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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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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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64 reviews
26 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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141 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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9 reviews
6 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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163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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 

Thank cydney04106
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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203 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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202 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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 

Thank Cacabesa
Boston, Massachusetts
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470 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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
East Hanover
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

The Lobster Bar is a fairly large seafood restaurant at the end of Bowen's Wharf. It's inviting with its lobster tank right at the entrance and the possibility of al fresco dining on the water. Perhaps the restaurant is too big or offers more entrees than it can handle, but the outcome is not always what one would hope for.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?