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The Chanler at Cliff Walk – A Top Hotel in Newport!

Experience Unparalleled Lobster Luxury and Service 

An elegant mansion dating back to the Gilded Age, The Chanler is situated along the infamous Cliff Walk in Newport. A distinctive hotel with a list of accolades longer than ten polo fields, The Chanler has 20 guestrooms all featuring custom linens and upholstery, and distinguished designs that will make every experience unique to each guest.   An ultra fancy place to stay, you’ll enjoy luxuries large and small.

With amenities and services too many to mention here – a few impressive ones for your day at the beach include round-trip transportation in a Chanler Buick Enclave to any of Newport’s beautiful beaches, a keepsake beach bag filled with towels, sunscreen & water, a Butler escort to the beach with an umbrella, beach chairs set up for you by the Butler, and a perfectly prepared picnic lunch for two created by the Spiced Pear.  Of course suggest that you ask your Beach Butler to pack the classic Lobster Roll or the Lobster BLT!

Why we love it:    This is a serious OMG, buzz worthy experience.  The views are jaw dropping!

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Funky Victorian – Bright Stay in Newport

Loaded with Modern Amenities

Open after a glamorous renovation, this 17-room boutique Newport hotel beckons style-loving New England travelers to a modern, irreverent take on the Gilded Age. With interiors inspired by Rococo, Beaux Arts and other popular styles of this decadent era, Gilded offers boldly fun hotel guestrooms and suites—and you’ll enjoy all the splendor Newport has to offer!

A modern mix of ornate mirrors, lacquered surfaces, and gold accents come together to create envelope-pushing decor unlike anything found in Newport (or all of New England!).

Why we love it:  An extra bit of glamour in Newport!

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Boat House – Scenery for Fabulous Dining

The Boat House Has Lovely Views All Year Round!

Located on the peaceful banks of the Sakonnet, the Boat House proudly celebrates New England’s natural bounty: just-caught seafood, local produce, and nautical charm.  It also offers large windows to view the bay and in summer the patio is a scenic delight.

Classic and creative New England lobster options are available anytime of day for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch including chilled lobster in the raw bar Grand Sampler, savory lobster fritters, a classic Maine lobster roll or a hearty side of lobster mac & cheese. The lunch and dinner menu also offers the Boat House’s own version of a New England style baked stuffed lobster.  Fabulous in warmer months and cozi in the winter, this is an year round favorite!

Why we love it:  Warm, nautical experience is perfect for every occasion.  

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Castle Hill Inn Restaurant – Incredible Dining Experience

Totally Bucket List Worthy!

Located on a 40-acre private peninsula overlooking the endless blue expanse of the Atlantic and Narragansett Bay, Castle Hill is described as, “quite simply, the best place in town”, by The New York Times.  This Relias & Chateaux property boasts luxury accommodations and an extraordinary restaurant for an incomparable place.  Served daily in lovely Newport surroundings, the Inn’s meaty Maine Lobster Roll emulates classic New England seaside charm reflected in exceptional cuisine.

The epitome of classic New England al fresco dining (like you see in the movies), their rolling lawn is a timeless Newport icon.  The Lawn serves lunch daily throughout the year, with live music accompanying brunch on Sundays as well. Dinner service is available from approximately Memorial Day through Columbus Day. In season, the terraced restaurant provides a great vantage point for west-facing sunsets, sailing races, and ocean breezes. In the winter, The Lawn moves inside serving the same menu from the comfort of their historic mansion. Reservations are available for lunch and brunch tables; while al fresco dinner, Terrace Bar, and Adirondack Chairs are first-come first-served.  A must do while in Newport!

Why we love it:  A visit is an experience unto itself!

