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Salvation Cafe

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140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2748
+1 401-847-2620
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 10:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 04:30 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 04:30 - 11:00
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Aspen, Colorado
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 that is off the hustle and bustle of Thames street.

Thank hradical6
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Shelter Island, New York
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Place was MUCH bigger than it appears, huge dinning area in back. Wine list was more than fair, fresh Swordfish was VERY good. Lots of choices for everyone.

Thank chumley54
New Albany, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The food here is amazing! I've dined here for breakfast and dinner, and was pleased each time. Very fun, yet relaxed atmosphere to enjoy delicious food.

Thank mj1192
Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Wait staff were friendly professional. The short rib burger was the best burger of my life. Want to go back for pad Thai, bistro steak, etc etc. great menu reasonable prices

Thank jps34
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this great review! It's like a ray of sunshine in the downward spiral that is Winter. We really appreciate it. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This is a funky and fun restaurant. The service was wonderful - quick and friendly. The interior is cozy and adventurous - lots of color but still intimate, with wall-long couches creating a "living room" feel. The food was spectacular. Between the incredible, and very large portion of, Pad Thai and our burger, we couldn't be happier with our meal.... More 

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NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us such stellar feedback. We really appreciate it and feel a kinship with a guest with a sense of adventure! More 

Barnet, Vermont
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have eaten at many other restaurants around Newport over the years but since discovering the Salvation Cafe don't choose to look any further for fresh seafood (and other delectable treats) cooked and presented to perfection with a contemporary flair in a funky and fun environment replete with red and orange walls, formica tables, and tiki bar. If you are... More 

Thank Susan05821
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Susan- Thanks so much for your feedback and for liking our food and atmosphere. We have been known to walk a fine line between funky and junky but we are lucky to have Chef James Colleran uplift our free wheelin' flair with some of the best, freshest food in town. Who needs a view of the water when you... More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I go to here sometimes, not too often. Dinner menu is better than brunch. Pad Thai is probably their best dish and also a cheese cake. It is funky and hippy place i a conservative Newport. Waitstaff needs to be trained better.

Thank Alisa S
Stuttgart, Germany
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Despite considerable effort, I can't find a reason to give this restaurant less than 5 stars! The eclectic exterior and bar area in front belie a deeper interior that is both well appointed and comfortable: exposed beams, antiqued ship lap, comfortable seating, mellow jazz and blues playing at the perfect conversational volume, and a mostly glass back wall (and doors)... More 

Thank Llonie C
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Llonie- What a lovely review. There are lots of different reasons why one opens a restaurant but for me, it is for the feeling that you said was evoked with your meal. Interesting food, warm atmosphere and a comfortable connection with the locals. I'm ecstatic to hear that was your experience and thank you so much for sharing it.... More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Funky and fun and the menu makes it hard to decide. Usually get their fabulous salmon but last night had the Lobster Mac and Cheese special. Of course, had to order the Fried Spinach on the side. This place never disappoints!

Thank Connie B
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Connie- Thanks so much for your across the board, awesome feedback. It takes a strong person to venture away from the Teriyaki Salmon, I'm so glad you weren't disappointed! More 

Cranston, Rhode Island
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went to this restaurant with our niece who lives in Newport. We wanted to get off the tourist grid an d Broadway fit the bill. The atmosphere was high energy, but sometimes it was difficult to hear each other. Service was good and fast. The food was ok. Two of us had the Pad Thai, and my husband had... More 

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NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry, this sounds truly underwhelming. Usually our Pad Thai and Bolognese get great reviews so I spoke to the kitchen to address their attention to detail, you're only as good as your last plate! Also, in case you give us another chance in the future we have two dining rooms when the outdoors is closed. One is in the front... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?