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The Barking Crab

151 Swinburne Row (America’s Cup Ave. ) Send to Phone
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This branch of Boston's landmark restaurant on the shores of Newport serves a variety of market-priced seafood.
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The Barking Crab Restaurant Review

: The Barking Crab is the closest thing you'll find to an old-fashioned shore dining hall in Newport these days, with live lobsters and a traditional clambake on offer. A good beer selection includes regional favorites such as Newport Storm and Harpoon. The dinner experience can be uneven at times. Crab cakes are moist and meaty and nicely accompanied by a red pepper aïoli for dredging, and the buffalo scallops with hot sauce, creamy blue cheese and celery is a clever variation on the pub standard. Skin-on, cedar plank-grilled salmon is rich enough on its own without the lemon-dill butter, and the side of chunky garlic mashed potatoes is good traditional comfort food. The Barking Crab is best experienced with friends, with drinks like the 32-ounce "Crabby Cooler" and a $101 mixed crab bowl (a pound each of snow, Dungeness, Bairdi and king crabs) made for sharing. The outdoor, covered back patio is popular in the summer, but the view and breezes are better from inside when the big garage-style doors are open.

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A real tourist trap
by Island Jim on Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:31 am
 
This is a seafood restaurant greared for tourists who do not know what good seafood is all about. It is a huge place and impossible for day-trippers to miss, but the food ranges from average to poor and the service is, at best, uneven. This is a branch of the original Barking Crab in Boston, which is funky and fun. This is neither.

There are better places ... just ask a local. If you want great fried seafood try Flo's Clam Shack in Middletown.
 
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