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Black Pearl

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
+1 401-846-5264
11:30 - 22:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Newport for a few days between Christmas and New Year, and we popped into the Black Pearl for a drink on a number of occasions. We liked the friendly staff in there and so on our last night before moving on decided to have dinner there. It was possibly the best restaurant we visited in the whole... More 

Thank Michael O
Harwinton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was a crowded weekend, only waited 20 minutes. Ordered delicious pea soup and grill cheese sandwich. cool vibe, great service, hit the spot!

Thank SteveandRose01
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for restaurant week and ate lunch. It was absolutely amazing and did not disappoint. We would definitely go back as every single thing we ordered was amazing.

Thank KRod212
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambiance with the outside seating. Get the chowder!! Gorgeous sunset dining area and good place to people watch

Thank Ohh S
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Whether for lunch or dinner, the black Pearl never disappoints. Centrally located, dark and cozy, noisy and crowded and has that festive feel to it. We always return for more.

Thank lindamatilda
Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a great meal. It was a little confusing with two different dining rooms with completely different menus. Our meal was very tasty, but a bit over priced considering you do not get soup or salad with the meal. Next time we will sit on the "cheaper" side and hopefully get a better value. Please don't get me wrong,... More 

Thank andyh5182017
Houson, Texas
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93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our crowd was craving good "chowdah" on a cold and windy day.....and we knew where to get it. Whenever in Newport, I have to get a chowder fix at the Black Pearl. I love the atmosphere of this place. It is generally packed and most certainly was on the day we visited over New Year weekend. There are the usual... More 

Thank C B
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

People love coming here for the ambience and location. The food here is good ... very good. The staff very welcoming and friendly. The lobster rolls and salads are always consistent, but this is our spot in the tavern for burgers and beer. (The French fries are also very good). My one friend doesn't eat meat and had the mussels... More 

Thank Jupiterbound
Cumberland, Ri, USA
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163 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Three for a late lunch was delightful. 1:30pm on the fFriday after Christmas, the place was very full. But only a 15 minute wait, a rustic table in the bar area. Service was good, not great, but satisfying. I had the chowder, it was good, not necessarily THE best, another had the tomato basil bisque deemed very good. The lobster... More 

Thank JHaakRI
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153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We always stop in at The Pearl when we stay in Newport over Christmas Week, and are never disappointed . The Black Pearl Chowder is perfect - creamy and tasty. This year we made several trips- and had lunch in the tavern, chowder at the bar and dinner in the dining room - and it was all delicious !

Thank Sandyw248

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$55
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-5264

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?