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The Newport Lobster Shack


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$7 - $26
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing food from a food truck at the end of the commercial fishing boat pier. Lobster rolls, lobster bisque and calamari were all awesome. Definitely stop by here when in Newport RI

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank smgates7
Reviewed 6 days ago

The fish comes from the dock 50 yards away to your plate. That is about as fresh as you can get it. Great price and great flavor.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank A54lE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a food trailer on the commercial fishing dock. The selection is basically lobster or fish. There are picnic tables for eating, or carry out. The food was good, service indifferent, prices seemed a bit high for the environment.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank traveler-Sej
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were glad to try this place as we have passed it on two other Newport trips and it was not open. We felt the lobster cakes left a lot to be desired considering the cost, but the lobster bisque was "to die for". We...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Frugalmama57
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after walking the cliff walk. There is outdoor seating (picnic benches) to sit at after you pick up your order from the food truck. The food was good but I didn’t think it was great. The lobster roll, lobster salad...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Dneuburger
Reviewed May 27, 2019

Outside truck...A comfortable outdoor place to eat...I had the BEST lobster bisque I ever had! The lobster rolls, FILLED with lobster, was cold, so I put the pieces in the bisque for a scrumptious lunch! The cole slaw was extra delicious as well! VERY FAST...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank maggied00dle
Reviewed December 31, 2018

The lunch we had here was among the best I can recall. The place is basically in a parking lot near nothing, but Newport is small, and it's only five minutes from the heart of tourist Newport. The lobster is so fresh it's practically still...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Frenchaucoeur
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

The lobster roll and the lobster bisque were both very fresh and good. The soup had many large chunks of lobster. However the value was above average, not exceptional. 3 lobster rolls and a cup of soup was $75.00.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank TP454
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Outstanding lobster roll. All meat, no filler. Sell a large and a small. Only difference is large has twice as much lobster. Large is enough to split for a light lunch with chips and a drink. Sodas and water to drink. Not sure about alcohol....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lgt380
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Walking distance from our cruise ship, and a wonderful lunch after the mansion tours. Their lobster roll is in a class of its own … the very best class. Fresh, large chunks of sweet lobster … minimally dressed with mayo. Add a crunchy bag of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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July 7, 2018|
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Response from Glenna B | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a lobster salad. I’m sure you could ask for them to remove the lobster!
August 3, 2017|
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Response from Deedubu67 | Reviewed this property |
It is close to Visitors Center, no near Thames at all.
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