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LOT LOTS things and food

Walk around , visit , eat , Buy .. beautiful day , sunny , I can imagine this area in high season... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
great shopping

Loved The Black Dog shop and most especially the Mansions of Newport shop. High quality everywhere... read more

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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
Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Busy, expensive, crowded- typical Newport. Parking is a nightmare- I think there are better places to eat.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk around , visit , eat , Buy .. beautiful day , sunny , I can imagine this area in high season , Glad we walked the other wharfs , great Lobster

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved The Black Dog shop and most especially the Mansions of Newport shop. High quality everywhere and some lovely restaurants with harbour views as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank savouritall_karen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of shops, restaurants, and boat tours to take. Easy to get around and people are very friendly. Food and prices are reasonable. Ocean views are spectacular. Take a harbour tour, its worth it. About 60-90 minutes.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 542Barbara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tourist will ultimately migrate to the waterfront and discover Bannister's Wharf on his own. This treasure built by John Bannister was the former "social and commercial lifeline" to colonial Newport. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry returned to the wharf victorious following the 1813 Battle of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KimGTravels
Reviewed August 15, 2019

Restaurants, shopping or people watching there is plenty to do here. There is also an area where you can arrange boat rides in the harbor

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Kleb122
Reviewed July 14, 2019

We ate at the place and food was fresh and delicious. Interesting decor as well. Drinks are nice too will visit agian

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Ksusha L
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

Many restaurants, few shops. Too expensive. Beach bags at 240$. A little too much for me. Only to take few pictures.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BigSteph1228
Reviewed July 8, 2019

Love to walk, shop and eat down Bannister's Wharf, especially in the evening! Lot's of shops and places to sit have ice cream and/or coffee!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TMLMOMof3
Reviewed June 25, 2019

There are many restaurants and shops here along with several places to take a cruise of an hour or two. There are outdoor patios to sit and eat or have a drink and the Lobster Pot restaurant is at the end and you can sit...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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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
February 13, 2018|
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
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.