These new restaurants and expanded eateries in Newport's food scene; that opened this year and are coming soon, have our inner foodies rejoicing. From an ice cream shop scooping small-batch cones to lobster rolls on the wharf, and an instagramable Del's shop in Warren, here's all the spots we're currently indulging in.
Get The ScoopBack to Top of List
You scream, Newport screams, we all scream for Get The Scoop Ice Cream (sorry we had to.) Originally from Canada, Get The Scoop is bringing small batch, natural, and quality ice cream—with flavors inspired by our northern neighbors—to Newport. Think: scoops to order, ice cream sandwiches made to-go, pints, unique flavors and more.
Pro-tip: Stop in to see the seasonal flavors changing frequently (hint: blueberry and lemon are among the bunch)
- Location: 4 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
Baja's MiddletownBack to Top of List
Fast casual and full of flavor authentic Mexican food is Baja's Middletown specialty. From the bright interior decor and expansive menu, there is something for everyone at this new local favorite. Choose from an array or Mexican classics like tacos, enchiladas, burritos and more—to American favorites from subs, wraps, wings and appetizers.
Order to-go, stay and enjoy, or opt for delivery.
- Location: 330 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
The HelmwayBack to Top of List
Located in The Pell, a newly renovated hotel in Middletown, The Helmway is the perfect place to sip classic cocktails or dine on delicious seasonal fare at your new home away from home. Think: local and fresh seafood, creamy pasta dishes, light bites, a welcoming atmosphere and so much more. Available in their dining room at The Pell, or for room service if you are a guest.
- Location: 425 East Main Road, Middletown, RI, 02842
Beaucoup CafeBack to Top of List
You can't beat this combo—an expertly styled cafe full of fresh pastries, treats, and delicious coffee, paired with a home-decor store to browse while you indugle. With photo-ops galore, this is a one-stop-shop for your next cup of coffee, retail therapy, and instagram post. You know you've arrived when you spot the small baby blue Fiat parked out front.
- Location: 580 Thames Street, Newport, RI, 02840
Luke's LobsterBack to Top of List
Nestled in bustling Bowen's Wharf the iconic Luke's Lobster has officially landed in Newport—serving heaping piles of fresh lobster, crab, and shrimp on buttered rolls topped with their special blend of spices. Grab a roll, a cup of chowder, and meander the wharf for a claw-fully good time.
- Location: 36 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI, 02840
Bar 12Back to Top of List
From the owners of Tavern on Broadway, a new speakeasy-style cocktail and wine bar is now open in downtown Newport. Bar 12 is a modern, lounge-type atmosphere with a selection of creative drinks, meticulously curated wines, and an array of small plates to taste.
Grab a seat at the bar, or by the window, chat with new and old friends, and just enjoy what Bar 12 has to offer.
- Location: 12 Broadway, Newport, RI, 02840
Del's DepotBack to Top of List
Del's—but make it refreshed.
Welcome to Del's Depot, a newly renovated Del's shop located right on the East Bay Bike Path in Warren. Stop in for all the Del's gear you could dream of, shirts, hats, keychains, and of course, a lot of lemonade to choose from. Can't make it to the shop? Find their Del's truck servicing Bristol and Warren throughout the summer season.
- Location: 65 Child Street, Warren, RI, 02885
The Roasted CloveBack to Top of List
Good food, on the go. Head to The Roasted Clove in Middletown, in the former Sig's Place, for all your deli and catering needs. This is the brain child of long-time Aquidneck Island resident Felecia Landers, who has named her new restaurant after her love for garlic. Expect elevated comfort food when you arrive, from pot pies, a proper Italian sandwich, chicken and potato salad, and so much more. A kid's menu will also be available for those that want to bring the whole family.
- Location: 1151 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI, 02842
Newport Chowder Co.Back to Top of List
From the Newport chowder hall of fame (1989) to an iconic restaurant—for those that are new around here—Muriel's Restaurant and chowder was a Newport staple for years. With the perfect blend of secret spices, cream, and some of the freshest seafood around, you can now enjoy this award-winning recipe in Newport once again at their new al fresco restaurant located on Thames Street.
Pop-in for a cup of chowder, a lobster roll, quahog, or find them roaming the streets of Newport with their food truck, at an event or rent them for your next gathering.
- Location: 262 Thames Street, Newport, RI, 02840
Wharf FishhouseBack to Top of List
Not just an ordinary fish house. Think: Polynesian inspired bites, New England classics, and a tiki bar located in the heart of downtown Newport and Bowen's Wharf. From the owners of Diegos, Wharf Southern Kitchen and Rejects Beer Co., Wharf Fishhouse has completely transformed the former Fluke restaurant into a laid back spot, from the wallpapers and murals, to the menu and bar selection—and everything in between.
