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The Wharf Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
37 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-619-5672
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

A pretty decent menu here but the best part is the tater tots section! Yep, tater tots. I couldn't resist and ordered the "Pig Pen," which was bacon wrapped tots smothered in cheese and BBQ sauce. Amazing! The Wharf has a great beer menu, too!...More

Thank rebelyell18
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Nice pub to have a pint while the missus shops in Newport. Good selection of local beers.didn't eat here but the food looked good. Nice outside deck.

Thank NickG61
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Went in here just looking to get away from seafood for one meal while in Newport. I ordered a chicken salad sandwich just thinking it would be like any other but what I got was so much more. From the amount of food I got,...More

Thank Jflippo
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Last night (9/21/13) our family (6 adults) went to The Wharf. After ordering we waited nearly 2 hours before all the people at the table were served. Without exception, the food was not worth the price. In particular the clam chowder had a strange sour...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

This is definitely a hidden jewel for good food. The menu selection was fabulous and the food was excellent. I have been to Newport several times and this was my first time going to this place. It is kind of hidden and I would not...More

Thank bib28
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We ate here on a recommendation from an innkeeper. Sat outside on the deck which offered a nice view of the wharf side streets, esp. at night. The service was excellent, as was the food. There is a lot of variety, something for everyone, and...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We have not been here in awhile and I am not sure we will be back. Gone is the pub/deli style menu. Was my favorite pastrami sandwich. Very expensive, so-so food has replaced it. Very disappointed.

Thank barb111
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We ordered Lobster Sliders and fried pickles. Very unique flavors. Service left something to be desired, so would sum up review as very expensive for the atmosphere and service we received.

Thank Frugalmama57
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Stopped for a drink, but having read the menu opted for a late lunch! Caesar salads with shrimp or chicken added.....anchovies were very good too. Good food and a good place to sit and watch the world go by. Only (really minor) downside was that...More

Thank TheFrankens
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Had some very good food here. Not a pretentious place at all. The clam chowder was superb! The individual pizza was good- the crust a little too crispy. The grilled calamari were tender and garlicky! I would go again with my friends to hang out,...More

Thank ExecGirl
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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, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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