We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Franklin Spa

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
401-847-3540
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Franklin Spa and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 166 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 53
    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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Spot

Had breakfast here on a nice Saturday morning with family.Alot of interesting choices in a typical diner /cafe setting.Service was attentive.Food lived up to previous trip advisor reviews.Would visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Jim C
,
Canastota, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Canastota, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast here on a nice Saturday morning with family.Alot of interesting choices in a typical diner /cafe setting.Service was attentive.Food lived up to previous trip advisor reviews.Would visit again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food is good, the service is friendly, and the prices are OK. The pulled pork sandwich was delicious!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great breakfast place. A must when in Newport. Close to the seaport and a nice walk from the hotels. Try the buttermilk pancakes..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Needham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Local people and tourists eat at this very good breakfast and lunch place.The food is fresh because of the volume of people eating there.The food is substantial and the price is right.Not a fancy place and it closes at 2.Sunday it is open for breakfast only until 1:30.They have a long wait on Sunday and busy weekends.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We asked a car park attendant.. Where is the best breakfast, immediately he said Franklin Spa. We have had breakfast there every morning since, as Brits we enjoy the American breakfasts.. Everything we have had has been fab. Try the toasted blueberry muffin, yum. The waiting staff are all smiles and efficient .. Today my Rye toast was " a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Small dinner style restaurant on side street in Newport. Open for breakfast and lunch with specials every day. Limited seating so may have to wait a little outside.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New London, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
58 reviews
45 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Franklin Spa also viewed

 

Been to Franklin Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Franklin Spa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?