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Shop - and Eat - Until You Drop!

Overlooking the harbor. Amazing views. Great places to shop, to eat, and simply to stroll down by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BYKTYKE
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West Hempstead, New York
Nice and Compact

This is a place that maximises its location to draw you in with a good smattering of high end shops... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Banjo191
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 2, 2010

Nice shops along with some of the best restaurants - whether you want to sit down and experience fine dining, or if you want to dine al fresco. We also found a window to grab some hot dogs or chowder. If you are a sailing...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This area of Newport is along the water. The downside is that parking is hard to find during busy summer months, and as much as you would think you would be able to walk along the water, you cannot. The areas are blocked by boat...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overlooking the harbor. Amazing views. Great places to shop, to eat, and simply to stroll down by the water. very relaxing.

Thank BYKTYKE
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place that maximises its location to draw you in with a good smattering of high end shops as well as a good places to eat and drink.

Thank Banjo191
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying right beside this wharf and enjoyed many strolls round the bars, restaurants and shops to be had here. Also at the wharf are the sailing ships. We took a trip under sail on the Madeleine which was amazing

Thank Tina883
Reviewed September 27, 2018

What a nice two-for-one place. She can hit the shops and he can explore the sights and sounds of the harbour. Then you can both adjourn for lunch or coffee.

Thank Wanderering1
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Great restaurants, shops & sailing & water opportunities. I took a sunset sail & loved it! Seeing all the yachts is fascinating - The Lives of the VERY rich! From quick inexpensive snacks to luxury fine dining.

Thank KateReviews
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I spent time shopping and eating here. A great place to spend some time close to the water. Right in the center of things

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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Bannister's Wharf is a must see while in Nnewport, RI. Outstanding shops, restaurants and an outsanding place to take in the water, boats and people that flood this treasure! The night life is fantastic!

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is a very nice area to walk, shop and eat for any couple or family. Nice tourist shops line the street with many choices for restaurants. I like that you can eat outside! TIP: If you are staying in Newport, leave your car in...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

Good place to stop to eat, shop and wandering around by the boats. You may even decide to take a boat trip out...

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is a definite stop for anyone going to Newport. Lots of shops and restaurants, lots of activity, but not too crowded. Watch where you are walking -- some of the brick paving is uneven. Best spot on the wharf, facing America's Cup Avenue, is...More

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BaileysMom72
February 13, 2018|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have seen numerous people walking with their dogs. People even bring their young dogs to the wharf to socialize, have people pet them, etc. Given that Neil K. posted that pets are not allowed, I called the wharf. I... More
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BaileysMom72
February 13, 2018|
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Response from Dean_Amy-2004 | Reviewed this property |
It’s a street shopping area, so there wouldn’t be an issue walking on the street. There may be issues with taking the dog into the stores; that would be up to each store if they allowed it. Unless it’s a service dog, doubt... More
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Ellen H
October 16, 2016|
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Response from Byron1944 | Reviewed this property |
As for the walk it is about ten blocks and is easily doable. I can't answer about the coffee.
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