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Scales & Shells

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527 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6710
+1 401-846-3474
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“pasta” (55 reviews)
“clams” (39 reviews)
“monkfish” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
527 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6710
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent! Had seafood tower, raw bar items (lobster, crab,shrimp, clams,mussels, oysters, calamari salad) appetizer of swordfish fingers. Service great, friendly. As a matter of fact dinner was so good we rearranged our plans so we could enjoy another night's dinner and had lobster fra diavlo...More

Thank Kminver
Reviewed 4 days ago

We sat outside on this beautiful September evening! We had a charming young lady as a server who was super attentive and knew about the various fish options that night. We started off with fried oyster's , Perfect! While I do not recall the name...More

Thank MikDiner
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here on Saturday and it was the best decision we made all day. Had the white clam pizza for an appetizer and swordfish with a lobster and artichoke sauce over it. OMG! FANTASTIC!!! My wife had the John Dory fish. Never heard of it...More

Thank chinnamann
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed Scales &Shells freshest and best selection of oysters anywhere !!! The selection of craft beers was super and the friendly staff made the whole experience super. The open kitchen makes for a really cool atmosphere.

Thank Charlie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was pedestrian and uninspired (at best). Bread was served cold and a little dry. I ordered the tuna special and it arrived charred (burned). House salad was clearly out of a bag in the kitchen. Service was lackadasical and obviously neither well trained nor...More

Thank Sightsee790957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend S&S. We enjoyed the food and service. It is close to five star, but just missed in my opinion. Enjoy!

Thank hanesmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was busy and the smell lures you in from the sidewalk. We’ve eaten here before and enjoyed it so why not a second time. We ordered the lobster fra Diavolo for two. It’s a good quantity of mussels, clams, calamari and one whole...More

Thank Teekanen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to this our experience and it disappointed. The prices were higher than any restaurant we visited, which would be fine if the food warranted it. Every meal needed salt and or other seasonings. The grilled vegetables were put on the...More

Thank pvny52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, well priced. I had the tuna special, my husband had the swordfish special. Both grilled perfectly and delicious. The last time we ate here was thirty years ago. It’s just as good as we remembered

Thank terrycurtin2804
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants in Newport. We happened to be ready for dinner early one evening so headed over around 5 pm when they open. Be advised that they don't take reservations but have a great bar so don't worry! They post a daily...More

Thank Michael M
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June 23, 2017|
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Response from satking | Reviewed this property |
There is pay parking 1 block past the restaurant
March 29, 2016|
Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
It is a bit expensive, but, well worth it. It was several months ago when I went, and If I remember correctly it's probably about mid to upper 20s on average per meal. Our meals were Fantastic though!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6710
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-3474
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