17 Best Restaurants in Newport, Rhode Island

Welcome to Instagrammable America, where we scour the states for the best places to eat and drink, because if you didn’t ‘gram it, did you even try it?

Newport, Rhode Island: home of storied sailing regattas, the Cliff Walk, Fort Adams State Park, International Tennis Hall of Fame and some of the world’s largest summer homes (the Newport Mansions) lining historic Bellevue Avenue.

The “City by the Sea” is also the epicenter of one of New England’s most thriving culinary hubs, with a plethora of award-winning eateries ranging from waterfront lobster roll stands and seafood shacks, to fine dining restaurants outfitted in Gilded Age decor.

There are the old standbys—the places everyone loves and will tell you to visit upon arrival—the newbies and of course, the locals-loved hidden gems. We’ve included a mix of all below, with the help of food and travel writer (plus Newport history buff), Andrea E. McHugh.

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