of our own aquidneck farm oysters / buttermilk fried / pickled shallots / watermelon radish / red sorrel-frisée salad / green goddess dressing
Local Ri Oysters on the Half Shell*
Fried native whitefish / white corn tortillas / pico de gallo / cilantro-lime sour cream / Napa cabbage slaw / pickled radishes / micro cilantro
Best oysters ever. Main dishes amazing. Great service.
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.
The staff was excellent and The food was better than staff
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.
Delish as always, the crab cakes were fabulous!!!
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.
Amazing food and service. I would highly recommend dining at Bristol Oyster Bar.
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.
Wait staff working hard!!!
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.
Bad service and bland food doesn't make up for the nice atmosphere.
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!
Fantastic oysters! Delicious small plates!
Fabulous food, great drinks & a fun vibe! Our server, Jack was great!
Food was great...seasonal produce made all the dishes tasty. Service was great and dining outside makes it more comfortable.
Sim was excellent, very nice and a pleasure to have as a server
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.
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!!
Everything was great
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.
Food was excellent. Oysters were awesome. Never had a bad meal here. Waiter last night was excellent!!
Excellent food and atmosphere… always a fun place!
Excellent food. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long while. Definitely will go back.
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.
Love small plates for dinner will go back to try ones we missed. Great chowder
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
Oysters were great, service was awesome. Was worth a trip!
Great selection of local oysters!! I enjoy sitting at the bar in front of the raw bar.
Great Location, food was good and the server Katie was always making sure we had everything we need..
My daughter’s birthday
Good all-around: ambiance, service and food. Definitely going back.
Outstanding as slways
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.
Everything was fresh and delicious! Our waiter, Nick, was helpful and personable. We plan on going back soon.
$1 oysters oh my! Great service, everything was delicious!
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.
Fabulous fresh oysters are the best part, but everything is very good and well prepared. Outdoor seating is much appreciated.
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.
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.