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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%
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“lobster” (197 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (20 reviews)
“shrimp po boy” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Lobster Review is my go to place for open dining with friends. We ate outside today and while it was a little chilly with the wind, the friendly service by Amanda, the hot and delicious Fish&Chips, wicked awesome Stuffies, and the thought of Summer...More

Thank pauldadamo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited early in the season but it was still pretty packed. Lovely views, authentic New England atmosphere. All six of us split the hot/cold lobster rolls. Neither of them felt filled enough and there was a lot of lettuce. Warm wasn’t warm and buttery, cold...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Was visiting Newport on a weekend with unusually cold weather. Most restaurants at the wharf closer to the street had 1+ hour wait. We walked to the end of the pier to lobster bar. Boom. 21st right down. Service was quick, attentive, informative and friendly....More

Thank krgo
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Best stuffed lobster I have ever had in my life! We were here in August also...great family, couples or friends kinda place.

Thank Tammy Jo O
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We visited the Lobster Bar for a late lunch during the week in October. It was a beautiful October afternoon & the restaurant wasn't too busy. We enjoyed sitting right by the rail overlooking the harbor while we ate our lunches. The Hot Lobster roll...More

Thank miffie98
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located on the water at the very end of Bowen’s wharf. The views of the harbor are fantastic. There is an outside area with tables, but you can see the water from every table inside. It would be a good place to...More

Thank Mollyshumom
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Sitting on the waterfront, enjoying the new england sunset and tasting lobsters. If this scene appeals to you, you have to goto the Lobster Bar. This place I believe was once a fish market, which is turned into a nice little shack kind of restaurant....More

Thank Jegan M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I love this place! My husband and I have been twice and it's becoming a favorite when we're in Newport. We've only sat at the bar but the dining room overlooks the water and the food we've sampled has been delicious including the chowder (loaded...More

Thank debp1959
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent lobster. We both had steamed lobster which was excellent. Shane our server was and was great. The view is fabulous looking over the water

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Excellent food and service. Cannot beat the water front view on the pier. Fish tacos were very good. Easy access to other Newport tourist sites

Thank golfnut51
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Tricia H
11 February 2015|
Response from Laurie R | 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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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