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Benjamin's Restaurant and Raw Bar

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254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
+1 401-846-8768
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (123 reviews)
“oysters” (236 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the bomb! Charlie, our server, took great care of us! The seafood platter was fresh and tender. The seafood linguini with red sauce had a hint of jalapeño--made a normally rich dish very satisfying! Rhode Island clam chowder very different and flavorful. A...More

1  Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent spot right downtown Newport . Seafood is worth the trip and excellent specials each day even in the Summer! Buck a shuck and Prime Rib . Upper deck bar area is a prime spot on a nice day ! Really a great location and...More

Thank M502RZmikec
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar and restaurant in the heart of Newport is open daily and late. Serves from the full course menu until 12-midnight closing. I went late, just wanting something light to eat. I ordered a crabcake from the appetizer menu. Okay, I'm from Maryland. I...More

Thank Calvin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by friends and family...service was very good and the food was excellent. We had the clams Portuguese, clam chowder, cod on top of lobster sauce and a seafood medley over linguine in a spicy sauce. The entree portions were huge!

Thank GlacierChick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch at Benjamin's offer an outstanding raw bar (if you are into that) with $1 oysters and excellent fish specials. The best baked Haddock we have had in a long while. The Portugese stuffed clams were a nice treat. The baristas were fast, efficient and...More

Thank jpatrickr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a few of the crew from Sightsailing as a place with great food, reasonably priced and rarely having to wait. Benjamin’s was that and more. Wonderful waitstaff. Delicious food with early bird specials. Prime rib $13.99 with sides. Tender flavorful....More

Thank efgold
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very conveniently located and apparently a favorite of many! Always busy but service is quick. The servers are obviously accustomed to the fast pace. The food is absolutely wonderful and very reasonably priced. Will visit again!

Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Except for the flight of stairs to get there, Benjamin’s is great. The food came better then expected. Our waitress was Isabella who was very gracious and knowledgeable. Bar area is cozy with additional seating in more open air area. Clean restrooms. Prices were great...More

Thank joy413
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Newport Harbor Hotel, and asked the guy in the guard house for breakfast suggestions. He pointed to Benjamin's. Great atmosphere, service, plentiful portions of great food!

Thank BettyBeach2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been told how fantastic this place was, one of the best in Newport, so were really looking forward to a great meal. Only one out of the four of us had a good meal. Abrasive server from the outset and through out never...More

1  Thank Ruth A
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Larry C
October 26, 2016|
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Response from eagle1highlander | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Mike, check out the menu.They have many options. You can find it on tripvisor, or just Google the name and town.
Karen S
May 6, 2016|
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Response from steven c | Reviewed this property |
Their website states that they are open at 7:00 AM every day.
May 2, 2016|
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Response from mtimpano | Reviewed this property |
Steep stairs from the outside - Go to Brick Alley (good food as well)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
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: +1 401-846-8768
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