Franklin Spa on Spring Street in Newport has landed itself a national media mention.

Mallory Shaner, writer for Spoon University on MSN, recently asked residents from each of the 50 states (and DC) where their personal favorite diner was growing up (and even now).

The list “Local Guide to the Best Diners Across America” includes one diner in each state, Franklin Spa represents Rhode Island.


Though it is not a spa, if you are like us, food will relax you just as much as a massage. The Franklin Spa puts a New England twist on classic breakfast dishes with their lobster omelette with hollandaise, Portoguese sweet bread French toast, and smoked salmon eggs benny.

Rhode Island – Franklin Spa, Newport

Franklin Spa is located at 229 Spring Street.

Ryan M. Belmore

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