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Brick Alley Pub

140 Thames st., Newport, RI 02840-6621
+1 401-849-6334
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Ranked #5 of 201 restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: At Brick Alley Pub we have it all: "pub style" comfort food to modern multicultural cuisine all served with genuine down-home hospitality. Like America itself, Brick Alley is one big melting pot of ethnicities, flavors, and fun. If you are looking for stiff, over the top formal service with small portions of over-priced food, we are not that place. After more than 30 years as one of Rhode Island's most popular restaurants with locals and tourists alike, the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has earned landmark status. Located at 140 Thames Street across from the Brick Market Place in Downtown Newport the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant offers a warm and cozy fireplace in the winter and comfortably air-conditioned dining rooms in the summer. The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant specializes in a blend of flavorful steaks, fresh local seafood, pastas, and seasonal specials. Begin your dinner with a selection from our cocktail menu or choose a wine from our extensive wine list. This wine list features over 250 different vintages and has received the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence. Open for lunch and dinner, Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant accepts reservations and offers an upstairs function room that can accommodate up to 170 people. The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has received favorable reviews from countless local and national publications including: The Providence Journal, Travel-Holiday, Ford Times, Rhode Island Monthly, and Newport Life Magazine. In addition, Jameson Irish Whiskey bestowed the restaurant with their "Best Irish Coffee Award" for three consecutive years and inducted the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant into their Hall of Fame. Brick Alley has also been featured on The Food Network and is a favorite of Boston's Phantom Gourmet.
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Plymouth, MA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

When we visit Newport, we always go to the Brick Alley Pub for lunch or dinner. Its located on Thames Street right in the center of Newport. We had chicken parm. and it was above average serving and delicious. Great atmosphere (pub style and comfortable.

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Newport, Rhode Island, USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Family friendly atmosphere, food is what you expect of a decent bar/restaurant, varied menu (something for everyone), large portions can be easily shared, burgers cooked to your temperature, staff seems to always be pretty good no matter the season, long waits in high season, so be prepared. Great for drinks and apps, which is mainly what we go there for,... More

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Albany, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went here for dinner Friday night and ended up back for lunch on Sunday. I will just say that the food is terrific and the staff is really exceptionally pleasant. We placed an order for the beef nachos prior to dinner. The waitress obviously knew what we did not, the order is huge! She had held off on placing... More

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Excellent sandwiches delivered very nicely by our efficient server, Taylor. Very good Reuben and smoked turkey panini. Atmosphere is dark and cozy. Excellent for a cold rainy day. Maybe not quite so much in summer. Without a request, an enormous brownie sundae was delivered for my sister's birthday. She was thrilled.

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Norwich, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Very busy on a Saturday for lunch. Had about a half hour wait for a table. Fun decor. Good drinks, huge portions, tasty pub fare. Had a burger that was cooked perfectly. Tasty fries.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for lunch while in Newport. Great atmosphere and great food! We had our 16 month old with us and she loved it! The staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend when you're in Newport!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We ate at Brick Alley Pub for Restaurant Week and really enjoyed the restaurant. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and was full even at 9:00pm. The food was delicious!

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Harrisburg, PA
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Before visiting New England states, I researched places to eat. I found lobster rolls was a regional item but was not quite sure what to expect. I saw Brick Alley Pub served lobster rolls. We walked in with no wait. Although I would've liked a front window seat, no tables were available so we were seated in the back. I... More

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Crofton, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Went for lunch on a long weekend visit to Newport with my wife. Place was busy but our waitress was very attentive and friendly. The beers were nice and cold and the food was really good. Had the lobster Reuben and my wife had the Lobstacado sandwich. Both were loaded with lobster and hit the spot! Wish I had more... More

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Tasty fast friendly service with a comfortable seating. The atmosphere was pure pub full of fun interesting décor to view while awaiting your meal. Try the sweet potato fries!!

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