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“Wonderful food and atmosphere”
Review of Scales & Shells

Scales & Shells
Ranked #44 of 249 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Went to Scales & Shells on a recommendation and was not disappointed!! The atmosphere is quite casual -- the menu is written on a board on the wall. The seafood is fresh and they have a lot of options. I had the broiled scallops -- sometimes broiled seafood is bland but this was flavorful and delicious! They have a good wine & beer list as well. Waitstaff was great and I didn't feel like I was rushed out of there either. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

A black-board menu, an open kitchen, casually attired servers and a large open room. Nothing fancy but the food was good (not great) and the portions were large. I'd rate it somewhere between average and very good if the template of this site allowed for that. The only proteins that they serve live in water. We had the small calamari and 6 oysters to start. The squid was nice but not outstanding but the oysters were small and sweet - yum! My wife had swordfish and veggie skewers -- too much food and I had the linguine with clams - too much food and lots of garlic (of which there cannot be too much for my taste.) We had a bottle of Babich (a grapefruit tasting sauvignon blanc from Marlborough, N.Z.) They boxed up 1/2 of each main. $125 all in. A nice meal but no more than that.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Went to celebrate or Anniversary in Newport and just stumbled on this restaurant. Food was delicious and lots of wine choices. Casual atmosphere.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We visited just outside of season and were able to get in without too much bother although our hotel had made the reservation on our behalf. We had grilled prawns as a starter which was simply served with a slice of lemon and was delicious. We followed with pasta with white wine sauce and scallops which again was excellent and huge. I counted 20 scallops. We also had plain grilled monk fish which was also generous in quantity and delicious also. We took the waitresses advice on wine which was a good choice.

We would recommend diners here however they do not take any credit cards and our bill for two and sharing a starter with no desert came to $100 excluding tip. Expensive but good quality food.

1  Thank LondonPilot
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The food and service are good at this restaurant however the atmosphere is lacking a bit. It has a warehouse look and feel and it is extremely noisy. The menu is on a blackboard which is not easy to read - convenient for waitstaff but not for customer. However, our waitress was excellent and our food was good - but basic as stated in other reviews.

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