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The White Horse Tavern

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26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599 (Farewell St)
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place, especially in the Autumn and winter. If you eat on the tavern side there's a fireplace which gives it a happy feeling. In the summer you can eat al fresco. Food is always tasty, especially the fried oysters and clamp casino on the appetizers. They have an interesting menu, which changes so you won't get bored.... More 

1 Thank Lynn S
Hinckley, Ohio
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our dinner immensely at The White Horse Tavern. We both had the Rib Eye Steak that was cooked perfectly (med rare) with delicious salad and potatoes although we didn't realize it when ordering, but the salad was an extra $8/meal. It was delicious and the service was superb. I would highly recommend eating here if ever in the... More 

1 Thank lillbulldog
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the boiled lobster which was very tender but paltry in size. Not worth the market price of $34. Nice piece of history with a very apparent older building. Very small rooms.

Thank Ssdines
Rego Park, New York
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quaint, great staff, nice interior. There were 4 of us, 2 couples. Service was excellent, dishes explained but not belabored. Three of us had the butter poached lobster...I don't think I can ever eat lobster any other way. Sides were very good. Drinks were strong, cold. Desserts were, again, amazing.

Thank William C
Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a scary and gloomy little place. It is haunted for sure. Overpriced due to being the oldest tavern in America. People buy into that.

Thank Alisa S
Graham, Washington
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not everyday you get to step back in history and have lunch in a place like the White horse. Let's get the rough stuff out here: it's old, it looks old, and going into a place that boasts being the oldest tavern in America, you should expect that. It wasn't the Taj Mahal back in the day, it isn't now.... More 

Thank FD2155
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped into the White Horse Tavern for a quick drink as we were passing by. We sat outside in the garden and had a couple of beers between us. The bar in this place is extensive, with quite a few bottled beers, a few beers on tap, and an massive range of bottles of spirits behind the bar. We liked... More 

1 Thank seanclarke
Sherborn, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely dinner. I had the shellfish sampler for one and the grilled Wagyu steak; my husband had the clam chowder and swordfish. Delicious food. Wonderful service. Our waiter Dominick was very professional- prompt, helpful without being intrusive. Fun wines and my husband liked their Scotch menu. We shared the chocolate indulgence for dessert. The decor is warm and traditional. Will... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at a slow time and the service was okay, the food was okay, but it was pricey and nothing special. The menu made it seem that it was fine dining but it was a bit fancier than I normally like. If you are looking for a nice, upscale and historical setting then this is a good place for... More 

Thank HappyExplorer7752014
Wantagh, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has been around since the late 1600s. I believe it is one of the oldest establishments in the US. The staff greet you in a cheerful manner and seat you to a table that is very elegant. This establishment has two floors but we were on the ground floor. Each of us had various entries which proved to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $39
American, Soups, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
    (Farewell St)
  • Public Transportation: The White Horse Tavern is a quarter mile up Marlborough Street from the Newport Gateway and Visitors Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 14018493600
At The White Horse Tavern we strive to create a fresh, contemporary culinary experience in a historic tavern atmosphere. Like generations before us, we serve the freshest fish, clams and lobsters from Narragansett Bay along with just-picked produce from local Rhode Island's farms. We embrace RI's vibrant food scene to bring you the very best artisan cheeses, honeys, prime cuts of beef and local fish right off the boat - all in a Colonial tavern that's been serving America for over 350 years. So join us for a taste of 21st century Rhode Island in our 17th century White Horse. You won't be disappointed!

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