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The Lobster Bar

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 48
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Great views & good food

We used trip advisor to pick this place on Bowden dock at the very end. It does seem like a fish store rather than a restaurant, but it's really a large space inside and the food & service were really good. I had the 2lb lobster, which was $48. since I'm from NY, this seemed reasonable to me and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Jane B
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The view is awesome. The food was wonderful. And Jill is an exemplary waitress. The steamed clams were delicious. The lobster, divine.

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Tucker, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great location on the water with a wonderful view. Lobster roll was outstanding. Cool and relaxing. A litte hard to find at the end of the dock through the lobster place, but redone inside and real nice. Will go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We used trip advisor to pick this place on Bowden dock at the very end. It does seem like a fish store rather than a restaurant, but it's really a large space inside and the food & service were really good. I had the 2lb lobster, which was $48. since I'm from NY, this seemed reasonable to me and it... More 

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Long Grove, Illinois
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our group was looking for a casual dinner in a fun location. The Lobster Bar is casual with a great view, however, the service and food quality were mediocre at best. It took a long time to get drinks and appetizers. It was even a longer time to get our entrees. The sad thing is that the restaurant was not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food is average but i dislike a lot that they included 20% of gratitud as if the service was excepcional, it was not.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's tucked in the back and there is a deck on the water with great views right on the water. If you're in the mood for a sandwich, get the Lobster Bar Burger - it's awesome. Great service too!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had a craving for baked stuffed lobster and was looking for a place right in downtown. This place fit the bill. First of all - don't be scared by the entrance. It looks like its a real "fish market" on the water, and it wasn't at all inviting. We couldn't even figure out where to go at first. When... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Loved this place- outdoor seating right on the harbor. We could see our sailboat from our table. Great staff and apps. Had fun checking out the live lobsters inside and fun with the large wooden lobsters out front for photos.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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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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Additional Information about The Lobster Bar

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

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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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