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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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 10
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  • 8
    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
Gorgeous view of the harbor

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
lauram0625
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Rochester, Michigan
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Rochester, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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70 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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57 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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