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Black Pearl

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
+1 401-846-5264
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“chowder” (416 reviews)
“clams” (84 reviews)
“chowdah” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here many years ago and came back to eat the famous chowder and it didn’t disappoint. We were able to sit at outside deck tho it was October. Very nice.

Thank Leigh M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, average price for the area. Definitely worth it. I liked that it was nearby local attractions, so it was nice to be able to eat and relax after a day of sightseeing and we will absolutely come again

Thank Samlun
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Great food, chowder is a must! Nice service and no reservation was required. Nice, attentive staff. The tables are very close together so your neighboring patrons can hear your conversation. Not very private. Location is easy to find in the middle of town. Will visit...More

Thank kjp5
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We sat outside and enjoyed the many tourists buzzing around. The food was absolutely delicious. Only thing I recommend sitting outside, make sure you are sitting under an umbrella. Even though it was cloudy, the climate can be a little overwhelming.

Thank cejansky
Reviewed 9 January 2018

I'm not a big lobster eater, but this was the place I wanted to try a good lobster. It did not disappoint. All the food that accompanied it was delicious as well, and the service very good. Nice, warm, enticing atmosphere.

Thank LaFontaine
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Great stop as you stroll along Banisters Wharf. In the summer, check out the outdoor option for an afternoon libation

Thank surfgoddess99
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We stayed 2 nights in Newport and both night ate at the Black Pearl. The first night we had steak that was delicious and the second we had scallops which were the best I have had in years. The restaurant is an old fashioned pub....More

Thank Loramarj
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

New Years weekend visit... all I can say is Newport is definitely different summer vs winter that's for sure, however having never visiting this establishment before it's hard to say if the issues were seasonal? Super crowded, "20 min wait" more like 40, young bartender...More

Thank Rhody R
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Well known touristy restaurant in Newport on the wharf. Good food and service. This was our second time here, this time for lunch {the last time for dinner}. Seems dependable and popular.

Thank HabLeaf
Reviewed 3 January 2018

It was cold, and a bitter wind blew across the harbor. We reserved a table in the Commodore dining room where the dark wood gives the impression of an old tavern. We whiled away the evening enjoying good food and conversation in the spirit of...More

Thank Roger C
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Response from John Paul S | Reviewed this property |
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Response from WithMyDog | Reviewed this property |
It's my understanding that the Tavern side is open for lunch and dinner, but the Commodore's Room only has dinner hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-5264
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