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Benjamin's Restaurant and Raw Bar

254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
+1 401-846-8768
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food and service was great. Price is reasonable as in the location. I'd go back for sure. Here are three recommendations to get that 5th star for me. 1. When asked if certain fish on the menu was local...the chef didn't know. It was...More

Thank Yauza16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicely located on Thames street, the restaurant upstairs has both an indoor and outdoor area. The drinks are reasonably priced and we enjoyed the house white. Food as expected is geared towards seafood. Red snapper special was great and such a big helping. The seafood...More

Thank GuidoScotland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are from the area and go to Newport often on the weekends. We love going to Benjamin’s with our friends. The lobster bisque and the lobster rolls are awesome. They have pineapple stolie which the boys love getting. My boyfriend loves the mother shucker....More

Thank Corrine S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast! Service was good and staff was very accommodating. Good management and did not have a "touristy" ambiance.

Thank Landman142
Reviewed 1 week ago

Benjamin's is a great spot to eat after a day of activities. The seafood is very fresh, the bartenders know their craft and the wait staff is on their game. The dining room gets quite loud and on a very hot day it also can...More

1  Thank Captlatitude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best hot buttered lobster roll I've ever had! Also on Tuesday's the raw bar is super cheap. The shrimp and oysters were delicious. Over the past three years this restaurant has been consistently amazing!

Thank RunTheJules
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to eat lunch at Benjamins. We ordered fresh lobster an it was some of the best lobster that we have ever eaten.We definitely will go back if we ever have the opportunitiy to visit Newport.

Thank jeannef739
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious meal. The steaks are huge and the lobster roll is stuffed with huge chunks of meat. The waitress was very friendly and it was not too loud. You didn’t need to yell to the people at your table to be heard....More

1  Thank Joli G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stop in to Benjamin's for a couple of meals. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and diner. The food is tasty, the menu varied, but I opt for the seafood selections. The prices are very reasonable and the servings generous.

1  Thank Albert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quirky place very welcoming for tourists. Coming home to New England, I was ready for lobster roll (lump meat in butter in a split-top hotdog bun with lemon) and some clam chowder. Neither disappointed. My partner's hamburger was big and cooked correctly...More

1  Thank Diana Y
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Larry C
27 October 2016|
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Response from eagle1highlander | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Mike, check out the menu.They have many options. You can find it on tripvisor, or just Google the name and town.
Karen S
6 May 2016|
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Response from steven c | Reviewed this property |
Their website states that they are open at 7:00 AM every day.
3 May 2016|
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Response from mtimpano | Reviewed this property |
Steep stairs from the outside - Go to Brick Alley (good food as well)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-8768
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