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Newport, Rhode Island Travel Guide

The Best of What to See,
Do and Eat in
Newport County

Verde Garden Shop

Location Marker 89 Dr Marcus Wheatland Blvd., Newport, RI 02840
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  • $$
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter

The first thing I thought when I walked into Verde Garden Shop was, finally. This is what Newport has been waiting for. This cute little shop reminds me of a store you’d stumble upon in San Francisco, beautifully merchandised shelves filled with plants, books and potions. It’s the kind of shop you pretty much can’t leave without buying something (guilty). You can also order an espresso at the counter to sip while perusing plants. Make sure to check the website for store hours.

The Black Pearl

Location Marker Bannister's Wharf, Newport
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The Pearl is a Newport establishment known by locals (and visitors) for it’s famous clam chowder. A cozy spot for a meal in the winter and a lively destination in the summer, the Black Pearl is a year-round favorite. Their patio in the summer months is a more casual spot for drinks, seafood and burgers. With three different menus for the Commodore’s Room, the Tavern and the Patio there’s plenty of options depending on what you’re in the mood for and the time of year.

Brick Alley Pub

Location Marker 140 Thames St., Newport
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  • Good for Families
  • Good for Groups

Brick Alley is a bit of a Newport staple. Family owned, they’re known for the friendly service and comfort food (including an award winning lobster roll). It’s the perfect place to bring kids or a large group. Some of my favorites include the sweet potato fries, lettuce wraps, and Ahi Tuna salad. On Fridays and Saturdays Plumby’s is open upstairs so you can get a drink while you wait for your table downstairs or dine on pub food like burgers and wings in a communal setting.

Stoneacre Brasserie

Location Marker 28 Washington Square, Newport
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  • Good for Groups

Don’t let the small menu fool you. Stoneacre Brasserie is one of the best restaurants in Newport right now. A daily changing, seasonal menu with local, fresh ingredients, you won’t be disappointed by a meal at Stoneacre. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner I’ve found myself there sometimes twice in one day. They also have a cafe serving coffee, pastries, deli meat and cheese selections.

Perro Salado Spicy Margarita

Perro Salado

Location Marker 19 Charles St., Newport
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One of our favorite spots to grab dinner, Perro Salado is a funky historic 18th-century Naval officer’s house turned Mexican joint. Their outdoor patio is a must during the summer months (well-behaved pups allowed outside). If you like a little kick, the spicy jalapeno margarita is my go-to (or try the blood orange). A delicious menu with daily specials and lots of local ingredients it’s a fun spot to grab a drink and/or dinner while in Newport. Call ahead for reservations.