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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (419 reviews)
“clams” (82 reviews)
“burger” (84 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
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Reviewed today

We enjoy the clam chowder and the lobster roll sandwich with truffle fries. Would always have a bowl of chow dash when we visit Newport

Thank Mike S
Reviewed yesterday

Food was excellent Reservations in the Commodores room. Very loud table of drunk people in shorts and tee shirts. Seated after I arrived, Told staff numerous times that the table was very disturbing and nothing was ever done to quiet them down, very disappointing. Ruined...More

Thank jwnellesen
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are looking for good seafood, a great atmosphere, good views and friendly staff, look no further. We chose this for my birthday dinner and it was delightful. We couldn’t have asked for a better meal and the prices were very reasonable. We will...More

Thank SedonaCarolyn118
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well, I remember when the Commodore Room at the Black Pearl was very classy! The wait staff were all male & wore Tuxedos. That was years ago . . . There were 4 of us and we had a later dinner. The waiter was very...More

Thank katewoman612
Reviewed 4 days ago

A Newport classic. The tavern is cozy and there's a nice variety of casual and higher end fare. The dining room is a little more formal. Best New England style chowder you will ever have. It can get crowded, so on a nice day the...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our group of 8 college friends met for a getaway in Newport. We did everything: mansions, Block Island, lobster rolls & boat rides! The trip would not have been complete without a visit to the Black Pearl. Their clam chowder is legendary! We were given...More

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great , always the restaurant to visit every time in Newport. Clam chowder is great , atmosphere is perfect , service wonderful.

Thank Lyn S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love to bring Dad to The Pearl for Father's Day. We have been going there for decades and found it to be losing it's gusto. Fries just OK, used to be amazing. Warm chicken tarragon salad and pickle. Old bacon and bread. Sound picky? Well...More

1  Thank nancy w
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved their clam chowder. There late evening so super busy. Waitress did OK until the bill. Had asked her to separate our table of five for payment when we ordered. Not done. Took three tries at the end for her to get the bill right....More

Thank B6291CYdonnam
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had burgers for lunch, outside on the water. The food was good, service was quick and friendly. Drinks were OK. The view of the harbor is the best part of this restaurant.

Thank Karen W
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6 May 2018|
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Response from debbeyes | Reviewed this property |
Good question but i have no idea
29 May 2017|
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Response from John Paul S | Reviewed this property |
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8 April 2015|
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Response from WithMyDog | Reviewed this property |
It's my understanding that the Tavern side is open for lunch and dinner, but the Commodore's Room only has dinner hours.
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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