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The Mooring

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1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840 (America's Cup Ave.)
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Vero Beach, Florida
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a party of seven and The Mooring stated they could accommodate our group. Our table was ready when we arrived and we were promptly seated. Our waitress did everything right and the food was delicious. I found the prices to be reasonable when all things are considered and would return if the opportunity arose. It is for this... More 

Thank wbladesr
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived early and sat at the bar awaiting our seating time. Bartenders were quick and attentive. When seated we were lucky to sit outside along the railing by the water. The meal was delicious; we started with a great selection of oysters. For entrees, I had tuna and my boyfriend had cod, both were outstanding!

Thank Robinanne1
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The evening sky was morphing and overturning itself in electric hues of violet and blue as we docked ourselves at The Mooring for a late dinner. Almost all tables, inside and out have a view of Newport Harbor and its assorted floating armada. Weather permitting, I recommend a table on the deck because you are closer to the sights, sounds... More 

Thank Cuddlefudge W
los angeles
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for lunch after an afternoon of bike riding. We thoroughly enjoyed a bottle of white wine, local oysters, whole chilled lobster, crab, clam chowder, mussels, and Caesar salad. The mussels, lobster and clam chowder were amazing. I highly recommend coming with a big group and trying as many dishes as possible. Our server, Kieran, was knowledgeable and adorable.... More 

Thank sforoosh
Westhampton Beach, NY
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a picturesque place for lunch on Newport Harbor and The Mooring Met that requirement. We sat outside right on the Harbor with a great view. Service was very good with a nice and varied menu that was heavy, appropriately, on seafood. We chose the shellfish tower with a whole lobster, 6 shrimp , 6 oysters, 6... More 

Thank mikey48
Amityville, New York
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was very good. Oysters were fresh and many selections available. Good ambiance. Great history and memorabilia throughout the restaurant.

Thank DblDmnd
St. George, Utah
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the clam chowder and lobster roll and both were very good but not the best. What I loved about this restaurant was the location. On the wharf with a beautiful view of the harbor. Great service too. I would go back.

Thank Bill I
New York City
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great ambiance, albeit a bit loud. If you're looking for an exciting scene, this is it, if you're looking for a quite romantic candle light dinner, not the place.

Thank jms31280
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was great. We ordered oysters, fish-and-chips, veggie burger, and clam chowder. Everything was well-prepared and came out in a timely manner. Our servers were very attentive without being intrusive. Despite the fact that we were there at a peak time, service was smooth and we never had to ask twice for anything. Crowd noise is a bit high, so... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I chose this restaurant based on an article, "top places in Newport for oysters". We dined in between lunch and dinner on a Sunday, outside as requested, though we were in a corner where staff does roll ups in their spare time. I'm sure specifically for our toddler, who is a good baby. The service was good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $80
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840
    (America's Cup Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 14018462260
The ideal embodiment of Newport dining: the freshest seafood, al fresco seating, expansive harbor views, and warm hospitality. Our award-winning wine list is one of the most acclaimed in New England.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?