Bannister's Wharf

Bannister's Wharf, Newport: Address, Phone Number, Bannister's Wharf Reviews: 4.5/5

Bannister's Wharf
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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 waterfront rooms.
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loribates
Oak Island, NC65 contributions
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 junkie, look along the water for a cut through to the local's boat store - The Ship's Store (great t-shirts). Fresh live lobsters are available off the docks. You can just walk through or spend hours persusing the local fare. A great way to start the day is to have breakfast and coffee out on the dock at The Coffee Grinder. Everyone raved about her homemade baked goods, but I was not very impressed - maybe I just ordered the wrong thing.

Most of the sailing tours go out of here - however, if you want to sail more than sight-see, check out www.12meterharters.com - one of the best kept secrets in Newport. These folks don't hawk tours on the sidewalks.
Written October 2, 2010
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Vender
New York City, NY2 contributions
Bannister's wharf is in the heart of down town Newport - its got lots of shops and restaurants. Stroll down to the end of the wharf and you'll find adirondack chairs - great place to sit and enjoy the passing boats along the harborfront. There is a little coffee shop at the end of the dock where you can get a latte wgile enjoying the view.
Written February 15, 2011
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Frank M
Jamestown, RI251 contributions
This waterfront was once a downtrodden part of Newport that has been revitalized into a tourist attraction with many unique shops. The summer crowds are heavy and some tourism continues into the fall and winter. This was the home of the America's Cup races and is still a starting point for some trans-Atlantic races. Restaurants and shops abound. Parking is VERY scarce. Police presence is plentiful and good and it is a safe place. Night life is abundant. There are many waterfront festivals such as Irish, German and the Newport Boat Show.
Written January 28, 2012
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Annie
Connecticut20 contributions
Couples
We walked here from the Historic Hill Inn where we stayed - about a three minute walk down the hill to the water. Great shops, very clean and upbeat atmosphere, a yummy little fresh fruit smoothie place smack dab in the middle. Maps everywhere to help you find out where you're going. Not too crowded even in July, it's spread out enough, but not too much that you can't get to everything you want to. Not easy to park there, however, so it helped that we had parking off-street at the inn and could walk anywhere easily and quickly. Nothing is too far away from anything in Newport!
Written July 11, 2012
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bo11
Vaxjo, Sweden36 contributions
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It was delicious and the service was great... The company was good too :)
Written July 3, 2012
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CitiLife
New York City, NY342 contributions
Shopping at its best. You could get lost in some of these unique stores. Seems as if time has slipped away. Very relaxing.
Written December 20, 2011
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Mrs K
28 contributions
Here you can find great restaurants; lunches, dinners or cocktails. Nice shops for him or her. Artsy galleries, ice-cream or just the famous black pearl clam chowder can be enjoyed here, in this nice historic atmosphere. Recommended!
Written December 9, 2019
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Alexthetraveler01
47 contributions
Great collection of little shops and restaurants. Spent some time just wandering around absorbing the ambiance.
Written November 2, 2019
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Linda C
Hertfordshire, UK262 contributions
This is a great place to go lots to see and good places to ear plenty of shops and some really different there was a little stall with shells made in two flowers gorgeous
Written October 24, 2019
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Chris L
New York City, NY84 contributions
A great place for a stroll, sight seeing, shopping and lots of restaurants/ places to eat! Spend a nice afternoon walking around exploring, buying some souvenirs, and finding a nice place to eat or have a drink. Day or night.
Written February 18, 2019
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