The Gulf Stream Bar & Grille

4.5
239 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located at the scenic East Passage Yachting Center in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille focuses on creating a comfortable, friendly dining experience. The main dining room, indoor bar and dog-friendly outdoor deck and bar provide stunning sunset and water views.
The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille’s creative menu offers coastal cooking with a New England Twist - taking delicious recipes from regions along the Gulf Stream, adding our own New England style and offering them to you. We use only the highest quality products, locally sourced and organic when possible. All of our dishes are house-made with the freshest ingredients and we proudly support our local farmers and fishermen.
We are housed in an original Quonset Hut, built in 1942 as part of the US Navy’s PT-Boat Training Center at Melville. The space was converted into a restaurant over 30 years ago and began operation as The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille in May 2016.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 239 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Authentic water view low key spot.

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CaptE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & awesome location. Inside or out a fun coastal ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Delicious food as always.

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EricS
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great casual place to grab a bite. Nice big deck. Can opt inside or out. No need to dress up. Good food. Excellent service.

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JulieD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had found this restaurant while looking at a map and decided to try it. I booked a reservation for Mother's Day and it was easy. What a fantastic surprise. The scenery and atmosphere were nice. Our server as well as the hostess and busser were all friendly and nice. We didn't get to try the famous hush puppies but all of the food we did have was fantastic. My whole family loved it and we will be going back.

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SeanO
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Gulf Stream Grille. Very welcoming. Great vibe. Great staff.

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TOMG
New England
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding. Would have liked a little more to choose from on the menu

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Seefood
New England
61 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat outside under overhang (we were the only outdoor diners at 4 pm on an overcast Sat.... ). While the host placed us there upon request and he checked to ensure it was ok, he neglected to tell a server! I finally went in 5-7 minutes later to inquire! The server was fine once she knew we were there and checked on us often. Cocktails and salad came quick ....beet salad very good and enough for us to split it. Food was delicious but my jambalaya was on the small to medium size (was enough but I’d have eaten more if available!). This was our second time here and we’d return. The food was good, they were careful about husbands food allergy and the view is stunning.

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

Such wonderful Caribbean flavor. The staff was so helpful with the menu and very attentive. The large outdoor deck was terrific. Walking distance from the Rail Adventure.

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vipAndrea
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress!!

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vipFoodee
New England
34 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, no excellent food. The food just keeps getting better. Great fish, clam chowdah was the best, Tacos were excellent, Bermuda Fish Chowder was superb, Thank you.. hope this doesn’t go to Sulley’s head.....

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and was not disappointed! The Bermuda fish chowder is autrhentic and even comes with a shot of rum! Jambalaya also great, as was helpful and informed staff. Relaxed atmosphere and good Covid protections in place.

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DANIELAA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is always good. Excellent wait staff.

There was a one man band, a little loud inside, but nice

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AnnaW
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for a great place to try new sipping rums with a delicious meal, then this place is for you! We always enjoy our time at Gulf Stream, and it is dog-friendly when the patio is open. They even have a doggie menu. Awesome spot with beautiful views!

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vipChristinB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Just wanted to get out with the pooch and enjoy the beautiful weather. Server super friendly and sweet, just clearing our glasses was not a thing. Food was good, love the specialized doggie menu! We will be back

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JohnandBetsyF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place! We enjoy meals there every week!

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clout
New England
35 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we go here often. always a great experience. cant wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the Gulf Stream on Open Table as we were seeking a place to have dinner before heading home to CT. My, we were pleasantly surprised! The place is at a huge marina, which must be amazing during the summertime. While it was drizzly that day, we still had a great time. The food was terrific! We ordered the calamari appetizer, ahi tuna tacos and ribeye. There was a live singer there, which added to the ambiance. I love how it’s an old Quonset hut !! Will try to come back when it gets warmer !!

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NancyW
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

More wait staff was needed-we waited unusually long for each course ordered

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ElizabethO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, service, food and drinks! Fun time and great vibe.

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vipdedhammb
New England
27 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience as always. Good food, great service from Kerri, and great drinks by the bartender (we didn’t get her name).

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Bbrown
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Never had a bad meal there. They take COVID protocols seriously, always feel safe there.

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Elle
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service! Pleasant atmosphere.

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vipGene
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Gulfstream great food and atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Tattto on her neck sorry don’t know her

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was amazing. The food and drinks were great! Very clean and cool ambiance. We watched the sunset from our table. Fantastic evening.

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JohnandBetsyF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly staff. Beautiful marina views. Highly recommend The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille!

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craigs
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Fantastic surprise with their rum menu. Very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service top notch!

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MelindaA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Made a reservation. They we wanted to be inside and they had just given tables to walkins at our time of arrival. Only table left was a high top. Please do a better job honoring reservations in the future.

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ErinM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service & food! Murph, Sully and Reada do an outstanding job! The dogs think so too! They love the dog menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great food. I’m so glad we found this restaurant at the last minute

RS
vipRobertS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great, dined with the family and everyone was happy with their meal. Only negative was the parking lot, not many spaces and tight to maneuver a large SUV.

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MThomas
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server was very attentive with a very friendly personality, had extensive knowledge of the menu and beverage options. We will be back again.

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CherieL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great people, great view.

What more can you say!

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LaurenP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so happy the Gulf Stream Bar is open again. They have designed the indoor space so that you feel safe, but can sit at the bar to enjoy your cocktail and nosh. I had the special of the week Guinness Beef Stew -- Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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vipSunshine27
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! The food was amazing, as was the service! We don't get here nearly enough!

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vipFoodee
New England
34 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad they came back from vacation. Food is great, nice atmosphere, never rushed and friendly folks. Thanks for letting us in.

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Matty
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, service was fantastic, and the food was amazing!! Can’t wait to go back and attempt to eat my way through the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We sat at the bar. Ashley waited on us and was very good. Food was tasty. There was live music. Not really my kind of music but it was nice to have entertainment.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Gulf Stream Bar & Grille using the Order Online button. The Gulf Stream Bar & Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 293-0930.

The Gulf Stream Bar & Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 239 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.