National Lobster Day

National Lobster Day was made for Newport!

The U.S. Senate designated September 25, 2015, as “National Lobster Day”; so it’s a REAL holiday all should observe!

Here are 8 great dishes to try and enjoy on National Lobster Day in Newport, RI…

1. Twin Lobster Rolls at Easton’s Beach Snack Bar

Photo via Easton’s Beach Snack Bar

2. Lobster Croissant at Mooring

Photo via Yelp

3. Lobster (In Any Way You Can) and a Sunset at Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen

Photo of Lobster Avocado Salad via Fluke

4. Grilled and Fresh Lobster at Scales & Shells

Photo via Yelp

5. Lobster Roll at Hotel Viking

Photo via Hotel Viking

6. Lobster Reuben at Brick Alley Pub

7 – Raw Bar Platter at Midtown Oyster Bar

8 – Traditional Lobster at Benjamin’s Restaurant

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.