Scales And Shells
While living in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, Debra and Andrew Ackerman fell in love with the delicious, yet unpretentious, cooking style of the area. When they returned from abroad and settled in Newport, they decided to open a restaurant where they could share what they had experienced with others. In January of 1987, they opened Scales & Shells, offering the community seafood the way they had experienced it in Italy - simple, fresh and full of flavor.
For over 30 years, Debra & Andy have built a reputation of having the highest quality seafood, complimented by friendly service and a lively atmosphere. The husband-and-wife team has since expanded by opening UpScales, a private dining room perfect for hosting your upcoming celebrations; 1/2 Shell, an Oyster Room & Bar in the newly renovated space next door; and their outdoor patio, the perfect place to dine al fresco.