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Scales & Shells

527 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6710
+1 401-846-3474
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (54 reviews)
“clams” (38 reviews)
“monkfish” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
527 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6710
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited on Memorial Day weekend and the place was packed and very loud. The kitchen is open and next to dinning area. They yell out the orders when ready. Bartender was very nice and the Italian Lemonade drink is outstanding! The fried calamari app...More

Thank chriszp11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened to be walking down the street and came upon this place. We were seated rather quickly and our server was friendly. As far as the service, it was top notch - our server was attentive, helpful with the menu, and accommodating to...More

Thank Nicolas C
Reviewed 15 May 2018

It had been a while since i visited Scales, but it didn't disappoint. The fish is always fresh and cooked incredibly well in an unpretentious, yet comfortable setting. It is without doubt the best fish in Newport. Everything is good, but i always like their...More

Thank bruce c
Reviewed 5 May 2018

My husband and I are here visiting from the Midwest so we are eating seafood at every opportunity. This place was recommended, looks cute from the outside, has a nice ambiance, and was not crowded. (Note, we were here REALLY early d/t walking through mansions...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The food was good but the service was slow very noisy good selection of food they do some outdoor seating in warmer weather

Thank RMM49
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Glad we tried here as service and quality of food was great. Felt fresh seafood. Our shared pasta seafood mix was too big for two. Too big! Busy atmosphere but the way the menu is set up it's not a simple to read/understand/know the pricing.

Thank mrstephenmills
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I came here for a romantic anniversary dinner and we were so happy we did! I had the scallops piccata and hubby had the tuna. We had the crab cakes for an appetizer, it was so fresh and delicious! All of the seafood...More

Thank Autumnlover74
Reviewed 10 April 2018

My girlfriend and I visited Scales and Shells on our last night in Newport. We were very pleased with our meal and service. I wish we ate here sooner on our recent 5 day trip. I would have enjoyed more meals here during our visit....More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We ordered the shrimp picada. The food was rushed. I think they could do better and spend some more time not rushing the food out. We will give it another try when we visit again. The bar was great and the service was awesome. Justin...More

Thank Vish_the_traveller
Reviewed 23 February 2018

The place was recommended by friend and it was VERY nice. WELL priced friendly servers. Only drawback menu was on the wall.....Really ? A computer and a dollars worth of paper for the printer is too much ? Not everyone can see across the room....More

Thank chumley54
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24 June 2017|
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Response from satking | Reviewed this property |
There is pay parking 1 block past the restaurant
30 March 2016|
Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
It is a bit expensive, but, well worth it. It was several months ago when I went, and If I remember correctly it's probably about mid to upper 20s on average per meal. Our meals were Fantastic though!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6710
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-3474
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