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The Beach House

4.5
713 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. Please select outdoor table to book our new igloos!
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4.4
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4.5
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at the Beach House!

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MelanieB
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. The staff is great and food was well prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall night was a success. I had the Gnocchi and Steak and my wife had the Seafood Risotto, both delicious. We also had the Creme Brule Cheesecake and the Apple Blossom. The Gelato was delicious as well! We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, our waitress Megan was personable, informative and on point! We made a last minute NYE reservation and we’re thrilled. We will definitely be back!

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StephanieB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe, clean and such a great experience. The food was delicious and service was great as always. They do a great job with Covid and keeping their guests safe and distanced. Another great experience!

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amandad
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for New Years Eve dinner snd everything was fantastic. From the apps to dessert, we weren’t disappointed. Our waitress was amazing as well! we will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wife’s Birthday

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Lindsey
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated for 2.5 hours until our food came out. The restaurant was not busy. During the 2.5 hours the server did not return to our table after taking our orders —not once. I am pregnant and I needed my water to be refilled and she did not come once to check if we needed anything. Finally my husband went and found our waitress and ordered more drinks to the table. After 2.5 hours our food came... but only dishes for 3 out of our group of 4. We waiting to eat our meals until the 4th meal came out.... 35 minutes later. By then my fish and chips were cold and not edible. The other two burgers were cold. We had waited for food for over 3 hours. Overall the service was actually the worst I’ve ever had. The food was awful due to the large gap in time that we waited for the final fish to be served and we walked away feeling sad that our go-to neighborhood place was such a disappointment to our out of town friends. It killed the day for us. The waitress only comped the one burger and that was only after we asked her to. Honestly, an apology and comping all of the food would have been the right resolution for us after such an awful 3.5 hour experience. The hostess was amazing and she actually helped us chase our missing food order down by checking in with us, going to the kitchen, then following up with us again. She was lovely but unfortunately that was the only service we got.

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Pitch
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We sat outside on a lovely November afternoon for a birthday lunch. The setting is beautiful, the food was fresh and delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Would recommend!

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Kimba
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love eating at the boat house... good food, great views and wonderful service. We stop in every time we are in town.

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LoveToCook
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Seating on the outdoor patio was lovely and felt COVID-safe.

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KentDillon
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the last very warms days in November, mid 70s! My friend Barbara and decided to go for a beach walk at Colt State Park and then lunch outside at the Beach House, Bristol, RI. We sat right by the water, next to the bike path. We began with the fried cauliflower appetizer which was simply delicious. Barb had the steak and. salad and I had the Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna with seaweed salad, wasabi aioli, Asian BBQ, mixed greens and sweet potato wedges. Everything was delicious and what a pleasure to still be able to sit outside comfortably in mid-November. These great meals are even more special because we will be seldom going out during the rising pandemic infections.

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vipNewport
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful fall day for an outdoor lunch during Restaurant Week. Tuna wontons and butternut bisque were extremely good. Chopped salad & stuffies good too. Stuffies could have been a bit spicier for my taste. Will return

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MelissaS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Perfect evening burgers were a little overdone though, but we didn’t address as it was a gorgeous night to be outside!

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NathanS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Great location. Good staff. Can't go wrong with anything you order. Must try the Butternut bisque.

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CaDreamin
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful experience on a beautiful 70 degree day in Nov! Food was very good, view was even better! Service was great. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice night out

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JosephF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We made reservations and still had to wait 20 minutes. When we were finaly seated the host brought us to an outside table when I requested one inside. The inside dinning room only had one table occupied. So why did we have to wait an extra 20 minutes? We ordered a app and it took 20 mintutes to be served. Dinner came out a short time after the appertizer.
We will never return to this restaurant!!!

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vipkevwest
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Let me start by saying I hardly ever complain.

We had reservations but for some reason the staff kept seating people before us who had later reservations than us. When we raised it to their attention about 3 times they finally sat us. There was no issue with seating and the people they sat had reservations at later times than us (we could hear as they checked in). We were getting frustrated and almost ended up leaving.

The service was slow, our waitress was not very attentive (had to flag her down several times), and when we finished dinner they brought the check and didn't ask if we wanted coffee or dessert.

We've been here several times when it was less busy and things were ok. We were disappointed with how things were handled and feel the host and wait staff either needs to be retrained or refocused on what service is all about.

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CRuss
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Arrived for 3:15 reservation for party of 8 and was told it would be at least 30 minutes because it was a beautiful day, people were not leaving and it is hard to seat a party of 8. Disappointed because we assumed a reservation would assure us seating and a 90 minute limit to dining as with all the other restaurants we have been to during this challenging time. In the end they got it done.