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  • Open Year Round
  • Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch
  • Casual lunchtime and outdoor dining. Casual-upscale dining room dinner.
  • 40 Ocean Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882
  • (401) 789-0700
  • info@castlehillinn.com
  • www.castlehillinn.com

 

 

Hydrangea House Inn – In the Heart of Everything

A Luxury Inn at the Center of Newport’s Historic “Old Quarter”
Let’s talk about the location – perfect!  Hydrangea House is right on Newport’s historic Bellevue Avenue and at the center of the “Old Quarter”.  Leave the car in their private lot, walk out the front door and see almost everything by foot!  Stroll the avenue or grab the Newport trolley in front of the inn and be dropped you at each of the Newport Mansions.
All ten rooms and suites are individually decorated with plush robes to relax after a day of lobster themed sightseeing.  So many seafood restaurants in easy walking distance.  Be sure to enjoy the wine and cheese on one of the inn’s expansive porches and the nightly home-made chocolate chip cookies.

Why we love it:  The bountiful breakfasts are amazing!

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Francis Malbone House Inn – On Thames in Newport!

A Historic and Lovely Close to Lobster Restaurants

Perhaps everyone’s favorite in Newport, this gem enjoys a fabulous location right on lower Thames Street.  This translates to an easy walk to shops and restaurants with an incredible parking offer.  It’s right behind the Inn so if and when you need your car, it’s right there!  Also a special note, Francis Malbone House is downtown Newport’s only Five Star Diamond award-winning B&B.

The inn has twenty luxurious rooms ranging from elegant queen and king rooms with working fireplaces, to spacious master suites and private garden patios.  Truly, Francis Malbone could be chosen for its lovely courtyard alone.  This oasis is the perfect place for guests to enjoy breakfast during warmer months.  A must do if in Newport, Rhode Island!

Why we love it: Wonderful in the heart on Newport.

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  • Open Year Round
  • 392 Thames Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
  • (401) 846-0392
  • www.malbone.com

Cliffside Inn – Steps from the Historic Cliff Walk

Plenty of New England Charm and Hospitality

Nestled in the heart of the historic district, this elegantly restored Newport RI bed and breakfast is steps from the historic Cliff Walk, near quiet stretches of sand and sea, and a short walk to Newport’s restaurant and shopping districts.  Totally romantic, they offer  whirlpool baths, spa showers, fireplaces, and grand beds.  They even offer a charming, dog-friendly Sea View Cottage.

With formal gardens featuring stone walls and walking paths, they form a lovely connection between the buildings’ verandas and decks. The elegant common rooms, a serene wrap-around porch, perennial gardens and  romantic outdoor fireplace invite you to relax, read a good book, enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine, and meet new people or chat with old friends.

Why we love it:  The location is outstanding!   Close to lots of restaurants serving lobster. 

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Sarah Kendall House – Overlooking the Harbor

Overlooks Newport’s Waterfront

An elegant empire Victorian in the City-By-The-Sea’s historic Point neighborhood, this lovely Inn offers amazing water-views.  Just a five-minute walk from the hustle and bustle, beauty, and excitement of downtown Newport this beauty is open year round.  A must see? The Sarah Kendall House features the 50-foot-tall Tower Sitting Room that provides a dramatic panorama of the Newport waterfront.

Enjoy the porch and relax, while planning a fabulous Newport day and evening (complete with lobster of course).  Romantic, luxurious, and beautiful, the airy rooms offer air-conditioning, private bathrooms, and flat screen televisions.  They even offer free parking, which is a huge bonus in Newport.

Why we love it:  The antique furnishings!

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Almondy Inn – A Short Block to the Bay

Lovely with Perfect Location

The Almondy Inn features five elegant guestrooms and suites that are uniquely decorated with fine period antiques, private bathrooms and some with bay views and a bedside gas fireplace. Spacious suites at the Newport inn offer a separate living or dressing room for additional comfort and a true feeling of spacious luxury.

