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Bowen's Wharf

13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-849-2243
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We had gorgeous weather when we visited Bowen's Wharf. There are wonderful restaurants there, and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan R
West Sand Lake, New York
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One of many wharfs to visit while in Newport. Varied shops and eating experiences are all right... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Esme L
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-849-2243
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had gorgeous weather when we visited Bowen's Wharf. There are wonderful restaurants there, and lots of shopping. It's also where you can take several boat tours of the island.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of many wharfs to visit while in Newport. Varied shops and eating experiences are all right there for every taste and pocket book.

Thank Esme L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great wharf for fun, drinks and a good time. The Black Pearl has amazing clam chowder and chili and is so worth the stop in. Summer has an open air section that we missed but looks to be great during the summer...More

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

due to the time of year a lot was closed, but the view was unbelievable... worth while stop if you are in the area. We visited mid April.

Thank Traci P
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Quaint and interesting gift shops with unique items including gifts, alex and anni jewlery, clothing boutique. You will also find several restaurants as well. We enjoyed lunch outdoors at The Landing and later my husband and son enjoyed Ben and Jerry's while I sipped a...More

Thank Traveler52763
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This small area of Newport has it all: galleries, shopping, drinking and dining. We did it all! Even though it is not the in-season, this place was still hopping. They are doing a lot of re-construction of this area during April 2017, so keep a...More

Thank Trvl4Funb455
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Bowens Wharf is off the main street near the waterfront in Neport. It is know for it's many shops, but also for the atmosphere of being near the ocean. Cruise ships count this as their first stop. Parking is difficult to find but the paid...More

Thank willoh2
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Even if you have no shopping to do, it's a quaint and pleasant place to walk around - so unlike sterile gigantic malls. Within view of water or grass or neat-looking buildings at all times. There is a CHARGE FOR PARKING at most lots. If...More

1  Thank Paulette999
Reviewed 29 January 2017

All the stores were so cute and they had a variety of of stores with lots of good sales. We had lunch in a cute place.

1  Thank MMMNB5
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Bowen's wharf is a must see for any visitor to Newport. Between the shops and restaurants, you'll find something to amuse yourself with. There's a lot for kids, too, in terms of ice cream, candies, and boats to look at. In the summer there is...More

Thank WanderlustLady2
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The best restaurant around Bowen's Wharf.
20 May 2016|
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Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
Just steps away from Bowen's Wharf is the Black Pearl on Bannister's Wharf.Nice atmosphere,great clam chowder.