Coastal towns such as Newport, RI, have much to offer. They have a flare about them that won’t be found in towns not bordered by water. The sights, sounds, and tastes of the coast draw visitors to explore. The Newport area also boasts a variety of dining options. Visitors will love discovering excellent waterfront restaurants that this “City by the Sea” offers.

Casual Dining

Any beach visit calls for casual dining. After spending an afternoon walking on the shore, a taste of the sea in a relaxed atmosphere is a perfect end to the day. Stop by Flo’s Clam Shack and enjoy their clam cakes, lobster rolls, and chowder. Looking for something casual that is also pet-friendly? Consider O’Brien’s Pub. It boasts a fabulous outdoor patio where diners can enjoy lunch while keeping their pet close by.

Fine Dining 

For those looking for an evening of fine dining, then there are numerous options in the City by the Sea. For authentic Italian cuisine, try Sardella’s Italian Restaurant, founded by former Newport mayor Richard Sardella. Finish dinner with true Italian flare and toast with a Sardella’s Espresso Martini. Visit the historic Bowen’s Wharf for a romantic steak dinner paired perfectly with a glass of wine at 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar and Grille. What better way to end a day of touring than with an elegant, delicious meal?

Local Dining 

Local dining can be one of the most enjoyable parts of any vacation, and trying local restaurants is always such an authentic experience. Whether visitors are in the mood for a hot dog from Ben’s Chili Dogs, a delicious burger at La Forge Casino Restaurant, a pizza from Nikolas Pizza, or New England Clam Chowder from the Black Pearl, it is the classic, local dining that will make a tour of Newport waterfront restaurants one to remember.

Take in the Sights

Experiencing Newport’s best waterfront restaurants is a sure way to have an unforgettable trip. Join us in March for Newport Restaurant Week. Go to for more information. Staying at Ivy Lodge puts you in the center of Newport and its happenings, from restaurants to local attractions. Looking for ideas for what to do in between meals? Explore the area with The Grand Newport Tour. You can book online reservations with Ivy Lodge or call us at 401-849-6865 to start planning your getaway!