Newport County has long held the delectable distinction of offering a superb dining experience. With the ocean never more than a stone’s throw from where you’re sitting, there is so much locally grown produce to sample at Newport County restaurants. Hip, ethnic, fusion and fine are all genres within this genre. Chefs are coming to the area to practice their a la mode style of cooking with some of the best ingredients found along the Eastern Seaboard. It makes for a lovely balance to the more traditional fare and turns the New England dining experience into a Hip England one. Go ahead, taste away.
A-1 PIZZA OF NEWPORT
Family owned since 1976. Enjoy our award-winning pizza and calzones. Also serving gyros, salads and much more in a casual atmosphere. Voted “Best Cheese Pizza,” Newport Winterfest 2004-2006.
306 Broadway, Newport, RI, 401-849-2213
Open at 7am daily for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast served all day, muffins, omelets, sandwiches, burgers, homemade soups, daily dinner specials, plus many desserts. BYOB.
176 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI, 401-849-6731
ANTHONY’S SEAFOOD Newport County’s largest selection of seafood. Family style dining and seafood market. Fish ‘n’ chips, fisherman’s platter, clam boils, lobster rolls, beer and wine. Minutes from downtown Newport (off 138A). Plenty of parking. Open seven days, lunch and dinner.
963 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI, 401-848-5058
AQUIDNECK PIZZA & RESTAURANT
Our renovated restaurant features two beautiful dining rooms, a fireplace, lounge and full bar, complete with stunning views of First Beach and Newport’s famed Cliff Walk. Enjoy specialty pizzas, pastas, calzones, salads, plus burgers, sandwiches and a full breakfast menu.
27 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI, 401-849-3356
Neighborhood regulars and first time visitors agree that the Grille is the place to be. Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual family atmosphere. Voted “Best Breakfast” continually by Newport Life Magazine readers. Open daily, 6am-10pm.
91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI, 401-849-4440
THE BARKING CRAB
Casual dining inside or out in the heart of Newport by the waterfront. Fresh seafood, Maine lobsters, Pacific crabs, and juicy steaks. Open daily 11:30-1am.
150 Swinburne Row, Brick Market Place, Newport, RI, 401-846-2722
BEN & JERRY’S
Cool off with Vermont’s finest ice cream. Whether it’s two scoops in a freshly baked waffle cone or a delicious shake…enjoy a tasty treat.
359 Thames St., and 33 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, RI, 401-846-2663
BENJAMIN’S RAW BAR & RESTAURANT
Home of the Mothershucker, the place to go for surf and turf in the heart of downtown Newport. Famous raw bar, clams Portuguese, crab legs, salads, steak, chowder and bisque. Fully stocked bar.
254 Thames St., Newport, RI, 401-846-8768
BRICK ALLEY PUB & RESTAURANT
Offering cozy fireside dining in winter and an air-conditioned dining room or tree-shaded outdoor courtyard in summer. With famous sizzling steaks, Southwestern cuisine and local seafood, Brick Alley Pub has consistently won an impressive collection of awards. Lunch, dinner, cocktails and private functions. Reservations accepted.
140 Thames St., Newport, RI, 401-849-6334
BUSKER’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT Diverse menu featuring steaks, seafood, pasta dishes and Irish cuisine. Twenty-two imported beers on tap, a fine selection of single malt scotch and an extensive wine list. Lunch and dinner daily, 11am-1am. Live sporting events. Private function room available for parties and rehearsal dinners with no room fee.
178 Thames St., Newport, RI, 401-846-5856
Elegant dining in a casual atmosphere, a century-old bar and an ample wine cellar. Well-rounded menu features fresh local seafood and wonderful homemade desserts. Open daily for lunch, dinner and a classic Sunday brunch. Validated parking at the Wellington.
528 Thames St., Newport, RI, 401-849-4002
CANFIELD HOUSE PUB & RESTAURANT
Maggie and Gary Wiggins welcome you to rediscover romance and elegant dining in a Victorian-era casino. Traditional American cuisine presented with flair. A dining experience not to be missed. For more casual dining, visit our downstairs pub. Free parking.
5 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI, 401-847-0416
CODDINGTON BREWING COMPANY
Nachos, ribs, chicken, steaks, pasta, burgers and more. Hearty portions, reasonable prices. Beer is brewed on the premises in a visual brewroom, and is available to go in 64 oz. growlers. Children’s menu, big screen TVs, pool table, free parking. Open daily, for lunch and dinner, 11am-1am.
