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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (118 reviews)
“oysters” (232 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 4 days ago via mobile

We went here for lunch. The food was of decent quality and the service was great. The place was warm temperature wise. Food quantities were great. Overall we had a great time.

Thank Vish_the_traveller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Run , do not walk to Benjamin’s for the absolute best corned beef & cabbage I have ever had!!! Great atmosphere, great people, many other times4-7 prime rib for like $14.00 unbelievably good. Cheers

Thank redllght23
Reviewed 6 days ago

We found the food to be very good. What blew us away was the amount of food we got for the price. We would have split a meal if we knew we were getting a huge platter each. Would come back again.

Thank kevin s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to have a nice plate or plates of fresh oysters. Nicer if you can get seated near the windows overlooking the road and the wharf. Get the lobster bisque and scallops

Thank Feb27AD380
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rainy Saturday afternoon led us to belly up to the bar upstairs at Benjamin's. We started with Bloody Mary's which were OK, but really good after I added more worcesteshire and horseradish. Memebers of my party started with raw clams and oysters. While not...More

Thank Julie U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was noisy and crowded-for a reason. Everything was good. The hotel clerk recommended this when my husband said he wanted Prime Rib. Benjamin's is not a steak house but they put out a great prime rib. Everything else was good including the drinks. So...More

1  Thank DownEaster04605
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I visit Newport I will go here at least twice. you can't beat the food anywhere, the BEST clams casino, amazing king crab legs and spectacular breakfast with a bloody Mary. Lobster eggs benedict can you ask for anything better??? I've never had...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the mother shucker plate which consisted of 2 whole lobsters, 2 lbs. of king crab legs, a dozen each oysters, clams and cocktail shrimp. it was so fresh and delicious. We also had new England and Rhode Island clam chowders, grilled halibut, and...More

1  Thank louvg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant. Recommended to us by our Uber driver. Very relaxed atmosphere. Great early specials- my 1 1/4 lobster was $19.99. The service was spectacular as well!

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mother and I both had the swordfish special that had absolutely no seasoning. The catch was good but I could’ve purchased a good cut of fish at the supermarket and cooked the same thing.

Thank Nada M
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Larry C
26 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.
2 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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