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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
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether for lunch or dinner, the black Pearl never disappoints. Centrally located, dark and cozy, noisy and crowded and has that festive feel to it. We always return for more.

Thank lindamatilda
Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal. It was a little confusing with two different dining rooms with completely different menus. Our meal was very tasty, but a bit over priced considering you do not get soup or salad with the meal. Next time we will sit on the "cheaper" side and hopefully get a better value. Please don't get me wrong,... More 

Thank andyh5182017
Houson, Texas
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93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our crowd was craving good "chowdah" on a cold and windy day.....and we knew where to get it. Whenever in Newport, I have to get a chowder fix at the Black Pearl. I love the atmosphere of this place. It is generally packed and most certainly was on the day we visited over New Year weekend. There are the usual... More 

Thank C B
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People love coming here for the ambience and location. The food here is good ... very good. The staff very welcoming and friendly. The lobster rolls and salads are always consistent, but this is our spot in the tavern for burgers and beer. (The French fries are also very good). My one friend doesn't eat meat and had the mussels... More 

Thank Jupiterbound
Cumberland, Ri, USA
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159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three for a late lunch was delightful. 1:30pm on the fFriday after Christmas, the place was very full. But only a 15 minute wait, a rustic table in the bar area. Service was good, not great, but satisfying. I had the chowder, it was good, not necessarily THE best, another had the tomato basil bisque deemed very good. The lobster... More 

Thank JHaakRI
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149 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop in at The Pearl when we stay in Newport over Christmas Week, and are never disappointed . The Black Pearl Chowder is perfect - creamy and tasty. This year we made several trips- and had lunch in the tavern, chowder at the bar and dinner in the dining room - and it was all delicious !

Thank Sandyw248
Worcester, MA
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had some delicious oysters, clam chowder and a gin and tonic at the bar, with a friendly (but not too friendly) bartender.

Thank HappyCamper613
Stratford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for s quick lunch on Christmas Eve. The place was packed. We did get a real nice table. The bowl of Clam Chowder I had was fantastic. Light cream mixed in a very tasty broth, loaded with clams. Great place. The staff was friendly and courteous. The whole experience was very positive.

Thank John Paul S
Sleepy Hollow, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Black Pearl is worth a day trip just for its signature New England Clam Chowder. The best in the United States, bar none. Creamy, clams are succulent, tender, and plentiful. Potatoes and clams in EVERY spoonful, even the last. You only need to get there, now!!

Thank Keri D
Worcester, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This place is my go to place when having lunch in Newport and I am never disappointed with their meals. This time I had their famous clam chowder for lunch and a grilled swordfish sandwich.

Thank Catharine 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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?