This 1890’s Victorian, listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings, has been transformed into a luxury award winning Bed & Breakfast Inn. The Almondy Inn is located in the Historic Hill downtown district of Newport, steps from all the lobster restaurants, on the first gas-lit street in America.  A sumptuous breakfast served each morning, and lounge around in the Victorian Parlor to enjoy our afternoon Wine & Cheese Social.  With free parking, this Inn is a gem!

Why we love it: Historic and 5 minute walk from the Wharf

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Newport Mansions Tour with Lobster – At Your Leisure

Lavish Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Nothing seems more luxurious sometimes than indulging in Lobster. However couple that with a visit to a Newport Mansion or two and you have a perfect pairing.  Newport is world famous for Mansions and of course seafood (a la Lobster.)

The Newport Mansions are presented by The Preservation Society of Newport County, with 11 historic properties and landscapes – seven of which are National Historic Landmarks.  Located on what is affectionately know as Ten Mile Drive, these jaw dropping mansions were built in the the late 1800s when many wealthy New Yorkers escaped to Newport during warm summers.  These families starting building “summer cottages” with each growing increasingly larger than the next.   Tours are available for one of several as a package and makes for a stunning day in Newport.

Be sure to head into town before or after for a steamed lobster or lobster roll.  Bon Appétit!

Why we love it:  Ironically, in the 1800s lobster was considered food for servants. Now, it’s a symbol of luxury living!  

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Cliff Walk and Lobster – A “Must Do” Newport Experience

One of Newport’s Top Attractions!

An incredible day time activity with breathtaking views of the ocean and mansions, the Cliff Walk along the eastern shore of Newport, RI is world famous as a public access walk.  It combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport’s gilded age.   What makes Cliff Walk unique is that it is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District.

Important to note?  The walk runs 3.5 miles and about two-thirds of the walk is in easy walking condition.  Wear good shoes and remember you can do all of the walk, or just a short portion – this incredible walk is taken by people of all ages.   Accessing the Cliff Walk?  Five State of RI designated rights-of-way to Cliff Walk are marked with brass plaques at Webster St., Narragansett Ave., Ledge Rd., Ruggles Ave., and Seaview Ave.

Of course, you WILL work up an appetite for lobster with all this exercise.  Spiced Pear is at one end of the walk and is more of a fancy lobster option.  If you head back into the nearby town, Brick Alley Pub and Clark & Cooke House are favorites.

Why we love it?  You can eat as much lobster as you want and then burn off the calories!

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  • Free / 365 Days A Year
  • Sunrise to Sunset
  • Several Public Access Points
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes
  • www.cliffwalk.com

The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar – An All Around Favorite!

A Must Visit Anytime of Year

The Mooring offers everything you want in a Newport dining experience; al fresco seating, expansive harbor views, and warm hospitality. Located along the historic wharves of downtown Newport, this classic restaurant has a lovely back “deck” shaded from the sun and with fabulous views of the harbor.

So many delicious menu choices, but one of our favorites is the the famous “Bag of Donuts”- crispy fritters of lobster, crab and shrimp. We also recommend a classic steamed or baked stuffed lobster; a signature version of the popular lobster roll; as well as chilled lobster claws or whole lobster from the extensive raw bar.  Lobster salad or lobster tail is also available to top off any of the Mooring’s freshly made salads.

Open for both lunch and dinner (private group dining is available), the menu is complimented with an award-winning wine list; one of the most acclaimed in New England.

Why we love it: Fabulous atmosphere, food and service.  It’s a wow!

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• Open Year-Round, Lunch and Dinner
• Reservations Suggested
• 1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
• (401) 846-2260
info@mooringrestaurant.com
www.mooringrestaurant.com

22 Bowen’s Wine Bar and Grille – Perfect Anytime of Year

In the Heart of Quintessential Newport 

This is one of those perfect places that lets you relax by day or night and provides a true Newport experience.  A world-class steakhouse with an award-winning wine list, 22 Bowen’s offers harbor side dining on the docks of downtown Newport.  Dressed up or dressed down, be treated to some of the “City by the Sea’s best food and drink”!

