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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial...

What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial days, is now the hub of Newport's harbor side shopping and dining, where you can find eclectic boutiques, sophisticated and casual restaurants side by side and cozy waterfront rooms.

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Very nice wharf

This wharf is right next to Bowen's and it's a very nice one too. There are many shops and restaurants. It's a very nice to walk around. A great place to take pictures.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wharf is right next to Bowen's and it's a very nice one too. There are many shops and restaurants. It's a very nice to walk around. A great place to take pictures.

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch at Bannister's Wharf. Nice views of the harbor. Some very nice shops to browse through. Pleasant.

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East Hanover
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Side by side to Bowen's Wharf, Bannister's is somewhat similar. A couple of cute shops, a Ben&Jerry's, and two well known restaurants. Like Bowen's it's right on the water and a pure delight on a warm day. Also a departure point for harbor sailing cruises. Parking is suggested at the Visitors' Information

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Right next to Bowen's wharf, so you can walk down on one wharf and up on the other. Lots of the same things to see and similar eats and shops, but each is unique in their own way. Spend time just sitting and watching the boats come in. Fun!

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I did not partake in any Ben and Jerry's since I am watching my diet, however it was the highlight of Bannisters Wharf for me :) It's just like Bowen's Wharf, it's very small, and quaint. There's not much difference between Bannisters Wharf and Bowens Wharf, I didn't even realize they were separate until I noticed here on TripAdvisor. Basically... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Nice place to take in the views. Food and drinks can be pricey here so I would head out for that otherwise good stop

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Bannister's and Bowen's Wharf are really one area. I am not sure where one begins and the other ends but it is great to spend the day going through all of the shops and stopping at different restraints and bars for food and drink.

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Like Bowen;s wharf, Bannuster's is awesome as well, shops, restaurants and tons of boats and yachts in the marina. what a great place to shop , have a bite to eat and or a drink. Not to be missed if in the area.....

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

The wharf was busy during the time we were in Newport, so it seemed crowded with people all looking for the same things. The area is nice and safe. There were lots of people with small children as well as older people. We had a good meal, some ice cream, did a little shopping, and people watching. I would view... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

It was a nice walk on a beautiful day. The vendors were wonderful. I would highly recommend this little getaway!

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