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Cafe Zelda

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528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
401-849-4002
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good beer after a long walk!

After walking the Cliff Walk and then back into town found this door open with friendly people at the bar! Pores a cold one for is and served up some chowda and sandwich! Hit the spot- great chowda full of clams!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Lkfreeland
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Berlin ct
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Berlin ct
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After walking the Cliff Walk and then back into town found this door open with friendly people at the bar! Pores a cold one for is and served up some chowda and sandwich! Hit the spot- great chowda full of clams!

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had a fantastic dinner here. Lovely staff, very pretty and intimate restaurant. We shared a huge started of calamari that was delicious then really went for it and both had the chicken fried lobster - WOW WOW WOW! Fresh bread, olive oil, lovely wine. A really exceptional restaurant.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Newport and definitely worth visiting! Atmosphere is great in restaurant side & bar side, service is friendly & food is incredibly good! Make sure you order the warm gorgonzola & toasted bread small plate to start!

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Rockville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant that has a lovely and diverse menu. I had a tuna appetizer that was excellent and which could have been my whole meal in a larger potion. My entree was excellent duck confit. Everyone else in my party of 8 had different dishes and all were pleased with their choices. Service was very good. I... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Been to Newport many times but never noticed this place until the other day. Stopped in for a pint at this very cute, clean bar. The menu looks great. Will definitely have to try it on another visit.

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New York City, New York
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Cafe Zelda has great customer service, a lovely atmosphere and average food. We had: Mussels Brittany - very tasty Beets & Goat Cheese salad - good Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola - the cheese totally overpowered the beef. I had to scrape the cheese off to get beef flavor. Short Ribs - tasty but a bit fatty Espresso Martini - very... More 

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all over the world on a yacht
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Consistently good food & service. Great small bar next door. Not too expensive & good choices. good wine selection. The bathrooms could use a refit!!! Not particularly clean & really shabby.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Group of twelve looking for a great dinner!! Well we found it at Zelda's. Noisy, crowded, lots of action but still great service and food. Our server has obviously done this for some time and nothing fazed her. Took the orders calmly, brought the special requests, chatted with us and never missed a beat. Food was great. From hamburgers to... More 

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stopped here while on our way to The Breakers mansion. We had been walking around the city for awhile and we were hungry. We walked in and sat at the bar as the dining room was not yet opened. The Bar was very clean and the bartender was very friendly. I had ordered a Buffalo Chicken Wrap which was so... More 

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rhode island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I went to Cafe Zelda to commemorate our first date 30 years ago. We ordered the calamari and thought it was delicious. It was fresh and crisp and plenty for the two of us. The place was pretty quiet as it was early in the evening. Our server was very helpful and attentive. We both had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-849-4002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?