Warmer months offers special outdoor seating,  where you can enjoy seats at street level in the heart of bustling Bowen’s Wharf. Enjoy fresh New England lobster year round with specialty dishes including lobster-black truffle mac & cheese, chilled lobster cocktail, 22’s signature lobster roll, and a classic steamed Maine lobster.  Please note, private dining is available upon request for larger parties!

Why we love it:  Open all year round, this gem is cozy in the winter and a super star in the summer.  

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• Year Round | Portside Open Seasonally
• Lunch and Dinner
• Reservations Suggested
• 22 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
• (401) 841-8884
• info@22bowens.com
www.22bowens.com

 

Newport Food Tours – Including Lobstah!

Enjoy a Neighborhood Food & Cultural Walking Tour

Newport Food Tours cover a lot of ground and foods (including lobster.)  It’s great to have a guide on this walking tour!  Experience culinary dishes from historic taverns to a waterfront cafe, a hip hamburg & hot dog haven, a hidden seafood shack and local bakery cafe.  This fun tour supports locally owned restaurants, pubs, taverns and farms where the locals know to go.  In addition, explore the early colonial architecture and culture of Newport wand share the neighborhood history.

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour Guide Sheet offers fun facts and tasting location info with a map – so you can know where to go back to later. Tours (scheduled April – November) are held rain or shine and tickets must be purchased in advance you could try here.  Have fun!

Why we love it? An engaging, fun and delicious way to explore foodie Newport.

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Brick Alley Pub – A Newport Tradition for Over 30 Years

Home of the Overstuffed Lobster Salad Roll

Named “Best Restaurant” and “Best Bar” by RI Monthly, Brick Alley Pub and Restaurant is located right in the heart of Newport.   With a warm and inviting atmosphere (fireplace in the winter, air- conditioning in the summer) Brick Alley Pub offers pub style comfort food such as burgers, steaks, salads and fresh, local seafood!

Lobster lovers consider the Lobster Roll or the Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Made with chunks of 100% claw and knuckle native lobster meat suspended in a creamy blend of Parmesan, Swiss and cheddar cheese, with a hint of Sherry wine and lobster stock topped with a buttery Parmesan bread crumb crust, you’ll agree that this meal is pure bliss!   Pair your lobster with a creative cocktail, craft brew or wine. Brick Alley features an impressive selection of wines with over 250 vintages and has received the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.

Why we love it:  All around great place to bring a date or a group of friends! 

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Anthony’s Seafood – On A Roll In Middletown

Tried and True Since 1956

Anthony’s restaurant serves lunch and dinner, and is open daily. Its Eat-in or Take-out menu resembles that the former Shore Dinner hall and continues to pride itself on high quality seafood dishes. You will find everything from their Seaworthy starters and fried classics to baked, grilled, and boiled favorites.

The retail market showcases over 28 feet of fresh, high quality seafood with an extensive selection of fresh and prepared favorites, such as jumbo stuffed shrimp and sole, clams casino, chowders, stuffies and much more.

Why we love it: Enjoy a lobster bake style dinner complete with steamers, mussels, chourico, hot dog, potatoes, onions, broth, and butter.

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The Spiced Pear – Fine Dining Overlooking the Ocean

One of Newport’s Most Elegant Restaurants

Open for Dinner only, The Spiced Pear is located with The Chanler Hotel – the first mansion on the awe-inspiring Cliff Walk. This AAA Four Diamond restaurant, led by highly acclaimed Executive Chef Thomas Duffy, you’ll enjoy thoughtful cuisine with an inventive interpretation of Classic England dishes with a French Twist.

Known for its signature “New England Tasting Menu,” The Spiced Pear offers a symphony of six or nine courses of New England fare in addition to an à la carte menu. With menu options including butter poached Maine lobster, grass fed New York sirloin, and free range duck breast, dining at the Spiced Pear is an experience you’ll remember for a very long time!

