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Raw Bar Lovers in Newport, RI

June 14, 2017 by Marshall Slocum Inn


Visitors of Newport, RI search for the freshest seafood around including raw bar. There are several places that you can go to satisfy the craving, some local spots and festivals even feature shellfish from the region. Afraid of breaking the bank? Almost every night of the week you can find dollar oysters at one local favorite or another.



Where to Go

Local restaurants such as Benjamin’s, Midtown Oyster Bar, and The Port are known for freshest raw bar.

Midtown Oyster Bar is located right downtown, with a big venue, and a second floor with outside seating. The  restaurant maintains a bar on each floor and you may want to stick around for the live band that starts at nine 0’clock. Don’t sleep on their mixology either, their unique cocktail menu can keep you in the same barstool all night.

The Deals

If keeping your vacation affordable is a goal, but you would still like to enjoy the bar scene, Benjamin’s is the place to go. They feature Happy Hour Raw Bar 12-2 pm, $1 oysters and 50 cent clams. Raw bar Tuesday is a twist on same deal, highlighted by $1 shrimp. We recommend checking out the third floor called the “Crow’s Nest,” featuring a rooftop bar with beautiful water views.


Newport has a yearly Oyster Festival that brings out all the raw bar lovers in town. Local farmers come to together for this exciting event.  Newport’s restaurants and chefs also participate and let you try their own unique culinary skills. Lastly, industry experts offer the opportunity to learn about the ecosystem and how to protect it, while slurping down an oyster.

The event is located right at the waterfront at Bowen’s wharf, only steps away from fabulous restaurants and shops. There is nothing better than champagne and oysters to celebrate the city, scenery, and your loved ones.


Newport Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast Mansions

April 4, 2009 by Marshall Slocum Inn

Located just minutes from our Newport Bed and Breakfast  lies the crown jewel of the Newport Restoration Foundation, Rough Point.  Rough point was the home of Doris Duke and avid collector, animal lover, and philanthropist who also happened to be very rich.   

Rough Point - Home to Doris Duke

Rough Point - Home to Doris Duke

  Guests at the Newport Rhode Island Inn can access Rough Point by car, trolley or, for those fitness buffs, a 4 mile walk from our Newport Inn.  The oceanfront estate off of exclusive Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI is filled with European art, tapestries, and Chinese porcelains collected by Doris Duke on her travels throughout the world.  Guests on their Newport Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast vacation will also enjoy beautiful ocean views from expansive grounds at Rough Point.  

 For those intersted in architecture, the grounds were designed by renowned landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted.  Tour this Newport estate as a Newport Inn guest, and experience life as a 20th-century heiress. All tours are led by a knowledgeable guide. Small, intimate groups of 12–14 guests allow for a relaxed and personal experience. Lasting approximately one hour, the tour visits the entire first floor of the house, then continues upstairs with a visit to Doris Duke’s bedroom and to special exhibition galleries featuring fashion in the 20th century.  Follow Doris Duke for the couture houses of Paris to America’s top department stores.  Explore the wardrobe of this heiress and world traveler and learn how she chose the stylish and bold attire that established her as one of the best dressed in Newport Rhode Island and around the world.

Newport Rhode Island Inn Mansion Package

March 31, 2009 by Marshall Slocum Inn

One of the most popular and value oriented bed and breakfast packages that we offer at our Newport Inn is the Gilded Getaway Package.  The package was first developed by the previous owners of this Newport Bed and Breakfast and gained it’s original popularity from the lobster dinners offered on the Inn’s back deck.  After purchasing the Inn 5 years ago we continued to offer the Wednesday night lobster dinners but last year decided to change the venue for the lobster dinner to an actual Newport Rhode Island Restaurant.  Now, our Newport Bed and Breakfast Package consists of the following:

1. Two tickets to tour 5 of the historic gilded age Newport Mansions.  Parking is available at all of the Rhode Island Mansions.  Some of the houses offer guided tours and others have audio tours.

