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“Not bad, small improvements to get 5 stars”

Benjamin's Restaurant and Raw Bar
Ranked #30 of 257 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The food and service was great. Price is reasonable as in the location. I'd go back for sure. Here are three recommendations to get that 5th star for me.

1. When asked if certain fish on the menu was local...the chef didn't know. It was replied with..."it's from the ocean..."

2. The oysters were delicious but the shucker needs to be better. I had shells in multiple oysters. It would have been better done.

3. The beer selection needs to improve. Bring in some better beers please.

Thank Yauza16
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Nicely located on Thames street, the restaurant upstairs has both an indoor and outdoor area. The drinks are reasonably priced and we enjoyed the house white. Food as expected is geared towards seafood. Red snapper special was great and such a big helping. The seafood linguini was also a huge dish and delicious. Worth a visit

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We are from the area and go to Newport often on the weekends. We love going to Benjamin’s with our friends. The lobster bisque and the lobster rolls are awesome. They have pineapple stolie which the boys love getting. My boyfriend loves the mother shucker. Great service. Fair prices.

Thank Corrine S
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent breakfast! Service was good and staff was very accommodating. Good management and did not have a "touristy" ambiance.

Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Benjamin's is a great spot to eat after a day of activities. The seafood is very fresh, the bartenders know their craft and the wait staff is on their game. The dining room gets quite loud and on a very hot day it also can be hotter inside without the breeze blowing through but those are rare exceptions. Their Early Bird Specials, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, are a great deal.

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