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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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“prime rib” (118 reviews)
“oysters” (230 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great seafood! Very fresh raw bar and fantastic seafood selections hands down. We live in Westerly and eat here at least 5 times a year. Easy location in the heart of town. We go at lunch for buck a shuck oystert from 12 to 2.

Thank ripicker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A LOBSTER grilled cheese? With creamy havarti and sliced tomato, it was unbelievable. The fried oyster roll was superb as well. Dollar oysters from noon to 2 May be a winter thing, but 1/2 dz for 6 bucks and an draft IPA is hard to...More

Thank Mark_Stevie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for a place to eat that was casual. This is the place. Ordered french onion soup. It was full of onions and melted cheese. We would order again. Ordered prime rib. Couldn't believe the size. I ordered medium rare and my husband ordered medium....More

Thank stevendenker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great raw bar selection of you're into seafood. We went for brunch and got a seat at the bar. The staff was easy going and there are a lot of 'regulars' that frequent this place. They also have a Grand Marnier...More

Thank Angel R
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We stopped in for lunch here on a chilly, blustery, and drizzly day. It hit the spot, and warmed us up with a tasty bowl of chowder and a delicious bloody mary!

Thank LaFontaine
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We visited this restaurant based on a suggestion, on December 30th. We were there during the mid-afternoon and sat at the bar on the second level. The hostess on that level was a very special woman. The bartender -- a fairly young woman -- needs...More

Thank annenorman
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The oysters were great, The seafood dish I had was very nice and my wife's scallops were delicious. The service was good. The only issue was that we were seated at a place in the upstairs that is outdoors in the warm weather. It was...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Food is good, drinks are good, local feel. They have both an upstairs and downstairs. The downstairs was only open in the winter though when we were there. Only negative is that bathrooms are upstairs and in torrential rain it means you have to go...More

Thank anywhereonearth
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Our group of five had a very positive experience. Since we had no reservations we were seated on a covered, heated deck which was very comfortable despite the cold weather. Our group ordered filet, seafood platter, swordfish, and a vegan salad. Every entree was quite...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Although prices are always reasonable, Benjamin's runs frequent half price specials during the week on their raw bar oysters, clams and shrimp. There is indoor seating upstairs and down and several outside tables during warm weather. We prefer sitting at the downstairs bar where we...More

Thank Chris F
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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