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The Lobster Bar

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31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-619-2890
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was average here. If you like traditional clam chowder, stay away from the chowder here. The base is thin and watery and there's a ton of dill in the broth. I was looking for a warm, thick traditional New England clam chowder and was disappointed with this one. The dill over powered all the other flavors.

Thank SpartyGirl888
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a cup of chowder and a quick drink. The view is fantastic and the staff were very friendy and attentive. The other patrons we very friendy too. The bar had a good vibe.

Thank Sharon V
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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155 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful location on Bowen's Wharf. Service is friendly but not extraordinary. I got the fish and chips, for $20 ... 2 large pieces of deep fried cod with non-descript fries and a small plastic container of non-descript cole slaw. My dining partner ordered the chicken parm sandwich which was very small and came with a bag of potato chips, which... More 

Thank cydney04106
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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177 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very excited when I saw this place and their menu as I had been driving quite some time and was starved; the hostess was nice enough to seat me next to the window overlooking the port, however, my waitress never came. There were girls standing all over the place, chatting up with what looked like the managers, standing... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this place twice when I was in Newport for work. it has a nice outdoor seating area with a wonderful view of the harbour and the yachts sailing in and out. the service was quite good as was the food. they cater for large groups without having to book in advance

Thank nickvn
Norwich, Connecticut
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183 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is the kinda place which caters to tourists since they have no interest for taste, service, or quality of the food. If they can get you in once and bill you for it that is enough, because you would be crazy to go back. When you get in it looks pretty good , large windows, beautiful views of the... More 

Thank Cacabesa
Boston, Massachusetts
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429 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is right at the end of the wharf, with indoor or outdoor seating. We really enjoyed their hot lobster roll. A fish sandwich was large and also very tasty. A nice setting for a leisurely lunch.

Thank Bob T
East Hanover
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Lobster Bar is a fairly large seafood restaurant at the end of Bowen's Wharf. It's inviting with its lobster tank right at the entrance and the possibility of al fresco dining on the water. Perhaps the restaurant is too big or offers more entrees than it can handle, but the outcome is not always what one would hope for.... More 

Thank Thomas M
Layton, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with the expectation of eating a wonderful lobster dinner. This place served their lobster whole in the shell. We asked them to take it out of the shell and it was an extra $10. So we decided to do it ourselves. When we were served our lobster they forgot to bring the rest of the meal... More 

Thank pianobook1
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Big outdoor deck provides a great opportunity to relax eat great food and watch a beautiful sunset, service excellent.

Thank Frank A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?