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Franklin Spa

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229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
401-847-3540
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice break from fancy places

Always come here for breakfast when we are in newport. No frills, but delicious food and many breakfast selections. Great service too! Love the Portuguese sailor sandwich

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
wanderluster413
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Connecticut, United States
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We always head to Franklin Spa when in Newport. The food is delicious and the service is good. It can have a wait on busy summer weekends but definitely worth it! The eggs benedict, pancakes and french toast are all awesome and very reasonably priced.

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New London, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

this place has been great since 1983 when I first ate here. No frills, cramped tables, you can watch them cook, waitresses have a great sense of humor and put up with my dad's teasing about the food. menu is TOO BIG! I have a hard time deciding what to eat, because I know it is all good! Lines form... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I am a breakfast junkie and when I tell you Franklin Spa is it, I mean it! Just phenomenal breakfast (with plenty of choices!), good service and great for families/kids. Our breakfast dishes did not disappoint! Make sure you order the grilled Portuguese sweet bread- absolute must! Get in early....can get crowded.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you're not frm New England, when you hear the word 'Spa' you're likely envisioning hot rock massages, facials, soft music and a serving of fruit and grain almost big enough for a hummingbird. Not so, friends! In New England, a "Spa" might also be a small neighborhood eatery with old time counters and stools, tables from the 50's with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Always come here for breakfast when we are in newport. No frills, but delicious food and many breakfast selections. Great service too! Love the Portuguese sailor sandwich

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Old-school greasy spoon serving breakfast food---even for lunch. Perfect for one paleo, one picky kid eater whose specifications were followed to a T, and one eater who can never have enough chorizo. Cash only. Not at all fancy--friendly, local, comfortable.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great breakfast with new specials daily Worth the trip Not fancy just good old food I had the pecan and banana french toast! Had to take the other half home

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Cash only and they have an ATM in the place. Cool place to have breakfast. The look of the place is an old breakfast diner from the '50's. Looks like a family run business. The banana pecan french toast is awesome. Gets busy in the summer time so get there early!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great greasy spoon type breakfast. It has been many years since we have been here, but still worth coming back for. A local favorite, for sure. Great prices and yummy meal combos. Heads up - CASH ONLY. We will be back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Franklin Spa has an enormous menu! We've been there twice and look forward to our next visit to Newport so we can go. Excellent food and service!

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Address: 229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
Phone Number: 401-847-3540
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-847-3540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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