Surf Club

4.5
349 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Surf Club is an understated throwback to comfortable coolness. Located below the Newport Bay Club, Surf Club exudes natural wood tones with marble accents. The space is high-lighted by the over 150 year old posts and beams. We have become widely known for our brick oven Neapolitan-style pizza.
Join us for a Pizza Class held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month!
Reservations are for Inside Only.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
What 349 people are saying
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JamesB
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food very good.
Service so-so.
Temperature too hot.

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vipMarthaW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Good value. Killer spicy margarita. They also do good take out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! Spicy Watermelon Margarita was incredible

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vipStefanieB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Kids buttered noodles were burnt (???) and Vietnamese bao buns would be more aptly called V bad buns. Also, no hot tea to be had? Disappointing and not cheap. Our service was delightful - that was the brightest spot!

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BettyB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Surf Club was excellent! We got the garlic chicken wings (my favorite)meatballs, tuna tacos, and a few salads, everything was delicious!

Our server was awesome. We had a perfect night!

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vipSharonG
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially the meatballs. Very good drinks and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Food was very good. Easy walking distance from our hotel and the waterfront.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Surf Club. Food is always fantastic but let’s be honest, I always come back for the Pineapple Painkiller! I think I need to ask the bartender for the recipe. Usually a summertime visit, welcomed with Reggae playing. A warm and rustic interior sets the perfect vibe….and the bathrooms, you have to check those out! Gorgeous decor, dim lighting and tropical vibes, right up my alley! This recent visit was the day after Christmas so it was quiet, no Reggae because football. Newport was beautifully and magically lit for the season. Next time I will definitely be checking out their brunch!

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SheriA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar for drinks and apps. Food was delicious. Tuna taco and wings were great. Loved my champagne cocktail!

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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful server, the food was ready incredibly quickly, the drinks were amazing and the vibe was exactly what we wanted!

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Fadingrockstar
New England
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We popped in for a quick get together with a friend for a couple of drinks and appetizers. The food was good and the beers were cold so you can't go wrong with that. We had outstanding service. This was a return visit as we rather enjoy the Surf Club. Hope to return soon.

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EdwardH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recommendations by our server. Awesome food at a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice bartender. Attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Server perfectly attentive. Would come again!

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beccab107
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would call this pub fare. It was ok nothing special. Cocktails were mixed well. We like the atmosphere. It's large but still cozy. Tv's showing football which we like. My biggest complaint is the cloth napkins, yes, the cloth napkins. My navy blue sweater had white lint all over it from the napkins.

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vipBeach
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Cool place!

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Jake
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food selection was fantastic and included a drink selection that you don't normally see. Our waiter was very attentive and kept us in food and drink all night. Would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice spot. Great food and great service. We enjoyed it very much.

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LizzyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall a nice experience! Twisty bread appetizer was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Bartender was great and food was perfect for what we were looking for

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vipmiltonb
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location to people watch in Newport (outside seating). Pizza is fantastic and signature spicy watermelon margarita is ver unique.

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TracyM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We didn’t eat there because we were so put off by the reception we received. We had booked an outside table. They stuck us at a table on the sidewalk instead of inside the fenced area. It felt like we were being punished and put on a time out. Then we decided to eat at the bar. The bar top was sticky and wet. When the bartender came, we assumed he would clean the bar top. Instead, he put the menus down on the mess. We asked him to please clean the bar. He wiped it with a dirty rag and was about to hand us the wet menus. We asked if he would please wipe them too. He did, but they were still sticky. We were so disgusted by the lack of proper hygiene that we didn’t stay, so the food rating of three was just because it was the only way to proceed to this review. Even if the food tastes good, we would be wary of the hygiene and food preparation protocols in the kitchen given the lack thereof in the front of the house.

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vipdininggirl
New England
53 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another great lunch outdoors at Surf Club! The cocktails, food and service were excellent. Thank you!

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TanyaS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outdoors on a beautiful October day which was the perfect setting. The Cali pizza was delicious!

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vipPonce16
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ all around

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vipMarioC
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service

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vipIrishR
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun cocktails and personable waitstaff made lunch a memorable experience on a beautiful October day outdoors.

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TimW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, burger was cooked perfectly, and the service w3as exceptional.

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DeniseH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Surf Club. Always make sure to eat here when we are in Newport. Very interesting menu with great choices. Food is so good. Beautiful restaurant. Excellent help. Highly recommend.

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mrstex
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. delicious cocktails. Fun atmosphere. Dog friendly outdoor area. menu is somewhat limited but what is there is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raven is an amazing server and the food is always great

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vipBobbyF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I know a lot of places during Covid are having trouble staffing so I would be willing to give this place another try since the service was by far the worst part of the experience. The food was actually pretty good. The drinks were so-so. The ambiance is very good, although it’s not technically on the water (you can see the water but it’s pretty far away). It feels like a place that gets by mostly because of the unique location and trendy atmosphere. Will have to give it another shot during a less busy time to see if anything changes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for decent food -drinks were weak but good

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vipHopeK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great vibe, service & yummy food! The veggie buff chicken is so good! Always happy to spend my evening at Surf Club!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience1

The server asked if we were finished eating and ready for the check multiple times before we even ordered our dinner hahahaha maybe he was new. At one point we just finally said yes because seemed like he wanted us out

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JaneM
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very mediocre food for the price. Frozen margarita was so completely tasteless I sent it back. Server was nice about it and said she remade it herself but only marginally better. Chicken sandwich way overcooked. Chose it because I thought it would have a harbor view but was half blocked by hotel and too close to noisy street. Inside might be better but don’t go outside.

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UpfromProvidence
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely setting for a casual and modestly-priced dinner by the water in Newport.

Server could have been more attentive to allergy issues we mentioned.

Pizza ingredients could have more non-pork options (only three listed, one of which was unavailable the day we dined there).

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was decent, service was great!

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Surf Club is rated 4.5 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.