Monday morning Mrs. Horne decided that we’d take advantage of a beautiful 75 degree day and head to Newport for a mini vacation (full story to follow). Although we mostly enjoyed our favorite restaurants, we did find time to try a new one – The Wharf Pub located right off Bowens Wharf.

I admit having walked by The Wharf Pub dozens of times and never feeling the urge to enter. It looked like a fun bar and that was about it. Then lately I’ve noticed that it kept showing up in the Top 10 on yelp for Newport and decided it was time to give it a whirl.

Country Casual

Although it sits in the midst of classic brick buildings, the look and feel of the Wharf Pub is more that of a Texas Roadhouse.

There is a lot of rough cut wood that kind of looks like old pallets.

The menu looks very country…

And so does the music (during lunch I heard Johnny Cash’s “Man in Black“.)

The Food

If you follow my Seaside Eatery reviews you know that I truly enjoy a category I call “Fun Food” and The Wharf Pub caters to this perfectly.

What else can you say about a place with a half a dozen varieties of Tater Tots?

These bad boys were dusted with black pepper and came with a truffle aioli.

Even more impressive was the Fish and Chips Mrs. Horne ordered.

Served “old school style” with the chips wrapped in pseudo newspaper.

I stole a bite and was blown away by the moistness and flaky texture of the fish.

I can’t recall ever finding this quality of fish in a beer battered Fish and Chips.

Speaking of impressive, Rum and Diet came served in a very nice and heavy crystal glass.

Since it was “just lunch”, that’s all Mrs. Horne and I ordered. I did visit yelp and found a few more photos of other unique and/or tasty looking items…

Tasty Standards

Wharf Pub Pizza
Margarita Pizza
Wharf Pub Sliders
Grass Fed Beef Sliders
Wharf Pub Wings
Pub Wings
Wharf Pork Chop
Grilled Pork Chop

Unique Wharf Pub Dishes

Wharf Pub Steak Tartare
Steak Tartare
Wharf Pub Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Grits
Wharf Pup Tots and Bacon
Tater Tots Wrapped in Bacon
Wharf Pub Tots
Big Country Tater Tots (Gravy)
Wharf Pub - Pickles
Fried Pickles
Wharf Pub Brussel
Brussels Sprouts

From now on, when I’m in Newport and I’m looking for some FUN FOOD, the Wharf Pub will be my new “go-to” spot!