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Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI
Phone Number: 401-849-360
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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
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The oldest pub in continuous service in the United States.

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First Rate Brunch, Gluten savvy staff

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
John K
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Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Evansville, Indiana
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank dfaughn
RHODE ISLAND
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1,644 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

so what else can I say. The oldest restaurant/tavern in the countrry well we were not even a country when this was founded. Early to mid 1600s and that is old in this great country of ours. Real good service is provided along with outstanding food. Great bartenders and even thou it is a bit on the dark side consider... More 

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Thank Barry N
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. We were excited to experience the history first and foremost, but were not expecting such classy service and cozy atmosphere. By the name, we thought it was a laid back classic tavern, so we were pleasantly surprised. They fit us in on the weekend without a reservation, and the service was... More 

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new jeresy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Wonderful dinner in Newport.Dark quaint rooms that take you back in time .The service was excellent and even .Had drinks at the bar before dinner , great bartender and colonial atmosphere Food well presented Good place to celebrate a special occasion as it's dark and romantic bringing one back in time to simpler days

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Newport, Rhode Island
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Flash back from the Colonial Days this restaurant serves excellent food and wine in a cozy atmosphere that is private and warm..Fireplace included in the winter time not charge!

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1 Thank sandra r
Kokomo, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

103 years before America entered independence and became a country, this place was founded and it noted as America's oldest tavern. It's full of history and is a landmark not to be missed. On that note, Newport, Rhode Island isn't to be missed. Great cocktails. Great atmosphere. A bucket list MUST.

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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We had drinks in the bar room that had original timber framed ceilings. The bartender was very knowledgable about the taverns history.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We went here just for the fact that it's the oldest tavern in the U.S. We had a wonderful experience, with fast service and wonderful food and drink at moderate prices. We were offered a table right next to the fireplace. The entire place is quaintly decorated and quiet jazz music is played.

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