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Bannister's Wharf

Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Lots to see and do - great food at every price range, lots of shops with diverse merchandise. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southington, Connecticut
Visually pleasing

Beautiful marina to say the least. A ton of little shops along with great outdoor bars and yummy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and do - great food at every price range, lots of shops with diverse merchandise. The views are spectacular!

Thank robbiecram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful marina to say the least. A ton of little shops along with great outdoor bars and yummy places to eat.

Thank Dan E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed walking in and out of the shops....and I may have expensive tastes and money to back them up.....BUT the prices are absurd!

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great photo opp and beautiful scenery to enjoy. Had an enjoyable time while strolling down Thames Street, stopping to enjoy this view.

Thank maggievana
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This wharf is right next to Bowen's and it's a very nice one too. There are many shops and restaurants. It's a very nice to walk around. A great place to take pictures.

Thank ToniLuvsScuba
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Had lunch at Bannister's Wharf. Nice views of the harbor. Some very nice shops to browse through. Pleasant.

Thank Terp66
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Side by side to Bowen's Wharf, Bannister's is somewhat similar. A couple of cute shops, a Ben&Jerry's, and two well known restaurants. Like Bowen's it's right on the water and a pure delight on a warm day. Also a departure point for harbor sailing cruises....More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Right next to Bowen's wharf, so you can walk down on one wharf and up on the other. Lots of the same things to see and similar eats and shops, but each is unique in their own way. Spend time just sitting and watching the...More

Thank abqs2016
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I did not partake in any Ben and Jerry's since I am watching my diet, however it was the highlight of Bannisters Wharf for me :) It's just like Bowen's Wharf, it's very small, and quaint. There's not much difference between Bannisters Wharf and Bowens...More

Thank Healthygina-aol-com
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Nice place to take in the views. Food and drinks can be pricey here so I would head out for that otherwise good stop

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Ellen H
Can we walk to the white horse restaurant from Bannisters? I see there is a coffee pot in the room on the amenities list, but should we bring coffee?
17 October 2016|
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Response from Byron1944 | Reviewed this property |
As for the walk it is about ten blocks and is easily doable. I can't answer about the coffee.
Are there any shops that sell cross stitch supplies?
3 June 2016|
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Response from mlt66 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of. Seafood restaurants, Mansion store, Scrimshaw, Body shop, chocolate shop, Ice cream, clothing and boat tours. You might try Brick Alley shops that are located across the street from the wharfs... More