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Black Pearl

10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
+1 401-846-5264
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (366 reviews)
“clams” (65 reviews)
“burger” (73 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not killer but good. Nice outdoor deck waterside ambiance (that along with the menu is why we chose it), friendly waitress, decent service, enjoyable

Thank Kenwyn L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The sun finally broke through the fog, so my husband and I decided to sit on the outdoor patio. Really lovely spot. We went here after hearing raves about the clam chowder, so we each started with a cup. It was served quickly and was...More

Thank boblink515794
Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided to eat in the Commodore room for a quitter experience. The food was excellent, great choice of fish dishes, cooked with expertise and flair. We had superb service from Richard.

Thank winifredholden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best chowder we enjoy every visit. Always busy but staff is on the go. A favorite after a day sailing or at the beach. Don't miss the Pearl

Thank _tsdifiore1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We planned to have dinner at another restaurant which told us that we can sit at the bar, so we went looking for it and I was the first one who was in a hurry to eat, due to starvation and could not find that...More

Thank hdyee23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for lunch. You can sit inside or out . The service was good even though it was very busy.

Thank Michele H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate this past weekend at The Black Pearl for lunch while waiting to get into our hotel room. Service was quick and friendly. Lunch menu was a bit limited but everything came out as ordered. Best part about it was dining outside on a beautiful...More

Thank dgr1968NewJersey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and quintessential New England pub vibe. Our large, multigenerational group got the privilege of making reservations and had two adjacent tables. The waiter mentioned that we (a party of eleven) would have sent him over the edge (his words) if we had come...More

Thank Pomommie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had family with us all week. Traveling with a 93 year old is not easy. Our waitress was patient, accomadating to the point of walking me outside to check our boat reservations. The chowder is excellant, which is why we go back -...More

Thank ckgreenthumb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for soup and enjoyed it! Authentic and delicious, not too thick. Great warm bread rolls with butter to go with it.

Thank Dancer-Chica
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Commodore Room - when does it open?
29 May 2017|
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Response from robbiecram | Reviewed this property |
It was open when we went there 2 weeks ago
Bruce W
Are you open for lunch? What are your hours?
8 April 2015|
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Response from kelly h | Reviewed this property |
Hello, They are open for lunch. i believe from noon until 9 pm. They may even have a Sunday brunch menu. Lunch is much cheaper than dinner. Either way the food,service and atmosphere is amazing. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$55
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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