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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (408 reviews)
“clams” (83 reviews)
“chowdah” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Returned to Newport after being away for many years. My wife and I stopped downtown to walk around and shop. Dropped in at the historic Black Pearl restaurant near the water. The old building is very cozy and authentic with rustic interior. We seated right...More

Thank MATerry52
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Black Pearl consistently delivers delicious, fresh menu offerings and the staff is always friendly, personable and attentive. Bartenders are all top notch mixologists (order a Whiskey Sour anywhere else and you’ll get a packaged mix or worse). Patio dining is the place to be...More

Thank blestage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The black pearl serves the best clam chowder I have ever eaten. The rest of the menu is average The spiced rum cider is Delicious The pub room is very quaint and cozy

Thank mj101102
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by our concierge at the hotel. It is located in downtown Newport, off the main street ( which made it more intriguing somehow ) My husband got scallops baked in a brown sauce with mushrooms and all but licked his bowl....More

Thank Lillian C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place never fails to deliver. The outside area is wonderful int he warmer months. Service is excellent as is the quality of food. The Clams Casino are likely the best I've had and I get them anytime I can. The Clam Chowder, well, is...More

Thank GetAround808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Black Pearl because it was a short walk from where we were staying. The food was...a lot!..Big portions, corned beef sandwich and Tuna salad sandwith French fries,potato salad. Lots of craft beers, friendly service. I would like to try it in...More

Thank Murf57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shared the escargot appetizer & the house salad followed by each having a bowl of their world famous clam chowder. Service was outstanding. Escargot was piping hot & perfectly done. The chowder completely lived up to expectations - loaded with clams & very flavorful. Would...More

Thank billparadise
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.

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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
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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
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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