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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • 70
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Casual Sunday Brunch

My husband and I went with friends to walk around Newport on a misty Sunday in January. We stopped in to the Franklin Spa at about noon and the place was warm, cozy, and inviting in a neighborhood way--not as touristy as many places in Newport. We all had variations on their Eggs Benedict (I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
kfconanicut
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Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went with friends to walk around Newport on a misty Sunday in January. We stopped in to the Franklin Spa at about noon and the place was warm, cozy, and inviting in a neighborhood way--not as touristy as many places in Newport. We all had variations on their Eggs Benedict (I had the classic). Verdict: scrumptious.... More 

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Pine Bush, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went here for breakfast one morning in Newport. We got there just before the rush and glad we did! The food was delicious and the servers were very attentive. Very fairly priced! Definitely recommend.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

As others have described, this restaurant has a classic diner feel but offers elevated diner food. The menu has pretty standard breakfast fare but the brunch menu is really where it sets itself apart. We stopped in for brunch after a quick trip to Newport. We got there a little before 10 and there was already a line forming and... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Food was excellent. Great service. Highly recommend it. Had the Porteguese sailor...so good. Good prices...cash only.

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Seattle
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263 reviews 263 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This restaurant was a short walk from our waterfront hotel, a good choice for breakfast at a much more reasonable price than the hotel. Despite the odd name, there's nothing spa-like about it; it's like an old fashioned diner with an extensive breakfast menu - eggs, omelettes, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, French toast, eggs Benedict, breakfast burrito rolls, muffins, etc. presented... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nothing fancy but much better than hotel pricing. Expect to have a wait, as they can be very busy during tourist season.

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Westchester, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It is set up as a little diner style breakfast spot but with "sit down" prices, relatively expensive prices at that. I would be willing to pay a premium if there was something unique or above average about the dining selections but it is all just average. You're better off saving your money to spend later for lunch or primarily... More 

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Egg sandwich on sweet portuguese bread was the best thing we ordered - lobster benedict is just ok. Smoothies decent.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We were advised to go here by friends and I'm glad we did. All kinds of yummy things were on the menu, and it was all great. The smoothies were a league of their own though. What I liked best was that it was local, not a tourist in sight and the staff had a great relationship with the clients... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

The ambiance of this restaurant takes the customer back 4 decades.....which is a good thing! We ate breakfast here twice during our week long stay in Newport. The blueberry stuffed French toast was heavenly! Service was attentive...coffee was tasty and hot. I cannot say enough good things about this fine restaurant. Don't miss it on your trip to Newport!

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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