Local Restaurants

 

Here is a list of dining establishments within walking distance of your tour departure point. Reservations are advised for those priced at $$$. If you're having dinner before your tour be sure and get seated a good hour + before your departure time - just so you have plenty time to relax and enjoy your meal.

 

The restaurants posted at the bottom of this list are by no means bottom of the list restaurants!! They offer a more casual atmosphere and feature local favorites such as Portuguese, Italian and pub fare.

 

$-less than 10.00 per entre         

$$-less than 20.00 per entre           

$$$ very nice indeed

 

The Dewolf Tavern $$- $$$

http://www.dewolftavern.com/

Contemporary American Cuisine – This is a destination restaurant for many with a diverse and eclectic menu. We have enjoyed ordering a smattering of appetizers and splitting an entrée.

About a 5 minute walk

 

Le Central $$ - $$$

http://lecentralbristol.net/

French bistro – If you get the mussels appetizer (our favorite!) ask for extra bread – because the sauce is heavenly! A favorite among our visitors and locals alike.

Less than a 5 minute walk - A good place for dinner before our Secret doorway tours.

 

Statesman Tavern $$ - $$$

http://www.statesmantavern.com/#statesman

Tiny, kinda-romantic – several of our guests have raved about this place.

About a 5 minute walk - A good place for dinner before our Secret doorway tours.

Roberto’s $$ - $$$

http://www.robertosbristol.com/

Italian – Dining outdoors in the summer. Semi-formal for dinner or just have a seat at the bar and enjoy an appetizer and a glass of red wine. This place has a loyal following  - and if you dine there you'll see why. Good place for a romantic dinner for 2.

About a 5 minute walk - Perfect place for dinner before our Secret doorway tours.

Bristol Oyster Bar $ - $$ - $$$

http://bristoloysterbar.com/

Their hand-crafted menu changes daily offering delicacies from Narraganset Bay. Great beers and a superb raw bar.

Less than a 5 minute walk - Perfect place for dinner before our Secret doorway tours.

Christian's Wood Fire Grille $$-$$$

http://www.christiansri.com/

Small plates, big flavors and wood grilling is what this place is all about. When you leave be sure to walk across Independence Park and to the left for a picturesque walk along the waterfront boardwalk.

Less than a 15 minute walk

 

SS Dion $$

http://www.ssdion.com/

Outdoor dining in summer with water views. When you leave be sure to walk across Independence Park and to the left for a picturesque walk along the waterfront boardwalk.

About a 15 minute walk

 

The Bee Hive Café $ - $$

http://thebeehivecafe.com/

A bustling cafe & restaurant overlooking Independence Park & Bristol Harbor.  Patio dining in summer. Community table downstairs with tables space upstairs.  A local favorite – Vegan fare as well!!! When you leave be sure to walk across Independence Park and to the left for a picturesque walk along the waterfront boardwalk.

Less than a 15 minute walk

 

Thames Waterside Grill $-$$

http://thameswaterside.com/

Tables right on the water - great place for a cold beer at sunset. The vegetarian Macho Nachos and a couple of beers are a favorite of ours. Also a good place to visit after a tour.

5- 7 minute walk

Bar 31 $-$$

http://www.bar31ri.com/

Comfy, great steaks, Mediterranean dishes too - and a great beer list. Also a good place to visit after a tour.

5 minute walk - A good place for dinner before our Secret doorway tours.

Judge Roy Bean's Saloon $-$$

http://judgeroybeansaloon.com/

Good pub fare with live music. Also a good place to visit after a tour.

Less than a 1 minute walk

Tong Phoon $ - $$

http://tongphoonri.com/

Thai Food, BYOB. When you leave be sure to walk across Independence park and to the left for a picturesque walk along the waterfront boardwalk. 

Less than a 15 minute walk

Pomodoro Pizzeria  $ -$$

http://www.yelp.com/biz/pomodoro-pizzeria-bristol

A local favorite. Super casual and a great place for a hearty Italian style meal - Go EARLY or expect to wait for a table. 

20 minute walk

 

Aidan’s pub $ -$$

http://aidanspub.com/

Irish Pub fare, good burgers and an excellent beer list. Also a good place to visit after a tour.

Less than a 5 minute walk.

 

Quieto’s  $ - $$

http://www.quitosrestaurant.com/

Have you ever had a clam cake? Ask for chocolate! We recommend the take-out window if you’re into having an authentic New England “Chowda n’clamcakes” meal on the boardwalk (summer only). 

About a 10 minute walk along a very picturesque boardwalk.

 

The Common Pub and Grill $ - $$

http://www.commonpubandgrille.com/

A hidden gem! About as local as you can get. Great food and a great beer list too.

10-15 minute walk

 

Leo’s $

http://www.leosristoranteri.com/

Popular Italian with great pizzas and sandwiches.

A 5 minute walk

Nacho Mama’s $

https://www.facebook.com/nachomammasRI?ref=profile

Not a cheap burrito, but a good one – very casual.

Less than a 5 minute walk

 

Bristol House of Pizza $

http://bhopri.com/

Pizza, subs and Greek dishes – Comfy booths, reasonable prices.

Less than a 5 minute walk - Perfect place for an inexpensive no-frills dinner before our Secret doorway tours.

 

Papa Joes Wrap shack $

http://papajoes-wrapshack.com/

This is our go-to place for wraps and pizzas. Not a sit down kind of place, but super tasty. “The Bristolian” wrap is our fave.

Less than a 10 minute walk

 

Want more?  Here is a link to the “Explore Bristol” web site. Click the “eat” section on the top of the page for an extensive dining guide:

http://www.explorebristolri.com/

Bon Appétit!