Aquidneck Lobster Bar has everything you would look for in a great Newport, Rhode Island dining experience: fresh seafood and peaceful coastal views. As I had some family members in town who are big fans of seafood and wanted to dine somewhere in Newport along the water, we decided Aquidneck would be a great choice.
We noticed the spectacular waterfront seating while taking a cruise aboard Gannett Cruise lines (highly recommended), and hence, chose to try it out. Aquidneck in located in the Bowen's Wharf area of Newport, a popular area for waterfront restaurants, bars, cruises, and shopping.
The highlights of the Aquidneck menu include fresh local lobster and a Raw Bar.
The menu is great if you like seafood. You may have a harder time finding options if you are on a special diet. I am a vegetarian, so I opted for the Cucumber Salad, which was fresh and filling.
Mike had the Chicken Caesar Wrap, which was the standard Chicken, Romaine Lettuce, and Caesar dressing combo. My dad ordered the Filet of Fish sandwich, which was beer battered Atlantic Cod on a roll. My dad, the picky eater, enjoyed his meal so it must have been good! This restaurant made me wish I ate seafood it looked so delicious!
We also ordered a few appetizers including a basket of fries, which were crispy perfection! Prices, especially for Lobster, were on the high side.
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The service was a bit slow, however, the restaurant was extremely busy and I enjoyed the laid back atmosphere sitting outside on the deck.
The atmosphere was absolutely perfect for a lazy summer afternoon! We chose to sit in the outdoor dining area, which offers beautiful views of Newport Harbor. I loved watching the different boats and cruises taking off and coming back over the course of our lunch.
Aquidneck probably has one of the best waterfront views of all the restaurants in Newport - it makes a great lunch option on breezy summer days!
In addition to outdoor seating, bar seating and seating by the Raw Lobster Bar are available.
I would visit Aquidneck Lobster Bar again, mainly for the views, as I am not a Seafood eater. Seafood fans will love the fresh, local, on site seafood combined with gorgeous views of the harbor. What a perfect combination for a lovely day out in Newport!