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Franklin Spa

229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
401-847-3540
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Ranked #45 of 206 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
G'boro NC
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Mexican roll up for breakfast was just so so. Quite disappointing. The egg was dry, too much tortilla for too little filling and salsa tasted like it was out of a can.

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New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went over Labor Day weekend based on Tripadvisor and Yelp reviews. It was a let down. We went in for lunch but they were serving brunch all day. They were heavily staffed but there weren't many customers, so a lot of the wait staff were doing kitchen duty (chopping food, restocking stuff)... and we felt like they didn't want... More

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Cheshire CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it was a nice little place, very friendly. We got there about 12 and said they weren't serving lunch because breakfast was so busy??

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St. James
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nothing fancy, diner-like decor, nice and bright inside. We were immediately seated in a booth. I ordered the Crab Cake Benedict, my husband the Lobster Benedict. We shared both and Crab Cake was winner, hands down. They were nice enough to offer us more Hollandaise sauce - but there was plenty. It did not taste like a house made Hollandaise... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Looks like a diner, with a diner menu. The food however was better than diner food. Went for breakfast and wish I could have tried more of the offerings. The three of us were all happily satisfied with delicious meals. Looking forward to going back!

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Food The best: any Benedict style seafood eggs (lobster or crab are our favorites) and the stuffed french toast..sinful. The other basic breakfasts are all very good. For fancier foods go to LaForge by the tennis hall of fame. Location: Downtown Newport and perfect but on a weekend you MUST get there early. The restaurant is not fancy but the... More

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Manville, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Using the name "spa" here is misleading...this restaurant is actually a "hole-in-the-wall breakfast diner", where every worker is "tiny" and efficient. lol . But the food's taste is big, and portion size even bigger! The recipes are creative.. you can get more than eggs and toast. My favorite is the French toast (Portuguese bread) stuffed with cream cheese and blueberries.... More

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Needham, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The best breakfast in Newport.If you do not get there early on the weekend be prepared to wait.It is not fancy but a great friendly staff and great food makeup for the wait.No credit card cash only.Good selection of large portions of breakfast food for brunch.I recommend Franklin Spa and go for brunch every visit to Newport.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My partner opted for breakfast and I went for lunch- in both categories we picked well. The Portuguese Sailor was one of the best sandwiches I've had and the eggs benny were solid as well. A greasy spoon worth the trip.

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Wood RIdge, NJ
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a great place for breakfast. Old-fashioned storefront luncheonette styled restaurant with good food, good service and fair prices.

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