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The Pier Restaurant

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10 Howards Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-7437
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were touring around town and found this gem. Views of the water were spectacular. Service was great. Did not have a meal there, just drinks so I cannot comment on this. It was fun to people watch and again the view was great.

1 Thank Jkppt14
Belleville, Illinois
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147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has beautiful views of the bay & yachts. I had the Fish & Chips & it was the best I have ever had. The fish was Cod with a delicious breading cooked to perfection. Just thinking of it now makes me wish I was there so I could have more. There is no where around here where I... More 

1 Thank Suzann47
New Jersey
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778 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,850 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for lunch after driving through town. The views from the waterfront terrace were a selling point, but being able to easily park in a parking lot in front was another. We had lobsters and enjoyed every minute of our stay on the terrace. Service was friendly.

2 Thank Wenovo
Charleston s c
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views from this restaurant are beautiful The multi-million yachts that are moored in the bay are unbelievable. The accommodating staff was attentive and gracious. Although the outside bar was not opened, we took our cocktails outside to enjoy the fall sunshine. The clam chowder was exceptionally delicious. One member of our party left her cell phone and the owner... More 

1 Thank LCtribe
Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we ordered our food: first an entrée and than a main course. first we had to wait quite a while, although the terrace was almost empty. than the courses came within minutes from each other. result? main course was completely cold by the time we finished the entrées. i still don't know where the crab in my crab cakes was...the... More 

Thank cristina r
Coventry, Rhode Island
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprised by the view that was surrounding this waterfront restaurant. Boats galore everywhere..views, a topic of discussion for us. Sipping wine and gawking around and being entertained with a two piece band and I must say that the meals we had were very good. Newport offers wonderful restaurants and views..stop here and you'll appreciate Newport even more.

1 Thank pathurley2015
Newport, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The food is ok they need to improve the service and the menu not a great experience. Will Waite before I try again. Food not tha fresh

Thank RMM49
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Popped in here purely by chance. Music was good. Atmosphere was great. and the food was surprisingly nice. OK we only had fish and chips but it was oh so nice, fluffy fish with lovely batter. I did look at what other groups were ordering and I must say it all looked very nice. We also had a few sundowners... More 

Thank tony c
Hartland Four Corners, Vermont
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Have been here many times over the years but this weeks lunch was not what we expected. The cream pitcher for our coffee had old dried on cream on the inside. It was about 1inch x 1 1/2 inch. The "lobster bisque" tasted like tomato and had not even a little piece of lobster! Very disappointed!!

Thank Suez5
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

My husband and I recently visited The Pier on a beautiful Saturday afternoon with some friends. The setting outside is nice with views of a marina. The waitstaff was pleasant and helpful, especially considering we had some young children with us on a hot day. The reason for the low rating is because of the $30 Fried Seafood Sampler. When... More 

1 Thank aholla1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Howards Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: (401) 847-7437
The Pier Restaurant is Newport's premier destination for waterfront dining and entertainment located in downtown Newport RI. We offer the freshest seafood and succulent steaks prepared by award winning Head Chef Kevin Gaudreau. We boast outdoor waterfront seating and cocktails, live entertainment Thursday through Sunday nights, and private party services for your next special event.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?