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Black Pearl

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10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
+1 401-846-5264
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have going to the Pearl for many years, it has always been popular and sometimes crowded, but now it's all a bit crazy. The waitresses run around like headless chickens, regularly getting orders mixed up and outside of their clam chouder the menu is poor and expensive.

Thank AnthonyF559
Newton, New Hampshire, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not impressed!!! A bunch of young girls running the place, eating in there stations. On cell phones. Haven't seen management around at all. Came in with my family. Husband ordered a rare burger came out well done. After we waited 10 minutes and flagged done a waitress to have burger redone. It took another 1/2 hour to cook a rare... More 

Thank Jessica K
Media, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The quality of the food and service is very good. It's in a busy location so a reservation is a good idea.

Thank Dawn C
Rapid City
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272 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate in the "bar" area, which was a little easier to get seating.. It was a nice place, with a charming atmosphere. Not a lot of tables there, but we were seated right away. We had heard the clam chowder was tops, so of course we tried it. I really liked it! I had a special seafood sandwich, that... More 

Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
Wantage, New Jersey, United States
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had clam chowder, of course, and their special wagyu beef burger. We usually get the lobster salad which is incredible. Delicious!!!

Thank KimLoizzi
Parsippany, New Jersey
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338 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bustling place with a warm friendly vibe. The wait can be a while. I can't imagine what it's like in the summer. Good beers, good food, friendly wait staff. Order a bowl of fresh mussels in white wine sauce. It's enough for two. The broth is a great bowl of soup and the dunked bread delicious. Go... More 

Thank Andy Z
Clifton Park, New York
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375 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife loves fresh lobster, so here we come. She was not disappointed as her 1 1/2 lb. critter was a solid follow-up to the wonderful clam chowder. Her night was perfect. My popcorn shrimp was a huge helping of lightly breaded critters cooked in a butter sauce. Alcohol prices were fair. One fault that can't be fixed is the noise... More 

Thank John I
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrrr Me Matey, if ye were stranded at sea and ye had to order your last meal.... The Black Pearl it would be. Down, in The Tavern, ye will have to go. It made me feel like I was sitting in the galley of my old whaling ship. Black walls that were shiny like new tar. Lanterns and maps and... More 

Thank James C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place in the summer....great atmosphere, service and food!!! Deck is great for small groups and chowder is awesome year round!!

Thank Bman3832
Surbiton, null, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst touring New England, a resident of Boston advised us to eat here, so we looked it out and were not disappointed. Quirky atmosphere, very attentive staff, and an excellent sea food menu. Midrange budget wise, worth every cent.

Thank Lesley B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$55
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 1/2 Bannisters Wharf, Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-5264

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?