Shelter Harbor Inn

4.3
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22 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Shelter Harbor Inn offers deluxe comfort food in a traditional farmhouse setting in Westerly, Rhode Island. The quaint venue offers unique international cuisine such as lemon pepper salmon, pork chop with apples and a hearty lobster pot pie. The Shelter Harbor Inn serves specialties on a daily basis and are subject to change.

Guests are offered dishes made using the finest quality meat and seafood ingredients available. Chefs at the Shelter Harbor Inn seek to preserve the historic culture of the estate while providing hearty meals and traditional cuisine guaranteed to give guests a happy heart and full stomach upon leaving.
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New England
93 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We loved the ambience of the renovated Inn but the service was very disappointing. After being seated at our table for well over ten minutes I finally had to get up and got to the front desk to ask if a server would ever be stopping by to even offer us as much as water. Clearly with its being a Saturday night they were understaffed. Prior planning to add staff in anticipation of reservations is imperative. Once we did get attended to the staff was very kind but still needed prompting.

NT
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Facility very impressive! We had been long time customers of the restaurant. Will definitely go back. Worth the wait.

GA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

There for vday, great atmosphere inside clearly did nice job there.
Dinner began with dry no flavor bread basket followed by fried calamari that was small in portion, dry and waaay to chewy.
Dinner was filet medium that was mostly rare and parts of wifes stuffed ckin was cool not hot at all.

E
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

solid food great ambiance great service, charming overall

P
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The place was gorgeous. Friendly hosts. Nice jazz band playing in a nice comfortable lounge. The dining room has a beautiful view from any seat. We were not impressed with the food. I ordered the lobster surf and turf and my girlfriend ordered the steak. It all tasted like cheap reheated leftovers. The drinks and cheese plate were great though. The service was great too. Atmosphere was beautiful. I would hope the rest of the menu is better. Just dont get the steak.

TC
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Staff was a bit overwhelmed by crowd but worked hard. A little disorganized in bringing the wrong app to our table twice.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Glad to see this gem turn around quickly under new management and after a cash injection. They’ve put the bar back in the outer annex where it belonged, converted the central dining area into a comfortable, if disconcertingly eclectic, lounge, and built another 6 stool bar that backs onto the dining room beyond the lounge. The food is good and the service is quite attentive but we ate in the bar annex (twice) and not the main dining room. On each occasion the bartender handled the food and drinks both for several tables and was relaxed and efficient. Certainly solid, so far. Honestly 4 stars but an extra one for optimism that they’ll be great once they get a firm footing.

CN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new decor is wonderful and the food is great! I’m glad this place is open again, the area needs more restaurants and places to stay. We will definitely be back!

EM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My wife and I dined at Shelter Harbor several times under the previous management and were sorry when it closed. We are happy that it has reopened and seems to have maintained the same "inn" vibe with good food and a warm, cozy feeling. The only minor issue was the young waiter who needs some additional training. When enjoying a carefully prepared meal in a nice setting, asking if we are "done working" on our meal is inappropriate. Yeah, I know "OK Boomer".

KM
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Beautiful job on the renovation. Service was excellent. Ordered the salmon special and the shrimp with grits. Excellent presentation and the bread was delicious. I ordered the kale salad as well. I prefer my kale chopped and this salad is not.

CW
11 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Second visit. Gone is the opening week excitement and cheery staff. Seems like everyone is walking on edge. Awkward atmosphere, tough seating arrangement in the main dining, especially when a party of 4 or more is your neighbor.

The dining room bar is still a sad place to sit with it's incomplete backdrop. Bottles on your home kitchen counter could be better arranged in comparison. The conservatory is an option, but one table of two couples can ruin that for you too. Horrible acoustics.

Not a place that can make it work selling a second round of drinks, and food not quite able to hold up it's end, though they try. Throw in seasonal highs and lows, and staffing sufferers in an obvious way. Bring your mother for lunch more like it. She'll love it.

DN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a little gem! We had lunch to celebrate my friend’s birthday and it was wonderful. Great food, a lovely atmosphere....and the service was great. There has been a recent renovation and it looks beautiful...I’d say go now before tourist season!

Q
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

What a nice addition to the dining scene. The staff is very friendly and all of our dinner entrees were delicious. The renovated dining room is lovely.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal.

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AB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely remodel of interior and exterior spaces. Eclectic interior design, but very attractive and warm. The service was very good, as was the food, but the wine by the glass was unreasonably expensive.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful renovation, delicious food, wonderful friendly staff and very reasonable prices! Looking forward to visiting when we can enjoy the outdoors also.

JS
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

the fillet of beef was delicious but, would loved to have a choice of other steaks, like rib eye. I think a baked potato would have been a better choice instead of french fries.

It was nice to see how modern and beautiful Shelter Harbor is now. Looking forward to coming back soon

CQ
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the renovation . The food was fabulous! The shrimp and grits was GREAT . THE lemon dessert was so outstanding that I would come back just for that .

the hostess was kind enough to show us a room. Charming !

Five of us came and we are fairly critical. All loved and will return. we are from Charlestown and Narragansett !

Congrats !!!

z
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the revival this local gem. Meet new friends by the bar or fire with great drinks Food delicious and fresh. Last two dinners yummy Will be back .

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food in the newly opened restaurant was far better than in a previous visit a few years ago when under different management. The menu is relatively small but includes a good selection of dinner choices. The service was also very good. The restaurant is newly opened within the past few months and hopefully will continue to succeed with its menu and service.

LC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy to see the Old Inn Beautifully Restored. Food was delicious and service was wonderful...We totally enjoyed our dining experience and will definitely return!

m
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We almost avoided this experience because of the menu but there is a much larger offering than what is published on line. The newly renovated space was perfect and the food was very good.