210 Coddington Hwy., Middletown, RI, 401-847-6690
Fresh baked cookies, plus coffees and beverages.
29 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI, 401-846-5078
COUNTRY KETTLE FUDGE
Handwhipped fudge and more! The perfect gift of good taste from Newport. See our ad on page 34 for a coupon.
359 Thames St., 401-849-2228, and 168 Thames St., Newport, RI, 401-842-6990
CUPCAKE CHARLIE’S Delicious, sweet treats in an inviting, fun atmosphere. You can enjoy an afternoon cupcake with friends, come in for a cold drink, or take a dozen of our specialty cupcakes to go!
135 Swinburne Row, Brick Market Place, Newport, RI, 401-848-2253
EASTON’S BEACH SNACK BAR Our Famous Twin Lobster Rolls at Easton’s Beach Snack Bar contain real lobster and no fillers. The lobster is blended lightly with mayonnaise and served on a bed of lettuce in buttery toasty rolls with a side of boardwalk fries.
Easton’s Beach (First Beach), 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 401-855-1910
A family friendly dining venture. Casual, comfortable spot for drinks or a meal. Offering amazingly flavorful dishes as well as bar classics. Voted “Best Portsmouth Restaurant” by Newport Life Magazine readers. Located in the Old Almy Village. Open daily 11am-11pm.
980 E. Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI, 401-293-5200
FLO’S CLAM SHACK
Since 1936, New Englanders have discovered the best fried clams at Flo’s. Just a clam’s throw away from Easton’s Beach, with the hottest raw bar in town. Open daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day; Thurs.-Sun. Oct. to New Years. As seen on the Food Network.
4 Wave Ave., Middletown, RI, 401-847-8141, Island Park, Portsmouth, RI
FOUR CORNERS GRILLE
First-class cuisine at a country corner, Open seven days a week. Breakfast served on weekends. Outdoor dining available during the summer. No reservations.
3841 Main Rd., Tiverton, RI, 401-624-1510
FLUKE WINE BAR & KITCHEN
Enjoy snacks, cheeses, small or large plates, inspired by local, seasonal ingredients. Extensive wine selections and award-winning cocktails in a contemporary, harbor side setting.
41 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI, 401-849-7778
GOLD’S WOOD-FIRED GRILLE & CAFFE
Serving fresh, high quality food in an easy atmosphere. Gourmet pizzas, huge salads and home-made desserts. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wine and beer bar.
21 Valley Rd., Middletown, RI, 401-849-3377
GRAND GRILLE AT NEWPORT GRAND
If you think you’re in the mood for lunch, dinner, or a light snack in a relaxed atmosphere, the Grand Grille and Club Royale offer traditional American fare.
150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd., Newport, RI, 401-849-5000
Open-air café seating with large bar area serving lunch and dinner daily ‘til midnight. Local favorites include 14 oz. steaks, native seafood, hearty sandwiches and Mexican fare. High definition TVs for sports fans, pool table and darts, too. No reservations required.
102 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI, 401-846-4660
Anytime’s a good time for IHOP. Special summer hours: Sun.-Thurs. open 6am, late night until 2am. Fri. and Sat. open 24 hours. Regular hours: Sun.-Thurs. 6am-midnight, Fri. and Sat. 6am-3am. Come hungry, leave happy!
159 W. Main Rd., Middletown, RI, 401-847-9818
LA FORGE CASINO RESTAURANT
Enjoy lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast while sitting on the sun-drenched porch overlooking the grass courts of the Tennis Hall of Fame. Casual dining in an Irish-style pub. Family operated for more than 40 years.
186 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI, 401-847-0418
Rhode Island’s premier waterfront restaurant, overlooking Bristol Harbor and Narragansett Bay in charming historic Bristol. Serving award-winning New England fare.
119-121 Hope St., Bristol, 401-253-9100
LUCIA ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA
Authentic Northern Italian cuisine. We use only the freshest ingredients. Bruschettas, pastas, veal and meat dishes, pizza and seafood. Large selection of vegetarian dishes, homemade desserts. Charming atmosphere. Lunch and dinner, take out. Private parties.
