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Black Pearl

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10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
(401) 846-5264
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Newington, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great atmosphere, yummy clam chowder, reasonable prices. indoor or outdoor eating. friendly, good service.

Thank silverton34x
Washington, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Black Pearl on August 18th, our wedding anniversary. It was good. My wife's amount of lobster was a bit small for nearly $50. There was probably less than 5 ounces of lobster, three sprigs of asparagus and not much more on the plate. I had the filet mignon and it was very good. I feel I... More 

Thank Michael S
New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed dinner here.. Everything we ordered was delicious. Waiter was attentive and good. Drinks were excellent...All seafood was fresh and tasty.

Thank SLGenn
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Celebrating a family reunion in Newport. I sent family members new to Newport to the Black Pearl for lunch the first day and they return for lunch on the last day! So glad to see not everything has changed!

Thank Susan L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dined at the Black Pearl at various times over the years. Service is attentive and courteous. We had a Sunday lunch, nothing fancy. The food was good and the portions were reasonably sized. The clam chowder is very good. We will return on our next visit to Newport.

Thank DM10468
Franklin, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for food and drinks. Nice atmosphere and bar. Has outdoor seating on rooftop deck. Friendly bar tenders and waitstaff.

Thank LeAnne H
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was reasonable for Newport, service was a little slow for a Sunday afternoon but it was crowded. Limited menu selection but the clam chowder was very good.

Thank Mike P
Rye, New York
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location in the heart of the wharf- food just okay, service a bit slow (though friendly). Perfectly fine if you happen to be walking by, but not worth making a trip for it.

Thank taytorch20
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a great outdoor dining area right next to the water where all the sailboat trip vessels dock, we actually booked a sail boat excursion for the next day after having lunch here.

Thank Susan H
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clam chowder was Delicious but it is everywhere in the area, service was fair, drinks was fair, my swordfish was fair. My husband ordered 1 1/2 lb lobster which was good, MKT price $32.

Thank Mascarell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $55
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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: (401) 846-5264

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?