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Salvation Cafe

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140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2748
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Boston, MA
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Funky, delicious, good for both meat eaters and vegetarians (with great salads, risotto, nice take on Tofu Pad Thai, etc). Wines and cocktails are high quality too. About the only place we have dinner when we visit every year or two. As someone else said, tiny front but huge, deep restaurant so don't be put off by a crowd upfront.... More 

Thank GRP
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much, that's great to hear. Consistency isn't very sexy but it's also pretty tough after 23 years. Consistently great is quite a compliment which we really appreciate! More 

Putnam, Connecticut
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208 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here with friends for dinner and drinks . We ate at the back bar outside while the heaters were on. Cute vibe and the pad thai was superb.

Thank cfalz
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Cute & delish! I feel young again! Thanks for taking the time to give us some great feedback, we appreciate it. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous and delicious. Thank you so much for a perfect post-wedding brunch. Wonderful staff and a gorgeous second floor private room, it was everything we'd hoped for!

Thank Caroline W
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much Caroline. We enjoyed having your group and we really appreciate you taking the time to send us some positive feedback. Hope to see you in the Tiki Bar before Summer is over! More 

North Scituate, Rhode Island
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77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This was my first time here. As a native Rhode Islander, I had never heard of this place. But it was featured in one of the local magazines, so we wanted to try. And we were impressed. The entrance is small, but the restaurant is quite large. And there is a really nice patio in the back. The menu is... More 

2 Thank Bill S
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Bill- I'm glad you liked your experience at Salvation and happy to hear we turned on another native Rhode Islander ( and that our marketing is working!) Thanks and hope to see you again soon. More 

Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife and I were visiting Rhode Island from Galway, Ireland. At the Salvation Cafe, we were with another couple. Each couple shared a delightful Calamari starter which was very tender and was served with a lovely sauce. For mains we had Lobster Tortelloni, Chicken Pad Thai, the Salvation Burger and the Fish of the Day item. Each dish was... More 

Thank t0msherry
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely and thoughtful review. As your details indicate, we are very lucky to have an amazing Chef and kitchen staff that create and execute our fare. Hope to see you again! More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We had a delicious meal at The Salvation Café. It's a funky, casual place, with 70's music playing, very friendly staff. The calamari were tender and the Pad Thai was plentiful and not too spicy. There is an outdoor area in the back with seating also. Good choice for a casual meal !

Thank Linda I
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Linda, thanks so much for your cool review, we really appreciate and are glad you liked our flair. More 

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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday evening and the place was really lovely. We ordered Pad Thai (with Shrimp) and it was amazing. So warm and comforting - ideal for a cool Spring evening in late May. It was also great service and excellent value.

Thank Colin C
Spokane, Washington
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Only appx. 8 items on main menu, no desert offerings or steak sauce for your steak. Steak was ordered rare but overcooked and dried out. Redone fine. Everyone else's food was meh....Soft drinks were lacking enough syrup and was more like colored syrup. Replaced with so called canned soft drink (supposedly) which was just as bad. Weird menu. Has 3... More 

2 Thank MSgtK
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Hi- I'm sorry that you had a bad experience at my place. I am the owner and a woman and an artist so the painting may just be a matter of taste, it sounds like we have different ones which is what makes the world go 'round! Thanks for giving us a try and again, sorry that it wasn't to... More 

Hawthorne, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We were very impressed by the food at the Salvation Cafe! I had a delicious Teriyaki Salmon, y husband had the Shortribs & My daughter had the Pad Thai- Every dish was great! The Corn Bisque soup as an appetizer was SOO good! Recommend saving room for dessert! We ordered the Banana Purses and Hazelnut Dessert they were the best... More 

Thank Kris B
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive feedback, we really appreciate it! More 

Montvale, New Jersey
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Our family of 10 just ate there this past Saturday. I must say the food was delicious and the décor quirky and cool. The waitress while very pleasant and attentive appeared overwhelmed by the size of our party. We found it weird that will not serve bread with their dishes. That would have been nice. Worth a shot when in... More 

Thank coachee1313
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for trying Salvation. You're right that the waitress was overwhelmed, we got slammed last Saturday and were a bit under-prepared. I am so sorry for any stress that this situation caused your group. We found that with our eclectic menu, it was hard to implement a complimentary bread program because some of our dishes are very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2748
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-847-2620
Salvation Cafe offers fireside dining in the winter and award winning al fresco dining in the Summer. Voted "Best Restaurant, Newport" by Providence Phoenix 2012 & 2013. Our summertime raw bar menu is available in our outdoor tiki bar. Enjoy a lobster roll & our famous Coconut Mojitos or join us for Sangria & Sunsets after a day at the beach! Parking is available in lot behind restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?