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About The Wharf 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!

37 Bowens Wharf
Newport, RI 02840
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, American

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

Cross Street:
Americas Cup Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 619-5672

Website:
http://www.thewharfpubnewport.com/

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

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

Executive Chef:
Scott Kirmil

Private Party Facilities:
Private Patio Options
Private Dining Room Options
Full Buy outs

Private Party Contact:
Adrienne Kirmil: (401) 486-5378

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

The Wharf Pub Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

4.0

ambience

3.7

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
Comfort Food (8)
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People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Hot Spot (1)
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Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 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!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (Tampa)·Dined 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Staff was very rude - we left without eating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Good food and good service. I would definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 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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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Quick Bite, Live Music, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 2, 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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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 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 .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great food and drinks! Definitely worth a stop if your spending a few days in Newport!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very unfriendly staff. We received incorrect number of appetizers. Small plates for our food came dirty and we waited over 30 mins for new ones.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Good attentive service. Shrimp cocktail not the best. Overall enjoyable.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food. The burgers are excellent. Get the tots, too.

Tags: Waterfront, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

This was our first visit and we'll definitely be back. I had the yo-mama burger on greens topped with bacon and peanut butter - delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2017

stumbled across this on opentable, tried to make a reservation at a place around the corner but they were booked on a busy holiday week. Glad we found this, was not disappointed! Must try the chicken and waffles and the pizza tots.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Inside is dark and gloomy, definitely a pup atmosphere. Luckily was able to snag a seat outside after a short wait. Impressive spirits collection (probably 30) bourbons with an equally long list of scotch, him, etc... Food was good, not fantastic but it was fine. About as expected. Service wasn't great, once we ordered apps and told the server we would order dinner after she didn't come back for quite some time. My order was wrong (with elements I asked to be left out and missing elements I asked to be included). Service was also very slow. I think that is par for the course in Newport during busy season.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We had reservations & were seated right away. Our server was great. We ordered the tater tots as an appetizer- meh nothing special. I had a salad w/ fried chicken - they so clearly over cooked the chicken I'm shocked they served it. They took the chicken off- the bill not the salad- though I only suggested that they take the chicken off. Another member had the Mac n cheese & Ive never seen him leave so much food uneaten on his plate. The other 2 dishes were fine but nothing memorable. Our server though was great! Absolutely would not recommend for food- drinks would be fine.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

This place is just a ratty old noisy,bar with lousy food

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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Beautiful night to eat on the deck! Our waiter was a lot of fun! Perfect table with view of the sunset.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The tots were fantastic, as always. I had a plate FULL of clams and oysters. Also excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We waited 13 minutes for anyone to greet us at our table, followed by another 6 to get a drink and order an app. We recieved the app 26 minutes later and it was so yummy. But are waitress still never came back to get our order for our meal. Another 30 minutes had passed, app all gone beer and water empty and she asks us what we wanted for out meals... I said we are leaving. So all in all it took almost an hour and a half for her to take our order! Never again will we return..
kudos to the chef :)

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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Great food. Great whiskey and beer selection. Tater tots were unbelievable.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Great gluten free menu

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 (New England)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Lots of delicious food choices. Live music was entertaining. Ryan our server was fantastic!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Went to celebrate mother's day with the whole family - they had a good drink selection and everyone enjoyed heir meals. Very nice ambiance, especially after an evening out in Newport!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great food and had live music! Awesome! Good service as well. We shall see you again.

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