Why we love it:   It’s a fancy restaurant on the ocean.  It’s so “special occasion”!   

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Admiral Fitzroy Inn – Across from Newport Harbor

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Nestled in the heart of historic Newport, Admiral Fitzroy Inn is a friendly bed and breakfast once home to seafaring captains. Built in 1854 and named for Admiral Fitzroy famous for creating the first easy-to-use barometer and sailing around the world with Charles Darwin, the Inn is comfortable, cozy and within walking distance of the finest shops and seafood restaurants!

Reserve a room with the private deck on the third floor and melt the stress away as you sit back and watch the boats glide by.   Great place to bring a lobster roll lunch!

Why we love it:   Two big reasons. The “can’t be beat” location and the freshly baked cookies in the lobby!

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Clarke and Cooke House – On Bannister’s Wharf

Fresh Seafood, Creative Cuisine

Located right on historic  Bannister’s Wharf – a 30 slip deep water marina with floating docks and a fixed pier lined with stores, boutiques and art galleries, Clarke and Cooke House is an excellent choice for native lobster and good cheer!  A favorite among the Newport sailing crowd, Clarke and Cooke House is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch throughout the year!

With casual fare on the wharf level at the Candy Store and Bistro and finer seafood dining on the Porch and SkyBar – a romantic and elegant setting suspended over the ocean, it’s no wonder that Zagat Boston Guide says this restaurant is, “The Essence of Newport…”  

Why we love it:    It’s quintessential Newport!  Nice place to bring a date or to hang with friends.  

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  • Open Year Round
  • Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch
  • Reservations Suggested
  • Proper Dress for Upstairs Dining
  • Private Dining Available
  • PO Box 249, Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
  • (401) 849-2900
  • cookehouse@clarkecooke.com
  • www.clarkecooke.com

The Landing – Waterfront Dining in Newport

The Landing Restaurant & Bar

Located at the end of Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, The Landing serves the freshest seafood, lobster and steaks!  With unobstructed views of the ocean and unforgettable sunsets, The Landing is the place for fine food and celebratory events.   Open for lunch and dinner, The Landing offers delicious options such as the Lobster Burger, Lobster Salad Roll,  Hot Lobster Roll,  Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, Lobster Grilled Cheese and other favorites such as the traditional Boiled and Baked Stuffed Lobster!  Patio dining is available with live entertainment in the afternoons and evenings.

For special large group events, The Landing offers a New England style clambake complete with 1 1/4 lb lobster, steamed littlenecks, mussels, corn and more!     All lobsters come fresh from right next door at the Aquidneck Lobster Company.

Why we love it:  It’s urban chic!  Lots of lobster and and a tantalizing wine and drink menu.

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Newport, Rhode Island Offers Amazing Scenery

Lovely Seaside Town Full of Lobster Restaurants!

Newport Rhode Island is a visual stunner, overflowing with seafood restaurants, wonderful inns and nautical shops.  It makes for a great place to visit for a day, a weekend or a week!

Stroll along the quaint streets, soak in harbor views (lobster boats mixed with yachts) and enjoy the endless lobster dining options.  If you stay, make sure to book in-town to live like a local.  Everything is in walking distance and this is quite a place for people watching.  Sit outside in warmer months, boat watch, have sunset cocktails, enjoy a steamed lobster dinner and plan a lobster roll picnic lunch as picnic along world famous 10 Mile Drive.

Why we love it:  World famous for sea, sailing, mansions, scenery and lobster dinners.

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  • Approximately 75 Mile South of Boston
  • Known for Gilded Age Mansions and Cliff Walk
  • Easton’s Beach – Most Popular, Public Beach
  • www.discovernewport.org

Newport Lobster Shack – They Cook What They Catch!

