Many of these restaurants are filled with history and are considered institutions, landmarks and in most cases iconic.
This story was originally published on September 25, 2015. It has been updated and republished. Last updated: March 25, 2021
There are many Newport restaurants that have survived new ownership, economic meltdowns, hurricanes, the American Revolution, millions of tourists and the test of time.
Many of these restaurants are filled with history and are considered institutions, landmarks, and in most cases iconic.
The What’sUpNewp Crew has compiled a list of the oldest continuously run restaurants that remain in business today here in Newport and the surrounding area.
While it’s not an exhaustive list, here’s a look at some (if not most) of the longest-running, still-operating restaurants in Newport.
O’Brien’s Pub – 1945/1979 (76/42 years) – O’Brien’s Pub has been operating continuously since 1945, the current operation was established in 1979.