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Address: 13 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-849-2243
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Description: Welcome to Newport's premiere year-round destination! Brick walks, granite...
Welcome to Newport's premiere year-round destination! Brick walks, granite quays, and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to Bowen's beginnings as a thriving seaport in one of the finest natural harbors in New England. Trading with all corners of the world, then and now, Bowen's Wharf is central to the city's commerce and culture. Bowen's Wharf: The Anchor of the Newport Waterfront!
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Great people-watching

If you like to people-watch, enjoy a great harbor and dine in the best harbor side places, then be sure to visit Bowen's Wharf.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Congers, NY

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Congers, NY
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you like to people-watch, enjoy a great harbor and dine in the best harbor side places, then be sure to visit Bowen's Wharf.

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New London, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Tourist trap, overpriced stores with nothing new or exciting in them. 30 years ago there were all kinds of quirky merchants here, now it is all name brand stores. Save your time and $$, go off thames street to find the truly unique places.

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of bars and shopping and great location to get tour sailboats to rent. Recommend 22 Bowen for dinner or drinks.

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The shops were great and there were nice restaurants. We had to travel with a pet and some restaurants would allow dogs outside but others would not.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you're walking Downtown Newport, you do not want to miss this little gem of an area. It's always bustling and there are shops and food and music. Not to mention the views !

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IOWA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had been driving all day and saw Bowen's Wharf. We parked and got in some walking in an interesting little mall type outdoor venue. There were places to eat, drink, shop for art works and fashions, and book water tours in Newport Harbor. The unique thing I found was a soap that looked like a delicious cupcake. Truly a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great spot for lunch...attentive, no-wait service...large portions..reasonably priced! I consider myself to be "a mussels connosieur" & this establishment serves the BEST EVER!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

this was very good as far as service, restaurant menu, and no wait time. the price was reasonable for this area. We had a wonderful lunch and visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We spent three days in Newport in November. Since our hotel was near Bowen's Wharf. we spent time walking along the wharf eating at the restaurants and browsing the quintessentially New England shops. Walking along the wharf is like taking a step back in time with all the brick and cobblestones. Bring your appetite and wallet - you'll find delicious... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Nice place to meander around and see the boats. Lots of quaint shops and restaurants nearby. A great spot in Newport.

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Additional Information about Bowen's Wharf

Address: 13 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-849-2243
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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