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DeWolf Tavern

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259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1861
+1 401-254-2005
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Bristol, Rhode Island
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2014

My husband and I dine at DeWolf frequently and have never been disappointed. Chef Sai's menu is perfectly created each season; the service is always top notch; and their wine selection is superb! I've tried quite a few items on the menu but the Seafood Stew is perfection every time! I've also attend quite a few events here and they... More 

Thank ADPeters10
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

I tried this place a year or so ago with my fiance and we're not impressed at all with the food or service both were not good at all. Last month my sister was in town and we decided to try their breakfast. We were seated outside with no menus or silverware. We waited for 10 minutes and still no... More 

Thank Alana G
Sondra S, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, As always, we appreciate all feedback allowing us to correct the unfortunate oversights you experienced during your last visit to DeWolf Tavern. I respectfully ask for a little more information. Do you recall the date of your visit? By furnishing that information, would allow me to narrow down the possible variables that led to the lack of... More 

Cumberland, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

DeWolf Tavern is one of my favorite places in Rhode Island's East Bay. I admire Sai Viswanath (chef) and his hardworking staff. They have a passion for what they do, and it shows. Below are a few things that I learned and would like to share... • June 15th (Father's Day): DeWolf Tavern hosted their 1st Annual Oyster Festival. They... More 

3 Thank Shopgirl259
Warren, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Yes I do. For those of us who delight in unique culinary experiences and are not afraid to try something new have found an oasis at Dewolf tavern in Bristol. The elegant culinary fusion that Chef Sai has so masterfully created provides you with an experience that satisfies the palate and satiates the appetite. I HIGHLY recommend a sunset dinner.... More 

2 Thank DrSgash
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

The good: Beautiful waterfront location, lovely outdoor seating right on the water available. Inside is beautiful as well with cozy, updated furnishings, wood and a fireplace. Mashed potatoes are made with real potatoes, not instant. The bad: I can get Indian food anywhere. I certainly do not want Tandoori spices on my lobster! A substantial number of Indian spiced items... More 

1 Thank cupcake3
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Terrible service and long wait for food. One person sent back her food and refused to order something else before it took to long for the first order to be served. My lobster salad sandwich only had about a tablespoon of lobster, and I doubt if it was lobster, because it was so tough to chew. Will go to the... More 

2 Thank gailjan
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We have friends that go here for every event. It is very good, but very expensive. Not my husband's favorite!!

1 Thank nanbillf
Bristol, Rhode Island
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

I love the bar at DeWolf Tavern! Great atmosphere and vibe. I offer meet froends for a drink eat at the bar. Mondays are oyster nights with oysters at $1 and a huge assortment available to choose from. Food is good and appropriately priced for the quality. I recommend it to all.

1 Thank Keith M
Bristol, Rhode Island
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I would recomend the tavern to evryone who can afford it. The food was very good along with the service.

2 Thank OwensAdventures12
Rhode Island
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We went for a birthday dinner -- our son's first choice. Service was sub-par, server was not attentive and argumentative when requesting a sharper knife. We were never served a bread basket ( which I now know we should have asked for). My husband's dinner of bacon wrapped scallops was served on a small rectangular dish -- it was the... More 

1 Thank luvtravel43

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1861
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 401-254-2005
DeWolf Tavern serves Contemporary American Cuisine in a beautifully situated, historically renovated stone warehouse, located on the Thames Street Landing waterfront in the heart of downtown Bristol, Rhode Island. Our guests can enjoy the bay breeze with cooling cocktails on our casual patio, come inside for a glass of wine and a light meal in our downstairs Tavern or head upstairs to enjoy the view and fireplace with a bottle of fine wine and a special meal prepared by Chef Sai Viswanath. Open Seven Days a Week.

Breakfast: Friday to Sunday 7am to 11:00am
Full Menu: 11:30 am-10:30pm Monday through Saturday
Sunday 11:30am-9:30pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?