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Cafe Zelda

528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
401-849-4002
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Ranked #41 of 206 Restaurants in Newport
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Aylesford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and it really is a wonderful find. The food was delicious and the lady serving us was very friendly and helpful especially with the choice of wine. Highly recommended.

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Skipton, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The service was very prompt in fact rather too prompt as our main course arrived whilst we were still eating our oysters! My husband's ribs were very enjoyable but my pork chops were very ordinary. Altogether we enjoyed the experience but would probably choose a different restaurant should we visit Newport again

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The clam chowder was the best I have ever eaten. If you go on a Monday night they always have half price entrees. The service was very good, and the food was even better. Although it is a small establishment, we had no trouble getting a window seat as we went early. The wine is pricey though.

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our party of 6 were very impressed with Zeldas. Great drinks and food. I personally like white clam chowder to have a thinner broth like consistency and Zeldas was the best...yum!! One friend had the scallops and she really enjoyed them. Two other friends had the tuna and they thought is a delicious. It's a very small place so be... More

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Dunedin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went to Cafe Zelda because of the good reviews. Food was very mediocre. Mixed green mesclun salad was an odd combination of favors. Tuna entree was ok. Friends had clam chowder, caprese salad, and the burger. Everyone was underwhelmed. Slow service.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Zelda's had a great atmosphere and fantastic service --I highly recommend the clam chowder and steak.

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Brentwood, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We loved the quiet atmosphere, and the food was great. The grilled Caesar salad was superb, and the cod was delicious. We didn't give a top rating because the scallops, while tasty, were slightly gritty.

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Every year we sail to Newport and visit Zeldas. We love their food, enjoy the atmosphere (especially the window tables), and appreciate the attentive servers. This visit my husband enjoyed the mussels appetizer and the delicious duck with duck confit, sausage and pate. I was happy with the salad and the tuna. The staff was very helpful in making a... More

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Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Only stopped in for a bloody nary as we had heard they were the best in Newport. I am not one to argue! Next time we will have to try the restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This shoreline R.I. town can be a little over the top and cutesy (especially in summer) but Cafe Zelda stands apart, far down Thames Street away from the maddening crowds. It was our first visit -- three seniors with modest appetites (a couple of appetizers and a cocktail each often satisfy our early evening outings. We were not disappointed and,... More

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Additional Information about Cafe Zelda

Address: 528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
Phone Number: 401-849-4002
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: French, Seafood

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