Updated: The 25 Longest-Running Restaurants in Newport, RI

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CLOSED – Katrina’s Bakery – 1982 (34 years)

16 – Nikolas Pizza – 1980 (36 years)

15 – Sardella’s Restaurant – 1980 (36 years)

14 – Brick Alley Pub – 1980 (36 years)

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13 – A -1 Pizza – 1976 (40 years)

12  – Gary’s Handy Lunch – 1974 (41 years)

11 – One Pelham East – 1975 (41 years)

10  – Jimmy’s Saloon – 1975 (41 years)

9 – Benjamin’s Restaurant  – 1974 (42 years)

8 – Clarke Cooke House – 1973 (43 years)

CLOSED – Yesterday’s & The Place – 1974 (41 years) – Closing Saturday, September 26th, 2015

7 – Ben’s Chili Dogs – 1969 (47 years)

6 – The Black Pearl – 1967/1974 (49/42 years) – In 1967, Barclay H. Warburton III  transformed the seedy dock shack on Bannister’s Wharf and named the place after his beloved brigantine rig, The Black Pearl. Warburton sold the restaurant in December 1973 to its present owner, who closed it down for extensive renovations and reopened it in May 1974.

5 – O’brien’s Pub – 1945/1979 (71/37 years) – O’Brien’s Pub has been operating continuously since 1945, the current operation was established in 1979.

4 – Cappy’s Hillside Cafe – 1938 (78 years)

CLOSED – Canfield House – 1897/1905/Early 1900’s

3 – Crowley’s Pub at Laforge Restaurant – 1880 (136 years)

2 – Castle Hill Inn – Founded in 1874 (142 years)

1 – The Whitehorse Tavern – 1673 (343 years)

Honorable Mentions

  • Anthony’s Seafood – 1998 (18 years)
  • CLOSED – Atlantic Beach Club – 1996 (19 years) – 
  • Newport Blues Cafe – 1995 (21 years)
  • Bouchard Restaurant – 1995 (21 years)
  • Coddington Brewing Company – 1995 (21 years)

 


 

Pictured: Bartender John Begin at The White Horse Tavern