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The Pier Restaurant

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10 Howards Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-847-7437
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

I had the fish and chips and honestly the restaurant in bloomsburg pa makes a better fish and chips. I wasn't impressed. The restaurant is small and feels more like a bar that serves food.

Thank Angela B
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

My family and iwent for lunch after a long morning of sightseeing. We arrived about 2:00 pm after the height of the lunch hour crunch. We placed our orders and waited no less than 50 mins for food. We never heard from our waiter as far as any reason our food might be delayed. We were so hungry, we ordered... More 

Thank Maryrose1013
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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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157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

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
Morris County, New Jersey
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399 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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.

3 Thank Wenovo
Charleston s c
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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192 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: +1 401-847-7437
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?