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The Lobster Bar

31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-619-2890
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (220 reviews)
“steamers” (22 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

I promised myself I wouldn't leave Newport without eating some fresh lobster. There were plenty of places to choose from but the restaurant had such a nice ambiance and we were able to get an outdoor table for lunch! We tried the lobster bisque, lobster...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SurfGirl816
Reviewed 14 November 2018

A perfect view of a working waterfront and Newport Harbor, with fishing boats and yachts moored alongside or coasting close by. Right on the water if you get a table outside in fair weather (watch the kids!). Food is typical adequate fare -- rubber-band calamari...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank NewportTownie
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Food works. Not the most elegant but view is wonderful. Depends what you are looking for. If you want fancy this isn’t it. Nice atmosphere, okay food for the price and again... the view!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Stopped in the Lobster bar and had a piping hot cup of chowder and a wonderful hot lobster roll. The drinks were large and tasty also. The view from this restaurant was very nice even on the cold and incredibly windy day.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Houston_Friends
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Eating Lobster. Overlooking the harbor. Watching the boats go out and the tides come in. Nothing fancy. Friendly service. Great lobster roll on Bowen's Wharf. [Had the Hot Lobster Roll. Delish and heart-warming on a cool fall day.]

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Good location. Adequate food, good service, excellent drinks. About what you'd expect. Nothing special

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bob G
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This restaurant is at the end of a pier. You can see boats coming and going while you eat. The lobster salad roll is almost all lobster with very little salad. It was delicious.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Barb125
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Had a late lunch - live music was good as was the hot lobster roll, soup and fish sandwich. Service was a little slow but we weren't in a hurry so was ok. Nice atmosphere- would come here again in summer or fall

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Traveling_Greens
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Great view from the outside deck area. Food however was average at best, Staff was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 593CraigS
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We had a wonderful lunch here recently after spending the morning walking the Cliff Walk and wandering around Newport. We were a party of 9 (which grew to 12) and we were seated outside very promptly and with no fuss. The waitstaff was very accommodating...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hoiya
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19 October 2018|
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Response from Kenneth F | Reviewed this property |
Don't work there.
Tricia H
11 February 2015|
Response from 618laurier | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if there is an outdoor patio. This is in NJ there is snow on the ground.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-2890
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