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Scales & Shells

527 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6710
401-846-3474
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Ranked #77 of 206 Restaurants in Newport
Price range: $0 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Sacramento
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Flavorless skate swimming in a flavorless lemon caper sauce! Avoid this overpriced place! Dark chocolate gelato had no chocolate flavor either! WTH?!

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Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lucked out with wait time for a party of 3 on a Saturday night in the summer. Food was delish - seafood was very fresh. The calamari appetizer just melts in your mouth! Service was good. Ambiance was a little noisy as to be expected at peak hours, but we had a good time.

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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We arrived on a Friday night and was going to stay for dinner before we realized that it was an all seafood restaurant. There is nothing wrong with that concept but we were in the mood for turf not surf. We decided to stay and have a drink and they were ok. The menu was a giant chalkboard which again... More

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walpole
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As opposed to many who had waiting issues, we got right in on a Sat. night, but we did go before 6. By far the highlight of our meal, was the tuna roll appetizer, which was rare tuna in a egg roll type of wrapper. My husband had the red linguine with calamari and loved it. My daughter had rare... More

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boston, ma
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great seafood and good service, though a tad noisy. If they would upgrade their bread I might go to 5 stars. Get there early to avoid the crowds.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This seafood restaurant has a fish market ambience. It is noisy, rather crowded, and there is no printed menu. Instead you have to get up to read a poorly written chalkboard on one of the walls. Our fish dinners were nothing special, and the prices were high for what you get, but this is Newport.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We thought the food was going to be awesome when we had to wait for 40+ minutes. The gluten free pasta was delivered to the table hard and very undercooked. The Marsala sauce had no flavor, as well as the swordfish. The vegetables were also raw. The price was high, so the expectation of a great meal was very disappointing.

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TN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very little was mentioned about eating here but we ran across it on a walk. Upon asking, locals did say it was a good choice. We arrive ed around 9PM on a weekend evening. The place was crowed but the outdoor attendant was able to seat two at the sidewalk table in a short time. Service was good, food excellent... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We dined here years ago(vacation) and loved the place. However, this time after many years, we returned with family from Italy. Not satisfied at all, very disappointed in the overall preparation of the food. The raw bar was fine(oysters). But the service, taste and quality of food, especially for the price was not to our standards. We dine out very... More

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New London, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Why, oh why do I stand in line for this restaurant for 40 minutes to an hour or more? My husband loves this place. It is crowded. It is loud. The food is good, but for me it is not good enough for the time it takes to get to your table. Large parties love this restaurant, and a party... More

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