Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

4.4
604 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.

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGaryM
New England
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Waterfront Spot. Very busy and happening spot. Band upstairs, all the fish meals we ate were great. Will be back soon.

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vipJohnG
New England
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great salmon. Everyone happy

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DavidL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Courtney and the rest were spectacular. Appetizers were very good however most of the entrees were underwhelming especially at the price point.

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KimF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster roll was delicious, great atmosphere overlooking the bay and guick service. Arrived 20 minutes early for reservations and they sat us within a few minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, lovely outdoor seating.

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vipBaranclan
New England
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was efficient. Would have liked more healthyr choices outside of salads.

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DCnnnnnnn
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and relax by the water! Highly recommend!

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LarryR
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had dinner with friends, from Maryland. Everything was perfect! Food was very good, service was excellent and we were able to take our time, never felt rushed!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went to celebrate son’s birthday with a group of his friends. We were seated on time, had a table along the window, service was pleasant and efficient, and food was delicious. Portions were generous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a very nice time… would have been better if the weather was nicer 😊

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Unknown
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Beautiful spot, food and drinks were terrible, good service.

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georget
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes and shrimp tacos were excellent! Table with beautiful view of Bristol Harbor. Matt, our server, was very attentive.

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RobRoy
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lunch there, the fish tacos and the chicken wrap excellent. The Caesar salad very disappointing; too much dressing and the dressing was too heavy; the lettuce looked as though it had been sitting in water too long. The whole salad had the appearance of coleslaw rather than a fresh salad. Luckily the salmon I added was delicious. Service is excellent and the water views are terrific.

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Weezie
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The service was a little slow, the food was great and the scenery is to die for. However, we were seated right below the band and it was not optimal for conversation. Probably wouldn’t go again if there was live entertainment.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Prices have increased considerably since previous visit. Meals ok but clam cakes way under cooked and not worth the cost.

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DebraK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambiance and amazing service!

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SLPort
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was fair. Service was ok. Live music was fun. The setting is beautiful. Would go back but just for a burger or something simple.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster roll in NE, great casual spot.

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curlytop
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service. Do recommend making a reservation. If not you may have to wait awhile. Worth the wait 😁

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Phyl
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view was incredible, service was excellent. Food was ok. Music too loud. Will definitely be back.

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CarolynS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The menu was disappointing, compared to the on-line menu. The drinks were too expensive. The price of meals was high but generally in keeping with other restaurants in the area, so cant really complain about that. Our waitress disappeared for long periods of time, and we had to ask the busboys or another waitress to get her a couple of times. The view was terrific.

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ChefMikey
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You should eat here. It’s terrific.
Best clam chowder and fish and chips ever!

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vipKenS
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and the view of the harbor was outstanding

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JeffreyG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The scenery was beautiful…right on the water. The restaurant was relatively quiet for a Monday. But the night before they had a rowdy group. The food was good. I had a burger and my husband had a pastrami sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Great location right on the water. Food was just ok. My wife had the salmon and I had the lobster mac n cheese. Salmon was salty and mac n cheese needed something more… salt maybe? Drinks were not great either. My wife loves mules and had the mango mule but did not like it ( served in a glass instead of customary moscow mule mug). Sent it back for a margarita which was not much better. I played it safe with a stout on tap! Unfortunately experience was not memorable.

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StevenO
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Atmosphere, location excellent, Service prompt, courteous. Welcoming. Food average, portions smaller than expected, taste was good, preparation and presentation good. Cleanliness very good. Table distancing very comfortable. Waterside view exceptional. Pricing good, affordable and acceptable! Overall a very good experience, would give it 4 Stars and highly recommend it for a causal night out!

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DeborahB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor was very friendly. A great person , offering great service.

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vipDebM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and food was great, as well as the service. The drinks were very watered down and too expensive. The code of the meals was also quite expensive.

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KarenGSeptember27
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the portions were a good size. We were seated right on the water and the view was awesome. Matt was our server and he was attentive, polite and very personable. Would definitely recommend.

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ElodieT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were great. The service was excellent as well. Definitely will be going back!

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NancyS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have any complaints always a great atmosphere .From booking our reservations on line to our waitress and our food. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. They will not be disappointed . We will be back soon . Mr and Mrs Anthony Spaziano

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stacyr
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definite return visit needed, excellent menu options, good pricing,friendly staff and quick attentive service. Absolute treasurw

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Alex
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The fish and chips are a very large portion, and taste amazing! Highly recommend if you are looking to eat on the water.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besides the fire alarm being tested, it was great!!

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vipLaurieH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful location. Good variety of food. I enjoys the chowder and clam cakes.

JG
JoyG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The food was over cooked and the menu was small.

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KarenS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, good food.

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ErikP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great, food was warm and tasted fresh. When we got there it was quite loud to where I couldn’t hear myself talking but as time went on it got quieter as they began to leave. The dessert was A++ the warmed brownie was phenomenal.

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KenM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations should be made..... our table was in a perfect location. Our servers were awesome! Food was delicious but portions were small.

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TraceyB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very accommodating when requested tables put together.

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Thames Waterside Bar & Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 604 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.