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Cafe Zelda

528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
+1 401-849-4002
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried lobster” (5 reviews)
“hanger steak” (8 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
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528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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

We made reservations the day before for 6 pm. We were not seated until 7:25 pm. They seated others before us, they were a tad rude and we could not figure it out, then it dawned on us, we had a 10 year old with...More

Thank Elizabeth L
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
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We had dinner at Cafe Zelda during the Jazz Festival. I pointed out the Foie Gras "Creme Brulee" appetizer to my wife, who loves foie gras. The creme brulee part sounded interesting, so she ordered it. What a mistake. First of all, the foie gras...More

1  Thank karkmaz
Reviewed 16 August 2017

just a hoot and holler with great food. they do an "eggroll" of the month and we hit the bullseye with their take on a reuben -- corned beef, sauerkraut, gruyere. Fabulous. Wonderful bar, terrific ambiance, and anything seafood is not to be missed. Oh,...More

Thank winewit
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I've never been so disrespected in my life. We called for a reservation at 3pm, they said no problem come in at 10pm. We walked in the door and initially there was no problem, however then they looked at our children (who were very well...More

3  Thank TheTravler77
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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