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Wilcox Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American,
5153 Old Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813-1833
+1 401-322-1829
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (6 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
“reopened” (7 reviews)
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
5153 Old Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813-1833
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The warmth from the fireplaces was greatly appreciated as we walked in from the damp cold outside. It was like walking into a time gone by with the, just wonderful. The service was prompt and our food was wonderful. Will definitely stop again.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wilcox Tavern reopened in Fall 2017 after a few seasons of closure. The new owner Mia has invested in new infrastructure. The menu is evolving as the staff becomes more effective and efficient. We went on a cold winter night and it was warm &...More

Thank Michelle C
Mia B, Owner at Wilcox Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Michelle, Thank you for your detailed thoughts, we appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you back in the spring. Cheers, Mia

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a point of driving about twenty miles to the Tavern as we had heard good things about it. We were not at all disappointed. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the Tavern specials along with excellent 'special' drinks. Service was tops and...More

Thank IP3806
Mia B, Owner at Wilcox Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! So glad you came by and made the drive, we appreciate it. Glad you loved everything. We hope to see you back soon. Cheers, Mia

Reviewed 8 January 2018

On a cold snowy drive home from Newport, we stopped in on a whim. Warm and welcoming, the atmosphere, food and people were amazing. Mia, the owner, has done an amazing job of restoring the original feel of this 1730's tavern with all of the...More

Thank surfgoddess99
Reviewed 29 December 2017

A cold windy night in RI in December, but the Wilcox Tavern was nice and warm. The food was excellent and our waitress Lorraine was outstanding. The owner Mia came around to check on the tables. I feel that makes the place special to know...More

Thank goody677
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Went Sunday evening for the Prime Rib! Everything was perfect, ambiance, service, the food and reasonably priced!

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Less than 2 miles from our house this has become a favorite. Food is consistently good, wait staff are efficient and friendly and the atmosphere relaxing (the fireplace in the pub is now operational, with upholstered furniture for true comfort). Adequate selection of local beers...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had not been since they reopened this fall. The decor is pretty much the same as it was years ago. The food is ok, not bad but not great. They are trying! Service was very good but we felt a little rushed. Saturday night...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This Charlestown staple closed just as I was moving into town(something I said?) and recently reopened. Took my wife there for our anniversary to check it out and was glad I did. Prime rib was great as was lava cake and lemon Chelo cake. Wilcox...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A beautiful restaurant with a moderately priced meals and above priced drinks. Of the three cocktails delivered to our table (two martinis and a Manhattan) not one was finished. The drinks were undrinkable and served unvarnished. The chipano was served less less than warm. The...More

Thank AJS00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5153 Old Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813-1833
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Charlestown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-322-1829
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Wilcox Tavern has re-opened, after 4 years of hibernation. We are proud to offer simple classic American cuisine, priced for the locals! Swing on in and enjoy the colonial cozy setting. We offer a full bar, serving dinner nightly and lunch Friday, Saturday & Sunday's at 1 pm. Cheers!
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