From casual eateries serving up classic New England fare to elegant waterfront restaurants equipped with nationally renowned, award-winning chefs, it's no wonder our beach bodies just aren't quite ready. Not to mention, ten brand new eateries (and a brewery, too!) on our restaurant roster have our inner foodies rejoicing. From pizza by the slice to a pop-up style restaurant boasting outdoor bar and patio with games like giant Jenga and Connect 4, we're going to have to loosen a notch on the ol' belt. 

 

 
ANTONIO'S PIZZA BY-THE-SLICE BAR & KITCHEN

Established in 1991 in Amherst, Mass., this newly renovated restaurant just outside of Naval Station Newport is already a family favorite. Coming soon.

 

 

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BACKYARD PATIO & GRILLE

This ‘pop-up’ style restaurant, open through October 2017, serves casual fare inspired by the traditional American backyard barbecue—delicious, affordable food and drinks in a laid-back atmosphere. The restaurant features an indoor and outdoor bar, five large screen televisions and a large patio with games including corn hole, giant Jenga and Connect 4. Garage style doors on each side of the bar and dining room allow for the sea breeze to flow throughout the restaurant.

 

 
 
HARRY'S BAR & BURGER

Harry's philosophy is simple: use highest quality ingredients, including 100% pure Hereford beef, and fresh local produce for incredible taste. Fresh Prince Edward Island potatoes yield the freshest fries, sprinkled with pure sea salt and black pepper and when it comes to refreshments, Harry’s is clear: no crap on tap. Here you’ll find a nice selection of craft beers and local favorites on tap and by the bottle. This will be Harry’s third location in Rhode Island. Estimated opening: mid-June.

 

 

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JUICE'D CAFE

Fresh-pressed juices, salads, wraps, burritos and more focusing on healthy quick-serve options. Opening soon.

 

 

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LA VASCA

A sister restaurant to the critically-acclaimed Stoneacre Pantry, La Vasca is a Spanish/Basque-style restaurant offering a menu which celebrates the deep traditions of Northern Spain and Southern France by serving pintxos, tapas, hot and cold small plates and more. (Stoneacre Pantry has moved to a larger space that is currently being completely renovated and is expected to open later this summer). 

 

 

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LOCALZ

Fresh local food from land and sea at affordable prices in Island Park overlooking the Sakonnet River.

 

 
 
MAMA LEONE'S RESTAURANT

After servicing the Newport area for more than 40 years, this pizzeria has moved to a new location and continues to offer an extensive menu beyond pizza with late night hours.

 

 
MERIENDA TAPAS, CICCHETTI & WINE BAR

In the heart of Warren’s waterfront district, this warm, cozy restaurant offers a diverse selection of small plates and an international wine list. 

 

 

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SCARPETTA

This modern Italian restaurant by award-winning chef Scott Conant, Scarpetta celebrates its definition – an Italian expression that means “little shoe” – or the shape bread takes when used to soak up a sauce. Scarpetta evokes the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last bite. It is LDV Hospitality's signature restaurant concept that first opened in NYC’s Meatpacking District and has expanded to locations in Las Vegas, Montauk and Philadelphia.

 

 

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RAGGED ISLAND BREWING COMPANY

This Portsmouth-based, grassroots craft brewery makes and serves TwoTree Double IPA, TwoTree Mosaic, Baulston Porter, Ruggles ESB (extra special bitter), Indivisible DIPA, Coggeshall Pale Ale and more.