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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial...

What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial days, is now the hub of Newport's harbor side shopping and dining, where you can find eclectic boutiques, sophisticated and casual restaurants side by side and cozy waterfront rooms.

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Lots to see and do - great food at every price range, lots of shops with diverse merchandise. The views are spectacular!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southington, Connecticut
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Southington, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and do - great food at every price range, lots of shops with diverse merchandise. The views are spectacular!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful marina to say the least. A ton of little shops along with great outdoor bars and yummy places to eat.

Thank Dan E
New York
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed walking in and out of the shops....and I may have expensive tastes and money to back them up.....BUT the prices are absurd!

Thank Doug M
East Lyme, Connecticut
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great photo opp and beautiful scenery to enjoy. Had an enjoyable time while strolling down Thames Street, stopping to enjoy this view.

Thank maggievana
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This wharf is right next to Bowen's and it's a very nice one too. There are many shops and restaurants. It's a very nice to walk around. A great place to take pictures.

Thank ToniLuvsScuba
Bellevue, Nebraska
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Had lunch at Bannister's Wharf. Nice views of the harbor. Some very nice shops to browse through. Pleasant.

Thank Terp66
East Hanover
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Side by side to Bowen's Wharf, Bannister's is somewhat similar. A couple of cute shops, a Ben&Jerry's, and two well known restaurants. Like Bowen's it's right on the water and a pure delight on a warm day. Also a departure point for harbor sailing cruises. Parking is suggested at the Visitors' Information

Thank Thomas M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Right next to Bowen's wharf, so you can walk down on one wharf and up on the other. Lots of the same things to see and similar eats and shops, but each is unique in their own way. Spend time just sitting and watching the boats come in. Fun!

Thank abqs2016
Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I did not partake in any Ben and Jerry's since I am watching my diet, however it was the highlight of Bannisters Wharf for me :) It's just like Bowen's Wharf, it's very small, and quaint. There's not much difference between Bannisters Wharf and Bowens Wharf, I didn't even realize they were separate until I noticed here on TripAdvisor. Basically... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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742 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Nice place to take in the views. Food and drinks can be pricey here so I would head out for that otherwise good stop


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