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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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Fun and Exercise at the Same Time

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
AtlJOtey
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Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can't find the perfect gift, souvenir or food on Bannister wharf then it doesn't exist. They have it all !

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I kind of see Bowen's Wharf And Bannister's Wharf as one entity, but if you have to separate them then Bowen's is definitely better. Do them both - you may as well as they are literally adjacent to each other.

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Thank Geoff H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my husband and a friend. Loved walking around and checking out all the shops. It was a beautiful day to be in Newport.

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Montauk, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of nice shops along this area. Beautiful spot to see the boats and take photos. Close to restaurants.

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Thank Theresa E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great picture taking place. wonderful views of sailboats. great shopping with many articles to buy. A place you can buy tickets for sailing.

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