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“Excellent seafood and very nice location!”
Review of Scales & Shells

Scales & Shells
Ranked #48 of 257 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The menu is very original. Written on the blackboard near the kitchen, where you can check the chef while you seat at your table.
Seafood choice is perfect and their woodgrilled lobster amazing.
Good and right priced wine list.
All in all excellent restaurant not as expensive as advertised.
Only criticism is the lack of waiters so expect some delays.

Thank Giuseppe F
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for our anniversary as we had heard great things about it! Maybe our expectations were too high because we thought the food was average. It was worth a try but there are so many good restaurants in Newport I wouldn't go back.

Thank OrlandoMJ
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We were able to get into dinner on a beautiful Friday evening having made reservations just that day. What a great place. The menu is written on the blackboard. So many choices ! Wood grilled tuna, clam pizza, shrimp scampi, cherry stone clams, mussels all could not have been fresher or more expertly prepared. Don't miss this place!

Thank DRELS
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Raw bar selection is very good. The fresh fish selection was lacking. No Chilian sea bass, striped bass, halibut, sole. Pasta dishes- selection good but the pasta was under cooked.

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Thank mikebishop007
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

The place was packed, we were given a 40mn waiting time and hesitated. But a short walk later, we were really happy we came back, because it has been one of our best New England dinners. No menus, please find your own way through the big blackboard (difficult job, we realized later on that we had missed the specials, too bad). But our lobster was grilled to perfection (we like it that way more than steamed or broiled) and the fish and chips memorable. Every plate (or platter) that went by looked absolutely tantalizing. Great atmosphere, bit noisy for sure but lively and... happy. Top rating - no hesitation.

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