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254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
(401) 846-8757
Today
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great early bird specials

Want the best deal in town for a lobster dinner? $17.95 got us just that! Check the prices on the chalk board outside. Great prime rib can be had, too. We ate here 3 nights in a row until we got our lobster fill.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
484annette
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Murrieta, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Raw bar happy hour from 12-2 is a steal! Oysters are fresh and delicious. Both versions of clam chowder are good. Try a Bloody Mary or Oh No Mimosa! Sit up on the deck if it's open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Had some brews with my mates and some really good oysters. The staff is cordial and the prices are low enough that I'll be back again and soon.

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Want the best deal in town for a lobster dinner? $17.95 got us just that! Check the prices on the chalk board outside. Great prime rib can be had, too. We ate here 3 nights in a row until we got our lobster fill.

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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. It is located in the heart of the downtown area near the harbor. The dining areas are not large and the atmosphere is casual. Service was friendly and quick. I had the prime rib with asparagus on the early bird special, $13.95. Very good on both counts. The meat was... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Recommended to us by Beth at the Newport Harbor Hotel. We had a great lunch and made reservations for dinner also. Great raw bar. Huge lobsters. My husband had a steak Pittsburgh style and it was cooked to perfection. Plan to return

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I thought maybe they scraped the bottom of the pot there were so many clams in my bowl! and the flavor was excellent, the best in town!! Raw oysters and clams were very good. Pastrami sandwich was fantastic!

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Bradford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We made a reservation that we ended up being a little late for but they weren't upset or aggravated about that at all! Our waiter was young but VERY hospitable - he took the time to learn our names and made sure our dinner was fantastic! The food here is what you would expect for Newport, RI. Great seafood and... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely late nite dinner. Leah was an excellent server and Chef Matt made a phenomenal grass fed sirloin and prawn special! Will definitely be back.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful restaurant located downtown. We went for the raw bar and we were not disappointed. The clams and oysters were so fresh and delicious and the shrimp was huge. The bartenders and servers were very nice and accommodating. We sat at the bar and mingled with customers and staff. They were very busy, but the service was... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a great restaurant located in downtown. Portions were HUGE, the choices were great and prices were very reasonable. I would recommend the chowder and most certainly the prime rib. It came to the table and it was the biggest hunk of meat I have ever had in a restaurant. It probably was 3-4 pounds. I didn't expect much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: (401) 846-8757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?