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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (111 reviews)
“oysters” (220 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had breakfast here today. The food was OK, nothing special. We had eggs, bacon and breakfast fries. We had one piece of toast each...a bit mean I thought. The one thing that really grated on me though was the surly service from our server....More

Thank Mickigirl1310
Reviewed 3 days ago

A few friends and I came here on a Tuesday late afternoon in October to enjoy the raw bar deals and a few drinks. We went upstairs and asked for a table on the patio in the back, but the woman seating customers seemed annoyed...More

Thank Jenna B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate a lunch and a dinner here. We did the early bird specials for $19.95 at dinner and after a day of shopping decided to try their lobster bisque and fried calamari for lunch. The restaurant was slammed for dinner and extremely noisy. We...More

Thank Betty S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The title says it all, it describes perfectly our experience. First, we attempt the street level but inside it smells bad and the music is too loud, so we climb the stairs up where we are made to wait for about ten minutes in the...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The oysters Rockefeller and hot lobster roll were really tasty. Good service. Sat upstairs semi outside.

Thank Desigal7
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the early bird lobster dinner and a table on the second floor by a front window with a nice view. The service was very good.

Thank Mollyshumom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Superb top of the scallop crop for succulent! Excellent server very attentive. Nice clean pub with quality fresh seafood. Ate in pub upstairs was on a wait.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here at 6:45 and learned Lobster or Prime Rib was $19.99 until 7pm; Lobster it was. They have lots of menu options that were appealing. The prime rib at the table next to me was not the early bird special but it could...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at Benjamin s tonight. Party of 8. Our entries included prime rib, swordfish, snapper, scallops, Benjamin linguine, and a chicken Caesar. NE clam chowder and lobster bisque. Everything was excellent! Benjamin s will definitely be added to our must visit restaurant list in...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I just dined for the first time at Benjamin's based on other TripAdvisor experiences. I have to say it was outstanding. They readily accepted our reservation request for two that morning. We were promptly seated at 7PM in a very full restaurant....More

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