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Marina Cafe and Pub

€€ - €€€, American, Seafood
3 Marina Plz, Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840-1529
+1 401-849-0003
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“goat island” (24 reviews)
“fish tacos” (8 reviews)
Bar, American, Seafood, Pub
€€ - €€€
3 Marina Plz, Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840-1529
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this pub at the end of a busy parking lot, with water right across the parking lot. Food was great, prices were fair and the feeling was relaxed and comfortable, what’s not to like. On our visit, mid afternoon on a sunny October day...More

Thank bim55
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taking the water taxi, the Newport Harbor Shuttle, around Newport Harbor and asked the captain to suggest a restaurant. He suggested that we get off at Goat Island and eat at the Marina Cafe and Pub and he would pick us up in...More

Thank tinkerbelle2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great waterfront location on Goat Island overlooking downtown Newport. I went there for happy hour and sat outside — pretty nice way to kick off a summer weekend, in my opinion! They have a decent beer selection and a good dinner menu as well —...More

Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We had been here a couple of times in years past and were not disappointed, the location, view and food & beverages were always good. This time was extremely different. Our server Ciprian was very gracious but the food and drinks were made and served...More

Thank TimeTraveler0123_10
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Perfect place to sit and look at the marina and boat traffic with Newport as the backdrop. Great for drinks and casual meals. We noticed this location, tucked at the end of Goat Island, while on a cruise around Newport

Thank aotma
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Take the water shuttle here for a nice lunch. Staff was quick and friendly. Shark bites, yum. Fish tacos good too. Excellent beer recommendations for my husband. Super view from the outdoor seating. Good music flowing.

Thank 50yearOldGirlScout
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I'm completely baffled at the rating this place has especially in the middle of all these yachts. This place would make more sense to be at a trucker stop than at a marina. Smelly, dirty, really grungy, careless service, uninspired dishes even for a cafe/pub....More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We had drinks here and they were very good. The only problem I had was the very loud noise even in an outdoor bar. The smokers feel free to light up from inches away from the open windows.

Thank JackX729
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Sitting on an island near the harbor. (Yes, as others say, you're actually sitting next to a parking lot, but the harbor is close.) Good service, good food, not cheap but not overpriced. Good lobster roll. decent chili.

Thank Jim-from-Salem
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Went in a Saturday evening. Food is great and the beer was cold. It was around $22 for a lobster roll. Food was great. My friend had a Caesar salad with shrimp. They charged $2.75 per shrimp. Which was a bit outrageous . The view...More

Thank Vish_the_traveller
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Susan B
10 July 2018|
Response from Patrick G | Property representative |
Yes, you can walk on the causeway from Newport to Goat Island...There is a side walk and nice views of the harbor along the way.
Stephen J K
20 September 2016|
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Response from fivekatzmama | Reviewed this property |
yes! my granddaughters had them and they ATE EVERY BITE!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Bar, American, Seafood, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Marina Plz, Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840-1529
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-0003
  • E-mail
Specializing in local seafood, burgers and casual fare with an infusion of Caribbean and New England influences, The Marina Cafe & Pub located on Goat Island, is the only waterfront restaurant in Newport that overlooks the historic city of Newport and Newport Harbor. The restaurant has a covered and heated outdoor bar and indoor and outdoor dining. Come in your bathing suit or your business suit, the Marina Cafe & Pub offers casual dining in a fun and energetic atmosphere.
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