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Noshing in Newport

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An April 2006 trip to Newport by zabelle

Coddington Brewing Company Photo, Newport, Rhode Island More Photos
Quote: One of the beauties of a tourist destination is the variety of dining options offered, and Newport is no exception.

Noshing in Newport

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View from our room Photo, Newport, Rhode Island
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One of the benefits of staying in a timeshare is that you will at least have a partial kitchen so that some meals can be prepared in. This is one benefit that I decided not to profit from. I wanted to relax and let someone wait on me for a change. There are two things to consider in Newport when doing this: cost and location. The closer you are to the harbor, the higher the price. What this can mean is breakfasts for two and dinners. I took my cue from Rachael Ray and picked up the local newspaper and looked for coupons. I also asked locals for their favorite suggestions.I have some favorites in Newport, and I returned to two of them: Annie's for breakfast and Brickyard Pub for dinner. T...Read More

Coddington Brewing Company

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Coddington Brewing Company Photo, Newport, Rhode Island
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Located in Middletown Rhode Island, this is a great place to grab a bite to eat and drink a locally produced brew. The atmosphere is very typically brew pub, with the big shiny vats visible through the glass walls. We had a booth facing the fireplace, and it was a warm and welcoming atmosphere.The most popular of their brews is the blueberry. I am not a fan of fruit beers from my experience with strawberry beer in Belgium, so I decided to try the sampler. You have your choice of six from among their seven choices, and of these, three are seasonal brews that change. I did take the blueberry as one of my choices, and son of a gun, it was by far the best. It was light but full of flavor an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2006

Coddington Brewing Company
210 Coddington Highway
Middletown, Rhode Island 02842
(401) 847-6690

Fathoms Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Fathom Restaurant-Marriott Hotel"

Fathoms Restaurant Photo, Newport, Rhode Island
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As I was checking into the Inn on the Wharf, I asked Rachelle, the desk clerk, if there was a restaurant at our location. No, she told me, but Fathom at the Marriott offered guests at our resort a two-for-one special. Seemed like a perfect answer for dinner. The Inn at Long Wharf is at the end of Long Wharf Road. The Marriott on Americas Cup has an entrance on Long Wharf, and this entrance is located right outside Fathom Restaurant. Rachelle called in a reservation for us, and we parked the car and walked in.Even if you aren’t a guest Monday to Wednesday, you can choose from a limited list of two-for-one specials, and guests can choose any entree on the menu. An 18% gratuity ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2006

Fathoms Restaurant
25 Americas Cup Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
(401) 849-1000

KC Café

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Restaurant

KC Café Photo, Newport, Rhode Island
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We decided to have lunch somewhere outside of the downtown tourist area. We headed out Broadway, and as we passed Newport Hospital, we saw KC’s Café. It looked interesting, so we went in search of that always-illusive parking. It is much easier on Broadway, as there is on-street parking.This is a small local restaurant that serves lunch and breakfast, and you can order breakfast all day. The breakfast portion of the menu actually was larger than the lunch. There were several specials, including bean soup, grilled vegetable wrap, roast beef grinder, and a cheddar bacon burger. Unfortunately, it was Friday and Lent, so we couldn’t eat meat. I ordered a Caesar salad with a scoop o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2006

KC Café
283 Broadway
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
(401) 849-2902

Ocean Breeze

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Restaurant | "Ocean Breeze Café"

Ocean Breeze Photo, Newport, Rhode Island
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This is that rare café in Newport that has its own parking lot. That alone makes it a very desirable choice for breakfast. Another is the fact that it was voted the best breakfast in Newport County by Rhode Island Monthly. With two such strong incentives, how could we resist.We arrived quite late, about 10:30am, for breakfast, but luckily, it is served all day. You need to walk though the bakery to get to the dining room, and I could barely drag myself away from the cases of fabulous-looking muffins. Up to 24 varieties daily, oh my. I was drawn like a magnet to the raspberry chocolate chip, but no, I had other plans for breakfast.They have an amazing list of gou...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 23, 2006

Ocean Breeze
580 Thames St
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
(401) 849-1750

Salas'

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Restaurant | "Salas"

Salas' Photo, Newport, Rhode Island
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Located almost directly across the street from the Red Parrot, you almost need to know where this restaurant is to find it. It is upstairs and has no parking. We illegally parked in Christie's parking lot, but it was April and still not too busy; I would imagine that, during the season, this would not be possible. Even if you have to walk, come, because this is that very rare Newport restaurant, one with large portions and reasonable prices. We know this because they have been voted "Best Dining Bargain in Newport County" by Rhode Island Monthly.As soon as you open the door at street level, wonderful smells assail you. There is no doubt that some good cooking is happening abov...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2006

Salas'
345 Thames St.
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
(401) 846-8772

Red Parrot Restaurant

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Restaurant | "The Red Parrot"

Red Parrot Restaurant Photo, Newport, Rhode Island
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It is hard to miss the Red Parrot. It has one of the premier locations in downtown Newport, on the corner of Memorial Drive and the Thames. The large Red Parrot on the side of the building is also a dead giveaway. We stopped in for a late lunch at about 3pm on a Thursday, and it was surprising how many people were there. Get ready to have a blast just reading the menu. It is full of information, not only about the building that houses the restaurant, but also about the history of Newport. When you get to the drink section, you will be astounded by the variety of both alcoholic and nonalcoholic choices. I was economizing, so I just had a Corona Light, but I certainly was intrigued by the Ch...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2006

Red Parrot Restaurant
348 Thames St
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
401-847-3800

Rhumbline

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Restaurant | "The Rhumbline"

Rhumbline Photo, Newport, Rhode Island
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In Newport, as in so many other cities, I enjoy seeing which restaurants Rachael Ray recommends on her TV show. One that she went to was the Rhumbline. Let me be the first (okay, maybe not the first) to say she was right on with this place.The only day that the Rhumbline serves brunch is on Sunday, but it is worth waiting all week just to eat there. Located in the historic section of Newport known as the point, this restaurant was just around the corner from our room. My one regret from our stay is that I didn’t try their dinner menu as well.The house looks like it has been standing on this spot for hundreds of years, but when you walk inside, it is open and bright. There are ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 23, 2006

Rhumbline
62 Bridge St.
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
(401) 849-3999