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254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
+1 401-846-8757
07:00 - 00:00
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Hanover, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great menu with a wide variety of choices. Loved the food, service was great, and the portions were huge.

Thank jpr16532013
Lone Tree, Colorado
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339 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here for the clam chowder. My partner ordered bowl of the Manhattan and I tried the original Rhode Island. While good, servings were more like cups. One package of crackers with the Manhattan chowder. Bread was extra. For the price, you guys ought to be ashamed - we don't mind spending money for great food and service, but... More 

Thank Don_and_Renee_H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat down stairs very nice, waiter was promt and food was out quick and delious . The waiter refilled your drink as soon as it was empty.

Thank Katz D
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been seated at 10.15 for a late dinner but plenty of time until closing at 12am. Around 10.45 we received our appetizers, and half way thru my salad, while chewing and holding my fork and knife I've been asked if "I'm still working on it"...I did need a sec to finish my bite before answering. There were 2 waitresses... More 

Thank edith992
Mayfield, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall we had a nice time at Benjamins. The lobster bisque was very tasty,our drinks were great and the atmosphere was nice. Our waitress was great! We both ordered the hot lobster roll and unfortunately we were disappointed. There was a good amount of meat but it could have used flavor and the meat was tough. The creme brulee also... More 

Thank BBOnTheLake
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had a party of 17 visit Benjamin's for dinner. This is already our favorite spot in town, but we didn't know what to expect for such a big group. The service was spectacular! We had a flawless experience. Some highlights were the pint size cocktails, the massive cuts of prime rib and the fresh seafood. There was something... More 

Thank carissini
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our recent trip to Newport, we went to Benjamin's for lunch. Eating at the bar we enjoyed conversation and a couple of drinks as well as a delicious sandwich. We both ordered the grilled lobster and cheese sandwich, wow that was yummy!

Thank dolly325
Jamesport, New York
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145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stopped in for lunch on the first day of our Newport Christmas visit. We were thrilled to be there during their $1 oyster time. We had the seafood pot pie during our first lunch and it was great. We enjoyed it so much that we returned for the oysters and had their lobster mac and cheese and the broiled... More 

Thank BDFD
Millbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We visit Newport monthly and never miss a visit to Benjamin's. We love watching Steve shuck the $1.00 oysters and feel like locals as we "belly up" to the bar. The upstairs is a lot less casual if you are interested in quieter dining. The food never disappoints. The lobster roll, fish and chips, backed haddock, baked stuffed shrimp and... More 

Thank Gail C
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant and warm place by the sea. Some windows offer a nice view on the bay. Food is good and very fresh. Service is ok and quick if needed (we were in a hurry to catch a boat tour). Some very nice entrees.

Thank fullguru

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-8757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?