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Bannister's Wharf

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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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Theres a Ben and Jerry's here!

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... read more

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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

There are good restaurants, great shops and plenty of boats to look at! The variety offered makes it great for just about everyone!

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Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Great stores and Resturants. Reminded me of a little fishing village. Stopped by the Black Pearl for lunch, omg the mussels are to die for. Service was excellent. Definitely a must .....see!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Bannister Wharf sits on the harbor and is a fun place for shopping of all types, dining and sailboat watching. Parking is challenging so a cab ride or Uber may be best unless you are on foot. For the best dining options, arrive early.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Great spot, super close to Bowen's Wharf, both of which have lots of bars, shops, and places to get some great seafood, especially a lobstah roll! Great people watching too!

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