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The Wharf Pub

4.5
227 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Cozy
  • Bar Seating
  • Comfort Food
A Fresh and Creative take on Classic Pub Food with an Emphasis on Local Ingredients and Bold Flavors. Our Draft Beers are all New England Based Beer Companies and we pride Ourselves on an Eclectic and Unique Wine List at a Local Price Point. We also offer a full Gluten Free Lunch and Dinner Menu. As well as a great Kids menu!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Out door seating also available
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Phone number
(401) 619-5672
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Kirmil
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Private party facilities
Private Patio Options
Private Dining Room Options
Full Buy outs
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Private party contact
Adrienne Kirmil: (401) 486-5378
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Cross street
Americas Cup Way
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Parking details
Parking Lots on site and nearby:
Bowen"s Wharf: On Site
The Moorings: One wharf over
Meter Parking on Americas Cup Way
Validated parking in the off season
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Entertainment
Free Live Music: Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm
Every Tuesday: Open Mic Night. Anyone who participates gets a free entree
Every Wednesday: Burger and Beer Night for $12
Bingo every Thursday evening 8pm-10pm with Charlie
Raw Bar Specials: Sunday through Thursday-4pm-6pm-$1 Oysters and Clams
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
What 227 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The place was packed! Glad we made a reservation. The food was great and the cocktails were amazing.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We came on a Sunday. It was nice to have the choice between lunch and brunch menus. Our meals were excellent. Nice casual environment perfect for a relaxed meal.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great local atmosphere and the fish special was cooked perfectly

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great little pub with interesting cocktails and food. Bloody Mary is in my top3 of all time! The tots are excellent!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went on a Friday night and was very loud with live music but had a welcoming pub-like atmosphere.
Food was very good but I filled up on the tatertots too much to eat much of the main course. Sangria was very good I highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our food was all pretty darn good, especially the steamed shrimp, two versions of the tater tots we tried, and our beers and cocktails. Our server was very friendly, upbeat and accommodating -- I wish I'd gotten her name! She was great with both the adults and kids in our group. My only problem was that the place is a bit loud and also a bit dark. So it was difficult for all 7 of us to converse, and also a little difficult to read the small print on the menus. But it's probably fine for smaller groups seated in the booths to hear each other. I don't know if there's much they can do about the darkness of this old cozy pub, but perhaps they should produce larger menus.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

for down home, casual dining, this is the place...nothing fancy (think pub atmosphere) but the quality of the food, the variety of the menu and the slight nod to cuisine from the bayou make this a favorite. In addition their beer and spirits variety is great.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Had a great time. Sat at the bar for a bit, spiced sangria was fantastic. For appetizers we got a variety of the tater tots. The all American were the best. Burgers were great as was the sweet potato soup.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Very comfortable and good service. It was busy but you didn't get the feel of that when you were eating. Love the tater tots! Everyone had burgers. The turkey burger was the best I'v had in a long time. Go to place

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent cocktails and drink selection. Live music on a Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Love this cozy bar in Newport! It's a great casual vibe with an extensive beer list, and good cocktail options. You have to have their tater tots when you go! Service and food is always good, and it's a pleasant surprise amongst more of the high-end spots around Newport. Would recommend for brunch as well!

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was great as always! Thanks for the great service Kirstie!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice meal and dinner - pub style which was what we expected. A bit spicy - everything was spicy including the Margerhita pizza which was totally unexpected.
The host on New Years was a bit rude. I made reservations about a month out. I did not request a booth but did when we arrived because 2 were open and another booth was fairly close to finishing. The table we were being seated at was at the end of a bar in the middle of the dining room - not ideal. The waiter said he had other reservations that Js requested booths - I asked if there were 3 that Had requested given the availability that I saw. He finally said "fine" go sit in a booth. Then 5-10 minutes later proceeded to walk by our table and throw a pile of menus at us and kept walking. There was only one other party that came in to sit in a booth from 7:30-9:15 when we left. The booth behind us - away from the door sat empty. I'm not quite sure why the attitude or rudeness - not necessary especially since I had a reservation and had made it a good 4 weeks prior!

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great hometown bar and restaurant great comfort food with a nice edge. Love the bourbon sampler! The chowder and oysters were aeesome. The added entertainment that came on at 8 PM was an added surprise. Singer with guitar and he was great. We will be back to the Wharf Pub on our next visit to Newport. Try the Pizza Tots what an awesome surprise.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

My family and I recently had dinner at The Wharf Pub. This restaurant features a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, comfortable seating, great service, and nice live entertainment. Unfortunately, the food was a little disappointing. Overall, very bland, from the wings to the tater tots to the dipping sauces. Some more creative use of seasoning blends would make the food a winner.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

What a great meal! Mallory took excellent care of us. Wonderful food. Fantastic atmosphere. The nicest people work at the Wharf Pub.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Fun, bar-type atmosphere with good food and awesome service! Two indoor and one outdoor bar!! Cozy, yummy, good times...

