Newport Rhode Island Restaurants

Home to some of the finest chefs and restaurants in the world, Newport Rhode Island Restaurants include eclectic and quaint bistros, large New England seafood houses, and a wide range of everything in between. All within walking distance from the Inn. In addition, for needed quick bites, stop by our onsite cafe.

We highly recommend reservations for most weekends during the summer and would be happy to assist you with these arrangements.  The following are Restaurants that our previous guests and ourselves have enjoyed and recommend.   Menus for some area Restaurants can be found in our Dining Room.

The Black Pearl: Tourists and yachters flock to this dignified converted dock shanty, where award-winning clam chowder is sold by the quart. Dining is in the casual tavern or the formal Commodore’s Room. The French and American entrees include duck breast with green peppercorn sauce and swordfish with Dutch pepper butter. Located at Bannister’s Wharf. Phone (401) 846-5264. Website:

Clark Cooke House: Eclectic continental food. Lunch and dinner marina-style in the legendary Candy Store. Evenings upstairs in the Clarke Cooke dining room, one of Travel and Leisure’s Top-Ten dining spots. Located at Bannister’s Wharf. Phone: (401) 849-2900. Website:

22 Bowens: A world-class steakhouse serving prime beef with an extensive raw bar and New England’s freshest seafood. On the waterfront in the heart of Newport, 22B offers harbor views, outdoor dining and an extensive wine list. Located at Bowen’s Wharf. Phone: (401) 841-8884. Website:

The Mooring: Newport’s premiere waterfront restaurant in the heart of the downtown historic district. In the Spring, Summer and Fall, you will enjoy ocean breezes, classic yachts and magnificent sunsets. In the Winter, the warmth and New England charm of fireside dining offers a cozy atmosphere. Located at Sayer’s Wharf. Phone: (401) 846-2260. Website:

Castle Hill Inn: Enjoy lunch or dinner overlooking the entrance to Narraganset Bay at this pricey but classy resort. Reservations and jackets are recommended for dinner. Located at 590 Ocean Avenue. Phone: (401) 849-3800. Website:

Brick Alley Pub: A favorite for locals and tourists alike for over 19 years. Famous for sizzling steaks, southwestern cuisine, and local seafood. Awards from many local and national publications. Outdoor dining for summer. Children’s menu. Handicapped accessible. Major credit cards accepted. Located at 140 Thames Street. Phone: (401) 849-6334. Website:

Café Zeldas: A local favorite that frequented by Dennis Connor during the American’s famous run at the America’s Cup trophy. Great bar scene and casual restaurant featuring fresh seafood and innovative New England cuisine. Located at 528 Thames Street. Phone: (401) 849-4002. Website:

Mamma Lucia’s: Superb home cooked Italian cuisine that has been a favorite amongst visitors and locals for years. Cozy and unpretentious atmosphere and modest pricing make this restaurant a must try for Italian food lovers. Closed Tuesdays. Located at 186 Thames Street. Phone: (401) 846-4477. Website:

Scales and Shells: This busy, sometimes noisy, but always excellent restaurant serves as many as 15 types of superbly fresh wood-grilled fish – the cooks occasionally send your waitperson to your table with your future dinner in tow so you’ll know exactly how fresh it is. Similar offering are available in a more formal setting upstairs and Upscales.  Reservations not available.  Cash only. Located at 527 Thames Street. Phone: (401) 848-9378. Website:

Thames Street Kitchen: Thames Street Kitchen is a field to fork, chef-driven eatery, offering locally sourced cuisine in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.  One of the best new restaurants in Newport.  Menu changes daily and is limited. Located at 677 Thames Street. Phone: (401) 846-9100. Website:

Flo’s Clam Shack: New Englanders have always sought out the best fried clams. When Flo’s opened in 1936, they knew to look no further than the best. Hottest raw bar in town with over 90 hot sauces. Located at 4 Wave Avenue, Middletown, RI. Phone: (401) 847-8141. Website:

Sardella’s: The menu selections reflect the warm and relaxed atmosphere which has made them a year-round favorite with the local residents. Choose from casual fare such as Lasagna Al Forno or Scaloppine Saltimbocca, or order from the nightly special to enjoy seasonal selections and fresh seafood. Located at 30 Memorial Boulevard West. Phone: (401) 849-6312. Website:

The Deck: The West Deck overlooking Newport Harbor is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Owner Michael Cheney and Executive Chef Robiela delight even the most discerning palates for fine dining in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Located at 1 Waites Wharf. Phone: (401) 847-3610. Website:

White Horse Tavern: “America’s Oldest Operating Tavern,” open year round. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Step into history and dine in this authentic colonial setting. Reservations, private dining rooms. Located on Marlborough Street. Phone: (401) 849-3600. Website:

What Our Guests are Saying:

Great Inn in a great location. Just returned from a week long trip to the Marshall Slocum Inn. Mark was a great host with a love and passion for the Newport area. He gave us great recommendations for side trips and restaurants that were spot on. Coffee is available in the morning with pastries for sale. Beer and wine were available for sale to sit on the deck or porch in the evening. Plus a complimentary candy bar is available. The Inn is clean and tastefully decorated. We could walk most places. We stayed in the Snuggery room. The bed was comfortable and a bathroom was located up a spiral stair case and had everything we needed. I cant wait to return to the Marshall Slocum Inn.” Gail M