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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Beautiful place for a drive, bike ride, or walk (when you get there). Along the water, very picturesque. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Cafe
“Homey cafe serving locally sourced American mains & baked goods for breakfast, lunch & dinner. 10 Franklin St, Bristol, RI 02809”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful mansion and gardens. Learn about the history of the area. They also offer summer concerts and holiday teas.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pub
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“This cozy neighborhood bar & eatery sits in the heart of Bristol’s historic district. The venue provides a combination of traditional Irish culture with a contemporary pub style. Live Irish music, Sunday evenings. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Favorite place to grab a bite to eat! must try the fried oysters and the ceviche they are Fabulous! Voted one of the Top restaurants in all of rhode island!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A short walk from Grinndel's Beach. Coffee Beans roasted on premise. Try their ginger scones. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“One block to the north on Hope Street sits this spectacular mansion which was the home of Samuel Colt, the inventor of the Colt 45 pistol. Tours of the home are available. The Bristol art museum is on the grounds.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Bristol is a 30-minute drive and this museum is a tribute to ‘Capt. Nate’, designer and builder of some of the most beautiful yachts still gracing the planet.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lodging
“Beautiful grounds for hiking. Farmer's market on Saturday's. Refer to website for additional details.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High-end New American in a historic distillery with a harbor-view patio & a rum collection. Bristol Harbor Inn 259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809. History comes alive at Coggeshall Farm Museum, and you’re at the center of it. Experience first-hand how families lived on a tenant farm in the 1790s, just after the American Revolution and before the sweeping changes brought in by the Industrial Revolution.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Bristol Oyster Bar is East Bay's Only Farm to Table Oyster Bar. $1 Oysters from RI's Narragansett Bay and South County's Salt Ponds Oyster Happy Hour Tuesday to Sunday from 4-6pm and 12-2pm Saturday and Sunday”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great seafood restaurant on the water. Fresh seafood and outdoor seating in the heart of Bristol.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Traditional Italian eatery with meat & pasta dishes. and wine pairings 450 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fun atmosphere, great food! Favorite of mine is The JR Bean Burger. Dirty Pickle Martini and Red Neck Sangria are my drink picks. Also open late nigh with live music on select nights.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cafe
“Homey cafe serving locally sourced American mains & baked goods for breakfast, lunch & dinner. 10 Franklin St, Bristol, RI 02809”
  • 24 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Favorite place to grab a bite to eat! must try the fried oysters and the ceviche they are Fabulous! Voted one of the Top restaurants in all of rhode island!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High-end New American in a historic distillery with a harbor-view patio & a rum collection. Bristol Harbor Inn 259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Bristol Oyster Bar is East Bay's Only Farm to Table Oyster Bar. $1 Oysters from RI's Narragansett Bay and South County's Salt Ponds Oyster Happy Hour Tuesday to Sunday from 4-6pm and 12-2pm Saturday and Sunday”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great seafood restaurant on the water. Fresh seafood and outdoor seating in the heart of Bristol.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional Italian eatery with meat & pasta dishes. and wine pairings 450 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Fun atmosphere, great food! Favorite of mine is The JR Bean Burger. Dirty Pickle Martini and Red Neck Sangria are my drink picks. Also open late nigh with live music on select nights.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Quaint and tiny neighborhood outpost with a rustic vibe & cozy patio serving Italian home cooking & pizza. 271 Wood St, Bristol, RI 02809”
  • 8 locals recommend

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