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The Lobster Bar

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31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-619-2890
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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New York City, New York
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun place, great lobsters. It's exactly what you imagine it to be... informal with fresh seafood. Perfect for large noisy groups or anyone who wants to relax and eat along the water. We loved it.

Thank Traveler00101
Burlington, Vermont
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been disappointed and poorly treated at another area favorite the day before, we were anxious for some really good seafood. The other item on my agenda for the day was to get some sunshine and perhaps watch the sunset. This place checked off all the boxes. My husband is a Rhode Island native, and fussy about his "chowdah". It... More 

Thank knewspring
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

I am not going to lie, as a chinese, i had my first lobster actually in USA, and best lobster is here, Lobster bar. I am a such a lobster lover, even hold it make me feel so good. This place is in nice position, we were set on outside above water. which is so nice. Waiter is nice and... More 

Thank James W
New York
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Came here with another couple in the Fall. It was an unusually warm day and we sat outside right on the water. We ordered chowder and lobster rolls and everything was delicious.The lobster rolls were made with large chunks of lobster. I believe our server was Erica and she was great. Very attentive and gave great advice for touring Newport.... More 

Thank kjtoni
Chicago, Illinois
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Food was average here. If you like traditional clam chowder, stay away from the chowder here. The base is thin and watery and there's a ton of dill in the broth. I was looking for a warm, thick traditional New England clam chowder and was disappointed with this one. The dill over powered all the other flavors.

Thank SpartyGirl888
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a cup of chowder and a quick drink. The view is fantastic and the staff were very friendy and attentive. The other patrons we very friendy too. The bar had a good vibe.

Thank Sharon V
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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168 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Delightful location on Bowen's Wharf. Service is friendly but not extraordinary. I got the fish and chips, for $20 ... 2 large pieces of deep fried cod with non-descript fries and a small plastic container of non-descript cole slaw. My dining partner ordered the chicken parm sandwich which was very small and came with a bag of potato chips, which... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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214 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016

I was very excited when I saw this place and their menu as I had been driving quite some time and was starved; the hostess was nice enough to seat me next to the window overlooking the port, however, my waitress never came. There were girls standing all over the place, chatting up with what looked like the managers, standing... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016

I visited this place twice when I was in Newport for work. it has a nice outdoor seating area with a wonderful view of the harbour and the yachts sailing in and out. the service was quite good as was the food. they cater for large groups without having to book in advance

Thank nickvn
Norwich, Connecticut
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207 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This is the kinda place which caters to tourists since they have no interest for taste, service, or quality of the food. If they can get you in once and bill you for it that is enough, because you would be crazy to go back. When you get in it looks pretty good , large windows, beautiful views of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-2890

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