Thames Waterside Bar & Grill
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.
Fish & Chips
Homemade beer battered haddock, served with french fries and coleslaw
Lightly, breaded, sauteed with olives, banana peppers, garlic and tomatoes served with marinara sauce
Clam Cakes (4) & Chowder
Harry ,our waiter, was attentive, courteous , and professional.
Maybe it was too late in the evening but the clam cakes were overdone maybe reheated and difficult to chew. Clam chowder was good Thank you
Beautiful setting and amazing food!!!
Our table was ready right at the time of our reservation.
What a waste of a location! Beautiful water front location with magnificent views, but terrible food & service. Both draught beers that we ordered they did not have, (they were printed in the menu). Brought the wrong drinks, TWICE, insisting that we ordered a Mojito, which we didn't. Clam cakes resembled dense golf balls & were uncooked in the center. When we mentioned this to the waitress she said, "show me where it isn't cooked in the middle". Fish sandwich was fair but greasy. Littlenecks dinner w/ linguisa was good but instead of "grilled bread" we had two slices of white toast. We had to ask another waiter to find our waitress after missing for a long while.
Truly a beautiful area and a second floor deck totally unused. Whomever owns this , you have a gold mine location, but a step below Applebee's restaurant.
Love everything about Thames.Can’t wait to get back there again. View, food and staff are fantastic!
There is no better fish and chips in Rhode Island! The food is so fresh and delicious. The view is fantastic. The servers are extremely nice and helpful to you when making menu choices. The atmosphere is really upbeat and fun. You won’t find a better spot in Bristol to eat.
It was a beautiful day, doors were opened and the food was delicious
Great time when ever we are there and the food is great as well
The view, service and food was great can't wait to go again.
Great waitress. Make reservation.
Food was great as always and can’t beat the location. Can’t wait for the roof deck to open!
the lobster mac n cheese was dry. the ceasar salad was poorly done. bottled dressing? too thick. should have nice bright flavor with fresh lemon etc. not difficult. lettuce was old.
staff water very nice and working hard to serve. great staff. bisque okay. I don't think seafood the best here. cool location. up the food quality and got a winner.
We had a party of 5 on the outside deck on Mother's day. There was a nice crowd and service was great! Good cocktails. Our meals of lobster mac and cheese, braised rib of beef, Shepard's pie, fish and chips, rib-eye steak and children's mac and cheese were all delicious. You can't beat the view. We recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back.
Mother’s Day - impeccable service and location
Overall good service and food
Great spot,great views..good food..fun
Fish and chips is truly delicious and easily enough for 2+
Beautiful view and great service.
Menu is wonderful. Fish tacos great.
Went on Sunday, it was a beautiful afternoon in the 70's and everything was great. We had great service from our server and food was delicious. They also serve big portions of food, so bring your appetite. There is no cocktail menu, only on their roof deck during the peak summer months, but they do have a full bar.
The only downside was that their outdoor seating, that we made our reservation for, wasn't really outdoor. We were on their back patio which was completely covered and their sides, that my guess roll up in the summer, were all down so you were technically still sitting inside. They have a limited number of actual outdoor tables which were located to the right of the back patio. I would guess when it gets warmer, or after Memorial Day, the roof deck and the outdoor seating actually opens up.
Located right on the water. Great summer spot for casual dining.
Once again, Thames Waterside Bar and Grill did not disappoint. The waitress we had was so amazingly awesome! Food is yummy, salad fresh.
Good food and service, nice water views. Had fun!
Nice day, nice place on the water in Bristol, RI.
The heavy female bartender was rude & condescending
I’m sure if we had a diff server the experience would have been better
Great time under the tent listening to live music. Food was yummy and service was fantastic.
Great food! Excellent service & beautiful waterfront establishment.
The food was terrible and overpriced! I had eggplant rolatini. It was described as “ Golden fried eggplant…“. The coating on the egg plant was thick and soggy, as if it had been reheated in a microwave, etc. The charges were on par with wonderful restaurants like the boathouse in Tiverton... Such a shame to have a wonderfully located restaurant not have a quality chef. My Hello diners had similar experiences With their menu choices...aweful!
We sat outdoors
A bit chilly but fine in the corner where we sat
Staff was accommodating
Food was great
We told therm that it was a very special anniversary (50)
And they surprised us with a wonderful
This place never disappoints all the food in the menus are all awesome! We have tried the steak tips (my son’s ultimate favorite) both the pesto and , jambalaya penne, the pulled pork, the bourbon burger, chicken wings, the little necks, clam chowder and nachos, calamari they are all delicious. Staffs and restaurant manager are always attentive and on spot with your requests! I definitely highly recommend this place. My 13yrs old son and I always come here like literally 3x a week this says a lot for this restaurant getting our business.
Great food, location and service.
Visited Roger Williams University for a college tour. Heard about Thames and booked a reservation. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Offered us a choice of seating options as it was pretty windy and cold outdoors. Opted for the inside seating.
Service was great. Our server was personable and professional.
Our party ordered the seared salmon (x2), fish and chips and lobster Mac and cheese. All of our selections came out hot and delicious. Salmon was cooked perfectly, the battered haddock was delicious, and the lobster Mac and cheese was super rich and creamy.
(On a side note.......Need to get the egg roll appetizer back on the menu😉)
Our experience was great. I recommend you try Thames when in the area!!!
Food was delicious, service was great, and ambiance was perfect!
Beautiful day, so happy we were seated outside. Our waitress was a delight and helpful. Food could have been served bit warmer but still yummy.
Friendly staff, good food, beautiful view from the outside deck
Food was very good. Calamari is delicious. Also, the beef short rib on crostini. Sweet potatoe fries are the best.
We asked for outside seating, we were in the closed in outside , water view but not really outside. It was still early spring so I understand the plastic was still on windows.
Beautiful view and easy parking.
We will go back .
Fantastic view and food!
Second time I have eaten at Thames. Service is great and quality of food is always fresh. Would highly recommend if you are in the Bristol area.
Jamie and crew are amazing and the venue is beautiful. Thanks for a great afternoon as always!
We were on our first long weekend since covid.
Best view of the harbor
Thames Waterside Bar & Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 486 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.