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The Wharf Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
37 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-619-5672
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tater tots” (74 reviews)
“potato wedges” (12 reviews)
“burger” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with the family last night and had a great meal. We heard so much about the tater tots that we had to try them. Had the truffle tots and Black Sea tots. I really like the truffle tots - they were crispy on...More

Thank Cttraveler66
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We sat at the bar, ordered drinks and food . . . they have a very good beer selection, craft beers local and far, which have good quality. The food was decent enough, with tasty tots and sandwiches . . . the bartender was not...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We stopped here on the way home from shopping in Newport. It was a bar atmosphere with very good food. Fresh oysters and shrimp were great and they have a salad called Barata with beets, cheese and a great dressing. The bread was toasted and...More

Thank Murf57
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We entered the place a little after the rush hour of lunch, but still busy. We had a table under a leaking airco and the overall appearance was not neat. We ordered some small things like the wings, calamari, pub plank and for our kids...More

Thank Dominique N
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We stumbled upon this place because it looked warm and cozy from the outside. It also happened to be restaurant week - so super score! I had the shrimp po'boy wrap and it was excellent. My wife ordered off of the restaurant week menu. She...More

Thank Teeel
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The Wharf Pub is centrally located and right off the main drag in downtown Newport, RI. The bar seats maybe 8-10 and is truly tiny. The seating area for the dining section is similarly small. The beer selection is heavily laden with local brews and...More

Thank JosephBVTV
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

No so dark and stormy. Ordered a dark and stormy tonight. Bartender (in photo) poured a whole can of ginger beer into a low ball with ice then added a half an ounce or so of Goslings dark rum. Wrong ratio. Way wrong. Not dark....More

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is what you expect or would want if you are looking for to have a drink and food at typical pub. It is a busy place with good beer on tap and large variety of menu options. Seating is at several bars, small tables...More

Thank jallen97
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Lunch on the deck with the girls: pizza, sliders, and two burgers: $60.00 for lunch. The food was GOOD, and I suppose for Newport perhaps these prices are to be expected, but I'd look around for something with a more unique menu at that price.

Thank ElvisOnly
Reviewed 16 October 2017

When we arrived, we were told the waiting time was 10 minutes. After 30 minutes without receiving the call, we came back t othe restaurant and was led to our seats. Then we waited for 10 minutes without anyone coming to our table. After that,...More

Thank Jenny W
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Nancy P
7 September 2017|
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Response from Heather F | Reviewed this property |
We were there for bingo night. It was a blast! $1/card. So fun! You win gift cards for menu items. We never knew there were so many variations of bingo
10 February 2016|
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Response from TheOtherSuzanne | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they certainly could- but you'd want to call ahead of time!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004 (Formerly The Wharf Pub)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-5672
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The Wharf Pub is a Gastric Style Pub with Comfort Food. Under new ownership as of December of 2012. Open 7 days per week for dinner at 5pm. Lunch served on the weekends at 12pm. Outdoor seating available in the Summer. Located in downtown Newport close to shopping, hotels and parking.
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