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Salvation Cafe

140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2748
+1 401-847-2620
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pad thai” (72 reviews)
“fried spinach” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2748
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner for 22 on September 7 starting with drinks at the outside Tiki Bar and moving upstairs for the dinner. We couldn't have chosen a better place for attentive staff, fun atmosphere and delicious food . Thanks...More

Thank lainiekatz
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for trusting your Special night to us. It's always a privilege to help a local restaurant industry vet create the event they envision. We loved having you guys and according to the rest of the pics on Facebook & Insta it...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My favorite restaurant in Newport. This place has a funky atmosphere, great service, and amazing menu options. Even if just looking for a cool place to have cocktails with friends, the back patio area is a great option. Don't miss out on this amazing restaurant...More

Thank hradical6
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

First of all your handle is hradical so it makes sense that we would be a good fit. Thanks for calling us your favorite, that makes us happy. You are now our favorite too! Hope to see you soon for a Mojito, we are growing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Funky little place with adorable little outside area in the back with bar. Very friendly look, very nice ambience and good food. The coconut mojito is to die for as a starter drink; tried the baby back ribs appetizer: among best ribs yet. Prices reasonable:...More

Thank caicoscolors
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review, we appreciate it. Ribs are a ton of labor but they are worth it and I'm glad that you liked them. I'm glad you found us and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As repeat visitors to Newport we were happy to discover another section of town that has numerous good restaurants. The Broadway area was a short walk from our Inn and upon a recommendation we ate at the Salvation Cafe. It was a good choice. Very...More

Thank uzubuzu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Newport for the J racing, stayed in Jamestown after doing downtown and a disappointing restaurant in Jamestown called Fish we talked to a local business man who told us to go to Salvation... It was absolutely delicious! I love food and appreciate going out...More

Thank Angela V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During my first three nights in Newport, I experienced very underwhelming dinners from other, more tourist-centric restaurants in Newport. On the forth night, following a recommendation from a very helpful local we went to the Salvation Café, and boy was it our salvation! The atmosphere...More

1  Thank HCV1234
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This review is all that we could hope for! Thanks for taking the time to give us such great feedback and for recommending us as an alternative to the Downtown Tourist Traps!

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Fun retro diner style joint. The place reminds me of my past BIG TIME! I got a kick out of how many millennials stopped and admired the records on the wall. I run a vinyl collectible show, so I took interest about what was up...More

Thank PinkTrixie
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to give this Retro gal such a nice review, we appreciate it. We are sooooooo retro that when we opened in 1993 we actually had a record player with a stack of records that we would flip 3-4 times per...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Go here because it is just a great place to sit in this very wildly decorated place with excellent food.

NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

We love the Wild Ones! thanks!

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Celebrating my niece's birthday, she wanted to go to the Salvation Cafe with the family! With a party of nine, we started off with the Calamari and Short Ribs! The meat on the ribs was tender and fell off the bone! The calamari was some...More

Thank janebresko
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

I'm thrilled to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed the food. We appreciate you taking the time to give us such a great review and are so glad that we will be in your dining choice rotation. We look forward to consistently...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I had the pad Thai which isnt really a pad Thai but a greasy stir fry. It was ok but I would order differently if I ever come back, which I probably will not. My sister had the salmon which was very salty and the...More

Thank BelugaGirl
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Sorry to hear about your poor experience. I would like to push back about inappropriate artwork, we have a couple of beautiful abstract figure paintings by a local artist which I would not call inappropriate. It just sounds like our uniqueness is not your style...More

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27 January 2015|
Response from NewportBuddy | Property representative |
Hi Jackie- thanks for thinking of us for your shower. Please google our website ( sorry they don't allow links here) and fill out an event inquiry form and I can send you menu and pricing ideas. We have a gorgeous... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 10:00
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 10:00
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 10:00
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 10:00
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 11:00
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2748
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-2620
  • E-mail
Salvation Cafe offers fireside dining in the winter and award winning al fresco dining in the Summer. Voted "Best Restaurant, Newport" by Providence Phoenix 2012 & 2013. Our summertime raw bar menu is available in our outdoor tiki bar. Enjoy a lobster roll & our famous Coconut Mojitos or join us for Sangria & Sunsets after a day at the beach! Parking is available in lot behind restaurant.
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