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The Wharf Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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37 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004 (Formerly The Wharf Pub)
+1 401-619-5672
11:00 - 00:00
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Westford, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for dinner rather late on a Thursday night and we're so happy we decided on the wharf pub. Their chowder was delicious and a little different from regular clam chowder. The tuna burger was fabulous and the pork sliders were great too. Thursday night is bingo night And Becky (with the great hair) turned a great meal... More 

Thank Heather F
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has both outdoor and indoor seating. In the summer on a nice day you will have to wait for a table outside...however inside it is nice and cool! Pub atmosphere, quite a few unusual things on the menu. Delicious fries...different...potato wedges. Definitely a place to eat if you are downtown in Newport..interesting decor...great food..

Thank Jeanbqueenbee
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in at 3:00 for a beer and watch the Celtics game. Bar at the entrance was shut down as not enough business. Went upstairs to the bar and no seats available Tables were empty but we were told we could not sit at a table if only ordering drinks! Manager offered to sit us at a table with no... More 

1 Thank lajpaj
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189 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Live music and a relaxed pub atmosphere. The venison burger was outstanding with herbed goat cheese and mushrooms and pay the extra bit for the tots. The ma's meatloaf special was also delicious and you can't beat the price.

Thank CCW60
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

What more could you ask for. It was crowded and there was a wait but but was worth it. Great selection of beer on tap and we were all happy with our food. The fried chicken was my favorite.

Thank Ryan J
Bethany Beach
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136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We had just pulled into Newport and had a craving for chowder. Saw other reviews mentioning the Clam chowder, but it is not a usual item on their menu. But they did have Seafood Chowder on the menu, so we decided to have that. It was okay, needed some kind of seasoning. We also had the Caesar Salad, but I... More 

Thank Trvl4Funb455
Georgetown, Texas
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108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We got to Newport on a Sunday looking for someplace to feed the family for less than a fortune. Wharf Pub had a $10 special- meatloaf, Parmesan mashed potatoes & carmelized Brussels sprouts & with that you could order the local draft beer for $3. I'm not a fan of most meatloaf but this was really good & the bonus... More 

Thank Lynne P
Holden, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I stopped writing reviews because I feel Trip Advisor rewards quantity over quality when it comes to reviews and rankings. HOWEVER, after visiting The Wharf Pub in Newport I just had to write a review. Okay, so it was Restaurant Week and we found some nice specials to order. The lollypop chops were very good and my wife really enjoyed... More 

1 Thank prmac
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Out of the first two drafts I ordered but gave good alternative recommendation . Fried pickle spears were good, but prefer chips. The Matunuck Burger with fried oysters was delicious, as were the Black Sea Tater Tots with anchovy butter. .

Thank jpalka6067
Hartford CT
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I ordered a bloody mary. It came with a spicy green bean, a shrimp, lemon and a pepper (maybe a pablano) wrapped in prosciutto on top. My wife had a salad with a piece of fried chicken. Not a frozen, breaded piece of chicken, but real fried chicken. Everything was delicious. Its dark and cozy inside but the atmosphere doesn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004 (Formerly The Wharf Pub)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-5672
The Wharf Pub is a Gastric Style Pub with Comfort Food. Under new ownership as of December of 2012. Open 7 days per week for dinner at 5pm. Lunch served on the weekends at 12pm. Outdoor seating available in the Summer. Located in downtown Newport close to shopping, hotels and parking.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?