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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (125 reviews)
“oysters” (237 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved the breakfast at this restaurant. I liked the French toast in particular (though resorted to asking for half portion as it was so large) - fluffy and cinnamon coated with blueberries, and my husband enjoyed the eggs and hash browns. We also ate here...More

Thank Lanno
Reviewed 5 days ago

Clams Casino some of the best I've ever eaten (including my own). Waitstaff and Management were fantastic. The menu is for sure to accommodate everyone's culinary desires.

Thank Pat O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was good but the waitress kept forgetting things; maybe we just hit it on an off night. We were upstairs in the main dining area close to the bar - bartender had Grateful Dead on the soundtrack which was really cool!

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Somethings I liked about the place and some I didn’t. Started with a Bloody Mary. It had a nice shrimp in it but barely any vodka. Lacked a kick. Not very tangy. I actually added some pepper. Had the prime rib. A good value with...More

Thank RI_Travel_Guy
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has the feel of a good 'ol neighborhood eatery. All kinds of food and drink. We had a good breakfast and great service. I am sure this a great place for drinks at night too.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every single visit to Benjamin's is excellent. Food, service, cocktails, vibe, all awesome. This place is reasonably priced and the food really is great. Seafood and beyond. French Dip - ridiculous good.

Thank jwitt3167
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, great place. Prices are better than many places around in both food and drink. As for the food, top notch! It’s a casual place, but might be the best value in the area.

Thank IndyArea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 10 of us wanted to go to dinner on a Saturday night in Newport. This was the best choice we could have made. Who made reservations and the table was waiting for us set out on the second floor deck. Service was...More

Thank Vivian N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our boat captain recommended it and we are glad he did. Stellar food. Good prices. Friendly staff. Absolutely not one complaint. Highly recommend.

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our third trip to Benjamin’s. Can’t beat it for oysters and clams. Cold brews. No nonsense, just great. My one regret is that they no longer have scallops on the half shell available.

Thank Kathryn S
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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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