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Midtown Oyster Bar

345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (299 reviews)
“grilled octopus” (14 reviews)
“lobster roll” (67 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
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Reviewed yesterday

I was expecting touristy fare but the Midtown Oyster Bar really exceeded my expectations. Great selection of oysters and knowledgeable staff, good menu fare and super service. All in all a very pleasant evening!

Thank frequenttravel09
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food, nice dining room and pleasant people! What more could you ask for? The house Merlot is the best we ever found in any restaurant.

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've eaten their previously, though it's been a while back. We stopped in for dinner a week or so ago. It was a week night and not busy. My wife had a lobster roll, which was excellent, but at $28 it should be. I had...More

1  Thank RIBrad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a reservation at another very popular restaurant in Newport, but while waiting an hour and a half for that restaurant to call us , we happened upon Midtown, we sat outside on their upper deck and had an outstanding meal delicious food great...More

Thank mkellerman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was great, amelia was very helpful and did a really good job. The food is great I tried the Good Burger and it was really good. My family loved it, the atmorpher is great.

Thank megans1225ma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very disappointed here. The oysters were great. However, other food (smoked fish dip, Bermuda fish chowder, and a thoroughly forgettable 4th dish) were mediocre. It was extremely loud, making conversation difficult. Wouldn’t go back.

Thank WeBRads
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Midtown Oyster is a fun place. The raw bar is very fresh, varied, and excellent. They have many different kinds of oysters to choose from including oysters from Washington State. The wine list is extensive and the appetizers are good as well. Service is excellent...More

Thank PaulS477
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on our first night in Newport on July 4th. The food was excellent. We started with the summer salad which was a nice light way to start. We then had the scallops and linguini with clam sauce. It was one of the...More

Thank Jessica D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the specialty cocktails, appetizers, entrees and desert. Everything was excellent. Add great service on top and thall s was an exceptional dining experience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here while in Newport for the July 4 holiday. I had wanted to go here for some time but things just didn't line up. Hubby and I had dinner here last nite and overall we were disenchanted with this place. The hostess could...More

Thank EmilyC123
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Sandra B
18 March 2016|
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Response from Arnie S | Reviewed this property |
$100.00 is good amount for two with drinks
Eileen W
13 February 2015|
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Response from BermyStylie | Reviewed this property |
The staff were super friendly and very accommodating when I was there. I can't imagine that they would not meet your request. Although I do agree with others that it may not be the most "kid friendly" place. I'm a big fan of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-619-4100
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