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NEWPORT, R.I. (Need a Nice Family Place w/Good Food!))

Spending Thanksgiving in Newport, W/husband & 5 kids! (well behaved) we need a wonderful place
to spend our Thanksgiving that doesn't feel like a hotel. (It is our 15 yr. anniv!) Plz. Help!

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    1. 5 Kids? Okay, I would have to say Red Parrot. It's good. It's big. It has a huge menu. It's kid friendly. No idea if it's open for Thanksgiving. I'd also look into Brick Alley Pub. 5 kids means you want room and a large menu. Both places have good food and more importantly are affordable or at least a little more affordable than most places in Newport.

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      Red Parrot
      348 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

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      1. re: Nickmerill

        I second Red Parrot, I was pleasantly suprised with their quality of food.

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        Red Parrot
        348 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

        1. re: Nickmerill

          Thanks so much, I will give them a call!

        2. Hi, I would suggest The Canfield House...it is kid friendly with old-world charm. It has a great Thanksgiving menu and will make your holiday not feel like you're eating at Applebees. We have been going there for the past 6 years and love it!

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          1. re: onionsteph

            You know I thought I knew Newport but I never thought of the Canfield House. I looked it up at Onionsteph's above prompting and it looked pretty cool. I must have passed it a hundred or more times and never thought about it more than some inn. I'll check it out one of these days.

          2. I think the big question is "who is open for Thanksgiving?" Hopefully you will get enough ideas here and call around and find some places that are open. I am going for recommendations based on atmosphere that will feel holiday-ish and still be comfortable for kids. Canfield House is a good idea although i have only eaten there once. Rhumbline also comes to mind...seems festive. Maybe Atlantic beach club? I have actually never eaten there, but the view would be nice and I could see them doing a big family thanksgiving. Maybe even the Mooring too, they might have a special holiday menu

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            Rhumbline
            62 Bridge St, Newport, RI 02840

            1. Red Parrott and Brick Alley pub are nothing special (you can eat at a place like this anywhere in the US) - not a place I would go on a holiday (esp. on an anniversary). I would suggest: The Moorings, White Horse Tavern or Cooke House. They will be pricier than Red Parrot, but worth it. If you want to go really crazy ($$ and food), call the Spiced Pear or Inn at Castle Hill.

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              Spiced Pear Restaurant
              117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840

              Red Parrot
              348 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

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              1. re: jscott

                Yeah, BUT THEY HAVE 5 KIDS! And not being mean but Red Parrot & Brick Alley are above my chain infested, cookie cutter area where I have to drive 20 to 30 minutes for a good meal. I love the Cooke House and The Moorings and they are fantastic choices/recommendations. They are, but I've been out to eat with my 2 kids and my brother's 2 kids (all less than 8 years old) and places like these are not enjoyed by the adults at the table to the level they should be. And the kids want fries/mac&cheese/hotdogs/pizza anyway.

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                Red Parrot
                348 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

                1. re: Nickmerill

                  Points well taken, but The Moorings has a good kids' menu, if I recall correctly, and the baked macaroni and cheese appetizer off the regular menu served as a great kids' meal (some time ago, anyway). If the kids truly are well behaved, and in respect of a 15th anniversary, The Moorings might work splendidly, and would not feel at all like a hotel. Plus, if they offer a traditional type Thanksgiving menu (no idea on that point, or if the original poster would so care), then the whole kids' menu issue might be moot.