The Beach House

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to The Beach House, a casual family friendly restaurant, serving contemporary American cuisine as well as typical New England favorites. Perfectly located along the East Bay bike path overlooking Bristol harbor.
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1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Pork chop came to the table burned. It was sent back and a new one didn’t come out until everyone at the table was done eating. Small portions and high prices.

NM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food was average, but the prices were extremely high for a mediocre restaurant. Will never go there again.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Our server was excellent. Friendly and fast. Beautiful view on a sunny day. Thank you!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Gorgeous sunset view. Delicious salads, chowder and seafood entrees. Very slow service. We sat for 15 minutes before we were offered a water or menus. Needed many reminders during the meal for water refills. It’s a great place if you’re not in a rush. We would most likely return.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Seafood Paella was very good. Clam cakes and Chowder was not good. Scallops were undercooked.

f
New England
88 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Best location in Bristol for dining by the waterfront & people watching. Don't order the fried clams unless you want to pay good $$$ for what are essentially clam strips. Both orders of the fried clams had not one clam belly amongst them.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Little necks were great
Pork chop was excellent

CS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The views are beautiful but the food is subpar. We started with calamari (this was covered in a overly sweet sauce). Also ordered swordfish covered in mexican style sauce and beans. The swordfish wasn't super fresh. "Farm fresh vegetables" covered in sauce, mashed potatoes standard.
Our waitress was nice but soooo bored to be there. Bathrooms were dirty, low on soap and no hand towels.
Skip this place and keep driving.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous location overlooking the bay! The service still needs to work out the kinks after only having been in action for one year. Food was good once it came and it would have been nice if someone had asked how our meal was and if we wanted wine. Once these pieces are worked out, it will be a hidden gem.

OT
New England
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails, loved the Bristol Stomp! Calamari and crabcakes were delish! Had the seafood Paella again, delicious as usual.Husband had the fried Clam plate. Excellent. Tiramisu was scrumptious with a lovely presentation. More than enough for 2 people!

KS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really lovely place to enjoy some of RI's best summer views of the bays, boats and the occasional rider on the bike path. The people were friendly and attentive and the food was perfect summer al fresco lunch by the sea.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Spent the weekend in Bristol and made a reservation for dinner for my girlfriends birthday.

TH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a perfect summer evening by having dinner on the Beach House patio, watching the sun set over the Narragansett Bay. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and our waitress, Kara, was fantastic. She even created a honey mustard sauce from scratch when my husband asked for some but the restaurant didn't offer it. We got a pitcher of red sangria, which was tasty and not too sweet. One person in our party got a BH Burger and thought it was fantastic. The rest of us enjoyed our meals, too--mostly from the appetizer menu. Best of all was the scenery and ambiance!

SS
New England
54 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed sitting outside on a beautiful evening watching sun set. First time eating there and will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Had dinner there in the past but my husband had an over cooked piece of swordfish.

LG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First timers: we sat outside on a cloudy summer day. If it is windy out, outside seating might not be great, but we loved the view and all of the people passing by on the East Bay Bike Path. Staff were pleasant and food took (what felt like) minutes! My mom and I were both pleased with our apps and entrees. Great sized portions and reasonable prices.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was tasty, the view was beautiful nice night with a breeze and clouds perfect date night

E
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great scenic location. Restaurant sits on the side of the bike path right along the water. Incredible sunsets.

DS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was so so. Swordfish slightly overlooked. Tuna was underdone. Waitress Emily was not attentive at all. We had to keep looking for her. My 1st glass of soda was flat. No fizz at all. Asked for rolls and received without any butter. Overall experience not very satisfactory. The view was great, but the food and service does not match the view. We won’t be in a rush to go back.

LS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting right on the water. Service friendly & food was great!

a
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat outside. Our server was wonderful! Nice menu and delicious food. We will be back.

CR
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

view was awesome
menu was limited for sunday lunch
cocktails on the expensive side

JT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so impressed! The view was amazing, the food was incredible! I'm looking forward to returning!

LA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We do enjoy the outdoor seating on a summer evening but had to wait a long time for food to be served. Almost 45 minutes. We assumed it was due to busyness of a Saturday night. We had to send back two chowders as they were soured. No effort was made to remedy this. Therefore we will probably not return this season in hopes they improve for next summer.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Came here for my birthday—

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a monthly get together and we had a lovely meal. The service was wonderful, the food was great, and the weather cooperated so we were able to sit outside.

MW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The hostess were not very good at their job at all, could have done with out them, had no idea what they were doing when we had a very specific reservation.
the waitress Miranda, was fantastic. The food was wonderful, the portions were appropriate for the price. The clam chower was on point, loved the friend clam on top.
Can't wait to go back again !

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great view. Tables were a little close together.

J
New England
63 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a mid day dinner on the patio. Great food, great view, really good staff.

GG
New England
25 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a charming place. Spectacular views. Probably the best fish and chips I've ever had - the fish was amazing and I wish I could have the recipe for their homemade tartar sauce! We went for a birthday dinner and it was perfect!

P
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the Paella (went very well with Firesteed Pino Noir IMO) ...and the cheesecake was fantastic! You could easily split the Paella and Cheesecake between two hungry people if you wanted a great meal for 1/2 the cost or wanted to avoid doggie bags/waste. We wouldn't recommend the salmon (overcooked and small for the price). Excellent service; outdoor seating gives a great West view of the bay with lots of sail boats and a picture-worthy sunset. There's plenty of shade and very little blocking the breeze. Only constructive feedback is that the dinner menu and wine list are too predictable... no, "Oh wow, they have ______on the menu!" moments. Overall, a very good experience though - we will be back :)

OT
New England
30 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at The Beach House! Started with a pitcher of white sangria . We had their delicious clam chowder.We decided just to appetizers .Started with the Thai Sweet Chili calamari, followed by crab cakes with mango salsa and remoulade sauce. Finished with the delicious ,crispy garlic parmesan chicken wings ! Delish tiramisu for dessert!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and wonderful experience. Our waitress was friendly and helpful but was not as attentive because she was taking care of another large group.
Overall, I would return.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Outdoor patio view was beautiful however service was extremely slow. My burger tasted burnt and fries were cold. Best part I guess was the chocolate cake.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Really great spot on the water, but the food was not great and expensive. Such a bummer!

KT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was surprised how good it was had not been there since they changed the name will definitely go back has a view to die for

j
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were very let down by the actual restaurant once we arrived; it DOES NOT look like it does on the website. That being said, we waited half an hour for drinks and about forty minutes for our food. There were a few larger parties which may have been the reason on the delays. Server was friendly and attentive. Their take on ceviche was AMAZING. One down side- the drinks don't taste very strong but are priced like they are pouring a double.

D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere right on the water. We chose to eat inside but the patio is beautiful.
Our server was outstanding. She explained everything to us and did not rush us as we were enjoying dinner with friends. Will certainly be back.

J
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, breathtaking view. I would recommend eating outside. The tables overlook Bristol Harbor

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