Newport Restaurants

Looking for a place to dine or drink this Christmas Eve, here’s a quick look at what’s open.

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  • Brick Alley Pub – Last seating at 4 p.m.
  • Clarke Cooke House – Traditionally open until 1 a.m.
  • Diego’s – Open until 5 p.m.
  • Fifth Element: Closed
  • IHOP of Middletown – Open until 7 p.m.
  • Jo’s American Bistro – Closed
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Traditionally open until 1 a.m.
  • Mokka Coffeehouse – Open until 12 p.m.
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Closed
  • One Pelham East – Closed
  • Perro Salado – Open at 11:30 a.m., until ?
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel – Saltwater’s menu features our signature shareable items such as Array of the Bay, Fried Seafood to include: Shrimp, Clams, Oysters, Fluke, Lobster Cakes, & Waffle Fries, will be available on December 24th, & 25th.  Saltwater is serving breakfast from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. and their all-day menu is available from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., with the bar open until 10 p.m.  Saltwater is also available for private events including holiday gatherings from 20 – 100 guests!  Reservations are accepted and open seating is available in our fireside lounge, including our community tables. Contact Saltwater at 401-848-3303 for reservations.
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill – Closed
  • Tavern On Broadway – Traditionally open until 1 a.m.
  • The Wharf Pub – Open until 5 p.m.

Restaurants open on Christmas Day in Newport

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