The Wharf Pub

4.0
276 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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
Brunch
Fri, Sat 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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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
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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/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Sun 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 12:00PM

What 276 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best lunch at the wharf pub today. Our server was kind and attentive. The food was out of the world. The truffle tots are phenomenal! The sliders were perfect and the mustard aioli was great with the fries. This is a great option in downtown Newport.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was poor, was expecting a lot better.
Service was very good
Cleanliness was poor , our table was not clean and our clothes were sticking to the table.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The waitress was decent but the host and hostess were apathetic and unfriendly

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T
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed with the food quality and high prices. Service was decent, but the overall experience was not up to the level that many other places we go in Newport. Again, not terrible but there are many other choices for the same or less money.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Bad experience - inattentive waiter, very noisy and most important COLD burger

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m
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Great fun. Food was somewhat inventive. Good beer selection. Miss the cordial cocktails

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DC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was very good. The food was average. Would not rush back.

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JD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We were in New Port over the weekend. We were able to get a reservation which was great because everywhere around the wharf was on a hour plus wait for 2. Atmosphere was fun but our server was kind of well, rude. We got seated and he was at our table as we were picking up the menu we asked for more time since the drink menu has a lot of great things on it. He looked at us like we had 3 heads sort of mumbled and walked away. We had to ask for water 3 times and finally it arrived as we were finishing dinner. Pub Weiner was delicious but we were disappointed not more seafood with its location. But everything was tasty! Definitely a good vibe in there if you want to be around people:)

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SO
Cincinnati
50 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good quick dinner in an expensive area. Great beer selection. Moderately priced food.

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WR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a dinner at the Wharf Pub. Great atmosphere for a true "pub-like" experience. Great beer selection, tight seating, live music, and a great Newport vibe. Food was very good - oysters and tater tots were especially good.

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BW
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had fish and chips and the fish was good but the chips were a bit small-sized and amount. Probably because we were there late, after 9 because we went to a different restaurant first.

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KG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great location. Menu seemed interesting and fun. Tater tots were great but small portion (we shared.) Waited well over an hour for our entrees which were ok not outstanding - we all had burgers of some variation. Would consider trying again - maybe we just had an off night.

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D
New England
57 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had chicken and waffles. Chorizo was a bit overwhelming for the dish. Not enough chicken. Also had shrimp and grits. It’s was delicious but the Chorizo was almost too spicy and takes over the dish. Waiter was mediocre. Drinks were good. Overall We still enjoyed it.

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BK
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was great. Not outstanding, but definitely tasty. The ambiance inside leaves something to be desired. I was disappointed that because we booked a rez on Open Table we had to sit inside. The outdoor patio is a real selling point of dining at the Wharf. I would go back to check out their beer selection.

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CB
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had the Yo Mama Burger -- with peanut butter on top -- excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the oyster beer shot. The calamari and peel and eat shrimp were excellent. Great service, very attentive.

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BB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was q slow night. We sat inside in a booth. The waitress was very pleasant and the food was good. I had read you should try the taters and we did. They were quite good.

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KG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

they cater to gluten free individuals. a large drink menu must make a reservation though

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JS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The hostess was rude and said she could not honor our reservation becaue they were made 45 munutes earlier. She actually laughed at me. I showed her the conformation through open table and she said we have to wait until a table was available or we coould sit in community bar area. I complained and we were seates about 30 minutes later.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It took a really long time for the food to come out. But it was worth the wait

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TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from New Jersey with friends and saw the Wharf had good ratings online. We were seated promptly at our reservation time and offered drink specials. Extensive drink selection. I went with a porter first and then the paloma after. Both were very good. We had peel and eat shrimp for the appetizer and the flavor was great. I ordered the BBQ brisket sandwich and the thing was a beast. So much flavor was packed into the sandwich and it all went together really well. Tater tots on the side were hot and crispy so that was a plus. There was some love music which was cool, and not too loud. The overall atmosphere and decor was cool too. Great spot to meet up for dinner, would definitely return if I’m ever back in Newport.

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CT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good gastropub. Everything we ordered was very good/ excellent. Tater tots are ubiquitous on menu. Who knew that was a thing?
Recommend cocktails menu and shrimp n grits.

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KG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Friendly server but terrible food. Beef Sliders were literally identical to my son’s kids meal but double the price. Another burger was totally over cooked and our request for ketchup went unanswered. All in all, a waste of money!

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PD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere singer Billy was great. Good was very good.

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R
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

This restaurant is great for tourists mass production and certainly not for an epicurean . Spoiled coming from new york

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Y
Minneapolis
75 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a tasty dinner at The Wharf Pub. Great location. Great selection of tater tots. Make sure you try out one of the varieties.

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Authentic setting. Loved it! Shrimp and Grits excellent. JK Burger also great.
Our server was great and was spot on with recommending the grits.

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CF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

As central as it gets in Newport. Basic pub food, very relaxed atmosphere. Happening and a party scene.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

A computer glitch delayed our lunch substantially but they made up for it by deleting the charge for 2/4 meals. When we finally got our meals they were terrific. Great place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the Wharf Pub for my girlfriend’s birthday and had an amazing experience. The food was amazing and our waitress was extremely kind. They even threw in a free dessert for my girlfriend which was an awesome addition to our experience!

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p
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

TOO LOUD! Laura our server was great. Singer was terrific. Just way too loud for conversation

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner while on a visit to Rhode Island. The beer selection was fanatic and there’s was great tasting food to satisfy everyone. The burgers were great, chops tasty and the chorizo and grits very flavourful.

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J
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Decent food, great location.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat in Newport!♥️

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My dinner was not prepared as described in menu and over done. My wife’s was raw and inedible. We both had different versions of their sliders. I’d go back for drinks but not to eat.

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The Wharf is nice overall! We went to The Wharf because we heard they have great Chicken and waffles. I personally didn't think it was hit! It is quite dry and blend. I would also think they can improve in terms of cleanliness - I was getting condensed drops of water in my food from the ceiling AC pipes and the table where we sat was greasy.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for kids; relaxed atmosphere; loved sitting outside on the porch.

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GM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has become a must stop for me when I am in the Newport area. The service is amazing and the food is even better. Also, they have a great beer and bourbon selection! Definitely recommend!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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N
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

My Boyfriend and I were looking for a low-key way to celebrate our 3rd anniversary, so I suggested to the Wharf Pub. He had never been, and I hadn't been there in YEARS, but I heard they had a large beer menu and my coworkers said that we "had to get the tots!"

Unfortunately, we were given 3 different beer menus, and the first 3 beers we tried to order from the menus were unavailable. Our server, Caroline was apologetic and amazing, and when she confirmed the menu, we ordered 2 beers, one on tap and one bottle. Later, when we tried to order something different, One keg was kicked so I only got 1/3 of the glass (which she gave me at no charge, but it would have been nice to have 1 full pint) and the other one my BF wanted was "unavailable." Finally, I went back to the first bottle I choose and my BF opted for water.

The food was good, but unremarkable and a little pricey, and because the only reservations that were available was at 6pm, we ended up having a 10 top seated next to us with 4 small children.
Having a boy myself, I know that kids can be rambunctious, but it was like a scene from Lord of the Flies.

Overall, I give the whole experience a "C-", saved only by the service.
It was disappointing, and I don't think we'll be back for a while with so many other good choices available in Newport. I'm sure this would be a great option for some people; it just didn't work out for us in this situation.

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