Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

4.4
449 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Thames Waterside Bar & Grill specializes in seafood dishes. Along with lobster rolls, crab cakes and grilled salmon, you can also choose from an array of American classics such as burgers, pizza and nachos. Its full-service bar provides beer, wine and cocktail options that include sangrias, margaritas and a signature rum punch.

Offering a relaxing ambience, Thames Waterside Bar & Grill provides picturesque views of Narragansett Bay and Bristol Harbor. Dine indoors or outdoors on its spacious deck or rooftop. At times, live music and entertainment are also featured in the bar area. Thames Waterside Bar & Grill is open for lunch, dinner and latenight meals.

What 449 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.6
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKateM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie and crew are amazing and the venue is beautiful. Thanks for a great afternoon as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were on our first long weekend since covid.

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BernardZ
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best view of the harbor

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Kenf
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was absolutely terrible. We ordered the Portuguese little necks and stuffed quahogs and made the decision to go somewhere else for our entrees. Nice waterfront location but they need a new chef asap

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vipJimB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are the best in Bristol

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vipMatthewC
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, and waitress was awesome. Looking forward to going back.

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NancyS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have no complaints the food service and atmosphere was excellent. Always a great experience when dining there. Definitely would recommend Thames to family and friends . Will be returning soon.

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CaroleD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our recent visit to Thames On the Waterfront. everything was fine and we will definitely return.

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SherieS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, I would highly recommend Thames Waterside Bar & Grill. Our entire party enjoyed our food drink and beer choices. Everyone was extra friendly. Views were amazing. It was one of the few times we have been out in over a year and it was awesome, thank you!!!

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RobertF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice location on the water. Outside deck is mostly enclosed right now but still had a water view and was comfortable. Service was good; food was good but not special except the pulled pork nachos were unusual and very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view, good view and a fun place

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LaurenM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch date in a new place. I had the lobster roll and a spicy margarita. I think the is may have been the best lobster roll EVER!! Service was amazing, there wasn’t very long between times when someone checked if we were ok or needed anything!!! Will definitely recommend Thames to my friends!!!!

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NatalieN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent the service was on and off there are no handicap parking spaces near the restaurant... overall it was very good we had a nice time it’s a great place to watch the sunset

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CaroleH
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The fish and chips were the largest we've ever had & they were delicious too.

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vipBadger
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was extremely hot when it came out and stayed hot for at least 25 minutes-very good--especially after a cold day.

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RobertS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great to visit. Thank you

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fancyfoodie123
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and staff. Beautiful location will definitely be back.

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Mike
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The location can't be beat. We've been dining at Thames Waterside for years and always enjoy the view, food, and service. Megan our waitress is top notch with service, recommendations, and sincere charm. It's always an enjoyable experience.

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yogi
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our food was nice and hot. We had to wait a while for our coffee.

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vipRayco
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, the view, the food are all fantastic! Can’t wait to get back there.
We recommend Thames to any one no matter there age. Great afternoon or evening getaway!!

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Lex1221
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was terrible. No flavor. Outdoor heating system was not working. Was not impressed with this experience.

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DianaD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great band playing and dinner was delicious! We got calamari for an appetizer, the baked haddock and lobster mac and cheese. I can’t wait to dine again and try something else.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The bar tenders did not follow Covid protocols...had masks down around their chins the whole time behind the bar. Really disappointing and off putting. Will be a while before I go back, sadly.

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KathleenM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to this restaurant. The atmosphere is always pleasant and fun and the staff is excellent. The food is a great value as the portions are always plentiful and I always leave with a full and happy stomach.

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StephenC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Bathrooms were dirty, no soap in men’s room, service was poor, waited a long time for a bottle of wine, clam cakes were dry, stuffed quahogs were burnt. The atmosphere in the patio/tent area was loud. Wouldn’t recommend it to anyone unless they made significant changes!

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Kimba
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food, portions, view and service...our go to when visiting the area.

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musicfreak
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night fun. Music by Colby James and Jay Pacheco, made the night a blast. Good drinks, good service, good food. We will be back!

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CJay
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, fun waiter, good menu and tasty food, awesome vibe and love music- all within covid protocols. Two thumbs up.

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JayceneC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great service! We recommend this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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ZWGBLT2014
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Valentines Day dinner, the atmosphere was great and the service was on point. The live music was very talented but the volume was way too loud, my wife and I were at a small table by ourselves with half the restaurant empty and I had to shout and lean across the table at some points to talk with her.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great date night! Our server was attentive, the food and drinks came out in a timely manner. There was live music which was an added bonus that we were not expecting, definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The live entertainment and location were great. The food was sub par and the service okay at best.

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vipJohannaHussey
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice lunch spot. I appreciated having a lobster roll mid-winter with a water view! Great outside/covered patio seating for pandemic safety, but disappointed to see dead palms as ambiance. Either replace dead plants with live plants or remove completely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was top-notch — friendly, knew entire drinks/food menus and offered suggestions w/enthusiasm. Checked-in with us at least a half-dozen times over the course of an hour evening dinner. He smiled, shared, just seemed to love his job!

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LindaG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great place for a casual dining with a fabulous view of the bay.

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vipRayco
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food , view and staff! A great restaurant for enjoying food and atmosphere ! Been there many times and have never been disappointed! Can’t wait to go back again!!!👍

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vipMary
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a casual dinner on New Year’s Eve and it was very good! The waitstaff is top notch and always on their game. Great place to stop in anytime!

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WendyM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was delicious!

JP
vipJayP
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a beautiful waterfront restaurant. We loved watching the sunset. The service and food was top-notch!

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Thames Waterside Bar & Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 449 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.