After 7 seasons on Swineburne Row in Newport, The Barking Crab will soon become The Boat Yard Bar & Grill.

Under new ownership and management, the restaurant will be operated by Executive Chef Brent Clark and Restaurantuer Walt Wunder from Alden Park in Plymouth, MA.

A request for comment from The Boat Yard Bar & Grill/Barking Crab was not immediately answered on Tuesday.

The Boat Yard Bar & Grill plans on opening on March 7th and will offer “Modern American Cuisine”.

The restaurant is online at, on Facebook and on Instagram.

The Barking Crab will continue to operate its restaurant in Boston on Sleeper Street.

About Wunder’s Other Restaurant, Alden Park in Plymouth, MA

{via About Us on their web-site} “Initially opened in July, 2010, Alden Park quickly developed its own unique style, atmosphere and food offering of Modern American cuisine in the Plymouth area. Owner-operator, Walt Wunder, has invested in and created other ventures in the culinary field and has assembled a creative and dedicated team to manage and produce some of the best food and drinks in the area. We look forward to serving you lunch, dinner, some of our specialty drinks, or in a function or specialty event at our location in Colony Place mall. We have even added a 40′ mobile food trailer to our collection and ability to serve you off-site! We can better serve your specific off-site corporate functions, weddings, family reunions or any kind of party you desire. Our catering has grown with this addition to also include being the exclusive cater to the Plymouth Yacht Club as well as being on the preferred vendor list to the Duxbury Maritime Academy. We look forward to serving you at our restauarant or anywhere you would like us to be!

You will find us in the center of the village area and can’t miss us at night as the blue glow from our lights at the entrance will draw you to our establishment. Once in, you will find a large inviting bar area, private dining room and casual dining environment accompanied by our ‘oasis’ on the patio, equipped with tables, lounge style patio furniture and a water/fire pit (we also have a large function tent that covers the entire patio for inclement weather). You will think you were relaxing in a peaceful resort type setting in this private setting. Please come visit and enjoy what we have put together for you.”

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