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The Lobster Bar

31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-619-2890
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster” (212 reviews)
“steamers” (22 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived in the morning in Newport and walked around the Wharf when we saw the restaurant, we asked if we needed a reservation but they said that there won't be any problem getting a seat even if they get busy. Then we watched them...More

Thank Lasa88
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had lunch here one afternoon in August. They were very busy but we were seated quickly and were able to get a seat outside. The view is really nice from this restaurant, so I would recommend asking for outdoor seating. Our waitress was very professional...More

Thank S46MACKY
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first meal was a treat. I had my first of 3 lobster rolls and it was great. I love sitting by the water. I was traveling alone, so a good spot to watch something is always important to me. However service was slow. I...More

Thank Red_Cat_Kayaker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the restaurant looked extremely busy, we were seated right away and had a great view of the harbor. The lobster was delicious and so was the service. Would highly recommend.

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The manager and hostess arranged for us to eat there with a special request. Also, while my husband loves seafood, I don't eat it. So they arranged for an "adult-sized" pasta item for me which I appreciated. The service and food was prompt. Great view,...More

Thank BB4th
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured to Newport, RI on Sunday before Labor Day. The Lobster Bar was busy but they were able to seat the 6 of us within 5 minutes. Our table was right next to a set of sliding doors and we decided to venture to...More

Thank GaMenH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here last Sunday for a beautiful day in Newport. We picked this place because it was right on the water and I wanted a lobster roll. It was delicious! My husband got a clam plate that was on special and he loved it.We...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent dinner (lobster) and impeccable service. Located on the wharf overlooking all the activity of a busy seaport. Great evening, great food, and great people watching.

Thank John29926
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, view of the ocean and boats, quick service... all around win. I got the fisherman’s platter and my girl got the lobster bisque.

Thank Landon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During our recent trip we d cited to visit the lovely town of Newport in Rhode Island ( the smallest of US states we understand). When driving through Newport one can see what is on the menu of the majority of restaurants here.... Fish! And...More

Thank Raff-Daff
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Tricia H
11 February 2015|
Response from Laurie R | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if there is an outdoor patio. This is in NJ there is snow on the ground.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-2890
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