Few things are taken as seriously as good seafood in Little Rhody. It is officially nicknamed the Ocean State after all, and wonderful local seafood can be found all over the place! With so many options, it is, however, helpful to know what places are most worth your time. Here are a dozen fantastic places to truly enjoy the best food the Ocean State has to offer!
1. Matunuck Oyster Bar, South Kingstown
This amazing South Kingstown restaurant is a favorite summer spot for most locals. The seafood is not only fresh, but also deliciously prepared and delivered by a super friendly waitstaff.
2. George's of Galilee, Narragansett
George's of Galilee offers amazing scenery matched with delicious food and live music. They are just worth visiting the next time you're seeking mouthwatering seafood dishes in Narragansett with a fun atmosphere.
3. Hemenway's Seafood Grill, Providence
This higher-end Providence spot offers a creative menu with wonderful wine and cocktails. Find them along the river on South Main Street.
4. Lobster Pot, Bristol
If you're looking for yet another amazing option for delicious seafood with a view, the Lobster Pot in Bristol is a picturesque choice! With their amazing menu and relaxed ambience, you really can't go wrong.
5. Tommy's Clam Shack, Warwick
Tommy's is relatively new to the scene in Rhode Island and runs as a traditional clam shack with outdoor seating and an order window. Enjoy everything from ridiculously good lobster rolls and clam cakes to classically delicious fish and chips.
6. Midtown Oyster Bar, Newport
Midtown Oyster Bar can be found in the heart of Newport on historic Thames Street. They offer the largest raw bar around and a fantastic dinner menu.
7. Los Andes, Providence
Los Andes serves up amazing seafood Peruvian style. If you haven't tried their ceviche martini you might want to make it a top priority.
8. Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder, Narragansett and Warwick
Few places are as classically Rhode Island as Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder House. This might be the best place to go for fried seafood dishes in the state.
9. Crow's Nest, Warwick
This nautical themed restaurant is arguably the best option for a sit down seafood dinner in Warwick. The seafood platter pictured here is a deep fried dream for seafood lovers.
10. Aunt Carrie's, Narragansett
Aunt Carrie's is one of the state's oldest restaurants around and continues to offer amazing food. They are also credited for inventing the clam cake.
11. Champlin's Seafood, Narragansett
Most Rhode Islanders have their restaurant loyalties and few restaurants have as fiercely loyal a following as Champlin's. Find them in Narraganset along the water.
12. The Mooring, Newport
If you're looking for an upscale setting in Newport with amazingly fresh seafood, look no further. The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar at Sayers Wharf is it.