We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tavern by the Sea

££ - £££
American, Soups, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
16 W Main St, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5162
+1 401-294-5771
Website
Today
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon 11:30 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 156: English reviews
Westfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
786 reviews
678 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And not much else going for it. Actually, the view is best if you can get an outside table. Upstairs is a bit claustrophobic. We were meeting friends from Virginia who were looking at colleges and they settled on a motel in North Kingstown. We have very good friends who live in the town, but they are off in Florida.... More 

Helpful?
Thank ulysses4
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I love the peel and eat shrimp. More than 50% of the time it's already gone when I try to order it. This Restaurant/Bar has quite a following around town. I will say it always bothers me that there is and probably forever will be a deceiving sandwich board type sign on the curb advertising lobster at a rather inexpensive... More 

Helpful?
Thank Valarie R
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

mellow, relaxing atmosphere. Food was excellent. Made up for the lousy hotel we stayed at that was nearby.

Helpful?
Thank mrspeabody
Level Contributor
67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Our family went there on 10/16/16. We were not really greeted in the best manner by hostess Michelle. She was rude and had the worst attitude for a Hostess with all the guests who approached her. She cleared a few empty tables and tossed our menu's down, then walked away.. So we weren't sure if we were going to dine... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Nancy S
Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I've gotten several things here at various times, including the really good fish and chips, but their lobster bisque is my favorite. Their sangria was great if you don't like it really sweet. The tzitziki sauce on their chicken pita is awesome, as well. Their waiting staff was so nice. It's right on a body of water by not where... More 

Helpful?
Thank Holly K
Branford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Diane and I went to lunch at the Tavern after walking around town doing some shopping.Diane started with a Cucumber Cooler $10.50 a very tasty drink. I had a Orange Habanero Margarita $11.50 also very tasty. For a app. I started with a cup of New England Clam Chowder $5.50 it was fairly thin and very tasty. For lunch Diane... More 

Helpful?
Thank George N
Santiago, Chile
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a great little restaurant with great food and even better drinks. I absolutely loved my watermelon mojito; it was so refreshing on a hot summer evening and the service was great. It can get pretty busy. It looks like its right on the water but in fact its accross the street so its a little bit deceptive but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Meadow22
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our group of three adults and three children went to this restaurant for lunch. They were not very busy, and we were promptly seated. Service was poor. The waitress brought water, but no menus. After waiting too long, I got the menus myself. The waitress took the drink orders, served them, but neglected to bring one of the adult’s drink,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stephen S
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
195 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We've been here several times over the years and enjoyed being a part of the summer scene, overlooking the water. Friendly staff, food average and atmosphere dated. Could use a revamp, including menu.

Helpful?
1 Thank Don C
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Menu is typical beach fare -- hamburgers gyros soup salad etc. we had the calamari which came without the listed banana peppers. Breading was hearty but crisp and the calamari was tender. Chicken gyro was unremarkable although I appreciated that they cut it in half and did two plates when we said we were sharing. The lemonade was a disaster... More 

Helpful?
Thank LindaC2O

Travellers who viewed Tavern by the Sea also viewed

North Kingstown, South County
North Kingstown, South County
 
North Kingstown, South County
North Kingstown, South County
 

Been to Tavern by the Sea? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$16
Cuisine
American, Soups, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 W Main St, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5162
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  North Kingstown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-294-5771

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tavern by the Sea and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Coventry, Rhode Island
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Tavern by the Sea staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?