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Benjamin's

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254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
(401) 846-8757
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We expected more after reading the reviews but we weren't impressed. Food was fair and service was ok. Definitely overrated. There are many better choices in Newport

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FLORENCE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This could have been a great experience. Could have been. We were super excited to be a part of raw bar Tuesday on the island. Anyway, we walked up stairs and asked for a table for 2 and while we would not have minded a wait, I did mind the rude way we were told of the wait. After a... More 

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very delicious seafood, steak dishes, and burgers. Nice cold beverages, to just sit relax reminisce, meet new persons and acquaintances.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked in with no reservation.. The staff was courteous and helpful. The food was good with big portions. The lobster omelet was delicious with plenty of lobster. The French toast with strawberries could have used a few more strawberries. The OJ was not fresh squeezed.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Be sure to take advantage of reduced clam and oyster prices at lunch. We ordered a couple dozen. It took a while but we watched while they opened them for us. That wasn't all bad because it gave us an "excuse" to down a few "cold beverages" while we waited After slurping our clams we watched as nearly everyone around... More 

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was ok, lobster bisque had two pieces of lobster in it and they were cold. Services was ok. Resturant was crowded. I was hoping for more.

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Bridgeport
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a casual raw bar and found the best! Great waitstaff and prices. Shrimp was the best I had in Newport!

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Thank Susan L
Smithfield, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to believe you could find a place in the middle of a huge tourist location with buck-a-shuck! The place is small but always packed! Its three floors of madness! The food is spectacular! The drinks are yummy! If there is a negative thing, we can't get in half the time...lol

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Thank Bill L
Providence, Rhode Island
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many outstanding restaurants in Newport...this isnt one of them...wasn't overly impressed with the service or the food.....not bad....just average.Prices seemed a little out of whack.....Fish tacos were 9 dollars, which seemed ok, but a pound of steamers was 28 dollars?? probably wont go back...there are too many other options

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Thank timntracey
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local recommended Benjamin's as a family friendly restaurant. We have small children and arrived at the restaurant in the middle of the afternoon. They were not busy at all. We waited 10 minutes with little to no acknowledgement before being seated. Food was ok. Service and wait staff was horrible.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: (401) 846-8757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?