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2017

We visited Newport during Restaurant Week and after much review of many of the local restaurants offerings we chose Wharf Pub; especially for the fact they were offering a beverage choice included in the overall experience.

We had Ryann as a server and she was everything you could ask for in a great server. She was friendly and welcoming, she was suggestive and educational on the menu items and drink choices, she was quick but not pushy and she paid clear attention to detail in everything she did (serving us a soup we decided to try with two spoons, without being asked...impressive). She did her best to up sell on a bottle of Sparkling Water; which we declined but it was nice to know the offer was there. We are both Restaurant managers in CT and would be more than lucky to employ anyone equal to her.

The food was presented nicely, portion sizes were far from skimpy and very flavorful. A little heavy on the salt for some choices but overall the food was worth while. We have eaten at Wharf Pub before but typically sit outside and have a cocktail and tots. (ALWAYS AN AMAZING CHOICE!!)

We will be back again to visit and would absolutely recommend for anyone visiting the area, to stop in!!

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

We took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu to check this place out. What a find! I loved the atmosphere, our waitress was great and we both enjoyed our meals.

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3.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Interested pub in a great location. Some dishes were excellent, some average. We were able to get reservations on an extremely busy weekend but that wasn’t a negative reflection on the restaurant. It was packed. I’d rate it 3.5 stars overall. Not handicap accessible, stairs on both front and side entry.

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3.0Dined on October 9, 2017

On vacation, went for brunch. Hubby ordered Texas Toast spread with avocado and topped with smoked salmon, capers, and creme fraiche w dill. Tasty, but more like an appetizer portion. My eggs Benny were a disappointment, only a tiny drizzle of sauce, and a couple teaspoons of crabmeat. Not inclined to go back, or recommend, although the table next to ours ordered deep fried cod portions, which smelled wonderful and looked more like a lunch than a snack.

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Average food, over priced but close to our hotel for our first night in town.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Loved this place! Atmosphere was great! Love a pub that actually feels like a pub. Our waitress was friendly and perfectly attentive. And the food was delicious! I had the Woodsman burger and was very pleased. Definitely will be back!

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1.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Staff was very rude - we left without eating.

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Good food and good service. I would definitely return.

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1.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Made the reservation in advance. However, when we got there is was closed because it was a weekday???? The only dining open was on the patio with NO sitting available.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Great food, and very friendly service. They had really good live entertainment when we visited. The gourmet tater tots are so good!

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2.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Food did not meet our standards.What we expected from all the reviews we had read
didn't come true.We have been to Newport numerous times and rate this dinning
experience on the lower end.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

We have been to the Wharf Pub a number of times and have been happy with the food and service each time. The Black Sea tater tots are my favorite of the wide variety of tater tots that they have. Great shrimp Po' Boy sandwich as well. Good beer selection and the waiter provided helpful suggestions.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Fantastic food. Shrimp and grits were the best I've had and the rare tuna over ginger rice was amszing.

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1.0Dined on August 31, 2017

We walked out not what we expected, dark and grimy, handed menus with fresh smears of ketchup on them.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Amazing drinks and the tots were so good! Definitely would recommend and go back again

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Food and drinks were excellent...gluten free options for me were perfect. Service was lovely and seating was comfortable. Only 1 tiny problem-condensation from an overhead pipe kept dripping on one of our party member's head throughout the meal. But the staff kept kindly stepping up to wipe the pipe for us. I'm sure this is only a problem on hot steamy summer days

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2017

It's a bar. Order bar food. And it's great. Order above bar food and you'll be disappointed.

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Visiting Newport, we stopped here for our first night and were highly underwhelmed.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Tater tots menu...need I say more?!? Fried pickles were fresh and not overbattered. Amazing shrimp and grits. Fun and creative cocktails.

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2017

The condensation from the pipes was dripping all over our table. It took several requests to get moved. And then a bachelorette party was seated next to us. It was non-stop loud screaming all night long. I was surprised that the management did not go to the table and remind the group that they were not in a private party room and some respect should be shown to the other patrons. Food was good, but I will not be back and unless you are celebrating a bachelorette party, I would not recommend it.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

This is a solid choice for pub fare in Newport. Less boisterous than other nearby pubs. Small draft beer list , but well chosen. Mostly regional .

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Super loud, very friendly service and accommodating host and manager. Unfortunately, the food just wasn't great..tuna sashimi app tasted way off and the tuna entree was totally bland, bummer for such nice service.

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