WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
Husband-and-wife team, Debra & Andrew Ackerman, opened Scales & Shells in 1987 with the hope of bringing the delicious, yet unpretentious, cooking style they fell in love with while living in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy to Newport, RI. Here you’ll find seafood dishes in their purest form - simple, fresh and full of flavor.
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SCALES & SHELLS
A Newport staple for over 30 years, Scales & Shells is known for having the freshest seafood available. Dinner isn’t confined to your table. Browse our oversized chalkboard menu to learn about signature dishes, seasonal favorites & the night’s specials, then watch your meal being prepared right before your eyes in our open kitchen.
1/2 Shell, our newest addition, is the bar & oyster room located next door to Scales. If you're looking for a lively spot to enjoy delicious raw bar, creative cocktails & local drafts, this is the place for you. With a mix of industrial decor and traditional details, the atmosphere is perfect whether you're planning a casual evening with friends or a night out on the town.
Our sidewalk cafe is open on weekends & is the perfect place to sip on a cocktail, enjoy your favorite apps or dine al fresco. We are even dog friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friend along on your date night! Come enjoy one of Newport's gorgeous summer evenings dining outside on Lower Thames Street!
We'd love to help you celebrate! Our second floor dining room, UpScales, has a full bar & its own open kitchen, we can comfortably seat parties of up to 40 guests or host up to 60 for standing cocktails and appetizers!
527 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840