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“Great Lobster Roll” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Benjamin's

Benjamin's
Ranked #14 of 232 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
NewYork
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Lobster Roll”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

My wife and I discovered Benjamin's quite by accident severl years ago. The first time we were there we ordered their cold lobster roll. It was absolutely delicious. The lobster on the roll is not a salad, but large whole pieces of lobster and a lot of it. There is hardly any (and maybe none) mainonaise use and there is no fill of any kind in the lobster. The lobster is fresh and extremely tasty. It is served with great cole slaw and French fries. Each time we are back in Newport we go to Benjamin's for a lobster roll. We like it so much that we have never ordered anything esle there so I cannot comment about the rest of the entree choices. The restaurant is relatively quiet, no matter how busy, and the service is extremely friendly. When you are next in Newport, if you like lobster, you must try Benjamin's lobster roll.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Europa
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So lala”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Not Bad, not Good either. Sorry, did not meet the expectations. Has been recommended by our BnB, double checked it with Tripadvisor and landed finally here, because our first choice already closed the kitchen. Food was average, had two different Sandwiches. Beer was good.

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Niantic, Connecticut
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“2nd time a year later, and still awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

we just came back from Newport, and ate at Benjamins. We had a great time, and they have an early bird special before 7:00 that is awesome, even on the weekends. So I believe it is like a 20 oz Prime Rib or 1 1/4 lb lobster that was on the menu. The lobster was awesome, and the Prime Rib was great. I actually split the meal, so I could enjoy both. The waitress was awesome as well, wish I remembered her name. You normally don't get what you pay for in Newport, but this place you actually get more than what you pay for. Check it out. Don't expect some very romantic dinner however, but it is a nice atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mims
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Benji got it right”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a small and cozy restaurant with friendly staff and good food for reasonable prices. Omelet and home fries for breakfast are hardy and delicious.

Visited March 2014
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NASNJ
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best Blueberry French Toast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Had breakfast at Benjamin's on our recent visit to Newport. The food was great I especially liked the blueberry french toast which was excellent. My husband really enjoyed the bacon and was happy that he got such a large portion. Wish we could have tried the raw bar as it looked great. Next time we visit it will be on our list of things to do.

Visited March 2014
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