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Benjamin's Restaurant and Raw Bar

254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
+1 401-846-8768
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (109 reviews)
“oysters” (215 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
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Reviewed yesterday

Decided to try this place out based on some reviews and it was in a good walking location for us. Ended up being a good choice. Nice place, good meals. Got to sit outside in the porch area. They had a special on oysters and...More

Thank StingrayJG
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got a recommendation about this place and I wish we had ignored it. The food was not distinguished and I do not recommend it.

Thank yajiprof
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for their specials on Tuesday where they offer $1.00 oysters and $.75 clams. Well they wouldn't steam the clams for me so I got a lobster roll and am I happy I did! I have had lobster every day sin coming to Newport, and...More

Thank Suzy C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Day trip to Newport - love Newport. Came to Benjamins for lunch based on suggestion of someone and so glad we did! Service was great. Lobster roll one of best ever!! Oysters superb. Lobster Mac n Cheese insane!! A must share!! Tried their sangria and...More

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I stopped here looking for a raw bar. Benjamin's did not disappoint. We had a dozen oysters, 2 dozen clams, and some beers. The raw seafood was some of the freshest I have ever eaten. The prices for the happy hour were...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a bit disappointed by the choices on the menu. I was looking forward to a salad or something lighter. What I ordered was good - a lobster grilled cheese sandwich - delicious but huge. When ordering this split it, with a friend! The waitress...More

Thank Bamagirl5517
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the upstairs at Benjamins on their early evening deal Place was busy but the server Christie was excellent and smiley. In the States they expect 15% to 20% tip just for turning up for work ..not this kid !!! I had the prime rib...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the spot in NEWPORT 👍The staff especially Mike and Chase exceeded only by the Half Irish Half Korean bartenders 🥃The food is great! Specials every day and raw bar Tuesday is over the top👏👏I Never miss this spot when in town Oh the...More

Thank captgspot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch and then came back for a predinner drink and appetizer. Oysters were great. Wish we had stayed for dinner. Bartender was a nice young man.

Thank James W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here in Newport for the weekend, came here for dinner Thursday. Lobster roll was terrible, wine selection terrible, service not great. Tried again for breakfast on Sunday, waited an hour for cold mediocre food. 4 thumbs down

Thank LoGWestHartford_CT
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Questions & Answers
Larry C
27 October 2016|
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Response from eagle1highlander | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Mike, check out the menu.They have many options. You can find it on tripvisor, or just Google the name and town.
Karen S
6 May 2016|
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Response from steven c | Reviewed this property |
Their website states that they are open at 7:00 AM every day.
3 May 2016|
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Response from mtimpano | Reviewed this property |
Steep stairs from the outside - Go to Brick Alley (good food as well)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-8768
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