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Black Pearl

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10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
+1 401-846-5264
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“chowder” (419 reviews)
“clams” (82 reviews)
“burger” (84 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great , always the restaurant to visit every time in Newport. Clam chowder is great , atmosphere is perfect , service wonderful.

Thank Lyn S
Reviewed yesterday

Love to bring Dad to The Pearl for Father's Day. We have been going there for decades and found it to be losing it's gusto. Fries just OK, used to be amazing. Warm chicken tarragon salad and pickle. Old bacon and bread. Sound picky? Well...More

Thank nancy w
Reviewed yesterday

Loved their clam chowder. There late evening so super busy. Waitress did OK until the bill. Had asked her to separate our table of five for payment when we ordered. Not done. Took three tries at the end for her to get the bill right....More

Thank B6291CYdonnam
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had burgers for lunch, outside on the water. The food was good, service was quick and friendly. Drinks were OK. The view of the harbor is the best part of this restaurant.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Anytime we visit Newport we make sure to stop at the Black Pearl for lunch. Our latest visit was no exception. Mid afternoon we choose to sit outside on their deck. My wife and I both ordered the clam chowder which was as good as...More

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chowder was sparse, watery and not very tasty. Inside dining was cramped, hot and we were constantly getting bumped into. Service was slow and our waiter could not keep the orders straight, we played musical plates ! A horrible hundred dollar lunch, never again.

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a late arrival in Newport and a bit hungry, so a quick meal in a traditional Newport spot was just the ticket. It is a noisy restaurant but the food is good and the service is fine. Chowder is my favorite.

Thank jpatrickr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had eaten lunch here twice before during the week, when the BlAck Pearl was slammed with business, but they took good care of us then. Today, however, was a different story. We sat outside where perhaps an eighth of the tables were occupied. We...More

Thank Moses M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here on a cold Friday December night after getting into town, just looking for a drink and a snack. I wish I could recall the bartender’s name as he was amazing. We sat at the bar, he recommended apps which included chowder &...More

Thank SandDollar24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were five for dinner and had a blast. Our server Mya was knowledgeable, fun and made our night memorable. The food was great, especially the clam chowder. When in Newport, definitely consider the Black Pearl.

Thank Ed K
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Response from debbeyes | Reviewed this property |
Good question but i have no idea
May 29, 2017|
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Response from WithMyDog | Reviewed this property |
It's my understanding that the Tavern side is open for lunch and dinner, but the Commodore's Room only has dinner hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-5264
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