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Benjamin's Restaurant and Raw Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
+1 401-846-8768
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (115 reviews)
“oysters” (225 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

Benjamin's served me the best bowl of New England clam chowder I've ever had. When I was there in early December, it seemed to be mostly locals stopping by for oysters and beer on their way home after work. The atmosphere was warm, comfortable, and...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 2 days ago

On a recent trip to Newport, my family and I stopped at Benjamin's for an early supper. As dinner time was just beginning, we arrived at the right time to take advantage of the earlybird specials. My daughter and I enjoyed prime ribs, each cooked...More

Thank PattyR63
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Newport for a wedding and looking for a place to have lunch. Initially we walked into the downstairs part of the restaurant (not knowing there was an upstairs section) and it was beyond jammed. After crossing the street to look for a...More

1  Thank Terry H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your going to newport you want to dine here. Excellent food- great service - and great prices - be sure to go upstairs - great all around

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for the $1 oysters from 12-2pm (can’t beat that). Also had the clam chowder and steamed lobster. Great pub with good food for great value!

1  Thank Pipsy05
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to Newport my wife and I gave Benjamin's a try and were pleasantly surprised. The main dining room is located upstairs from the raw bar and has a stylish but subdued decor. Benjamin's menu offers classic versions of New England style...More

Thank JoeG_52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here 5 times and the food was always dead on and fresh. I decided to try the hot lobster roll - dried out, stringy, tough are good descriptors. The raw bar is great. Something as simple as fish tacos (Mexican street food)...More

1  Thank donoat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE were in Newport for some rest and relaxation. Benjamins was recommended to us.We went for a late lunch and were lucky and it was early bird. We had prime rib,which was one of the best I've had. All of the meals were excellent. Our...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Newport toward the end of the lunch time. After looking around we we're attracted to the street board with intriguing menu item. The place was packed, which is normally a good indication. The aromas from the kitchen had a come hither quality....More

Thank Danny D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in this cozy pub to have lunch. We noticed that it was very popular with locals which is usually a good indication that they served tasty food. It was a drizzly kind of day, so the piping hot clam chowder...More

Thank Ragazza14
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Questions & Answers
Larry C
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
6 May 2016|
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Response from steven c | Reviewed this property |
Their website states that they are open at 7:00 AM every day.
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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