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The White Horse Tavern

26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
+1 401-849-3600
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
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Reviewed yesterday

My sister's and I ate here recently for lunch when visiting Newport. The food was delicious (Rhode Island Clam Chowder, Lobster Salad BLT and Butterscotch Bread Pudding) but I really enjoyed the history shared with us by the manager of the oldest restaurant/tavern in the...More

Thank fruitfulvine
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here for lunch on our sister's trip. Very good food and service. Had the special sun choke soup that day and it was delicious! My sisters all tried the Rhode Island clam chowder- they liked it all agreed they prefer New England clam chowder....More

Thank Betty S
Reviewed 2 days ago

the first tavern in the USA. beautiful interior excellent lobster with mac and cheese, clam chowder, and crème bruelle

Thank keninio-h21
Reviewed 2 days ago

Four of us enjoyed lunch here, and though we did not request it, we were seated in a small private room that our hostess told us was the favorite spot for Jackie Kennedy. We had a lovely lunch, but the best part was the butterscotch...More

Thank Gipsymom
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place lives off its history and is an overpriced tourist trap. If you are beguiled by the antiquity and can afford to pay over the top prices for greasy over cooked food, so be it. There are many other less heralded places in Newport...More

Thank Amsterdammer188590
Reviewed 4 days ago

Besides being the oldest tavern in Rhode Island, if not the whole country, the food and service are excellent. The Scotch Duck Egg appetizer is worth the visit, and the crispy duck and the scallops are outstanding. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating....More

Thank traveler1950
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been to Newport many times and had just never gotten our act together to get into the White Horse Tavern. This very nostalgic establishment has been around since the 1600's but the menu and service is very modern. The staff are accommodating for...More

Thank chris m
Reviewed 1 week ago

If it weren't for the amazing staff, I would have walked out courtesy of the most obnoxious loud-mouthed diner who managed to insult my island of PR post-Hurricane Maria, and our Californian diners in the table next to ours. Service is LOVELY, and drinks are...More

Thank Rita V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will never go back there again , it was in February and we had a reservation we had to wait 45 min. And it was not that busy , Then we were placed at a table with the wind blowing in freezing ,service was...More

Thank lf000777
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's almost like there are ghosts in this bar if you really try to listen to them. You can just feel the history if you sit and sip on your Old Fashioned. I don't really like bourbon but they make an incredible old fashioned....it's worth...More

Thank kodajaz
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Marion C
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Response from Millied | Reviewed this property |
Menu can be found on their website
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
smart casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
    (Farewell St)
  • Public Transportation: The White Horse Tavern is a quarter mile up Marlborough Street from the Newport Gateway and Visitors Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-3600
  • E-mail
At The White Horse Tavern we strive to create a fresh, contemporary culinary experience in a historic tavern atmosphere. Like generations before us, we serve the freshest fish, clams and lobsters from Narragansett Bay along with just-picked produce from local Rhode Island's farms. We embrace RI's vibrant food scene to bring you the very best artisan cheeses, honeys, prime cuts of beef and local fish right off the boat - all in a Colonial tavern that's been serving America for over 350 years. So join us for a taste of 21st century Rhode Island in our 17th century White Horse. You won't be disappointed!
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