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The Lobster Bar

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31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-619-2890
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“lobster” (211 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (18 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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Reviewed 4 days 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...More

Thank knewspring
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,...More

Thank James W
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...More

Thank kjtoni
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...More

Thank SpartyGirl888
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
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...More

Thank cydney04106
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...More

1  Thank Chelsea B
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...More

Thank nickvn
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....More

1  Thank Cacabesa
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is right at the end of the wharf, with indoor or outdoor seating. We really enjoyed their hot lobster roll. A fish sandwich was large and also very tasty. A nice setting for a leisurely lunch.

Thank Bob T
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menu, oysters, menu
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Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
February 10, 2015|
Response from Laurie R | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if there is an outdoor patio. This is in NJ there is snow on the ground.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, 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
  • E-mail