Newport >Food & Dining > Scales & Shells
527 Thames St, Newport, RI | Directions 0284041.478516 -71.314332
Sun-Thurs 5-10pm; Fri-Sat 5-11pm; Sun 4-10pm (slightly shorter hours in winter)
First and Last Visit – We were on a last minute trip to newort and have always had great food and wanted to try something new. From the outside this is a great eclectic looking place with a chalkboard menu and good service. When we got our food, there was no flavor and the sauces on the pasta were like water. The worst food we have had in newport and since moving to providence! Will not be back and would recommend that you spend your money elsewhere!
Freedom Fries – it had been a few years since my last visit and yes the quality has gone down, at least they're back to calling them french fries!
Editorial Review by Christy Buena – Restaurant serves a selection of seafood and pasta dishes in a bustling atmosphere.
Don't be fooled into wasting your time and money by the appealing 'look' from outside. – I have been here more than once, never by choice, and each visit rivals the previous visit as the worst seafood dining experience of my life.
The only reason to go here is if you like your monkfish to have the texture of cheap calamari and the flavor of your paper-napkin. White tablecloths, no credit cards, but paper napkins?
If you are forced to go after reading this, prepare to yell (its loud), and bring a sweater or jacket to wear inside.
If you are in the neighborhood, there are plenty of other places to go for better seafood.
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