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Bowen's Wharf

13 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401-849-2243
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Ranked #2 of 20 shopping in Newport
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Malls
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Welcome to Newport's premiere year-round destination! Brick walks, granite quays, and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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121 reviews 121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Loved the shops that lined the wharf. The Black Dog shop was cute and fun. I bought my little poodle some peanut butter doggie biscuits there. Several restaurants are located here as well.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

If you go, try the hot buttered lobster roll and the Aquidneck Lobster Co.....Excellent. There are several nice shops in the are also.

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WANTAGH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My family and I love this event. We attended for the second time this year and it's just lovely. All of the restaurants and bars have tents where you can purchase new england clam chowders, lobster bisque, fish tacos, craft beer, wine, desserts, lobster, shrimp, etc. Reasonable prices... and the live music was wonderful- especially the band who played the... More

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Kissimmee
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39 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Cute area and I didn't let the girl sitting in the info booth on Oct 6 ruin my mood with her bad attitude (but I will vent). We scheduled a 2:30 cruise and I simply asked if Gansett cruises had a sign because I couldn't find it and she handed me a brochure and rudely said, "I guess". Gal, you're... More

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Kanata, ON
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Shopping was okay, but a bit of a tourist trap. The dining at 22 Wine Bar was nice, but the patio would have been better if they weren't rebuilding the actual restaurant. I would recommend their red sangria though!

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Candia, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It's amazing to just people watch while walking around this area and Bannisters Wharf. Lots of cute shops and little outdoor cafes for just coffee, or a raw bar with drinks.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

All the wharfs are great. Restaurants, shops, boats everywhere. We went on Memorial Day and it was packed but fun. A little ice cream, a beautifully behaved actual black lab outside The Black Dog shop, the huge boat anchor for my daughter to climb on....just great atmosphere and a perfect day out.

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Ma.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I personally like to walk a;long the water side and look into the Black Dog Shop and have a relaxing cop of coffee at the coffee shop behind the store. Pastries are great and the boats that are tied up there make you think of the 18th century waterfront you read about. We always look forward to this annual trek... More

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Malden, Massachusetts, USA
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28 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Walked around on New Year's Day but not much going on. Been here before when it's bustling in the summer. On the harbor, of course.

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Keene, New Hampshire, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

we had a really nice dinner on Bowen;s Wharf. it was a short walk from the Marriott and the restaurant was really close and the food was excellent and the service was as well. We had a really nice night there. the shops were open Labor Day week and there were a lot of shops open and had a lot... More

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