We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Jo's American Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
24 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302
+1 401-847-5506
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 326: English reviews
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was absolutely amazing! Each bite was a wave of utter pleasure and delight. The staff was incredibly friendly and the environment was extremely welcoming. If we ever make it up to Newport again, Jo's American Bistro will without a doubt be a must stop for us.

Thank Stephen O
Medford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We brought the family here so that each person could choose from a wide variety of choices. We had 3 great hamburgers, chowder (white) and mixed drinks. We will return again. It is a little pricier than some of the other places such as Benjamins-but it's excellent food. Enjoy!

Thank Carl V
Canton, Connecticut
Level Contributor
287 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I came here at the suggestion of a friend. We didn't have reservations in a Sunday night but were quickly seated anyway. We were sat close to the bar ... I would assume if you had reservations they would sit you upstairs and it is probably a better environment. They have live music and we just couldn't... More 

Thank Santucci1
Chesterfield, Virginia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner with friends. The food was very good and our server, Tracey, was very helpful with explanations and suggestions. We had a very good meal in a pleasant atmosphere. Will definitely come again.

Thank Marc J
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch and it was absolutely delicious! Fish & chips were fresh and not at all greasy. Burgers were outstanding. Fries were also super. Soups were excellent. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff and owner took time to check on us. Great restaurant.

Thank Orlando C
Level Contributor
80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When planning a dinner for a group of 8 women in Newport I was puzzled as to how to find a place that had something for everyone at a reasonable price. I also wanted something with a nice atmosphere to make our Bride feel special. Jos was the best choice to meet all that criteria. When I called to make... More 

Thank Sunshinedreamin
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

The food is consistently good. Great atmosphere and always a warm welcome from Joann and her staff. They have the best burger in town!!

Thank sarahkendallhouse
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The food is decent; some of the staff are stellar, particularly the girl with the pony tail! It's a great location and a pretty bar.

Thank Vallerie M
Rhode Island
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We had dinner Saturday evening after the St. Patricks Day Parade this year, we were a large group (14) in all and the wait staff were great, food was outstanding. We made reservations about a week in advance because we were such a large group, the Hostess was very accommodating, table ready on our arrival and again service and food... More 

Thank John R
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere! The food has come along nicely. My last visit the food was excellent! The staff and owner are a delight!

Thank annbeagan

Been to Jo's American Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $32
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-5506
With a fresh take on American cuisine using the finest ingredients, Jo's serves classy food in a casual setting. We prepare delectable seafood, numerous gluten-free options, and natural meats raised without hormones or antibiotics wherever possible. Prix fixe menu Sunday through Wednesday and half-price bar menu Friday and Sunday evenings.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jo's American Bistro and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island
3 months ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Jo's American Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?