Surf Club

4.5
316 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 Monday 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 316 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for decent food -drinks were weak but good

HK
HopeK
New England
2 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!

OT
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

JM
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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lynne328
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Menu online isn't same as in restaurant but nonetheless very enjoyable

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food! Server was knowledgeable and friendly! Could not have been any happier to discover this wonderful restaurant! Very nice evening indeed! Thank you

JR
JayneR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and super fun! Good drinks

j
vipjimm
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks, apps, and pizza delicious. My shrimp bowl was a little off with flavor. But, overall a great night.

AH
vipAshH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The online menu did not match the one we were offered. We went for brunch and were disappointed that they only had three options for brunch even though on their website there were numerous choices! We ended up getting lunch type food instead and while neither was bad, neither was impressive either. Also, the drinks could be stronger…barely tasted like any thing was even in it. Our waitress was very nice and it’s always nice to sit outside there. We used to love this spot but I don’t like that their menus are misleading now.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Why would a restaurant leave the entire place on a busy summer weekend to be controlled by 20 something hostesses who give their prime outdoor tables to aging frat boys who drink and likely don’t tip? We booked an outdoor table at this restaurant, and tried calling to inform them of our late arrival and the staff wasn’t answering the phone. No messages either. When we arrived, and approached the outdoor hostess, she could care less about getting us a table, and appeared to be drinking along with the patrons. There didn’t seem to be any staff above 30 to reign the rest in. When we were shunted indoors, the 14 year old hostess couldn’t tear herself away from her boyfriends to seat us. We weren’t expecting much, but surprisingly, our server was terrific, the food was good, and pricing not bad. This place would meet its potential with some (any) management.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best part of my night, great food and great service im definitely coming a lot next summer

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Menu was not appealing. But drinks were good

HP
HollyP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with friends visiting from out of town. Great pizzas, tacos and mahi sandwich.
Our server Jack was fantastic - one of the best servers I have met in a long time. And very patient with our slow decision making!

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dpag
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a friends birthday there. Reasonably priced, food is good. Service was great. Pizza, salad, wings… all very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The burgers were excellent. The meatballs and Caesar salad were also very good. The atmosphere is very casual. The restaurant was somewhat hard to find using MapQuest. Would suggest a Bigger sign!

KF
vipKristenF
Atlantic City
35 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside and outside has a casual & fun atmosphere. Food and drinks are delicious. We are repeat customers. Highly recommend the pizza and the spicy watermelon margaritas are on point(!)….not too sweet and made with fresh watermelon juice…refreshing and so good!

JL
JamesL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our 1st night in Newport, quick eats after long drive. For bar food was excellent...no doubt. Jack the waiter was very Kool and knowledgeable.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! It was our first time eating here as it is a bit newer + with covid we haven’t been as much! During the day you can eat outside by the “wave” which was actually very nice and a lot quieter than you would think— it overlooks the harbor and you can people watch! We had a quick lunch, the food was great— we ordered the vegan buffalo tenders (appetizer), crispy “fried” green beans (appetizer), mahi-mahi tacos, and a burger— all of it was phenomenal! We are big foodies and enjoy good food, as we dine out very frequently — definitely five stars. This is a lunch spot very casual. This place had a limited menu, but with a decent variety of options! During the day you sit outside I would assume they have a more extensive menu downstairs with a different variety of items! Service was impeccable! Will not disappoint!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We stopped in at 1pm to inquire about eating outdoors. I just wish staffers were more forward thinking but staffing is tough so she was relying only on the reservation system not what’s actually in front of her. The biz loses $$ opportunities. That aside the ambiance is perfect for an afternoon or sunset. We had fish tacos two ways and the veggie tenders which my vegetarian daughter loved and the spicy watermelon margarita. All great. The green bean fries were meh (per the vegetarian). Would definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good times. Excellent food and drinks. Kids ate the pizza and even tried the fried green been appetizer!

HS
vipHillaryS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Other than the very rude hostess, we enjoyed eating here.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere - cozy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The worst martini I have ever had, twice

DS
DeniseS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating at surf club. Friendly staff great service and the food and drinks are delicious !

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Pizza was absolutely delicious! We had a large party of 10 and the staff was super accommodating. Cocktails were great as well. Def a must go

DB
DebB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky to get a last minute reservation here. Great service and fantastic food. Something for everyone in the family.

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Phark
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our stop and Surf Club, we had good service from Gabriella. Took a bit for the food to come out, which is fine. We started off with the meatballs, they were very tasty and we enjoyed our tacos. They are on the smaller side but tasty as well. We will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Made a reservation online for 7:30. Waited 5 minutes for the hostess to arrive at her station to seat us. She seemed hurried and disinterested. Waitress was nice but not attentive. Forgot drinks,did not ask us for additional drinks, no silverware or plates until we asked after our app arrived. Tuna poke was good. Crispy green beans and veggie nuggets were decent. Mahi-mahi tacos were way to salty and were taken off the bill. Based on my experience, I cannot recommend.

NT
NewportTourist
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fun spot but no view. Drinks were $$.
Portions smaller than norm. Terrific French fries.

RD
RobD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was slower than usual. The restaurant appeared to be understaffed

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had three varieties of tacos, all were excellent. Service was excellent and the decor and atmosphere was fun. Can’t wait to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

waitstaff was great. hostess didn’t have a care in the world. the fish tacos were overcooked and bland. overpriced for what it was.

KR
KiriR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was also our bartender, Jess. She was warm, friendly and extremely competent!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food!! Not great service though! Took forever to even get a glass of water. Ran out of drinks halfway through meal and didn’t get second round until it was time to pay the bill.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was great but the server just forgot about us which is why we gave service a low score. Food was great!!

SA
SteveA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience from start to finish. We had broken our 9 person group into two so that we could be seated easier and we psyched to find they had a table to accomodate all of us comfortably. Food was delicous too!

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You can order delivery directly from Surf Club using the Order Online button.

Surf Club is rated 4.5 stars by 316 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.