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Wheelchair Jimmy Accessibility Comments

We had a marvelous dinner with friends at Andino’s in October 2018 during our drive around New England, but wheelchair accessibility is a challenge.

I called in advance and when I arrived they had already placed a solid temporary ramp at the front door to avoid the 1 step. Yeah! Andino’s is a small Italian restaurant so seating is tight but there are several reasonably accessible tables.

WARNING: The men’s bathroom is up 3 steps and is not accessible. I used the women’s bathroom which was barely accessible for my 22 1/2 inch manual chair. There was a 24 inch passage to thewomen’s toilet and no ability for the wheelchair to turn around.

That said, I loved the atmosphere, food and service at Andino’s.  We had a wonderful evening and another great memory! It’s one of my new Favorites, but it still receives a WJAR 1 rating due mainly to the lack of a reasonably accessible restroom.

Dining Experience

Wonderful restaurant

Restaurant Entrance Accessibility

1 Step at entrance

Relatively level grade at entrance

Wide doorway entrance

Nearby Accessible Parking

No nearby (2 blocks) accessible parking

Restaurant Overview Accessibility

Step free or easy ramps on main dining level

Only a few accessible tables

Tight clearance between tables

Bar Area: mostly high-top tables / stools

Restaurant Bathroom Accessibility

NO accessible restroom

Very tight restroom clearance

NOT able to turn WC 360 degrees in stall

Restroom stall NOT accessible

Restroom very clean

Additional Details

  • WJAR Rating:1
  • Price:$$
  • Type of Cuisine:Italian
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  • User Rating:4.5
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