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254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
+1 401-846-8757
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So glad Benjamin's was recommended. Kaitlyn (sp?) was my wonderful server. She couldn't have been any nicer. Benjamin's was so good, that I had to immediately write a review before I got busy and forgot. I just left the restaurant! Tuesday is $1.00 oyster night. They also have clams on special but since I didn't get clams, I'm not sure... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Since moving to Newport, I've heard great things about Benjamin's and had only been in for drinks. So, after purchasing a dineout card, my boyfriend and I had decided to make it our first stop. We both work in food and beverage and I've never written a review because I always think perhaps I'm just too judgmental after 8 years... More 

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Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! Not only is the food great, but the staff is so personable and a lot of fun. They always make it that much better!

Thank Lisa H
Washington, Michigan
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by every day while in town for the Raw Bar deal on oysters and clams. Great lobster dinner as well. This is a place that the locals recommend. It was great and the staff is extra friendly.

1 Thank FreddyMa5400
Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must every single time in Newport!!! Buck a Shuck at noon ... you betcha!!!!!!! Friendly staff and bar service, great drinks, fresh oysters and raw bar ... simply extraordinaire!!!!!

Thank Michael C
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucked into a visit to Benjamin's and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Fish tacos and Rhode Island clam chowder recommended for appetizers. Bluefin tuna, lobster roll and seafood with pasta were exceptionally tasty entrees. Bar patrons made us feel welcomed for the evening -- an unusually friendly crowd so different from a big city experience. Great service.

Thank sjdonthego
Orlando, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot beat the traditional seafood menu. The only way to get a fresher meal is to catch it yourself. Outstanding.

Thank David P
Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were discouraged from coming here due to some poor reviews but after speaking to locals and finding out that they have a special priced raw bar- we went for it. We are SO happy we did. You cannot beat the prices and the food was just perfect. My husband does not like seafood much but even he enjoyed the... More 

Thank NYRussian
San Diego, California
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216 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm in Newport for business and decided to give this place a try. Amazing choice! Great atmosphere, not too loud, good service, and great food.

Thank Adam J
Highland Mills, New York
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice Breakfast & Late Night (dinner & munchies). First customers of the day on Saturday morning, handled are large 10 person group. Breakfast - eggs (fine), potatoes (good if you like spicy), huge French Toast (served slightly cold - could have been great) all the meals ok, I think the kitchen staff may have been experiencing end of... More 

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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
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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: +1 401-846-8757

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