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Midtown Oyster Bar

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345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Tarrytown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had read reviews before going on they were spot on. We had a Lobster App( almost dinner worthy) and GIANT Meatball( they weren't kidding and really delicious!!) My Grilled salmon was FRESH and tasty( and guilt free!) Other than the food, when u go in askfor Nardia.All the servers could t be nicer, but Nardia knew when to check... More 

Thank Susan C
Burlington, Connecticut
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155 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here twice (dinner and lunch) while we were in Newport for a couple days. If you like oysters, this is the place to go - amazing selection of local oysters! Great lobster roll, fried oysters, and tuna tartare tacos too! Would love to dine here again!

Thank 13Narya
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best places I've eaten on the east coast. The raw bar and oysters are fresh and delicious. The Oyster stew and lobster roll are sublime, but so much on the menu you want to try. The service, atmosphere and everything about this place rocks. Have fly recommended.

Thank Ros W
New York City, New York
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't say this often but this restaurant got everything right, even perfect - food, decor, service. Maybe we got lucky, but everything we tried was superb. We did not have any entrees, but we had a dozen of oysters (excellent selection, fresh and expertly shucked) and a number of appetizers, all of which were excellent. Our drinks were great... More 

Thank Galaxy775
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great variety of fresh seafood! Octopus app, salmon, and sea bass all cooked to perfection. Kids loved the truffle fries. Shared a delicious bread pudding with ginger ice cream for dessert to end a fabulous meal!

Thank Pat and Mike G
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sampled several types of oysters. Great with a chilled Nobilio white. We sat at the bar this time nd very much enjoyed

Thank Lisa B
Connecticut, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood is delicious and overall food has great presentation. The place is busy, while staff is still managing to take care of all. The only minus is absence of changing tables in restroom despite having many families with babies.

Thank TheOneWhoLovesTravel
New York City, New York
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181 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good menu choices, food was tasty, service was pleasant and the mixed drinks were very good. There are different dining options here for ambience. Downstairs busier and lively, second floor quieter and nautical. They have a third floor and outdoor areas that were not open this time of year. We enjoyed our dinner here and will be back again in... More 

Thank TimeTraveler0123_10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here once during our Christmas Week stay in Newport, and loved it so much we came back on another evening just for appetizers right at the oyster bar. The menu is great for seafood lovers, yet several in our group lived the huge burgers too. The oysters are tender and delicious and we sampled many from RI and... More 

Thank Sandyw248
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been back twice just for the oyster stew...wow what a soup!!! Best oyster stew ever. Also the steamed shrimp appetizer is stellar. Cocktails are unique and delicious, service is great and food is delicious. The setting is very romantic and yet casual at the same time. Don't miss this place.

Thank Andrea C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-619-4100

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