With popular Rhode Island staples like clambakes, wieners, and clear chowder, the food is not the only thing unique here. There are many one-of-a-kind restaurants located in cities and towns across the state that are simply unforgettable.
1. Olneyville N.Y. System
Originally immigrating to Brooklyn and moving the entire family to Providence in the 1930s, the Stevens family's restaurant has become legendary. This place is known for infamous hot wieners in its two locations across the state.
The restaurant, which has been in Rhode Island since the 1940s maintains its classic feel and is usually packed with locals. Just make sure you don't call them hot dogs!
2. Ogies Trailer Park
This trailer park inspired restaurant and bar located on the West Side of Providence is one-of-a-kind. Named after and showcasing art inspired after the owners' cat, there is an original and intentionally kitschy decor.
There is even an outdoor beer garden with fire pits, picnic tables, and more trailer park representation. A lovely place to enjoy one of the many signature cocktails and variety of tater tot options.
3. The White Horse Tavern
The White Horse Tavern located in the beautiful and historic city of Newport has been a farm-to-table restaurant since 1673!
That means this beautiful colonial tavern is the oldest restaurant in the country in continuous operation. This is an ideal spot for an unforgettable fine dining experience.
4. The Beef Barn
Serving up famous slow cooked roast beef sandwiches, this family-owned restaurant will leave your tastebuds buzzing.
The Beef Barn's other features include an old fashioned inspired kitchen set in the middle of the restaurant and various seating options throughout the barn.
5. Rocky Point Clam Shack
Most Rhode Islanders remember Rocky Point, formerly the country's second oldest amusement park open from 1840-1996. Now years later, the same recipes served up at the amusement park can be enjoyed at the clam shack!
Some of the original Rocky Point memorabilia is even on display outside the restaurant. This really encourages its local clientele to share nostalgic stories about the city of Warwick's beloved amusement park.
Julians "new American" style restaurant and bar doubles as an art gallery showcasing local artists. With an eclectic menu and hip decor, this is a truly unique Providence spot.
The restaurant has even been known to have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and other fun film showings throughout the year inside!
7. Haven Brothers
Haven Brothers has been serving up classical American offerings including hotdogs and burgers since 1888! This makes it one of the oldest restaurant on wheels in the country.
No wonder their slogan is "A Providence Tradition."
Any Rhode Islander who has left the state, which is actually quite uncommon, knows how lucky they are to hail from a place with so many wonderful food destinations. These 7 unique restaurants are simply unforgettable and delicious!