186B-190C Thames St., Newport, RI, across from Brick Market Place, 401-846-4477/401-847-6355
Serving Cantonese, Szechuan, Hunan and Peking cuisine. Eat in, take out, free delivery ($10 minimum). Non MSG. Voted “Best Chinese Take Out 2011” by Newport Life Magazine readers. Close to beaches, ample parking.
694 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI, 401-848-5111
A Rhode Island Monthly all-star, Newport Creamery is where family, friends and memories meet. Serving “good mood food” for breakfast, lunch, dinner and treats. Don’t leave Newport without trying the world-famous Awful Awful.
208 West Main Rd., Middletown, RI, 401-846-2767; 181 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI, 401-846-6332
NEWPORT LOBSTER SHACK
Buy your local seafood straight from local fishermen. Fresh native lobster, crab, conch at “off the boat” prices. We pack to travel.
State Pier #9 at the end of Long Wharf, Newport, RI, 401-225-7746
NEWPORT SWEET SHOPPE
We are a full service bake shoppe that offers amazing cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and breakfast pastries, as well as fine chocolates, made from only the finest and freshest ingredients!
82 William St. Newport, RI, 401-619-4600
NEWPORT TOKYO HOUSE
Japanese dining in a spacious setting. Traditional Japanese fare, with hibachi grille and fabulous sushi bar plus full menu. Extensive beer and wine list, including a wide variety of sake. Open daily for lunch and dinner, private parties, catering, free parking and take-out.
6 Equality Park Place (next to Firehouse Theater), Newport, RI, 401-847-8888
Favorites include Greek salad, roasted chicken, Italian sandwiches, wings, ribs and of course pizza. Try the new Razor thin crust pizza, with 75% less dough. Family friendly. Free parking. Open ‘til 2am daily. Fast, free delivery.
38 Memorial Blvd. West, Newport, RI, 401-849-6611
OCEAN BREEZE CAFE
Award-winning bakery, breakfast, and lunch café! Belgian waffles, omelets, pancakes, burgers, clam chowder. One mile south of Visitor’s Center on the way to Ocean Drive. Free parking.
580 Thames St., Newport, RI, 401-849-1750
A boutique American bistro serving creative, fresh cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy afternoon tea or seasonal prix-fixe menu for two each night, served with a bottle of paired wine. Open for breakfast and lunch daily, plus afternoon tea, dinner, and bar/lounge.
1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI, 401-848-4824
Located downstairs from the Canfield House, this New York-style bar and grille is a favorite spot for locals for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere as delicious fare is prepared before your eyes on the open grille. A classic cellar pub for mingling and relaxing.
5 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI, 401-841-9354
RUSTY’S BAR & GRILL
Where the locals hang out. Dollar Pizza Nights, Prime Rib Wednesday and Thursday. Live Music, classic rock Friday and Saturday, no cover. Biker enthusiasts welcome.
44 Wave Ave., Middletown, RI, 401-846-3357
SAFARI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE at OceanCliff
Open seasonally for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, enjoy the finest cuisine using only the freshest local ingredients, all while offering panoramic views of Narragansett Bay. It is the ultimate dining experience.
Ocean Drive, Newport, RI, 401-841-8868
SWEET BERRY FARM
Post and beam farm market on 100 acres of preserved farmland. Pick your own seasonal fruits or enjoy breakfast and lunch in our Farm Cafe or picnic areas. Great selection of local products, fresh-made gourmet food (including take home dinners) and award-winning ice cream.
19 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI, 401-847-3912
A local favorite with a taste of the exotic. Whether it’s curry or coconut that makes your taste buds tingle, there’s something for everyone on this impressive menu. Open daily, 4-11pm. BYOB.
517 Thames St., Newport, 841-8822
Traditional Mexican fare including enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas, quesadillas, fajitas, fish tacos. Margarita and tequila bar serving a variety of sangrias and Mexican beers. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Dine in or take out. Famous for Tito’s Organic chips and home style salsa available in local markets.
651 W. Main Rd., Middletown, RI, 401-849-4222, and 1379 Fall River Ave., Rte. 6, Seekonk, MA, 508-336-2400
THE WHARF PUB & RESTAURANT
Dine on the deck for an al fresco treat. Full luncheon and dinner menus. Steamed lobster, grilled sirloin, fresh local fish and chips, grilled salmon, swordfish, and more! Sixty beers to choose from and a great selection of wines. Open daily.
37 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI, 401-846-9233