Bristol Oyster Bar

4.7
257 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Now accepting reservations for Indoor and Outdoor dining.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 257 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobynW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time to the Bristol Oyster Bar. The raw bar, featuring locally sourced oysters, is fabulous. Our entrees were imaginative, fresh, and delicious. The staff is very welcoming and friendly, too. We can't wait to go back!

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Vychea3
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a good service there The food is spectacular.

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KateH
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as it is each time we dine here. The menu is interesting, has variety, many delicious choices and gluten free items that I can enjoy. It is a place we bring friends.

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JOEJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Narragansett Bay oysters taste best! And, having had an office across the street from the legendary Oyster Bar at Grand Central Terminal in NYC, I've tasted them from all over the continent.

The three varieties of oysters available here tonight were from beds that one can walk to from the restaurant. It's great being a locavore!

Oh, and the calamari (BTW, R.I.'s official state appetizer), also local, were perfectly prepared and fresh, unlike the rubbery kind that's imported from who-knows-where.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was outstanding. I can't wait to go back!

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JimR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here since it first opened featuring the best and freshest oysters on the east coast! We didn't know what to expect when it recently changed hands, but we couldn't be more pleased. The service here is excellent and the food has been elevated to a whole new level! Same great oyster selection...Bristol's Food Scene just got a whole lot Better!

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food - the chef accommodated my vegetarian with a delicious meal. We couldn’t have been happier.

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Kirdasa
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food & fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience food is exceptional for your average price
Customer service excellent
Raw oysters awesome

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JayS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best oysters in New England!
So glad they have reopened.

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FlukeEnthusiast
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and spot! Katie our server was great

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DeannaB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is THE BEST place for raw oysters!
Other menu items were delicious too.
Service was great! Chairs are a little uncomfortable but I sort of got used to them.

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NotNeeded1
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

New menu. We went there for the crab cakes and fried oysters which are no longer on the menu. My wife did not like the new menu and the waitress did not care. Any good waitress would have asked the chef if he could accomodate. She clearly did not care. We usually spent around $125 for dinner. We got up and left and ate at another resturant.

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vipMariceann
New England
103 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love this place. The food is delicious here, but they took filet mignon off the menu, so my husband was disappointed. You always get the freshest ingredients. The servers are so friendly and efficient. The metal chairs with the side bars are a bit uncomfy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! First time there so we thought the inside would be a little more upscale but was actually very casual. Next time we will eat outside as that’s where most people were. We will be back!!

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Anne
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely go again. I do think they could of used another server at the tables. The bartender was to busy to serve tables too. She was great with us but a table left and the table beside us had food and no utensils.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bristol Oyster Bar. Oysters are fresh and delicious! We love to sit at the bar. Great service , ambience, experience!

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vipKennyT
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Comfortable. Personable and attentive staff. Food was very good.

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traveler115
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The oyster and calamari were perfectly fried and the bahn mi sandwich was exceptional. The drinks were well made and the service was very good.

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vipBrendaD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service, food and cocktails were excellent. They are handling covid restrictions perfectly. Highly recommended the restaurant and we are looking forward to outdoor dining there soon.

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vipMarkW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant which includes a terrific raw bar!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend the Crab Cakes, Oysters (Raw or Fried), Winter Harvest Salad and the Lobster Carbonara! Drinks were great, everything was so fresh and the service was top notch!

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RonaldM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Enjoyed the raw bar selection though had to ask for more cocktail sauce etc.

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DeannaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious...every dish was so flavorful!!! This place was well worth the drive for our date night!

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BettyC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Oysters
Excellent service, love the Oyster Bar!

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vipMarkW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific oyster bar! Weds./Thurs buck a shuck is unbeatable and includes ALL oysters in stock so you get get exactly what you like.

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MikeK
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best oyster bars in Rhode Island. The owner is so passionate about oyster and he even has his own oyster farm.

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Nell
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. The food is always good. The menu is a little limited. The oysters are always fresh. A little pricy, but they have a buck a shuck several times weekly. The staff are great, always very friendly and attentive. Looking forward to sitting outside when it gets a little warmer. Very Covid 19 friendly.

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GaryL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went here Saturday for her birthday dinner. Our server, (Katie) was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable about the wines, and the entire menu. The oysters were so good ! We had the salmon and the Fluke for entrees , and both were the absolute best fish dishes we have ever had. Atmosphere is quaint and mostly quiet, with plenty of room between tables and the bar. My only complaint is that the chairs were a little uncomfortable, but that wont keep us from coming back again and again. This is definitely our new favorite ! A big THANK YOU to Katie for making my wife`s birthday dinner a memorable one.

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vipKR401
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! So friendly and attentive!!! We shuckin loved it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great oyster! Good sword fish!

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vipBerge5
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Service and food outstanding

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vipMariceann
New England
103 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love this place. Food and servers are excellent. Their furniture is uncomfortable.

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RIBroker
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After a year of anticipation, we felt safe enough to go out to our first meal. We chose a old favorite Bristol Oyster, to sit and enjoy some delicious Rhode island oysters. Our seating was comfortable, tables were spaced with clear partitions and the oyster selection had six choices. Our server recommended a delicious dry white wine which was a great match.
Overall it was a great experience. We will be back.

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LanaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh and delicious! We went Wednesday and Thursday for $1 oysters 4-6pm. The mussels were also divine! Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place awesome staff, amazing chefs and Jake can shuck for me anytime,

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vipRobinC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the place to go for a raw bar. Service and food can’t be beat!

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SueR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful oyster bar! Great local spot for drinks and a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Oysters, Great Waitress

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 257 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.