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31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401-619-2890
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • 20
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  • 10
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lobster roll with a view

Right on the water in Newport this is a great spot. Excellent views of the harbour and a fun, lively vibe. Sitting in the sun, soaking in the view with a bottle of wine--very tough to beat! Enjoyed the (cold) lobster roll which was a large portion of properly cooked lobster with the perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2014
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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  • Late Night
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Right on the water in Newport this is a great spot. Excellent views of the harbour and a fun, lively vibe. Sitting in the sun, soaking in the view with a bottle of wine--very tough to beat! Enjoyed the (cold) lobster roll which was a large portion of properly cooked lobster with the perfect amount of mayo, some nice dill... More 

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surrey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

recommend the oyster shots washed down with chilli vodka. Very rustic as a working lobster hut. Cocktail choices were great and staff were extremely friendly.

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Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

If you are lucky, you can sit outside on the deck here and enjoy the bay. The food is not very good. The clam chowder was weirdly flavored, and the lobster was over cooked. Beware of the lobster fritters; they are mostly bread and corn. One of us had the fish sandwich and said it was ok. The staff are... More 

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New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

VIEW: you are literally on a wharf on the water. Amazing view of all the boats and sunset. DRINKS Great bloodies, great Bonrock FOOD tuna appetizer and lobster roll is good. Entrees are pricy but good.

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Good location, good quality food at a reasonable price. It's basic furniture and way of serving the food, was just fine by me for lunch.

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Studham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had looked this place over from the front with its working lobster storage areas and what looked like a long queue - at first we browsed elsewhere, but came back and we are so glad that we did... The queue was in fact very fast moving and we were super-pleased to be given a table on the outside deck... More 

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Truckee, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great location right on the dock. Friendly service, but the lobster rolls needed a bit of pop. Enjoyed watching the boats go in and out of the harbor.

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Rotherham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The outside looks shabby but the inside & the food is far from it. We were seated outside & had a lovely view of the harbour by night. My husband had the lobster burger with fries & it was so juicy you could see the juice running into his plate. Unfortunately I had to have the chicken roll because I... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stopped for lunch during a walk around the Newport harbor area. The raw bar was wonderful and we had lobster rolls. I do not like my lobster rolls with mayo and they had a choice of lobster salad or sautéed in butter. I chose the sautéed. It was excellent. All in our party of 4 were very impressed. The... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My wife and I stopped in during our visit to Newport and could not believe the view of the bay. I highly recommend stopping in for a quick bite and a cold beer you won't be displeased!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-619-2890

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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