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Black Pearl

10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
+1 401-846-5264
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“chowder” (403 reviews)
“clams” (83 reviews)
“chowdah” (15 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When visiting Newport, we met friends and ate lunch out in the sunshine. That was a great start, but to my disappointment, no fish 'n chips appeared on the menu. Two of our group ordered two different varieties of baked fish which was delicious, but...More

Thank Margarita878
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome spot! Love the patio on a beautiful Fall day. I had the chicken salad salad and it was wonderful! I had their Honey mustard dressing, which was the best I ever had!

Thank Chatty702
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was pretty small and very noisy. There is a large patio area and we would opt to sit there if the weather is nice. The service was a little slow but the food was pretty good. The location is great.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Black Pearl is the perfect lunch stop while tooling around the Newport waterfront. We were told their clam chowder was the best in Newport, and it certainly hit the spot on a cold November Saturday. The lobster salad was also terrific.

Thank VinoVeritasZZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by former R.I residents we HAD to have the clam chowder here. My wife and I stopped by for lunch and ordered the chowder and thought it was good but certainly not the best we have had. I wouldn't make a special...More

Thank Rich O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found out that the Black Pearl is known for their chowder, it is not something I would usually order; however, I gave it a try. I am so glad I did! It was a cold afternoon and we just finished the Cliff Walk, it...More

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

O M G. Recommended by a local. Came for late lunch. 2 of us had the clam chowder. I'm not a chowder fan, but it smelled soo good. Tasted better than good, a must have. Chicken pot pie was yummy. Good size portion in a...More

Thank krgo
Reviewed 1 week ago

warm November day and could eat outside. Food very good and enjoyed their outdoor spot next to the marina. Would return for sure

Thank wreath
Reviewed 1 week ago

A family member was in Newport many years ago and recommended this restaurant for us. We made reservations for the restaurant and dressed up a bit to satisfy the dress code on a Friday night. We arrived and were seated right away. The ambiance is...More

Thank SunSonia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this may be a tourist trap with crappy food. I was so wrong! The food here was delicious. Best clam chowder I've ever had. The corn beef Rueben was perfect and I loved the special Thai lobster fish cakes.

Thank KateFlorida1
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29 May 2017|
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Response from John Paul S | Reviewed this property |
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Bruce W
8 April 2015|
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Response from WithMyDog | Reviewed this property |
It's my understanding that the Tavern side is open for lunch and dinner, but the Commodore's Room only has dinner hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-5264
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