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Franklin Spa

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American, Diner
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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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Staten Island, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Newport, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for the best Lobsta roll?This place has the best I've experienced with a bowl of Chowda on the side !! Served warm on a soft bun with melted butter in a small cup. Great atmosphere and friendly service. Cash or local checks only!

Thank madison2jim
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181 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast at the spa.... It was pretty busy and could tell everyone like it. I had biscuits and gravy. Excellent. Pancake was good too. Service was awesome. The only thing is they only take cash. No credit or debit cards. They have an atm on site if needed. Not really sure about only cash but it was a... More 

Thank ssheilmn
North Potomac, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We arrived before 8:00 a.m. on a Saturday - a good decision because the place fills up quick on weekends. The coffee is fantastic! I ordered a Western egg white omelet. It was average; a little runny, but still tasty. My spouse ordered pancakes with real maple syrup --- a great choice! Our server was a very tanned young lady... More 

Thank Ryan M
Salem, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We visit Newport each summer and have been to the Franklin Spa on most of those trips. It's definitely a greasy spoon, but it has a great menu with omelets, pancakes/waffles and a variety of breakfast sandwiches. Today's visit missed the mark in a big way. Our server was pleasant but inattentive. It took a while to receive coffee refills... More 

Thank lifeinthe401
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by the concierge at our hotel. We were excited to try a new breakfast spot. I ordered an egg white omelette with spinach, mushroom and onion. My husband had bacon and eggs. My omelette arrived in a green puddle of spinach water. It was completely tasteless. Even the home fries were not seasoned-- not even salt... More 

Thank MissFastidious
Miami, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

casual cafe that is very local. all breakfast items are good but I always seem to be unable to resist the stuffed french toast

Thank Jane W
Dingle, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Every time we go to Newport we breakfast at the spa. Continuous cups of coffee, good food, low key, local, reasonably priced, place perfect for breakfast.

Thank Phil H
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

On weekends there is usually a line, the food is only okay considering the price, the atmosphere is like a diner....nothing special. Try Annies on Bellevue Ave if you want a nice dining atmosphere, prices are reasonable. The Grace Vanderbelt on Mary Street also has nice breakfast atmosphere. Franklins is for locals and even we don't go there much. I... More 

Thank Kathleen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?