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Rhino Bar & Grille

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337 Thames St, Unit 18, Newport, RI 02840-6619
+1 401-846-0707
11:00 - 01:00
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Newport, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

There are reasons this place is being bought out -- and none too soon. Come here only when there is a police presence.

Thank NewportTownie
Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The good: this bar is located in the lower part of The Newport Bay Club, which is where we stayed, so it was very convenient on a chilly, rainy early evening. The drinks were good, food just OK, but it offered room service to the hotel guests above (we did not take advantage of that) The bartender was friendly. The... More 

Thank Bellanonna2
Williston, Vermont
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

we had great service and good beer. Food is ok but just a pub with nothing special. Good location and the wings were cheap with a good variety of sauces.

Thank Mike E
Bellingham, Massachusetts
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200 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

Good casual atmosphere to sit and enjoy the game while you have a Newport Storm beer. Crowded at times.

Thank Jennifer R
Fort Worth, Texas
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151 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

My husband and I have been to the Rhino Bar for dinner a few times. This place is a hidden gem! Since not as popular (yet) as some of the other Thames-Wharf area restaurants, you never have to wait for a table. The servers are friendly, drinks and food are very reasonably priced and the burgers are EXCELLENT! The fries... More 

Thank alg7334
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We had a blast here and met a lot of people. Live band was really enjoyable. Very convenient too! We asked for special drinks and we were accommodated on each request. Great for young and old alike!

Thank Gr8FunGirl
Stephanie W, General Manager at Rhino Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your response! We really appreciate your positive feedback and hope to have you back with us again soon! Our fall/winter specialty drink menu is coming out soon, a must try! More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

My family was visiting on a recent beautiful weekday and had an appointment to rent scooters, so while waiting we decided to grab lunch. The Rhino Bar's new outdoor patio overlooking Thames Street was recommended to us because there was only 2 occupied tables and we were in a hurry. What a mistake. The waitress, Jackie, was probably one of... More 

Thank Mom2JandB
Stephanie W, General Manager at Rhino Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Good afternoon, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us and want to assure you that this issue has not only been taken into consideration but we have added kitchen staff in order to prevent issues like this from happening again. We truly have an amazing culinary team and I would like the opportunity to have you... More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

They do reggae nights on Thursdays and it's generally just a little dingy and gross down there. Usually there's a cover. I'd stay above ground and go to a place that's a little more classy.

Thank jonbellemore
Stephanie W, General Manager at Rhino Bar & Grille, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear your response about the Rhino Bar & Grille. Little by little we have been doing our best to update and make positive changes to the business including adding an outdoor patio, a new amazing culinary team, and lively entertainment 7 days a week! We no longer have cover charges, even in season! I would love... More 

Denver, Colorado
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402 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

We ate downstairs because it was a very hot day and it was deserted! We were a little nervous that food wasn't good but we were very pleasantly surprised! The service was a little show but the food made up for it. The steak sandwiche and steak quesadilla were very tasty and real flank steak was used. The lobster salad... More 

Thank account4fun
Stephanie W, General Manager at Rhino Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your response! We have been working hard this past year with a re-vamping the menu and hiring a new kitchen and front of the house staff. I appreciate your taking the time to write about your great experience! Please come back and visit us again soon :) -Stephanie More 

Meriden, Connecticut
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127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Stayed at the hotel above this bar so we finally decided to give it a try. Based on the poor reviews I was a bit scared to go. I'm glad we did, it was a lot of fun. We were on the "tusk" side I believe. The band was good and the staff was very friendly. They had 4 bartenders... More 

1 Thank Brittney B
Stephanie W, General Manager at Rhino Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your response! We really appreciate the positive feedback and are so happy to hear that you had a great time over in Tusk as well as with Kayla on the Rhino Side. Please come back and visit us again soon! -Stephanie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 Thames St, Unit 18, Newport, RI 02840-6619
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-0707
The Rhino Bar and Grill is a Newport benchmark for live entertainment and gastropub style cuisine. We are happy to ntroduce our new gastropub menu that features items from our very own Smokey New England Style Clam Chowder and our Ale Steamed Mussels to our a "Obnoxious" build your own angus burger, Open-Faced BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Sesame Salmon and Caramelized Scallops.The Rhino Bar and Grill offers live music seven nights a week and unique drink specials daily.

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