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Rhea's Restaurant

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120 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
(401) 841-5560
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best restaurant in Newport isn’t actually in Newport!

OK, thank goodness for review sites as my wife and I who have been married for over 26 years and live a short drive over the MA border to Newport found ourselves again in that wonderful town looking for dinner. Remembering that we recently made a promise to try new places and not simply choose... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
Jay G
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Raynham, Massachusetts
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Raynham, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

OK, thank goodness for review sites as my wife and I who have been married for over 26 years and live a short drive over the MA border to Newport found ourselves again in that wonderful town looking for dinner. Remembering that we recently made a promise to try new places and not simply choose the same restaurants that we... More 

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Thank Jay G
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Bought a half rack of ribs and they are the best in all of southern RI. The clam chowder was good also. Great ambiance and friendly, prompt service. Highly recommended.

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Thank Russell M
Warwick, RI
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Upon picking my daughter up from college for a lunch date, we wanted to try someplace "non ethnic" - Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican - and although I used to live about 3 minutes away, had never tried Rhea's - but had heard about their ribs! We did arrive a bit early, maybe about 4:30 or so, and were the first... More 

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Thank Marilyn R
los angeles, California, USA
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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Lots of restaurants in this area look like houses so be prepared. The conversion at this place was done in very tasteful fashion. As soon as we walked in, it felt like a nice welcoming and warm restaurant. We took a table at the front by the windows, while the view is nothing special the big windows let some great... More 

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Thank TravelAround24
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Agreed with other reviewers that while there is no curb side appeal, it's nicely updated inside. Based on reviews we ordered ribs which were very tender and meaty though too much sauce for my taste. One of us got prime rib which was also good and the food came quickly. Plenty of seafood on the menu too. Place needs some... More 

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Thank Birdie2275
Arlington, Virginia
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314 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Great food, ate for breakfast. Great Portuguese 3 egg omelet. Friendly service. Only negative is parking can be tight if they are crowded. Fair prices. I would go back!

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Thank DCTravelers69
Scarsdale, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The ribs were totally fabulous. Fish and chips were very good too. Quiet restaurant though. We were practically alone. Not sure why.

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Thank sandyelayne
Voorhees, NJ
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Rhea's twice in 4 days while on vacation. The first time we saw the outside and almost decided to drive away and find someplace else, but decided to go for it. Glad we did. Nice atmosphere. Clean. Attentive waitstaff. We had the fish & chips, chowder and Greek salad the first time-excellent. The second time we both... More 

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Thank Kelly4sure
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We wanted a quick breakfast before leaving Middletown/Newport. The two restaurants recommended to us--the Corner Cafe and the Spa--had long lines. So we turned around and stopped at Rhea's. We walked in and were seated immediately. The wait staff was kind, and the service was quick. Basic eggs, toast, and home fries cost $5; for $3 you can add your... More 

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Thank KelCC
Middletown, Rhode Island
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The service was excellent and the food was even better. I had the ribs which were amazing and my nephew had the seafood platter which "was the best he had ever had."

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: (401) 841-5560

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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