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Salvation Cafe

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140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2748
+1 401-847-2620
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 04:30 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 04:30 - 11:00
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Columbia, CT
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Funky place with reggae music; some unusual food selections. the Tuna Poke was delicious. Great place to come to

1 Thank Anne L
Clinton, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We have been here 4 times and have never been disappointed in our meals. The banana purses are original and to die for! Ask for a table in the back room or upstairs, some of the tables in the front are tucked in dark corners making it difficult to see what you're eating. Would recommend reservations on the weekends as... More 

1 Thank 917AJM
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. I always get in trouble for keeping it too dark! Sometimes I feel a bit of Blanche DuBois- I want to throw a pink scarf over the lights and live in the flicker of candles (especially the older I get!) More 

Allston, MA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Spent the weekend in Newport and our biggest regret was only getting here once! We went on Friday evening Memorial Day weekend. We were able to be seated in the front of the restaurant right away in spite of the fact that the place was hopping. Our waiter was great, very attentive and knowledgeable without being all over us, I... More 

Thank Dina P
Rhode Island
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223 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2013

I am reposting my less than good experience here. A friend & I went in the early spring/late winter - this was our second visit and had a HORRIBLE meal here, The tenderloin was so tough I could barely eat it. The service was terrible and the options on the menu rather limited. The warmed nuts and the drinks were... More 

5 Thank MaddyLibby
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

I'm not really sure where your original review went either but I'm glad you took the time to re-post. I'm sorry we can't seem to get it right with you. If we can't please you then we hope you will at least continue to support our neighbors. You seem to be a big fan of Norey's and so are we!... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 20 May 2013

I went here 2 times during my stay in Newport. It was a great cafe, with tasty food, good service and funky decor. Highly recommend.

Thank kierfeni
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much, hope you come back in the summer so you can sit outside. I really appreciate your review and the time you took to give it. More 

British Virgin Islands
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

A great recommendation from a local Newport resident, we hit this place up for dinner on a Tuesday night and it was a full house! The decor is eclectic, and the bar/restaurant has a great atmosphere. A reprieve from the nearby touristy places. You can stop by and just grab drinks at the bar, or have the full dining experiencing... More 

Thank hopemiles
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. I'm always psyched when a Chicagoan gives us a great review since your city has such a rich restaurant culture. We are working on the dumplings and hope to either improve them or swap them out for something better. More 

Carlsbad, CA
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97 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

This place was recommended by our daughter, who told us about the great kale Caesar salad. What a cute place this was--very eclectic with a friendly feeling. We chose to sit in the back restaurant area as it was quieter than the front, which had booths and a bar & was a little too noisy for me. The decor caught... More 

Thank dml718
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a good review. Sorry about the ribs, we have been transitioning from the winter to the summer menu and extremely underestimated the demand for the new dish . After we ran out on Saturday night, we weren't able to receive a fresh delivery of meat until Monday. We hope we can make... More 

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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

I have to say walking in I was kind of like, "cool - a little trendy and retro - it's a nice vibe" but I had no idea the food would be AMAZING. We started the night with terrific drinks. Mine had jalapeno in it and blew me away - I loved it! Our meal was mixed with Asian, Italian,... More 

Thank Msdacko
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Hey- Thanks for taking the time to give us such a great review. We really appreciate it. More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

Being a tourist town, it was nice to visit a more local location! The atmosphere was beautiful and our entrees were delish and had great flavors. However the appetizer we had was not that great, the salmon dumplings. Rather fishy, but overall very good!!

Thank Cosmogirlie
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for trying Salvation. I'm sorry about your experience with the salmon dumplings. We make them daily from the trim (the salmon belly) of the salmon we butcher and serve as an entree. I'm not sure what made them unsatisfactory that day but I've been reviewing the process ever since you pointed it out. I hope we can... More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Pat at the Spring Street Inn recommended that we try this place. They have a very unique looking place and the is very creative menu. Definetly worth a try. I would recommend eating here.

Thank ccboater
NewportBuddy, Owner at Salvation Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for recommending us ( thanks to Pat too!). We really appreciate you taking the time to give us a good review, it helps so much. Hope you had a good time in Newport. Myself and my boyfriend were actually visiting your area while you were visiting ours. We had a great time in the Cape! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 10:00
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 10:00
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 10:00
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 10:00
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 11:00
17:00 - 00:00
04:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2748
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-2620
Salvation Cafe offers fireside dining in the winter and award winning al fresco dining in the Summer. Voted "Best Restaurant, Newport" by Providence Phoenix 2012 & 2013. Our summertime raw bar menu is available in our outdoor tiki bar. Enjoy a lobster roll & our famous Coconut Mojitos or join us for Sangria & Sunsets after a day at the beach! Parking is available in lot behind restaurant.

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