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Midtown Oyster Bar

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (300 reviews)
“cod chowder” (10 reviews)
“mahi” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had lunch on a cold windy day. Walking into Midtown provide a sense of warmth and welcome. We had the cod chowder, split the blackened salmon BLT and to IPAs. One could not ask for more. Service was attentive and the booth comfortable. A...More

Thank tom2831
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We just returned from a tour of New England and Canada - or as I began calling it "The Great Chowder Tour." Having eaten chowder and lobster rolls from Boston to New Brunswick my husband and I agreed that the Midtown Oyster Bar was our...More

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Happened to pop in for lunch on a very busy day when the cruise ship let their people off to sight see. Even though the place was hopping, the staff were courteous, prompt in helping you and prompt service. Food was very good and a...More

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff; varied menu; interesting cocktails. Very casual almost bar atmosphere. Enjoyed the house salad with a cup of chowder; friend had the oysters and loved them. Our host recommended Midtown for lunch as we were shopping around in the area - excellent call! Enjoy!

Thank JSchill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meeting place for all ! Right on the water and right intown Newport where all the action is ….exciting, vibrant and at the same time quaint! Great selections for adult beverages and great food you cant go wrong here ! Go and enjoy !

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here while staying in Newport. We are outside and it was perfect. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. They had a great selection of items. It is a popular place so I recommend reservations.

Thank jkm1968
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch. Chowders, oysters and steamed clams were all great. Really big selection of oysters. The first time I had RI oysters which are really good. If you’re looking for a nice pub atmosphere with good food try it.

Thank Joseph F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place had the perfect ambiance for our lunch on a dark, rainy afternoon. I absolutely loved the dark wood tones and low lighting in here. As I'm a sucker for blackened fish, I went with the Blackened Salmon BLT and couldn't have been happier....More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on Saturday and they were packed but there were 2 seats open at the oyster station. We enjoy sitting where the action is and we weren’t disappointed. The workers behind us were totally into their job. Each had a specific chore...More

Thank AMP2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although my meal was only an appetizer, it was an incredibly tasty TUNA POKE. The tuna was so fresh with tiny pieces of mango which made it even sweeter. it was practically still swimming around in my tummy. I must confess that I snaked some...More

Thank Connie B
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Sandra B
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Response from Arnie S | Reviewed this property |
$100.00 is good amount for two with drinks
Eileen W
12 February 2015|
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Response from BermyStylie | Reviewed this property |
The staff were super friendly and very accommodating when I was there. I can't imagine that they would not meet your request. Although I do agree with others that it may not be the most "kid friendly" place. I'm a big fan of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-619-4100
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