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Franklin Spa

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229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
401-847-3540
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent breakfast

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
pattyclare
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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Newport, Rhode Island
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138 reviews 138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The authentic spa or diner feel......! The staff the menu the ambiance the food .. It's all good ... Just Can't say enough... This will complete your Newport stop-over ... An authentic eatery for sure !!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The Franklin Spa is in the middle of a a very pretty neighborhood on Spring St.rather than the more touristy areas of Newport. We were a family of six (including two children) on a Sunday morning. Although the restaurant was full, they managed to find a pleasant table for us. We started with a bottomless cup of delicious coffee and... More 

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

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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
52 helpful votes 52 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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265 reviews 265 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 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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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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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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