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The Wharf Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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37 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840 (Formerly The Wharf Pub)
+1 401-619-5672
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was ok. We ordered steak and chicken dishes both of which were standard pub fare. Staff were friendly and they mananged to get us a table at short notice on New Year's Eve. The food took slightly longer I would have expected, however it was a busy night.

Thank kymshortill
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149 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch with family (grandparents, kids, grandkids) and had excellent service for our big group. The servers were quick friendly and efficient . The food was excellent - especially the tatie tots and calamari. Big portions , tasty food and outstanding draft beer selection made for a great experience!

Thank Sandyw248
Danville, Vermont
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great local craft beers. Shared a cheese and savory plate for lunch which included chicken liver pate, pancetta, porchetta (smoked pork belly), gruyère cheese, home made lemon ricotta, pickled vegetables and fresh bread. Enjoyed talking with Sean the bartender. Great place to spend an hour or two relaxing.

Thank Jeff F
San Diego, California
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227 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

What a cool pub. Right in the center of all that is good in Newport, they have great beer and tater tots!! Good prices, great atmosphere and clean and the service was great as well. Will return many times!

Thank Adam J
Hartford, Connecticut
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Rustic kinda of place (cute)! Only giving it a three because they only serve wine and beer and only "one" Chardonnay. The food (appetizers only) that we ordered was good but the menu items are a little different (not your traditional pub food!). For example the burger sliders are made with Brie cheese versus the traditional cheddar or swiss. We... More 

Thank Diandavbarnes
Media, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The location is great and the food is very good. They had some vegetarian options. We had lunch there.

Thank Dawn C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Sat at the lower bar with an old shipmate! Bartender was awesome...great food and beer recommendations! A regular place I would visit on future trips....great summer spot with an awesome outer bar!

Thank Bman3832
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We ate here after doing the cliff walk and were hungry and thirsty when we arrived. The server was great, she recommended a local beer which was perfect so when she also recommended the tots we went with that suggestion too - what a good call. We went with the truffle tots and they hit the spot. She also brought... More 

Thank reindroped
Providence, Rhode Island
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We ducked into this location for dinner, we had never been but heard good things. First impression was this place is tiny but, we were seated and the service was excellent, friendly and attentive. I had the venison burger...really great job on this...typically a very dry mean but, they delivered a pretty moist burger and truffle fries. Very good eats... More 

Thank jojocruzin
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76 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The restaurant, up a flight from Bowen's Wharf's shops, has an interesting decor of exposed old wood, leaded glass dividers, salvaged materials and low lighting. The menu combined creative vegetarian and classic seafood and grille options. The staff was young, casual and friendly. The food was fresh, flavorful and creative. Restaurant Week offered us a great selection for an affordable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840 (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?