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The White Horse Tavern

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Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

The oldest pub in continuous service in the United States.

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Historical experience at a restaurant

The bar tenders have an astonishing amount of knowledge about the history of the restaurant, Newport and American history as a whole. While enjoying good food (try the local RI... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Al B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bar tenders have an astonishing amount of knowledge about the history of the restaurant, Newport and American history as a whole. While enjoying good food (try the local RI clam chowder), try to take in as much history as possible. Great experience.

Thank Al B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Food was good (beef tenderloins) although not mouth wateringly so, nice wine list. Historical setting, with glowing fireplaces, wide pine floors and exposed beams, but you pay for the setting by the meal being overpriced by 25% or so. Four stars for the food, but prices bring the experience down to three.

Thank Mark H
Tarrytown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

The restaurant definitely has the 17th-18th century alehouse ambiance in its low ceiling, fireplaces and rustic interior. It is a welcome feeling, I don't mean to imply it is rickety in any way. We were upstairs in a large front room. Fireplace wasn't going, but that was fine, it was well heated, a welcome respite from a chilly November evening.... More 

Thank JKC1956
Holden, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

It has been a long time since my husband and I have dined here. We always had fond memories of the place. Well, it superseded the memories! I started with a Caesar salad and he had fish cakes. Both were delicious. They are known for their Caesar salads. You have to get it. Then I had the Wagyu steak and... More 

Thank CAMBelden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Sadly we were not that hungry, but tired going to it. So our meal was a bit limited: my husband had the sea bass and it was excellent, my kids shared the lobster mac and cheese (Superb!) I had the clam chowder (skip it) and kale salad (decent). I wish I had known the chowder was clear broth before I... More 

Thank mkd_travelmania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We were so excited to have dinner here. Reviews looked great and the history had us intrigued. Unfortunately it's not for families!. No kids menu though our waiter, Pete was wonderful and did have the chef make a nice Mac and cheese for our 6 year old. Our food was good but nothing over the top. We, like most parents... More 

Thank Deanna L
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

It looks like a tavern and since 1673 has had a liquor license to prove it is a tavern. A substantial building filled with history and lots of good drinks.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Six of us enjoyed a fantastic Sunday Brunch. Highlight was the lobster omelette and the clear broth chowder. Coffee was excellent and the dessert selection was perfect. Nice staff and a great setting. Don't forget to make a reservation for this excellent restaurant.

Thank John K
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Couldn't pass up a chance to visit the oldest tavern in the US and was pleasantly surprised to find they had good food and service to boot! Sat outside and enjoyed the September sunshine and chat with locals. Inside has kept its charm despite all the years...we'll definitely keep it on our list for future visits.

Thank Sammy P
Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Had to hit is historic restaurant...from drinks to food, everything was very good. Amy took great care of us and everyone enjoyed their food. Dishes we had: lobster mac & cheese, steak frites, shrimp cocktail, and others. Worth the visit.

Thank dfaughn

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