From Trap to Plate

In 2009, a group of hardworking lobstermen banded together and opened the Newport Lobster Shack right on Long Wharf at State Pier 9.  Offering wild- caught live or cooked lobsters and crabs at boat prices,  the Newport Lobster Shack is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.   Mouth watering menu items include steamed lobster, lobster rolls spilling over with meat, lobster bisque,  lobster belly bombs, and lobster bites.   Now, that’s a lota lobster!   Sit at a picnic table in the shade and enjoy your meal as the salty air washes over you. Or, let them pack your live seafood on ice to travel home.  Aaaah, summer in New England.  It doesn’t get any fresher than this.

Why we love it:   The lobster is so fresh –  it practically jumps from the ocean onto your plate!   

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Newport RI Ocean Drive – Bucket List #6

Newport, Rhode Island

Bucket List Must:  Just visiting Newport is in itself high on our list.  While in Newport do Ten Mile Drive (also known as Ocean Drive) which offers incredible mansion viewing and amazing coastline.  Bring lobster rolls for lunch and find numerous spots to have a picnic lunch along the drive.  If seeking a sit down with a fantastic number of lobster entrees for lunch and dinner, Benjamin’s in town offers cozy seating in winter or covered porch in summer (our favorite is the 2nd floor.)

Along your journey be sure to stop at Brenton Point State Park which offers an incredible picnic spot, ocean views, scenic strolls and Shelfies (lobster inspired selfies.)  During the summer, there are usually kites flying high in the breeze and an ideal spot to linger during your ride.   Certainly one of the (if not most) picturesque drives in Rhode Island.

Why we love it:  This is one of the most popular drives in the country! 

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  • Start at Thames Street (on the water side of the street). 
  • Highlights include Brenton Cove Shore, East Passage of Narragansett, Ocean Drive
    and Bellevue Avenue
  • www.oceandrivenewport.com

Newport RI Sternman – View the Lobster Boats

Catching the Lobster on Our Plates

Brad has been helping lobster boat Captain Lanny for three years. With his wife working a few hundred feet away in the Newport Lobster Shack, Brad is part of an effort to sell lobster fresh from the boat. The shack is part of a co-op made up of independently owned lobstermen who sell their catch directly to hungry lobster lovers!  The “shack” is just that situated on Pier 9 in scenic downtown Newport.  This is the place to see some lobster boats up close, with marine vessels of all sizes and plenty of seagulls in the air.

In order to provide a steady stream of lobster for consumers to enjoy, Brad and fellow lobster fishermen are up in the morning around 4 am to start work. The delicious end result is the option to purchase live lobster to make at home or to enjoy steamed with drawn butter on rustic picnic tables nearby.

Why we love it:  Grab an overstuffed lobster roll at the shack and enjoy while checking out the lobster boats.  Be on the lookout for Brad!

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Fort Adams State Park – Pack a Lobster Roll Picnic

Fun for the Family 

A visit to Newport Rhode Island is a fun trip anytime of year.  It’s harbor, shops, restaurants and scenic drives make this a great place to play, stay and indulge in lobster.   So many choices abound in this beautiful town by the sea, and dining ranges from ultra fancy to lobster shack chic.  Today, we are leaning toward the take and go kind of lobster, where you can eat it on a picnic and not worry about butter dripping down your chin.  Head to Fort Adams State Park.    Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, this public space offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay.  In addition to picnicking, the park offers a wide range of activities including salt water bathing, fishing, boating and more!

Where to get lobster for your picnic?   Visit the Newport Lobster Shack  just 6 or 7 miles from the park.  Owned and operated by local lobstermen, Newport Lobster Shack offers steamed lobster, lobster rolls, and even something called lobster belly bombs – similar to a clam cakes but made with lobster.   At last check this lobster shack closes at 6 pm, so get there early.  Find it at 150 Long Wharf Newport RI (State Pier 9.)

Why we love it:   The views!   Great place to kick back and soak up the sun. 

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