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254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
+1 401-846-8757
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we went for a raw bar app before dinner at home. it was AMAZING! we were in town celebrating thanksgiving with the family. the place was packed but moved quickly! the special was outstanding however looking over the regular menu was a little expensive. we ordered fried cheese for my toddler and it was not very big, piping hot (like... More 

Thank MrsAHolland
Yonkers, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to dinner here without a reservation and we got seated right away. We were on the back deck but it was enclosed and had heaters. It was a little cold but it was fine. Food came fast and it was fresh and delicious.

Thank 753kellih
Teaticket, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On advice from a friend, we dined at Benjamin's. Said friend and I ordered lobster, she the steamed lobster and I the lobster roll. The lobster had no taste, very disappointed. The fries and coleslaw were excellent and it is quite homey on the second floor.

Thank donnabars
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad Benjamin's was recommended. Kaitlyn (sp?) was my wonderful server. She couldn't have been any nicer. Benjamin's was so good, that I had to immediately write a review before I got busy and forgot. I just left the restaurant! Tuesday is $1.00 oyster night. They also have clams on special but since I didn't get clams, I'm not sure... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Since moving to Newport, I've heard great things about Benjamin's and had only been in for drinks. So, after purchasing a dineout card, my boyfriend and I had decided to make it our first stop. We both work in food and beverage and I've never written a review because I always think perhaps I'm just too judgmental after 8 years... More 

Thank lifeswhatyoubakeit
Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! Not only is the food great, but the staff is so personable and a lot of fun. They always make it that much better!

Thank Lisa H
Washington, Michigan
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by every day while in town for the Raw Bar deal on oysters and clams. Great lobster dinner as well. This is a place that the locals recommend. It was great and the staff is extra friendly.

1 Thank FreddyMa5400
Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must every single time in Newport!!! Buck a Shuck at noon ... you betcha!!!!!!! Friendly staff and bar service, great drinks, fresh oysters and raw bar ... simply extraordinaire!!!!!

Thank Michael C
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucked into a visit to Benjamin's and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Fish tacos and Rhode Island clam chowder recommended for appetizers. Bluefin tuna, lobster roll and seafood with pasta were exceptionally tasty entrees. Bar patrons made us feel welcomed for the evening -- an unusually friendly crowd so different from a big city experience. Great service.

Thank sjdonthego
Orlando, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot beat the traditional seafood menu. The only way to get a fresher meal is to catch it yourself. Outstanding.

Thank David P

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?