The Breakers Mansion, Newport Rhode Island

The Breakers Mansion, Newport Rhode Island

2. Two tickets for a sunset sail around Newport Harbour.  Enjoy a guided tour around Narragansett Bay.

Sunset Harbor Tour Around the Bay

Sunset Harbor Tour Around the Bay

3. Dinner for two at your choice of three Newport restaurants.  Choose from french/american, new england seafood, irish pub fare.

4. Lobster dinner for two at your choice of three Newport Restaurants.  Enjoy lobster the classic way or innovatively prepared by cutting edge chefs.

Dine on the Harbour Front

Dine on the Harbour Front

5.  Three nights of Newport Accommodations at our Newport Bed and Breakfast.  A full gourmet breakfast, parking, and wireless internet is included with the package.  Choose from any one of our beautiful guest rooms.

Postcard Room

Postcard Room

If you have never been to Newport, Rhode Island the Newport Rhode Island Inn Mansion Package at the Marshall Slocum Inn is a great way to see the sights and sounds of our beautiful historic city on land and on sea.  The Package is a great deal, especially for those Bed and Breakfast guests that are able to travel to Newport midweek as rates during the week fall to $725 while weekend rates can go as high as $995.  In addition, the Newport Rhode Island Mansion Package is a perfect gift or anniversary idea as everything is already planned for your visit to Rhode Island.  Visit our website for reservations and more details on this great package.

Newport Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast Spa & Wine Package

March 28, 2009 by Marshall Slocum Inn

Although most of our guests at our Newport, Rhode Island Inn visit to tour the famous Newport Mansions many do not realize that there are award winning Spas and Wineries on the island.  So, two years ago, we created our wonderful Newport Spa & Wine Package in a hope to expose some of the other great resources we have close to our Newport Bed and Breakfast.  This two night Newport Bed and Breakfast Package starts with a private tour, tasting and lunch at beautiful Greenvale Vineyards overlooking the Sakonnet River.

Enjoy Greenvale’s historic property, learn about the wine making process, and taste some wonderfully crafted wines.  Afterwords, return to our Rhode Island Inn for a relaxing afternoon on our back deck overlooking the gardens while sipping some of Greenvales award winning Pinot Noir.  Our concierge staff at the Inn can even arrange to have a fruit and cheese platter from our Bed and Breakfast Amenity Menu waiting for you upon your return to the Inn. 
 The second portion of the Newport Bed and Breakfast Package is the Spa appointments for two.  Guests can either choose to have a couples massage or a massage and a manicure/pedicure. 
The two Newport Rhode Island Spa’s that guests can choose from are the Spa Terre and the Stillwater Spa.  The Spa Terre is just a short walk from our Bed and Breakfast and the Stillwater Spa is a 5 minute drive.  After selecting your Spa appointment time our Concierge will take care of the rest.
Also included in your Newport Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast Package is dinner for two at your choice of three Newport restaurants.  Choose from the formal old world style classical cuisine at the Canfield House, the innovative nautical setting at Cafe Zelda’s, or the relaxing pub style atmosphere at Yesterday’s.  Regardless of which Newport Rhode Island restaurant you choose all three are sure to meet your expectations.
Our Newport Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast Package starts at $750 plus tax for midweek stays and $925 for weekend stays.  Reservations can be made online through our website or by calling the Inn.  We look forward to seeing you at our Newport Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast.

Newport Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast Specials

March 26, 2009 by Marshall Slocum Inn

As a celebration to the 2009 Newport bed and breakfast season we are offering a great Spring Special.  Visit our Rhode Island Inn in Newport midweek during the Spring Season and receive your second night free!  Visit the Newport Mansions, walk the famous Cliff Walk, drive Ocean Drive, Dine along the Newport Harbor coastline, and enjoy all of the beauty and splendor that Newport, Rhode Island has to offer for only $195 plus tax total for your whole stay.  

Captain's Quarters Guest Room

Captain's Quarters Guest Room

This great bed and breakfast special includes two nights accommodations, full breakfast for two each morning prepared fresh by our chef, parking at the Inn, and wireless internet.  Choose from one of our beautifully appointed guest rooms that feature a King or Queen bed, and private bath with shower and/or whirlpool tub.  At our Newport, Rhode Island Inn we offer a five star concierge service in an historic setting with modern amenities.

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