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Midtown Oyster Bar

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Dinner was delicious. The grilled Norwegian salmon was cooked perfectly and sat on a bed of roasted vegetables which included some yellow squash, sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, & red/yellow peppers. The salmon had a nice grill flavor and cooked medium. It was tender and moist!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank donnad848
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the oyster bar & sampled shellfish & ahi tacos on a blustery Tuesday night. The ambient lighting is just right & decor warm & clean. I’m a BIG fan of the basket weave tile in the bathroom😊. A table of crackers, vegetables...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank StacyH13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a blast hanging out at the upstairs bar at Midtown Oyster Bar. On this November evening, we easily found a bunch of seats as well as friendly patrons upstairs. We hung out for a few cocktails -- enjoying classic ones, glasses of wine,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NewEnglandGoodLife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for dinner last night and had to start off with some oysters before we each had seafood entrees. The space inside is unique, you walk through a pub, then there are so many levels and rooms - it looks like it would be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MidwestToNortheast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for something besides cruise ship food and this was a good choice. I wanted some really good hand battered fish and this was a good choice. My wife had the lobster roll and it would rate #2 on the lobster roll scale...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ransal1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner was delicious. Caramelized scallops with mushroom risotto and pureed carrots was beautifully presented; olive tapendade added a bit of saltiness to balance the sweetness of the carrots. The lobster roll was large chunks or lobster meat stuffed into the classic buttered and toasted torpedo...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maura K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was excellent! The dining area to the left of the stairs is very comfortable. We enjoyed stuffed quahogs, spinach salad with shrimp and the key lime cupcake. Service staff was excellent as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pc19642015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met here for a lunch. We were 3 couples. Good apps (stuffies) and entrees with a good service. Would go back again. Nice atmosphere, great location. Parking can be a challenge in the summertime.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. My husband (a Southerner) had shrimp and grits, which he liked a lot, and I had a big salad with grilled chicken and lots of greens and extras. The place is comfortable, with a lively bar, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HeatherM11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I thought the Midtown Oyster Bar was the best meal we had in Newport. We had an array of local oysters, chargrilled octopus, and scallops. Everything was terrific and we would go back in a heartbeat. They served us quickly, and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jessica M
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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