Pro-tip: Head to the top floor for a drink at the bar and some serious views of Bowen's Wharf and Newport Harbor.
- Location: 49 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI, 02840
Sunset CoveBack to Top of List
Located on the picturesque Bluebill Cove in Portsmouth, Sunset Cove has everything you need from your coffee and pastry in the morning to your cocktail and sunset bites by evening. Recently opened under new management, this Island Park spot will be a staple in no time.
Open for early risers with bagels, sandwiches, pastries, and array of coffees, and there to host and satisfy all your afternoon and evening cravings with sandwiches, classic New England fare, comfort food and boozy beverages (mocktails available too!)
- Location: 706 Park Ave, Portsmouth, RI, 02871
The Nitro Bar at WalkersBack to Top of List
A little coffee, pastry, and bites joint by the sea.
Welcome to Little Compton, where a tiny roadside stand has been deeply loved and worshiped over the years. Open Friday through Sunday, enjoy tasty treats, a perfect cup of coffee or refreshing tea, and the serene environment of Little Compton at this new must-stop spot. Be sure to stop by Walker's Roadside Stand next-door for an array of fresh fruits and veggies.
- Location: 261 W Main Rd, Little Compton, RI 02837
Brack's CafeBack to Top of List
Once a cafe, always a cafe. Situated on Bellevue Avenue in the former Meg's Aussie Milk Bar location, is Brack's Cafe. Originally from Massachusetts, this cafe offers seasonal specials, sandwiches, delicious smoothies, strong coffees and a kids menu for the little ones. Daily menu items include healthy options like acai bowls and avocado toast, to indulgent sandwiches and soups, prepared foods and an assortment of gelato. Meet you on Bellevue.
- Location: 111 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI, 02840
Rob's Almost Famous Roast BeefBack to Top of List
Welcome to Newport, Rob's Almost Famous Roast Beef. Tucked just off Thames Street, in the former home of Mokka Coffeehouse, this new indoor/ outdoor cafe is serving up roast beef sandwiches (with 4oz to 6oz options), fried chicken sandos, sides, apps, and all the toppings and condiments you can think of. Grab a seat at an outdoor picnic table, sip on a pink lemonade or iced tea, and enjoy a juicy and tasty sandwich—napkins recommended—at this new local spot.
Pro-Tip: Opt for a beach box for the full Rob's experience.
- Location: 469 Thames Street, Newport, 02840
Mother PizzeriaBack to Top of List
Now introducing: Mother Pizzeria—brought to you by the dream team behind Giusto's Newport. Opening this summer in Long Wharf Mall, in the former Panera Bread, expect a Neapolitan-style pizzeria with a semi-open kitchen, to-go pizza, local cheeses and freshed baked breads, and a bar with Italian-centric cocktails and more.
- Location: 49 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI 02840
Mr. R FusionBack to Top of List
Back where it all started. From our friends at Pasta Beach, a new fresh fusion restaurant has landed in the heart of Newport. Chef Andrea Congiusta is creating a blend of Asian, Italian, and American cuisines into harmonious street food. Mr. R is BYBO and first come, first serve.
- Location: 7 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840
La Costa on ThamesBack to Top of List
Newport's only lobster and tacos food truck is now on Thames Street—permanently—and we couldn't be more excited. La Costa On Thames will offer latin cuisine with a coastal twist. Expect a full menu loaded with tacos, burritos, quesadillas, soups and salads, seafood rolls, appetizers, a daily rotating raw bar and so much more.
- Location: 515 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
RESTAURANTS ON THE MOVE
Chomp Kitchen & DrinksBack to Top of List
Chomp, an inventive and award-winning burger restaurant, has officially moved into their forever home at 279 Water Street in Warren. What to expect when you arrive: a charming waterfront patio and spacious beer garden, in addition to a large dining room and welcoming bar—and of course really good burgers.
- Location: 279 Water Street, Warren, RI 02885
12 Metre CafeBack to Top of List
Back in 2019, 12 Metre Cafe opened their doors at the notable Seamen's Church Institute in Newport, serving everything from breakfast treats and omelettes, to savory lunches, sandwich boards, and salads. After making their mark downtown, they are moving to the former home of Gary's Handy Lunch, a Newport staple for over 50 years, to continue serving their delicious food and drinks to the Newport community.
- Location: 462 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
Upscales by Scales & ShellsBack to Top of List
Walk into the brightly colored Scales & Shells restaurant located on Thames Street, and make your way up the staircase to their newly-expanded dining room. This spot has a special menu with Italian-style tapas—perfect for a quick bite, or a large family-style meal with friends. Menu items include bites, like squid meatballs and fried gnocchi, to a raw bar selection and tinned fish boards, and large style meals, like steamed mussels and chicken piccata. Finish your meal with a cocktail, beignet or ricotta cheesecake for the full experience.
- Location: 527 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
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