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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
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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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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a unique place. The oldest tavern in the US and I got to visit it. Talk about nostalgic. Had the lobster salad on a croissant and boy was it delightful. The beer options were ok. No complaints there. Definitely a huge recommendation to anyone who want some flavorful food.

Thank Lisa A
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to drop in for a late lunch and were glad we did! Everyone enjoyed their meal ( crab cakes, lobster salad croissant and truffle fries were some of the things we ordered )and dessert ( White Horse Triple Silk and Bread pudding- very scrumptious) that followed. Service was perfect. Would definitely return next time we come to town.

Thank 309alexal
Fairfield, Connecticut
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I ordered a lobster roll with no aioli spread but rather some fresh tarragon. The chef was very accommodating And obliged me. It was one of the best lobster rolls I have ever had and I am an New Englander! One of the Grandsons "found nothing" on the menu that suited him. The waitress recommended 'grilled cheese' which was "Yummy"... More 

Thank Lintbl
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and waitress but poor bar service. Cocktails came after appetizer and wine was still not there at end of main. We cancelled wine and went to Ben and Jerry's for "dessert"

Thank fmorrow2016
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped at the unassuming White Horse Tavern and had lunch. the food was very good and the service quite nice. This is an uncrowded restaurant and bar and claims to be the oldest in the country. The ambiance was very cool and I recommend this for couples looking for a good lunch.

Thank Richard B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome food (burger, clams, steak frittes). Excellent drinks. Responsive service. Very cool, old building. Definitely lots of character in this place.

Thank tolimits
Albany, New York
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had good service in the bar area. The food is a very nice quality, especially for a pub. Our waiter was attentive. I think it is worth going to for the history. We had a positive experience here. It is intimate, not a lot of room to spare in the bar, but it was great really. I would go... More 

Thank ohtracey2010
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a late brunch, restaurant was nor very buse and had plenty of waitstaff but our waiter was inattentive and service was poor. We waited a very long time for our meal withou any bread being served and the waiter .forgot the soup I ordered. I decided to get it anyway but it was not to my taste-clear clam... More 

Thank slitlamp
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't wait to visit The White Horse Tavern....it is one of the oldest restaurant/taverns in the US. I was not disappointed, this place has all the charm of an old tavern with the benefits of a modern menu and great staff. If you go to Newport you must see this place.

Thank Susan H
Scarsdale, New York
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291 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I arrived in Newport for the weekend and while walking around Newport passed by The White Horse Tavern. My wife liked the menu and after reading a few Trip Advisor reviews, we made a reservation for dinner. I think the dinner we had may have been one of our best have eaten in recent memory! We started... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $39
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Grill
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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