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Benjamin's Restaurant and Raw Bar

254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
+1 401-846-8768
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (102 reviews)
“oysters” (208 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped at Benjamin's around 9pm on a Saturday night as we made our way down Thames. The place was packed which I took as a good sign to the food. The menu is great for everyone- a tough find in downtown Newport. Benjamin's has...More

Thank Justin P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in for a small bite. Had the fish tacos app with a glass of wine and my husband got the fish and chips. We both were both very pleased with the atmosphere and the quality of food. Perfect!

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited this place in April with my family. There is nothing fancy about it, but it has some charm. It is located on Thames St. which is always a place to visit in Newport if you like to shop. The food was good and...More

Thank michelewave04
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cool bar atmosphere with really good seafood. My advice, have a little sampling from the raw bar and then get 2 lobster rolls (one regular and one with butter). Worth the money spent. Wish I had both now.

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in for a Sunday lunch and caught their raw bar happy hour. Oysters were excellent as was the Lobster Mac & cheese. We also ordered some RI chowder. I'm normally a big fan of RI Style chowder but theirs is a little bland. The...More

Thank John w
Reviewed 6 days ago

Benjamins offered a more reasonable alternative than our pricey hotel breakfast. Food and service were good. Was a bit more expensive than we were used to, but reasonable for the area

Thank Isharli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food; however, service is slow and inattentive. Better service would tip our experience to 5 stars.

Thank michael s
Reviewed 1 week ago

i have eaten here a couple of times and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Food is fantastic, price is great for Newport, and the service is good. Amazing brunch options. Relaxed setting.

Thank tina122017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family ate at Benjamin's in July 2017. The service was slow and the waitress and assistant waiter seemed confused to where the food was going at times. However, the food was GREAT! We ordered the raw oysters off the lunch special menu for a...More

Thank ciccior94
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, myself and our 3 boys (10, 9, 7) ate here for dinner after doing the Cliff Walk. The food was awesome and our server/bartender Caitlyn (spelling?) was great, she was super good with the kids. They had an early bird special - prime...More

Thank Tim H
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Larry C
27 October 2016|
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Response from eagle1highlander | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Mike, check out the menu.They have many options. You can find it on tripvisor, or just Google the name and town.
Karen S
6 May 2016|
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Response from steven c | Reviewed this property |
Their website states that they are open at 7:00 AM every day.
3 May 2016|
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Response from mtimpano | Reviewed this property |
Steep stairs from the outside - Go to Brick Alley (good food as well)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-8768
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