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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial...

What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial days, is now the hub of Newport's harbor side shopping and dining, where you can find eclectic boutiques, sophisticated and casual restaurants side by side and cozy waterfront rooms.

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One of the must go places

Just part of the whole downtown Newport experience. I teresti g sights. Shops, restaurants, art galleries.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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North Attleboro

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North Attleboro
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142 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just part of the whole downtown Newport experience. I teresti g sights. Shops, restaurants, art galleries.

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Bayville, New Jersey
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68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to enjoy the salt air and true Newport atmosphere. Watch people, shop or dine..even in the winter it has it's charm and no crowds.

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Thank Debbie3074
Key Largo, Florida
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63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Whenever I go to Newport, which I've done since the 70s, it includes a stop at Bannister's Wharf. A number of great places to eat, but a personal favorite is the Black Pearl. Always a great lunch stop during the boat show in September. You MUST sample the world's best clam chowder. There are also a number of great shops,... More 

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Thank SailorDR
Needham, MA USA
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120 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Very enjoyable to walk up and down the wharf areas where there are pretty shops and nice restaurants. Fun to do on a sunny day. Some of the restaurants are closed for the season but several are still open

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Hull, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

There was Christmas in the air and all the shops were decorated and open for business. Newport is a friendly town where despite having tourists all year round, you still feel like you are important.

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Thank Anna G
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

What a wonderful mix of restaurants, bars and shops! We walked through the wharf which reminded me of a little town. Stopped at one of the bar/restaurants for a drink and then walked to our hotel for dinner.

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Thank fishwidow1
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Bannister's Wharf is a fun place to spend some time when in Newport. There's something to do for everyone, whether stopping to enjoy a cup of morning coffee on the harbor, having a late afternoon drink, or enjoying some fine dining. The shops there are great for finding that perfect gift for those hard-to-buy-for people. You can always find something... More 

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Thank jwells3665
Louisville, Kentucky
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197 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We walked the Wharf and saw beautiful boats, enjoyed the trendy shops, and had lunch at The Black Pearl. It is easy to get around and a fun place to people watch.

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Thank Cheri W
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We had time to walk around here. There are some neat shops here and we did do a little shopping. There are also several restaurants here too. You can have lunch here.

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sarasota FL
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328 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was our "go-to" place for food, boutiques and coffee. It is so scenic and picturesque. Great places, nice people and a wonderful view. Go all the way to the end for great chowder at the Coffee Grinder and a fab view.

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