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The Newport Lobster Shack

150 Long Wharf, State Pier 9, Newport, RI 02840-2407
+1 401-847-1700
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster bites” (25 reviews)
“fresh lobster” (20 reviews)
“bisque” (21 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Long Wharf, State Pier 9, Newport, RI 02840-2407
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lobster roll and the lobster bisque were both very fresh and good. The soup had many large chunks of lobster. However the value was above average, not exceptional. 3 lobster rolls and a cup of soup was $75.00.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TP454
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding lobster roll. All meat, no filler. Sell a large and a small. Only difference is large has twice as much lobster. Large is enough to split for a light lunch with chips and a drink. Sodas and water to drink. Not sure about alcohol....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lgt380
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Walking distance from our cruise ship, and a wonderful lunch after the mansion tours. Their lobster roll is in a class of its own … the very best class. Fresh, large chunks of sweet lobster … minimally dressed with mayo. Add a crunchy bag of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Believer1948
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Well prepared lobster, the usual offerings, served from a hatch with tables under an awning. Fresh and tasty, simply prepared. No frills but all the cheaper for it.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LisaR631
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Came here from MI and checked this place out. Right near where we were staying. Lobster was very sweet. Not too much mayo. Would come back here.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LLA1962
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

I ate here 2 times during my Newport trip. The lobster is fresh and delicious. I tried the lobster roll and lobster bisque on my first trip. Both were awesome. My second on visit I went for the lobster dinner. It took a little work...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kschultz59
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Great little lobster shack!! They catch it and cook it fresh for you either whole lobster or the famous lobster rolls! Eat right on the dock under an awning must go for fresh lobster!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank robertc493
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Basic restaurant situated right by the quayside. For us it was a short walk from the cruise ship tender point and visitor centre. Small menu obviously centred around lobster, we just wanted a lobster roll each and weren’t disappointed. Fresh roll with chunks of tasty...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Timbo3765
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We've eaten several places and have been very disappointed. First we ordered and split the lobster bisque and the "lobster special" which was a 2 pound lobster with corn and coleslaw. They both were divine. Then we decided to split the lobster bites. Lightly battered...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ginger B
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

It was glorious. Lobster bisque and lobster roll and a great view! Picnic tabkes and lots of sun!!! A lot of golks had whole lobster as well. Incredibly fresh.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sandywoman
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8 July 2018|
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Response from Glenna B | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a lobster salad. I’m sure you could ask for them to remove the lobster!
4 August 2017|
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Response from Deedubu67 | Reviewed this property |
It is close to Visitors Center, no near Thames at all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Long Wharf, State Pier 9, Newport, RI 02840-2407
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-1700
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