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Cafe Zelda

528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
+1 401-849-4002
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried lobster” (5 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited Newport to celebrate my birthday and chose Cafe Zelda. I'm so happy I did. The dinner was wonderfully delicious and the staff was very attentive! Cozy and relaxing. A perfect birthday dinner.

Thank Franmatty
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Pour Judgement has yet to disappoint us!!! I have their delicious steak tacos and opted for the gluten free option and asked for them with corn tortillas. Absolutely delicious. My husband had their Buffalo wings, he said some of the best he’s ever had!!!! Sarah...More

Thank janebresko
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a gem. I had the best New England Clam Chowder. This restaurant puts the Black Pearl to shame. The chicken fried lobster was outstanding. I look forward to returning.

Thank GooseCowboy
Reviewed 20 March 2018

What else is there to say, other than, we would be regulars if we lived in the area! Great cozy bar area, and the Newport Chowder was fantastic!

Thank mlurski
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink with a big group of friends. We ordered then the bartender told us to get the F out.. I asked why and he started screaming! Guess someone in our party brought his leftovers from dinner into the bar. Instead of...More

1  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Great place to grab a drink & a bite. You never know who you'll meet here or what fun will find you. If you are a tuna fan, def check out the Ahi on the apps menu.

Thank Courtney D
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The weather wasn't great during our stay in Newport so we were looking for a place to get out of the snow, have a quick drink and snack. We ended up at Zelda's both days! The bartender and guests were friendly and the food and...More

Thank Rosanne J
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Another favorite with the locals. Our first visit.... Cafe has a nice ambience, interesting and flavorful menu. Wait staff friendly and eager to please Nice evening with Friends

Thank lmseifert2
Reviewed 10 October 2017

A $32, 3-course meal is offered Tuesday - Thursdays that changes weekly so we set sail for Thames Street, arriving a few minutes before 6:30PM, lets call it 6:28PM. The restaurant is housed in an attractive brick and brownstone building constructed in 1895 that was...More

Thank westie2
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Travelling through Newport for a day, we stopped in a bar after the days sightseeing. The bar was great, locals friendly and decent prices. We asked the barman to recommend where to eat not knowing it was a restaurant. The food was probably the best...More

1  Thank Martin B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-4002
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