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HeatherB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The view is spectacular, especially if you are eating outside. The food was delicious!

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DanielleS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday was a gorgeous 70+ degree weather so it was very busy, our reservation was at 2:15, but we did have to wait with a table of 6 - it was still worth the wait!

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CremeBrulee03
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

On a beautiful Indian summer day in November, the Beach House was a wonderful place to enjoy a meal and feel completely safe eating outside. The service was wonderful and the food was good. Really happy we were able to go.

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vipFranco
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten twice lunch at the restaurant since it changed hands and it was terrific. The service is fast and professional. I am a seafood lover and their dishes are mouthwatering. This place deserves an award!
Franz

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JocastaN
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While all the food was very good, the NY Strip Crostini was outstanding. The staff was very pleasant and efficient.

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Glyn
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place on the water with good food and great service.

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TheresaR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved it before but the new menu is awesome can’t wait to try more of the new items. Our server Aaron was also amazing

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Tracy
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beach House was so accommodating. It was a bit breezy but they turned on the heater and gave us blankets. From now on, we will be sure to bring our blankets when we got out. Our meal and drinks were delicious especially the Ahi Tuna!!!

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MB817
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Was searching for a nice outdoor spot to grab a bite and drink with a friend. The view was incredible, the food and drink were delicious.

There was a wedding party event in the main restaurant and the wedding party was taking photos by the water and shouting to each other which was a bit disruptive. Seems like the kind of thing you should close the restaurant to accommodate a private event. Only complaint in an otherwise wonderful experience!

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RichRI
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. Highly recommended.

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Pennzie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I'll be back again. Appetizer (cauliflower bits) were overcooked - almost burnt but we were starving so we ate them. The entree's were perfect. can't wait to go again -the salmon was delicious and those Brussels sprouts were to die for - I want them again - and also the sweet potato fries. Very nice experience.

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LisaJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Asked for a pumpkin martini and they said that would be on the fall drink list. Reminded the waitress that it has been fall for awhile. Had to help with opening the wine bottle as the waitress had a faulty wine opener. Food was awful. Service mediocre. Ordered calamari that was flavorless. Half chicken tasted like it was in the fridge for many days and burnt. The cauliflower bites were deep fried and overdone. The place was cold inside. Not a good time!!

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SuzanneG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Just some friends getting together enjoying a night out. We wanted to try somewhere different. Service was slow, especially slow to get drinks. Clam chowder was very watery. Clam cakes were burnt. Grilled Seafood was burnt and very salty/dry. On the steak & gnocchi dish. Steak was delicious but gnocchi not as described, came in a brown sauce. Buffalo chicken flat bread extremely spicy, more than the average buffalo. Took forever for server to pickup credit card, we had to go to bar and pay on our own. Sorry! We wanted to love it. First and last time.

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LizR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This was our first time at the Beach house. The restaurant ambience was great. Our server was nice. The food was just ok. We have been restaurant hopping in Bristol the last couple of weeks. We have been trying some of the same dishes and comparing them.
We ordered nachos and the chips were well done and the cheese was so cooked it crisped up. There was nothing to moisten the dish other than a squirt of what looked like an aioli. The buffalo chicken flatbread was so Spivey you could not eat it. It was as if they took the bottle of Franks hot sauce and used it as the pizza sauce. The fritters were also dense and crispy hard. Our salads were delicious and so was the dessert. The cocktails were also very good.

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Ronnie
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Fast and friendly service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor seating is located right by the sea and it’s absolutely beautiful. Their food was incredible and their service is one of the best. The waitress I had last time even recognized me even though I had only been here once before. I can’t wait to be back here for the third time now!

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vipRoachF
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice weekend day so there was a large crowd..did not.matter service was great and food arrived hot. It was excellent quality

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SteveL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Usually a great experience. However the other person in my party had the fish tacos and got very sick 3 hours later. That’s pretty much all she had to eat all day so those seem to be the culprit unfortunately. I had chicken which was fine and fully cooked.

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LaneyM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We like this place because it’s a short walk from our house and has a beautiful view of the water and sunset. Given the times, there is adequate spacing outdoors. They do have heaters and I wish they had them on the night we were there. Service was so-so. We had the Paella and it was very good. We did ask for it without calamari. Unfortunately our server forgot to tell the kitchen. It might have been excellent if it was at least warm. But I suppose that’s the disadvantage of eating outdoors in mid October. While our server was pleasant, it was clear they were understaffed and the server was trying to serve too many tables.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Nice location but a tourist trap

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The Beach House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 253-1566.

The Beach House is rated 4.5 stars by 713 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.