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The Wharf Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
37 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-619-5672
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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37 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great lunch here on our visit to Newport. The service was excellent and the restaurant has a pleasing atmosphere.

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will have to admit we only went here because they had openings when we had forgotten to make reservations and everything else was booked. The food was surprisingly good. The place is tiny with hard wood booths. I didn't give it a higher rating...More

Thank jilcc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's got atmosphere, a good menu, attentive service, full range of beers and good food so there's not much to dislike. It's in an ideal situation close to the waterfront. Worth going to.

Thank Pyramar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a Thursday night after having a good experience here previously during the summer but wasn't so great this time. The bartenders didn't seem interested or friendly at all. Not a great drink menu, maybe 7 or 8 drinks, nothing really interesting. Got...More

Thank Vjay S
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We had a few minutes to kill before our sunset cruise, so we dropped in to the Wharf Pub for a light snack. We ordered grilled calamari and tater tots (a specialty) to share. The calamari was as good as any high-end restaurant and better...More

Thank mpowellinteriors
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

It was our last night in Newport. We packed a lot into our last day and didn't get to dinner until 8:30. Thought twice about going into the center so late as we knew most places would be packed and we would probably have to...More

Thank Lormart14
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Downtown Newport is a very crowded place. We ended up paying $10 for parking for one hour. The Wharf Pub was near the water with a patio in the rear. That being full, we went into the restaurant. It had a dark interior with several...More

Thank Poodletoes
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We came here on a whim and it was absolutely amazing. We sat inside but outside would have been preferred to people watch and enjoy the nice weather. Service was attentive and the food was delicious. We did not have young children with us but...More

Thank helenjh87
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We wandered by late on a Saturday evening for dinner. Decided to sit outside. Enjoyed the bar while we waited for a table (45 minute wait) but was kept entertained by the crowds wandering by. Dinner was absolutely yummy Matunuck oysters, a guilt inducing order...More

Thank kristilyn1
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We came one night while waiting for a reservation at another spot nearby. We ordered 2 amazing cocktails - I can't remember the names of them but one was a gin cocktail with st germaine and the other was a vodka mule. They were absolutely...More

Thank pochamonster
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Nancy P
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Response from Heather F | Reviewed this property |
We were there for bingo night. It was a blast! $1/card. So fun! You win gift cards for menu items. We never knew there were so many variations of bingo
10 February 2016|
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Response from TheOtherSuzanne | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they certainly could- but you'd want to call ahead of time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004 (Formerly The Wharf Pub)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-5672
  • E-mail
The Wharf Pub is a Gastric Style Pub with Comfort Food. Under new ownership as of December of 2012. Open 7 days per week for dinner at 5pm. Lunch served on the weekends at 12pm. Outdoor seating available in the Summer. Located in downtown Newport close to shopping, hotels and parking.
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