Barking Crab Restaurant

151 Swinburne Row
Newport, RI 02840
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Business Information

Traditional American

Customer Reviews (8 reviews)


on Citysearch Mar 31, 2009
Overprices. Poor service. I asked the young clearly inexperienced waitress about the wine and she had no idea what she was selling! I mean like no clue. the food was less than average. Better seafood can be had at... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 13, 2009
We live in Boston and frequent the "crab" frequently. last summer we headed to Newport and were surprised to see the Barking Crab there as well. This is a cool place---much larger and more modern than the Boston... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 03, 2009
I was wicked happy when I found out that the famous Barking Crab would be opening in one of my favorite summer locations, Newport R.I.! I wasn't sure if it would live up to the laid-back atmosphere, and great food that I... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 03, 2009
So much negativity in these reviews. Give them a break, they are a Boston institution and serve the same great food here on the island. They have an awesome (huge) bar, as well as nice outside patio. We went for dinner... (more)


on Citysearch Dec 11, 2008
We were there in September during the Boat Show. We ate at the bar which was very crowded and I could see why. The bartender, a small blond, was pleasant and attentive without being obnoxious. She made great drinks too.... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 16, 2008
Somehow my husband and I ended up spending almost $50 for 3 stuffies, fish and chips, and a cup of clam chowder. Considering their Boston location has such a great reputation, I expected more from them opening a... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 12, 2008
If you want surley hostesses, poor service, long.....service and bad waiter- go for it. It is very overpriced with so-so food. When my son and I arrived, the hostess did not even look up, then seated us at the bar (that... (more)

Eric Grossman

on Citysearch Jul 31, 2008
Spend an afternoon on the deck overlooking Newport's waterfront with peel-and-eat shrimp, crab claws and a pitcher of beer. It's loud, raucous and everyone has to shout to be heard; yet there's a satisfied... (more)

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