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Benjamin's Restaurant and Raw Bar

) #14 of 167 Restaurants in Newport ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar, Seafood
254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
+1 401-846-8768
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (100 reviews)
“oysters” (200 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Benjamin's restaurant for their early bird lobster special. An entire lobster for $20!! It came with either potatoes or vegetable and of course butter. It was delicious - a great anniversary dinner for us and nice to be able to afford fresh seafood...More

Thank eatsleeptour
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on our way out of town and needed breakfast. I wanted corn beef hash and I heard that had it here. It was great. Good portions, well cooked. Everything else was OK. Service was fine, other food, eggs, coffee, etc. average to above...More

Thank TDK44
Reviewed 4 days ago

Checked the menu on line and saw they offered prime rib (Yes, we are on the coast, but we had been eating a lot of seafood.) Sat down and was going to order off the regular menu but noticed the we're offering it as an...More

Thank PhilR9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The clams Casino were excellent and the fresh shrimp were the best I've ever tasted. Why didn't we just stop there??? Oh no, we had to have the soft shelled crab and then more fish. Here's the warning: share your main course because it is...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although i only had a quick breakfast i would say that the people that work there are very engaging and the food was good.and the biggest telltale sign is that we were the only non locals there so if you need a quick bite in...More

Thank greatprovider
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Clam chowder was great! ( not thick, just the way I like it) We both ordered buttered lobster rolls and a side salad ( instead of fries) Actually the lobster didn't have much taste and we both were so disappointed!!! There was a roast beef...More

Thank meme4934
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rhode Island clam chowder was dead on at noon on a,Sunday. Their fish is cooked right and is fresh, fresh. Then came the oysters

Thank donoat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch at Benjamin's on May 11. This is a smaller space but they had an outdoor seating area upstairs for when it is warmer outside. We had some raw oysters, shrimp cocktail and lobster meatballs for lunch. We enjoyed everything. We had to...More

Thank dbae27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat in the first floor area on a Friday night in May and it was moderately busy. I can only imagine how busy it is during the peak season. There is a second floor dining room that is more formal and quieter if that...More

Thank rayjay12002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever in Newport we stop at Benjamin 's for oysters and a beer. The lunch selections are very good. Lobster grilled cheese with large chunks of lobster.

Thank Angela F
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Larry C
Hi do you offer any Vegan options? Thank you
26 October 2016|
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Response from eagle1highlander | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Mike, check out the menu.They have many options. You can find it on tripvisor, or just Google the name and town.
Karen S
What are the hours for breakfast?
6 May 2016|
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Response from Chuck V | Reviewed this property |
No clue. Probably posted om website.
Hi I am a group leader and am bringing a senior group of 20 people to Newport the week of June13-16. Can you accomodate groups of that size for dinner,,,could we use the back door for entrance as some of the group have trouble with that many steps Thank you for your attention to this request for reservation information Donna Martin Action Travel Tours 301-843-0887
3 May 2016|
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Response from mtimpano | Reviewed this property |
Steep stairs from the outside - Go to Brick Alley (good food as well)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-8768
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