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254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
+1 401-846-8757
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Washington, Michigan
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by every day while in town for the Raw Bar deal on oysters and clams. Great lobster dinner as well. This is a place that the locals recommend. It was great and the staff is extra friendly.

Thank FreddyMa5400
Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must every single time in Newport!!! Buck a Shuck at noon ... you betcha!!!!!!! Friendly staff and bar service, great drinks, fresh oysters and raw bar ... simply extraordinaire!!!!!

Thank Michael C
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucked into a visit to Benjamin's and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Fish tacos and Rhode Island clam chowder recommended for appetizers. Bluefin tuna, lobster roll and seafood with pasta were exceptionally tasty entrees. Bar patrons made us feel welcomed for the evening -- an unusually friendly crowd so different from a big city experience. Great service.

Thank sjdonthego
Orlando, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot beat the traditional seafood menu. The only way to get a fresher meal is to catch it yourself. Outstanding.

Thank David P
Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were discouraged from coming here due to some poor reviews but after speaking to locals and finding out that they have a special priced raw bar- we went for it. We are SO happy we did. You cannot beat the prices and the food was just perfect. My husband does not like seafood much but even he enjoyed the... More 

Thank NYRussian
San Diego, California
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216 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm in Newport for business and decided to give this place a try. Amazing choice! Great atmosphere, not too loud, good service, and great food.

Thank Adam J
Highland Mills, New York
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice Breakfast & Late Night (dinner & munchies). First customers of the day on Saturday morning, handled are large 10 person group. Breakfast - eggs (fine), potatoes (good if you like spicy), huge French Toast (served slightly cold - could have been great) all the meals ok, I think the kitchen staff may have been experiencing end of... More 

Thank FloodyFlood
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to get a seat at the bar on our second try to eat here. We lucked out too because they had great raw bar specials and we took advantage of it. The oysters on the half shell were expertly shucked. We ordered two dozen and they were served on one tray stacked nicely. It was a nice... More 

Thank Anne K
West Warwick, Rhode Island
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Benjamins on Election Day afternoon. Hearing such good things we decided to try out a late afternoon lunch. Promptly seated upstairs our waitress took our drink and appetizer order which was soup . The French onion and chowder was delicious and we then also ordered the lobster rolls . The food was brought to the table and... More 

Thank prissy1081
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rhode Island clam chowder was delicious after I sent it back to have it heated up. The smoked tuna belly appetizer was delicious, but it arrived after the entree. The quail was the only thing that came out right the first time, except I hadn't received my silverware yet. The sea scallop brochette was superb when served hot, lousy when... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-8757

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