The Black Pearl

Seafood Restaurant, American Restaurant, and Hot Dog Joint$$$$
  • Don't forget it is Memorial Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • The chowder at The Black Pearl is a can't miss
  • Courtenay V.
    "Clam chowder, tuna salad, fries, fish , pastrami, patio, mudslides"(36 Tips)
    Phillip K.
    "Great clam chowder!! Get the dark and stormy drink here."(3 Tips)
    Tiffany J.
    "The clam chowder is fantastic and the Reuben was sooo good!!!"(3 Tips)
    Josh P.
    "Can't beat the chowder on the patio in the summer"(5 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • clam chowder
  • outdoor seating
  • cocktails
  • Reuben sandwiches
  • great value
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  • Herb Chambers Honda S.
    Herb Chambers Honda SeekonkSeptember 27, 2012
    This is the place for Clam Chowder. The Filet is awesome as well comes with crispy fries! Dip the fries in the Bernaise!! The pub is quick but a bit noisy. You need a collar on your shirt in dining rm
  • 💫Coco
    💫CocoJune 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious meal. I'm pretty sure grey sole I ordered was actually scrod or cod of some sort. It was very good nevertheless, but definitely was not grey sole. 
  • Edgar M.
    Amazing place, for sure going back, try the oysters, Baked brie and of course the clam chowder soup...
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew M.July 14, 2016
    The swordfish sandwich was pretty good. Cajun seasoning and blackened. If you enjoy spicy food, this will hit the spot. Comes with fries.
  • Doreen D.
    Doreen DinourApril 29, 2013
    Great dinner, tasty seafood, intimate environment. Get the clam chowder and mussels
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GJuly 19, 2011
    The clam chowder does in deed rock! Forget legal seafood in beantown. Nice to sit out and have a margarita with the chowder. The margarita was kinda small though.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeysJuly 12, 2011
    If you just want clam chowder there is a black pearl owned take out annex with the same clam chowder for cheeper and faster right next to it!
  • 💫Coco
    💫CocoAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Nantucket Bay Scallops, they were delicious!
  • Tiffany J.
    Tiffany JonesJuly 24, 2015
    The clam chowder is fantastic and the Reuben was sooo good!!!
  • Zachary M.
    Zachary McCuneMay 22, 2012
    Order a Dark n' Stormy (Bermudian Ginger Beer and Gosling's Dark Rum) for a taste of Newport's favorite summer drink.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MerrittAugust 5, 2011
    Classic Newport. Great seafood and non seafood choices. Same prices as restaurant row wannabes. Sit in the pub side.
  • Bobby A.
    Bobby AlcottJuly 15, 2013
    As good as it gets... first bowl in 1989; second bowl in 2013 -- and still amazing.
  • Robert P.
    Robert PilkingtonDecember 30, 2013
    Black Pearl is an institution and a must do for anyone in town for a short stint.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RussoMarch 24, 2014
    Chowder here is their best seller...always perfect, not too thick and just the right amount of everything.
  • Jamie B.
    Jamie BloomquistDecember 29, 2011
    Love the chowder, lunch at their outdoor patio is a must for me in the summer.
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SacchettiJuly 3, 2012
    Perfect outdoor seating area to catch the sunset and watch some of ships come in.
  • Mi L.
    Mi LoMay 21, 2014
    The tavern is more a place for groups - much too loud for a nice dinner. But great food though!
  • Jimmy R.
    Jimmy RichardsonApril 30, 2013
    Once it gets nice out sit on the patio and order a bowl of clam chowder. Heaven on Earth!
  • Luke
    Luke3 days ago
    Good for a cup of chowder and a drink. Rowdier than most of the other spots around, but that's not bad
  • MC P.
    MC Photo & TravelSeptember 1, 2013
    The rolls are so good you may get full before your meal comes.
  • Catherine P.
    Catherine ParkAugust 31, 2015
    Hello, New England clam chowder! Love their to-go service counter across the restaurant!
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SacchettiNovember 6, 2011
    A classic New England bar on the wharf. Definitely get the clam chowder.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RApril 12, 2012
    Try the Baked Pear Bread Pudding With Bourbon Sauce - #insane
  • Robin O.
    Robin OldhamNovember 4, 2014
    Delicious clam chowder by the quayside.
  • Rob S.
    Rob SheppardSeptember 11, 2010
    The Clam Chowder is average at best (I live in Boston). The menu is small and limited, and gets even smaller in the evening. That said the chicken sandwich was pretty good.
  • Trang T.
    Trang TranMay 14, 2015
    Come for the New England clam chowder!
  • Dominic P.
    Dominic PreussFebruary 27, 2010
    Best lobster rolls! You can only get the lobster rolls at lunch until 5:30, they aren't on the dinner menu.
  • Phillip K.
    Phillip KimJune 15, 2013
    Great clam chowder!! Get the dark and stormy drink here.
  • Josh P.
    Josh PanchleyJune 15, 2014
    Can't beat the chowder on the patio in the summer
  • Sean F.
    Sean FeeneyJuly 6, 2014
    Not the greatest food in the world but a great spot for a few drinks and people watching.
  • Aubrey M.
    Aubrey McGovernMarch 25, 2013
    Everyone raves about the chowder here - and for good reason
  • Michelle
    MichelleOctober 20, 2014
    Mussels!! The seafood is very good.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RApril 12, 2012
    Try the Shrimp and Scallop Skewers - #rhodeisland #charm
  • Steve C.
    Steve CullumJuly 4, 2011
    Clam chowder is really good, but I've had better. Burgers are good too. They charge for soda refills, though.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HoffmanSeptember 5, 2011
    The best Bloody Mary in Newport, and arguably the best burger.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PrudenteSeptember 1, 2014
    CHOWDER. Even if you don't like... you'll love it here.
