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Rundown port

Expected to be Newport's version of Fishermen's Wharf, it turns out to be a rundown area full of... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Leon L
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Hong Kong, China
Excellent!

Site was nice and clean. I enjoyed the Wharf, I would like to go back when their is nicer weather... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
jabdus
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial days, is now the hub of Newport's harbor side shopping and dining, where you can find eclectic boutiques, sophisticated and casual restaurants side by side and cozy...more
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Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Expected to be Newport's version of Fishermen's Wharf, it turns out to be a rundown area full of touristy shops. Roads are uneven. Not recommended.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Site was nice and clean. I enjoyed the Wharf, I would like to go back when their is nicer weather. I look forward to going back.

Thank jabdus
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

What a nice walk down the Wharf to the harbor. We also found they have guest rooms as well. Shopping along the tiny street as well as places to eat, some elegant, others just for a snack.

Thank William H
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

When visiting Newport, walk around Bannister's Wharf for views of Newport Harbor, to eat or to shop. Also some boat rides may be purchased here.

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We like to walk through the shops on Bannister's Wharf after disembarking from the harbor launch. Plenty to see in the shops and the surrounding waterscape. The Newport Preservation shop on the boulevard sells a biography of John Banister, which provides a fascinating glimpse of...More

Thank Arthur D
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

The Bannister's Wharf in Newport is pleasant to stroll through and there are plentiful shops of all sorts. Fine for tourist browsing.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Main problem is that really can't get a decent view of the Harbor or the water. The buildings and boats literally block the view. Some interesting shops but very crowded at times.

Thank Desigal7
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The street is primarily pedestrian traffic and offers a variety of restaurants and shops is a small area. Lots of choices for food, including the Black Pearl and Clarke Cooke House. The Newport Mansions store is also on the corner @ America's Cup Avenue.

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Lots of places to explore. Shopping and many places to eat. Has a party atmosphere. Parking is the biggest challenge.

Thank thedonnellygirls
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Shops, restaurants, people watching! Something for everyone. Can get crowded, especially near dinner hours, but worth it.

Thank Neil K
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BaileysMom72
14 February 2018|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have seen numerous people walking with their dogs. People even bring their young dogs to the wharf to socialize, have people pet them, etc. Given that Neil K. posted that pets are not allowed, I called the wharf. I... More
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BaileysMom72
14 February 2018|
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Response from Dean_Amy-2004 | Reviewed this property |
It’s a street shopping area, so there wouldn’t be an issue walking on the street. There may be issues with taking the dog into the stores; that would be up to each store if they allowed it. Unless it’s a service dog, doubt... More
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Ellen H
17 October 2016|
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Response from Byron1944 | Reviewed this property |
As for the walk it is about ten blocks and is easily doable. I can't answer about the coffee.
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