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Franklin Spa

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American, Cafe, Diner
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229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
+1 401-847-3540
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06:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We ate at The Franklin Spa 4 out 5 days while on vacation. The western omelette was delicious! Generous portions. We also had pancakes and eggs and bacon. They also offer smoothies and fresh fruit. It's cash only but they do have an ATM.

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Thank Tommie A
Staten Island, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter (20), my husband, and I ate breakfast here on a Tuesday morning about 11:15. There was no wait at this time. The service was good, the coffee was great, but the omelets were way over priced. We each ordered an omelet and a coffee and the bill was $47 without the tip. The day before we ate at... More 

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Thank Laura C
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Stumbled on this place mainly because we couldn't find any other place to park in the whole town. People on the street told us this place was famous because of a Woody Allen Movie. I can't verify that. Food was good but I can't say it was great. I'd eat here again - I recommend some of the local specialities.... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Looking for the best Lobsta roll?This place has the best I've experienced with a bowl of Chowda on the side !! Served warm on a soft bun with melted butter in a small cup. Great atmosphere and friendly service. Cash or local checks only!

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Thank madison2jim
Kansas
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181 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast at the spa.... It was pretty busy and could tell everyone like it. I had biscuits and gravy. Excellent. Pancake was good too. Service was awesome. The only thing is they only take cash. No credit or debit cards. They have an atm on site if needed. Not really sure about only cash but it was a... More 

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Thank ssheilmn
North Potomac, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We arrived before 8:00 a.m. on a Saturday - a good decision because the place fills up quick on weekends. The coffee is fantastic! I ordered a Western egg white omelet. It was average; a little runny, but still tasty. My spouse ordered pancakes with real maple syrup --- a great choice! Our server was a very tanned young lady... More 

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Thank Ryan M
Salem, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We visit Newport each summer and have been to the Franklin Spa on most of those trips. It's definitely a greasy spoon, but it has a great menu with omelets, pancakes/waffles and a variety of breakfast sandwiches. Today's visit missed the mark in a big way. Our server was pleasant but inattentive. It took a while to receive coffee refills... More 

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Thank lifeinthe401
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by the concierge at our hotel. We were excited to try a new breakfast spot. I ordered an egg white omelette with spinach, mushroom and onion. My husband had bacon and eggs. My omelette arrived in a green puddle of spinach water. It was completely tasteless. Even the home fries were not seasoned-- not even salt... More 

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Thank MissFastidious
Miami, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

casual cafe that is very local. all breakfast items are good but I always seem to be unable to resist the stuffed french toast

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Thank Jane W
Dingle, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Every time we go to Newport we breakfast at the spa. Continuous cups of coffee, good food, low key, local, reasonably priced, place perfect for breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 13:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-3540

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