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin PolizziAugust 12, 2014
    Clam chowder is the best!
  • Brian Y.
    Brian YoungSeptember 17, 2011
    Love this place. And the view at night is amazing.
  • Norman
    NormanSeptember 6, 2011
    Fun in the summer but best in the cozy winter.
  • Dan H.
    Dan HMay 30, 2014
    One of the best clam chowders I've had
  • Alan N.
    Alan NelsonMarch 9, 2012
    Clam Chowder is ok, have had better at fatulli's was better.The burger was very good, the scallop & shrimp was ok but cold.fries cold. 2/5
  • Hannah N.
    Hannah NouMay 29, 2015
    the clam chowda is to die for
  • MC P.
    MC Photo & TravelSeptember 1, 2013
    Husband agrees with everyone else: clam chowder was very good.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WAugust 1, 2010
    Be sure to get the clam chowder! It is the best anywhere!
  • D G.
    D GonzalezJuly 17, 2014
    Chowder is good. 2 stars overall
  • Laina
    LainaMarch 29, 2013
    Great chowder and quick service
  • Richard G.
    Richard GreletskiFebruary 23, 2014
    Clam chowder is delicious! But everything else was very salty and overcooked.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WilliamsOctober 25, 2011
    Clam chowder. Clam chowder. Dark and Stormy. Clam chowder.
  • Sebastian M.
    Sebastian ManhartOctober 12, 2013
    great seafood, nice location
  • Luis M.
    Luis MongeOctober 17, 2012
    Amazing tomato basil bisque soup!!!
  • Melanie B.
    Melanie BerksonAugust 5, 2014
    Great clam chowder and fun atmosphere!
  • Kathryn C.
    Kathryn CartiniMay 25, 2013
    Try the Pomegranate Bellini - #Refreshing #Waterfront #Lively
  • Henry K.
    Henry KoFebruary 19, 2012
    Do not come here, they always tell you there's a long wait and make you walk away, while there are lots of tables open
  • Mike
    MikeOctober 20, 2012
    Service is amazingly slow, inaccurate and at times rude. Chowder is good, mussels are not.
  • Zachary M.
    Zachary McCuneJuly 15, 2013
    Grab chowder to go from the hot dog stand.
  • cynthia b.
    cynthia bogartMay 3, 2011
    The best Clam Chowder evah!the best clam chowder evah! Read more
  • James M.
    James McGuireNovember 7, 2013
    Great clam chowder and Reuben sandwiches.
  • Ellen P.
    Ellen PaklosAugust 20, 2013
    Clam Chowder is the best!
  • Rocio U.
    Rocio U.February 18, 2013
    Best Clam chowder in New England!!
  • Katie B.
    Katie BApril 16, 2014
    the food: a+, the service: c.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PJuly 18, 2011
    We really wanted to try the food here, but waited 20 mins to even get an order. Left unsatisfied.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RApril 12, 2012
    Try the Rainbow Trout
  • Carlie F.
    Carlie FCApril 29, 2012
    Slow service. Get a cup of chowder. The bowl is a little overwhelming.
  • Tim J.
    Tim JulienJune 10, 2011
    clam chowda and a beer, sit in the sun
  • Helen D.
    Helen DolbyMay 27, 2014
    Better than The Mooring!
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline ChaconAugust 25, 2011
    Too expensive. The tuna melt and fries needed more seasoning. For the prices they charge they should invest in seasonings. Would not recommend and would not go back.
  • Dominic P.
    Dominic PreussFebruary 27, 2010
    NE Clam chowder is amazing. Perfect consistency.
  • Keith L.
    Keith LifschinMay 29, 2014
    Chowder is real good.
  • Noel R.
    Noel RodriguezAugust 18, 2011
    Yes, the chowder is that good
  • Robert F.
    Robert ForemanMay 1, 2013
  • Nathaniel M.
    Nathaniel MuñozNovember 4, 2011
    Don't go for drinks. Poor wine selection and draughts are $4.75 for a small glass. Choose Wharf Pub instead.
  • susan b.
    susan beaudryJune 28, 2014
    Phenom clam chowder
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KennyJuly 5, 2015
    This place is my jam!
  • James R.
    James ReinhartMay 2, 2010
    Have the Reuben - outstanding!
  • Meg P.
    Meg PowerJuly 16, 2012
    How could you not love this place??
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SchultzJuly 20, 2013
    S-L-O-W service.
  • Reid B.
    Reid BarwickOctober 13, 2013
    Chowder Down!
  • Maryann Z.
    Maryann ZaleskiAugust 6, 2011
    Get the chowder!
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas SmithMarch 31, 2011
    Great clam chowder:)
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa ReillyAugust 27, 2010
    Skitty is a very good bartender!
  • Jamie O.
    Jamie O'DonnellMarch 3, 2012
    $16.50 for a Bloody Mary? ...I've had better
  • Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth OllisAugust 11, 2013
    I'd skip this place if I were you. Chowder was very runny and servers were rude.
  • Katie F.
    Katie FarrarApril 24, 2010
    The burgers are amazing here!
  • Michael W.
    Michael WienekeMarch 3, 2012
    Avoid the Bloodies...overpriced and small. #poorshowing
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SparlingJune 14, 2013
    Overpriced and very cramped. There are better places to eat.
  • Courtenay V.
    Courtenay VeenisAugust 6, 2016
    Clam chowder, tuna salad, fries, fish , pastrami, patio, mudslides
  • Fabio S.
    Fabio SassiJuly 28, 2011
    La zuppa di granchio è ottima. Anche la birra alla spina locale.
  • Jose Melvin Q.
    La comida es deliciosa
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