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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (395 reviews)
“clams” (78 reviews)
“burger” (78 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 2 days ago via mobile

Drop by the Black Pearl. The food is wonderful and it is located right on the docks. Reservations aren't required, but it's very popular so call ahead. Get a table outside if the weather is good.

Thank KlubMarcus
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had such a great time a the bar at lunch on our day that we went back for seconds. Best clam chowder in town that we are ordering a case online.

Thank WineTraveler60
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best clam chowder according to all and verified it is! Had the oysters with all the fixings and the burger! Had the onion bun and blue cheese crumbles and was Dam good! Sat outside on the wharf to enjoy the day!

Thank Griffin G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great vegan dinner with stacked portobello mushrooms and baby carrots. Would return just to eat those again. Never had anything like the marinade and dense texture of the mushrooms.

Thank vegan436
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great lobster sandwiches and chowder. Drinks were perfect, we had frozen maragaritas, bloody marys and mudslides outside while looking at some beautiful boats.

Thank annie2354
Reviewed 5 days ago

My choice of the sole for diner was a good one. My husband especially enjoyed the way in which the whipped potatoes were prepared. Wait staff were friendly and attentive. Since the dining room is quite small, I found the tables to be too close...More

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday was our last full day in Newport this Labor Day weekend. Having spent the better part of that windy rainy day out on the water, we felt we owed it to ourselves to go a bit upscale. The Black Pearl was recommended to us...More

Thank pfigdore
Reviewed 1 week ago

went just for a bowl of chowder. had heard all about it. it was just ok not the kind I like. smooth not chunky

1  Thank berk201606
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice evening dinner on the outside patio. Great to be outside on a nice evening and watch the sunset tour boats come in. The patio menu is limited. Food was good. Service could have been a bit quicker.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is known to all for their great clam chowder. Just a tip they put dill in it. But so many people think this is the best place for it.

Thank bilasi
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29 May 2017|
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Response from John Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure.
Bruce W
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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