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“Get the Lobster Roll!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brick Alley Pub

Brick Alley Pub
140 Thames st., Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-849-6334
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Ranked #7 of 177 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: American, Bar, Hamburgers, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: At Brick Alley Pub we have it all: "pub style" comfort food to modern multicultural cuisine all served with genuine down-home hospitality. Like America itself, Brick Alley is one big melting pot of ethnicities, flavors, and fun. If you are looking for stiff, over the top formal service with small portions of over-priced food, we are not that place. After more than 30 years as one of Rhode Island's most popular restaurants with locals and tourists alike, the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has earned landmark status. Located at 140 Thames Street across from the Brick Market Place in Downtown Newport the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant offers a warm and cozy fireplace in the winter and comfortably air-conditioned dining rooms in the summer. The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant specializes in a blend of flavorful steaks, fresh local seafood, pastas, and seasonal specials. Begin your dinner with a selection from our cocktail menu or choose a wine from our extensive wine list. This wine list features over 250 different vintages and has received the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence. Open for lunch and dinner, Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant accepts reservations and offers an upstairs function room that can accommodate up to 170 people. The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has received favorable reviews from countless local and national publications including: The Providence Journal, Travel-Holiday, Ford Times, Rhode Island Monthly, and Newport Life Magazine. In addition, Jameson Irish Whiskey bestowed the restaurant with their "Best Irish Coffee Award" for three consecutive years and inducted the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant into their Hall of Fame. Brick Alley has also been featured on The Food Network and is a favorite of Boston's Phantom Gourmet.
Saratoga Springs, NY
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“Get the Lobster Roll!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place is full of décor. It is very busy all the time. We ate there for lunch during a holiday week and it was packed by the time we left at 1pm. The menu is huge and has a great variety of items from ribs and burgers to seafood. My husband had the lobster melt. The avocado with lobster was rich and satisfying. I had the lobster roll....this was unbelievable! Full of lobster with just a hint of mayo. The potato wedges, that came with most meals, were perfect. (Not too greasy and tasted just like a potato!)The kids had giant a hot dog and grilled cheese sandwich. The prices were very reasonable for the large portion sizes.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Great atmosphere, food, and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

This is definitely a very popular establishment-the place opened at 1130am and already had customers waiting to enter.

There is a wide menu selection with fun drinks, brick oven pizza-very good!, sandwiches, etc.

The place has a lot of character and the decor is similar to the Hard Rock Cafe.

Service was prompt. Our waiter wasn't overly friendly but the staff ensured our water was full and the restaurant really seemed to care about ensuring customer satisfaction. The restrooms had switches to notify the staff if the conditions were not up to standard and the check came with a guest survey.

I would recommend this place to visitors and make a trip back myself to enjoy their spiked peanut butter milk shake again!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Friendly Service, with Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

As others have written, this is a popular place and we did have to wait for a table on a Tuesday night in April. Service was excellent - everyone on staff was very friendly. Great place for family including kids. They do have a separate kids menu for younger children. Food was very good. This is not a gourmet restaurant, but their lobster bisque was excellent with many pieces of lobster. Salmon was very good. The tuna app was fantastic. When back in Newport, will return here again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great decor and great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We walked in to find the walls and ceilings decorated with colorful signs, license plates, motorcycles and even a car! The food did not disappoint. The clam chowder was thick, creamy and tasty. I had the pulled pork sandwich which was terrific and enough for two meals. The turkey club was also good. Service was great and the menu was extensive. We would definitely go back and we don't say that about many places!

Visited April 2014
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Bergamo, Italy
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“Nice but overpriced!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Been there for a quick meeting in newport area this place is a must to go. Dont understand why they offer a buffet for 11usd but overall it looks nice and good.
I will be back soon!

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