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Barking Crab - CLOSED

151 Swinburne Row, Newport, RI 02840-6609
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good31%
  • Average26%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
21 Nov 2016
“Nice first experience for a west coaster”
1 Jun 2016
“Boston Barking crab”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
151 Swinburne Row, Newport, RI 02840-6609
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great food on the waterfront. It was interesting to mingle with the locals, but you are fully aware that you are an outsider! I found that throughout New England.

Thank dollarkris2
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Good. Reservation suggested! Busy. Server cool. Wait time once seated 20-25 minutes. Special King lobster order.. Pricey but interesting. Must try once. Know what you want, stick to it. If 4/+ and all knowing to eat lobster might be better to do your math and...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Dirty, noisy, no good!!! The table was dirty, sticky. Atmosphere very noisy, service bad. Good is no good.

Thank Gatt1
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice dinner with my wife at the Barking Crab in Newport. The restaurant is conveniently located across from Perrotti Park on Americas Cup Blvd. We started with appetizers of hot crab dip and thai spring rolls and then went on to clam...More

Thank rcccpa .
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch after mansion tours. Lunch took forever to get foods. They were very accommodating for seafood alergy. Pricey and mediocre food. Centrally located

Thank helpmerm
Reviewed 21 December 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant during our anniversary vacation. It is a little pricey; between an appetizer and two entrees we spent $80. But being that we are Midwesterners and don't get to eat fresh sea food all the time, we thought what...More

Thank Roxyjc
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We had excellent food and wonderful service. It's a lovely spot and centrally located so easy access.

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Food was poor to fair, service was worse. They screwed up the credit card bill. Still waiting to see if I will be fighting with the credit card company to get this straightened out.

Thank Foodie P
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Called one lunchtime during cruise ship stopover. Sat outside & had to share a table as courtyard was full. Food appeared very expensive for what turned up. Staff seemed less than pleased to have a full courtyard and didn't make us feel welcome. Had cheapest...More

Thank DrS_10
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

We took our family of 7 to dinner on the day after Thanksgiving. Our adult family lives in Newport. First, drinks were made incorrectly. Then the house wine has sediment at the bottom of the glass that looked like coffee grounds. No one sees sediment...More

Thank happytraveler177
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Swinburne Row, Newport, RI 02840-6609
  • Public Transportation: The Barking Crab is located just two short blocks south of Newport's Gateway Center on America's Cup.
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-848-CRAB
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