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Franklin Spa

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Cafe
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229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Arundel, Maine
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Super breakfast! Yummy! It has been a favorite since college (and 33 years later it does not disappoint)😊!

Thank bethgillespie
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast at Franklin Spa because it was recommended by a local bartender the previous night. We loved our breakfast which included bagel w/salmon & cream cheese and Portugese bread French Toast with maple & pecan stuffing. This was the best stuffed French Toast because is wasn't overly sweet. Absolutely delicious.

Thank 303lyn
San Francisco
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164 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been sampling as many breakfast places as possible while here as we are good breakfast fans. We were walking towards Rosemary and Thyme Bakery/Cafe but gave up b/c it was rainy and windy and hubs new knee was bothering him. Bailed when we found Franklin Spa. Oh so sorry we gave up... Super friendly waitress, def divvy vibe and mediocre,... More 

Thank tunasf
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The name SPA refers to the old days when food was served in a spa. It is a breakfast and lunch cafe just off the main drive of Newport. It is pretty basic food and not very flavorful. I would not recommend it.

Thank BobooVa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly efficient breakfast spot! Loved my healthy egg white omelet ! My husband loved his blueberry pancakes! It will be a repeat spot for us!

Thank debralynn117
Darien, Connecticut
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Decent diner fare. Home made blueberry muffins which they will grill for you. Some days may beat waiting at Annie's on Bellevue.

Thank m0uthful
marblehead, MA
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The food was average - eggs Benedict and omelet. The service was great. The prices seemed kind of high, even for Newport. If not for being located around the corner from where we were staying, I would have grabbed bfast to go from Starbucks and sat at the harbor.

Thank amy_t
Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We ate at The Franklin Spa 4 out 5 days while on vacation. The western omelette was delicious! Generous portions. We also had pancakes and eggs and bacon. They also offer smoothies and fresh fruit. It's cash only but they do have an ATM.

Thank Tommie A
Staten Island, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

My daughter (20), my husband, and I ate breakfast here on a Tuesday morning about 11:15. There was no wait at this time. The service was good, the coffee was great, but the omelets were way over priced. We each ordered an omelet and a coffee and the bill was $47 without the tip. The day before we ate at... More 

Thank Laura C
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Stumbled on this place mainly because we couldn't find any other place to park in the whole town. People on the street told us this place was famous because of a Woody Allen Movie. I can't verify that. Food was good but I can't say it was great. I'd eat here again - I recommend some of the local specialities.... More 

Thank 2367andy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-847-3540

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