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The White Horse Tavern

26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
+1 401-849-3600
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This historical tavern was a cool place for lunch. This is the oldest tavern in the US. The shrimp cocktail was wonderful and the burger was excellent.

Thank suzyq127
Reviewed 3 days ago

Situated in a very historical part of Newport, even the walk over is a good time. Confirmed as the oldest Tavern in the US and comes with lots of stories. I ordered the Chicken, which was different and delicious. My fiancé loved the Heirloom Tomato...More

Thank Dina M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Actually, my lobster roll on a croissant was fantastic as was the chowder. The place is very old, yet still has its charm. Sure, it may be a bit on the "touristy" side, but it is authentic and what not have a great meal while...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've reviewed this place previously (last year) and it was wonderful. BUT, this year it isn't so good. We arrived at about 2pm in an attempt to miss the lunch crowd. We both ordered blue cheese hamburgers RARE, one with French Fries and one with...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to go here as one of the high points of our vacation. I love old buildings, and looked forward to eating in the famous dining room.We met dress code, but I had made the mistake of telling them were there for appetizers and...More

1  Thank plainjane2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is the restaurant historic but the food is out of this world. I am never disappointed with the food or the service. I love this place! I not only dine here but I give gift certificates as well. Everyone loves receiving them!

Thank Moe521
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a quick lunch and was not disappointed! Great lobster BLT in a beautiful building. Lovely staff too. Definitely worth a second visit or recommendation.

Thank Parabola
Reviewed 1 week ago

My father is a Revolutionary War history buff, so we wanted to treat him to a dinner here. After two reminders about the dress code, our party was very nicely dressed though, while other male diners weren't wearing collarless shirts, not too many were at...More

1  Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at the tavern for drinks and a bite The dining hall is tiny so reservations are recommended Has Brussels sprouts and mushroom appetizer Waitress was nice and gave excellent wine suggestions The food is tasty and very flavorful Many dishes have an asian twist...More

Thank IndianInNYC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tavern has a lot of history, as indicated by the year 1673. We enjoyed the small bar and the patio area. The hostess, bartender and other patrons were friendly and helpful. We didn't eat, but others in our travel group said the lobster macaroni...More

Thank RondaKansasCity
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Marion C
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Response from Millied | Reviewed this property |
Menu can be found on their website
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
smart casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
    (Farewell St)
  • Public Transportation: The White Horse Tavern is a quarter mile up Marlborough Street from the Newport Gateway and Visitors Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-3600
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At The White Horse Tavern we strive to create a fresh, contemporary culinary experience in a historic tavern atmosphere. Like generations before us, we serve the freshest fish, clams and lobsters from Narragansett Bay along with just-picked produce from local Rhode Island's farms. We embrace RI's vibrant food scene to bring you the very best artisan cheeses, honeys, prime cuts of beef and local fish right off the boat - all in a Colonial tavern that's been serving America for over 350 years. So join us for a taste of 21st century Rhode Island in our 17th century White Horse. You won't be disappointed!
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