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Reviewed 21 February 2022 via mobile

Located across from the hotel we love, the "Bean" is a great place to eat and drink! Our waitress Eliza was excellent! Very attentive with a big smile! Eddie and Mikayla also made our visit very enjoyable, we ate there both nights! BBQ chicken Mac...n cheese, Buffalo chicken sandwich the first day and filet mignon on a hot stone the second night, both meals were excellent! Reasonably priced, great atmosphere awsome food and drinks make this place a must! We will be back!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 4 October 2021 via mobile

Judge Roy Bean Saloon is nice pub/bar with a very nice atmosphere. They offer outdoor seating as well on a quiet street. Great beers on tap and a fully stocked bar. Service is outstanding. Food is ok

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 22 March 2021

The last time my husband and I went on a brunch date in January 2021 we were disappointed with staff and food but thought we would try it again with our 8 month old on Sunday March 21. We sat outside and asked for a...chair and booster seat for our son. They only had one (and it was in use for another child). I mean really? That is awful! So I had to hold my son to feed him. Then I went to go inside to change him and no changing table in single bathroom. I asked the manager/host what I where was I supposed to change and she just looked at me without any help or suggestion. Awful!!! So disappointed. No help or solutions when it came to my child. The food was just eh and staff the same.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 August 2020

Stopped by for a Sunday lunch. Very friendly greeting and service. Both indoor and outdoor dining. Had a special "mussels Mozambique which was surprisingly delicious. Good "pub" fair and nice drinks.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020

My husband and I stopped in while doing a little shopping and sightseeing around Bristol. We just went to the bar and had a drink. It was very crowded and the atmosphere was fun. The food looked very good coming out of the kitchen but,...we were not ready to eat yet. The bartender was pleasant and helpful with the drink menu.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 18 December 2019 via mobile

The food was just ok by me but the server made it worse by being a bit unfriendly. She actually made me feel like we were being difficult. The server took all orders without writing anything down and I made the comment that I am...not impressed by that at any restaurant because I’m always concerned that things will come back wrong. Well they did. There were onions on the salad when I requested not no onions. I also said that I didn’t want the house salad dressing if it contained garlic but the server thought they would bring it any way...just in case I changed my mind???? One in our party had to send their meal back. I will not be making an effort to go back real soon.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2019

This is a small bar with a small menu. The service was professional and attentive. My son and I ordered sandwiches and were tasty. My husband ordered a nightly special which turned out to be the equivalent of a pulled pork sandwich, missing the roll,...and about a dozen pieces of large ziti. This so called special wasn't at all. Not complaining about taste it was edible, just about the ridiculous size kids potion that came in a large steel "quart size bowl" less than half full. When dumped on the plate it came with, my heart sank at how little there was. Maybe a cup and a half would be a generous description. My husband asked the waiter if this was the meal size portion and he said yes. I just want to warn those there is no sauce either just the remnants of what the pulled pork had. What a waste of money 16.99. My steak and cheese was tasty but was lacking enough to fill the sandwich.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 31 October 2019 via mobile

Had a beer with friends, quite busy place though... you can enjoy local beers and food (not tested yet!)

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 26 September 2019

We decided to take the boat over and stop here for some drinks and appetizers during my first trip to the area. I loved the atmosphere here very much! The bartender was very friendly and attentive. I was told about the Redneck Sangria, so I...of course had to try one. They were very good! We also ordered some appetizers to share at the bar. We ordered the Wings, Beer Battered Cheese Curds & Short Rib Cheese Tots, everything tasted very good. Next time I am in town, I will be back for sure! It's a great spot to spend for the afternoon.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

We came in for a quick app or two and a couple of drinks. Service was attentive and the food was good. Nothing to complain about.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

We live locally and have been here many times; the service can be hit and miss but this time our server was very good and attentive as well as familiar with the menu. It was busy but he still checked back regularly with updates on...our drinks and food. I wish we could remember his name here. Anyway I had a burger with guacamole and bacon bits and it was delicious. My wife had a chicken wrap that she enjoyed. I’d recommend it to anyone; the menu is different from similar establishments in the area and the atmosphere is nice.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 September 2019

We've been here 4 different times this summer, and have ALWAYS had excellent service and the food has been great. Not sure what the other reviews stating bad service are all about. We've had Andrew 3 times, and he's excellent; attentive,very pleasant, and an all...around great server. Our favorite dish is the Mussels Mozambique, very good. Also, the chicken, bacon, ranch quesadilla. Nice location, great for sitting by the window or watching a good game on the several tv's. Definitely our go to place when we're in Bristol.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 August 2019

we liked the location and we liked our server but the meal wasnt anything special. not bad at all but nothing out of the ordinary. i wouldnt recommend someone away from it, though i doubt i would visit again.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Cool history of the Judge, very saloon like atmosphere. Only the first floor was operating when we visited on a hot summer evening. Windows were open, Service slow, regulars in the bar were loud and food was overpriced for quality of offering. Saw members of...staff going in and out of the bar (out of the establishment) and going upstairs (which was closed) so not sure if there was any manager on duty but staff was pretty much without repercussion for their activities. A hip spot for a younger crowd perhaps.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 14 July 2019

Nothing special here just another local bar that has a kitchen and serves food......nothing to rave about

Date of visit: September 2018
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Judge Roy Bean is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5