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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%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (387 reviews)
“clams” (76 reviews)
“burger” (75 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All 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 yesterday

We went to the Black Pearl because so many people told us they made the best clam chowder around. First of all, the restaurant itself, is tiny and so noisy that we had to yell across the table to hear each other. The clam chowder...More

Thank faith815
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have stopped by Black Pearl a couple of times recently and had clam chowder on the patio as well as ate inside on another occasion. Both times we received excellent service and our food was very good. Breakfast is served inside until 2:30pm.

Thank klmtx
Reviewed 2 days ago

During the summer the Black Pearl is very busy. There often is a wait line, But on nice days the outside eating area is available. It is located on Bannister's Wharf so while eating your meal, you can watch the boats coming in and out....More

Thank BestBlueberry
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and i had dinner at the Black Pearl. The food was very good but the seating was too close for us. We sat at a table for 2 that seemed like we were having dinner with the 2 people on the right and...More

Thank ddclean
Reviewed 2 days ago

We can't, we tried but we just can't take a trip to Newport and not dine at the Black Pearl! It's our absolute favorite spot to dine. Not only is the location on Bannister's Wharf the perfect Newport location but once you enter the Black...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lobster roll on Onion Roll is what I finally decided to order and I am so glad that I did. "Lobster salad" threw me a bit, it was a Lobster roll, you choose your bread. The onion roll made it especially great! We had a...More

Thank flatfaces
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Black Pearl is recommended is the best restaurant in Newport. It has very good food. The location is right at the bustling wharf area. The main dining area is inside but there also is an outside patio dining at the wharf. The menu includes...More

Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The outdoor area with a bar on the wharf is the ultimate Newport experience. It is is the best people watching location in Newport and right on the water. It is separate from the main dining room and has a lower priced abbreviated menu. The...More

Thank ExRIGuy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an institution for any tourist visiting Newport. During peak season and popular times you will have to wait. The service is ok and the food is good. I recommend the chowder.

Thank Timtravelsabout
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a terrible option, but there are so many better ones. The menu is sporadic and all over the map in terms of offerings. The dark, nautical theme would work nicely if the food matched, but the the menu jumps from chowder and...More

Thank Daniel D
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29 May 2017|
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Response from John Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure.
Bruce W
8 April 2015|
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Response from kelly h | Reviewed this property |
Hello, They are open for lunch. i believe from noon until 9 pm. They may even have a Sunday brunch menu. Lunch is much cheaper than dinner. Either way the food,service and atmosphere is amazing. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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