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The Lobster Bar

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31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-619-2890
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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New York
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Came here with another couple in the Fall. It was an unusually warm day and we sat outside right on the water. We ordered chowder and lobster rolls and everything was delicious.The lobster rolls were made with large chunks of lobster. I believe our server was Erica and she was great. Very attentive and gave great advice for touring Newport.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Food was average here. If you like traditional clam chowder, stay away from the chowder here. The base is thin and watery and there's a ton of dill in the broth. I was looking for a warm, thick traditional New England clam chowder and was disappointed with this one. The dill over powered all the other flavors.

Thank SpartyGirl888
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a cup of chowder and a quick drink. The view is fantastic and the staff were very friendy and attentive. The other patrons we very friendy too. The bar had a good vibe.

Thank Sharon V
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Delightful location on Bowen's Wharf. Service is friendly but not extraordinary. I got the fish and chips, for $20 ... 2 large pieces of deep fried cod with non-descript fries and a small plastic container of non-descript cole slaw. My dining partner ordered the chicken parm sandwich which was very small and came with a bag of potato chips, which... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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199 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I was very excited when I saw this place and their menu as I had been driving quite some time and was starved; the hostess was nice enough to seat me next to the window overlooking the port, however, my waitress never came. There were girls standing all over the place, chatting up with what looked like the managers, standing... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I visited this place twice when I was in Newport for work. it has a nice outdoor seating area with a wonderful view of the harbour and the yachts sailing in and out. the service was quite good as was the food. they cater for large groups without having to book in advance

Thank nickvn
Norwich, Connecticut
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188 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is the kinda place which caters to tourists since they have no interest for taste, service, or quality of the food. If they can get you in once and bill you for it that is enough, because you would be crazy to go back. When you get in it looks pretty good , large windows, beautiful views of the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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458 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is right at the end of the wharf, with indoor or outdoor seating. We really enjoyed their hot lobster roll. A fish sandwich was large and also very tasty. A nice setting for a leisurely lunch.

Thank Bob T
East Hanover
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Lobster Bar is a fairly large seafood restaurant at the end of Bowen's Wharf. It's inviting with its lobster tank right at the entrance and the possibility of al fresco dining on the water. Perhaps the restaurant is too big or offers more entrees than it can handle, but the outcome is not always what one would hope for.... More 

Thank Thomas M
Layton, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with the expectation of eating a wonderful lobster dinner. This place served their lobster whole in the shell. We asked them to take it out of the shell and it was an extra $10. So we decided to do it ourselves. When we were served our lobster they forgot to bring the rest of the meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-2890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?