We are driving up from NYC to Newport this labor day weekend and would appreciate your recommendations. Looking for must-go restaurants in the Newport vicinity - perhaps something iconic, unique, or a local institution. Not really going for the most expensive fancy French/New American type restaurant similar to those in NYC. Based on what I've read in these boards, here is my list so far:
-Flo's Clam Shack
-Scales and Shells
-Gary's Handy Lunch
-Ocean Coffee Roasters
-Pour Judgment / Yesterday's for drinks (looking for something like a local brewery or one with a good beer selection or one with a great atmosphere)
We would drive up on Friday and come back Sunday night. So we would have 2 breakfasts/brunches, 2 lunches, and 2-3 dinners (may stop in Mystic for Abbott's or New Haven for Louis Lunch or somewhere else on the way there or on the way back).
We would appreciate your tips/recommendations. Thanks!