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Franklin Spa

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American, Cafe, Diner
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229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
+1 401-847-3540
06:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pecan stuffed french toast and it was out of this world delicious! My husband really liked their special hot sauce. Would definitely have breakfast here again if we were in town.

Thank jenna_c16
Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked past this place on the way to another restaurant and saw the specials board, we decided we needed to come here for breakfast. The home fries taste like red rosemary baked potatoes that the fry the next day, they were very good. We both got eggs benedict, my friend got the crab cake benedict which she really liked,... More 

Thank Christine W
Newport, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Always a treat getting this pulled pork omelette! The flavor is incredible and the presentation is amazing! Love the atmosphere and service!

Thank madison2jim
Arundel, Maine
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Super breakfast! Yummy! It has been a favorite since college (and 33 years later it does not disappoint)😊!

Thank bethgillespie
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had breakfast at Franklin Spa because it was recommended by a local bartender the previous night. We loved our breakfast which included bagel w/salmon & cream cheese and Portugese bread French Toast with maple & pecan stuffing. This was the best stuffed French Toast because is wasn't overly sweet. Absolutely delicious.

Thank 303lyn
San Francisco
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165 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Been sampling as many breakfast places as possible while here as we are good breakfast fans. We were walking towards Rosemary and Thyme Bakery/Cafe but gave up b/c it was rainy and windy and hubs new knee was bothering him. Bailed when we found Franklin Spa. Oh so sorry we gave up... Super friendly waitress, def divvy vibe and mediocre,... More 

Thank tunasf
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The name SPA refers to the old days when food was served in a spa. It is a breakfast and lunch cafe just off the main drive of Newport. It is pretty basic food and not very flavorful. I would not recommend it.

Thank BobooVa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly efficient breakfast spot! Loved my healthy egg white omelet ! My husband loved his blueberry pancakes! It will be a repeat spot for us!

Thank debralynn117
Darien, Connecticut
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Decent diner fare. Home made blueberry muffins which they will grill for you. Some days may beat waiting at Annie's on Bellevue.

Thank m0uthful
marblehead, MA
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The food was average - eggs Benedict and omelet. The service was great. The prices seemed kind of high, even for Newport. If not for being located around the corner from where we were staying, I would have grabbed bfast to go from Starbucks and sat at the harbor.

Thank amy_t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-3540

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