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Marina Cafe and Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Seafood, Pub
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3 Marina Plz, Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840-1529
+1 401-849-0003
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Have fallen in love with Newport. The view from our perch over the marina was stunning. On a beautiful warm September evening, enjoying a light dinner while watching the slow movement of the gorgeous variety of boats gliding in and out of the marina.

Thank MsLouie-travels
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I dine at this café often. The staff is terrific and the food is great and very reasonable for Newport. Beautiful view of the Marina. I hosted a private party for 30 people and it was a magical evening. Patrick, the manager, was so gracious and helpful. Baked Stuffed Lobsters, Blackened Salmon, Oysters... All fantastic!! Also love to go here... More 

Thank W S
Warren, Indiana
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291 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Take the Newport Ferry 1 hour tour of the Harbor and when it docks at Goat Island, step off and have a drink at this establishment. The chips and salsa were great. Just a nice spot to enjoy views of some magnificent boats.

Thank Frugalmama57
salt lake city, ut
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stopped in for a Pain Killer and lunch. The wait staff was so friendly and seemed genuinely happy to be there helping us. The Pain Killer was a delight and the food was yummy...but the french fries...the french fries were transcendent!!! Truly the best french fries I have ever had...and I've had my fair share of french fries!!! I would... More 

Thank melbatoasted
Newport, Rhode Island
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239 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

As new residents of Newport, we decided to take a long dog walk and check out the sunset dining options on Goat Island. We walked across the causeway with its great views of all the gorgeous yachts at the Newport Shipyard. Once on the island, you can turn left toward the marina or right toward the Hyatt. We turned left... More 

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Port Washington
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183 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This restaurant was close to the Hyatt Regency where we were staying and didn't want to deal with going into Newport. We decided to try it even though there were very few tables occupied. We ordered the fried calamari which came with banana pickles which must be a RI thing. The calamari was very good, one of the best we... More 

Thank Softball4ever
St. George, Utah
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while taking the boat taxi ride around the harbor. It was worth the stop. Tried the fish tacos and they were great. The swordfish was spiced to my liking. The best however were their French fries. I was stealing them from my wife's plate and I couldn't stop eating them. Cooked perfectly. View of the harbor was also... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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276 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The food was alright, nothing to write home about... and the service was also just okay. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. Going for this place are the view and the easy parking. I chose it because of the congestion on the main drag and my wanting to get of the crowded area.

Thank CobbCoGA
Warren, Indiana
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291 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were on the Newport shuttle tour of the harbor and stepped off for a drink. The marina is right at the end of the pier. We ate out on the patio. Had chips and salsa with a couple of beers. The salsa was very good as were the chips and beer. Service was average but did not ruin the... More 

Thank Frugalmama57
Newport, Rhode Island
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Friendly place...favored by locals which is the biggest compliment. Love the menu. You can even take you dog in the outside seating and in the bar if it is a small dog.

Thank Connie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Bar, American, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Marina Plz, Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840-1529
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-0003
Specializing in local seafood, burgers and casual fare with an infusion of Caribbean and New England influences, The Marina Cafe & Pub located on Goat Island, is the only waterfront restaurant in Newport that overlooks the historic city of Newport and Newport Harbor. The restaurant has a covered and heated outdoor bar and indoor and outdoor dining. Come in your bathing suit or your business suit, the Marina Cafe & Pub offers casual dining in a fun and energetic atmosphere.

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