Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

John Phillips Restaurant & Bar

2809 Dixie Hwy. (Wildrose St.) Send to Phone
It might be situated in a strip mall, but this place is nonetheless frequented by local movers and shakers.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

* Click here for rating key

John Phillips Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review

: Dine here enough and you’ll likely see many area VIPs. It’s that kind of place. The restaurant gets its name from its two owners---Newport Syndicate owner John Whalen and Newport Police Captain Phillip Liles. Stylishly simple, John Phillips Restaurant & Bar features black-tinted window shades and little lamps suspended from the ceiling which almost make you forget you’re in a shopping mall. Fresh seafood is the specialty here with favorites being the raw bar shrimp and oysters, crab cakes, blackened salmon and cashew-crusted halibut.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.