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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
Open now
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Sun 08:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has to be one of the best ever,everything I ordered was incredible..flavors I have never tasted before..service was very personable .. I can not wait to go back.. traveled from New York

Barrington, Rhode Island
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275 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambiance in a warm old space. Service was friendly and efficient and we enjoyed our meal, too. I had the tandoor chicken and loved its Brussels sprouts side dish most. My partner enjoyed her flatiron steak. Our ice creams were a bit ice-crystally - suboptimal. But the coffee was good, the bread (including naan) good. A satisfactory meal, overall.

Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had excellent food in the past here and made reservations for Christmas Eve so the family could be together due to work. Greeted by the Hostess and the five of us were brought upstairs to our table near the fireplace (as requested). Perfect. Waiter was there directly and was excellent. Ordered drinks, which average $9 to $10, and... More 

Westport, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

DeWolfe Tavern has two excellent legs of the stool; Sai the chef and Sandy who manages beverages. We had an excellent Thanksgiving dinner, but the management of the reservation process left us feeling unwanted. The person handling the phone reservation made us call several times. We finally received a confirmation through voicemail and when we arrived at the restaurant we... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Enjoyed dinner at DeWolf. Downstairs bar is great place to start with a drink. Choice to eat downstairs or upstairs and then end with a nightcap at the bar. Staff was very pleasant and atmosphere was just what one wants on a Saturday fall night in this small town. Recommend this place and the food is very good. It has... More 

Tekamah, Nebraska, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for breakfast. The food was spectacular. Loved the building and how it was restored. It was right next door to our hotel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Great location, great food and great service. The restaurant itself is beautiful. The restored building was charming inside and out. The food, American with Indian influence, is unique and delicious. I went for dinner and breakfast and enjoyed both immensely. If you do not like Indian spices, you will still find plenty of wonderful choices on the menu. The entire... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We thought we were going to an upscale tavern. We were told it had a unique menu. The food had a distinct India flavoring to it. The lamb sandwich that i ordered came with ground up lamb with couscous, veggies, etc. Not what i expected. In their defense they replaced it immediately with another selection, at no charge. This time... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I used to frequent DeWolf for their unique dishes and drinks. We went for lunch on Saturday and were so disappointed. The service was so extremely slow. When we were first seated we sat there with no menus and with no one greeting us. It was very odd. When the waitress finally came over, we ordered drinks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I see that there are some negative reviews. This baffles me. I live in Bristol and I've been to Dewolf Tavern many times. I won't make the claim that every time they got every little thing perfect. But the food has always been good, the service is at the very least adequate and the place itself is beautiful. Not to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$40
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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