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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Seafood Restaurant
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“Great bar scene, great food with a view. Outdoor dining patios... part of the Newport Restaurant Group of fantastic dining experiences. Try the grapefruit martini.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“If your going out for breakfast you have to go to the barn... trust me... only bummer is during the summer months there can be a wait... the secret is out. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Something for unique everyone - antiques, art galleries, jewelry, clothing, ice cream, designer sandwiches , grocery supplies”
  • 12 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“People come for miles to get Gray's ice Cream. It's not our favorite. We prefer Woods. But it's a nice drive there and many who disagree with us and call it the best around.”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Favorite place to grab a bite to eat! must try the fried oysters and the ceviche they are Fabulous! Voted one of the Top restaurants in all of rhode island!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A short walk from Grinndel's Beach. Coffee Beans roasted on premise. Try their ginger scones. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Local seafood supreme! Take out, dine in, or eat at the outdoor picnic table - don't miss this! Can get crowded - you can park on the street when the parking lot is full. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“I always stop here for a sandwich on the way to the beach and whatever daily salad special they have. Temptingly delicious bakery goods await as well.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“Close by for great breakfast burritos, bakery items, local arts and crafts and convenience store essentials”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great lunch, dinner and (recently discovered) brunch destination. Close to home and reliable at budget friendly rates.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious breakfast and lunches, quick couple of minutes drive from Penny Pond Retreat. Quiches, sandwiches, baked goods, drink specials - quite an eclectic place! Can be crowded - go early!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“More than 7 miles of gorgeous trails. Great for dogs. It is fun to find the remains of the old watermill and then the High point with a view over the trees. The green trail is my favorite with an tunnel of Mountain Laurels and a walkway over the water.”
  • 8 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“BEST BEST BEST food! The chef here is a under the radar 3 star Michelin chef! definitely must go in summer! grab a bottle of wine at the liquor store next door and its a great place to eat outside and enjoy the weather! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Premise
“Close to our cottage so very convenient. We haven't been there in years but our guests have been going there and provide very positive feedback. We need to go there ourselves!! summer 2019. finally dined here after multi year hiatus and had an excellent experience. totally renovated and food and service perfect”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful town beach w/paddleboards, parasailing and other activities. Great surf fishing.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful wooded area for hikers and photographers, with a commanding view of the bay, and remnants of an old revolutionary fort. ”
  • 4 locals recommend