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Franklin Spa

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229 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6826
+1 401-847-3540
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Then this is THE place. A little bit off the beat earn path, a wonderful, clean diner...excellent corned. Beef hash and bennys amongst other things.

Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped in for a quick Sunday brunch for two. We arrived around 10 AM and waited for maybe 10 minutes before being seated during which we both waited outside in the sun with a cup of coffee provided by the Franklin Spa waitress. My wife and I both ordered omelettes and we shared a side order of... More 

Thank Humarock_Seth
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Thankfully, not part of the indifferent Thames Street tourist strip. The food here is well prepared, and has some nice portuguese specialties. We had the chourico omelet and the the kale soup. Our waitress was attentive and cheerful. Very good coffee.

Thank Tautog
Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Recently, I went to the Franklin Spa for breakfast. It is a short walk from Thames Street. I had an Azorean omelette. It was great, with peppers, onions and linguica. Home fries and toast came with it. There were many tempting options, such as the belgium waffles and french toast. It was a little pricier than I expected as it... More 

Thank travelingwoman45
Newport, Rhode Island
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

What else can me said about this long time Newport staple. Great food, greasy or healthy, and good service to boot!

Thank newportchappy
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The food here is so great. The setting is very hometown dinerish. Get the maple pecan French toast....to die for. The staff is friendly and attentive. The menu selection is huge and great for any meal. Don't miss this place.

Thank Andrea C
Coventry, Rhode Island
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We asked at our hotel for a suggestion for breakfast in Newport. They suggested the Franklin Spa on the corner of Franklin St and Spring St. It's in the same block as the Newport Post office, with in walking distance from most waterfront hotels. It is very diner like inside, 70's décor but very clean. Most breakfast plate prices were... More 

Thank Ken076
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355 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

A modest place, very popular with the locals, Franklin Spa offers very good food. But for the ambiance (which is not bad), we could have easily given it a very good rating. The turkey noodle that I had soup was delicious and healthy. The restaurant is cash and check only, no credit cards.

Thank Dhanan
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?