Rhode Island is one of the best states for seafood, no question – and where else will you find clam cakes? As good as they are though, sometimes classic fried clams, with their delightful crunch, are just what you crave. Each of these 12 spots has mastered the fried clam, and they’re all perfect spots to bring visitors searching for some true Rhode Island flavor!
1. Blount Clam Shack, Warren
There's a reason there's always a huge line at Blount's in the summer - everything they sell is delicious. Their fried clams are always fresh, perfectly breaded, and extremely satisfying. Find them at 335 Water St, Warren, RI 02885.
2. Iggy's Dougboys and Chowder House, Narragansett
Iggy's has been a Rhode Island favorite for years, and its recent renovation made it even better. This place is large, attractive, has great views, and the seafood is spectacular. They also have a boardwalk location in Warwick! Find the original at 1157 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882.
3. Buttonwoods Fish & Chips, Warwick
This spot is nothing fancy, but they turn out consistently amazing fried clams. Find them at 416 Buttonwoods Ave,
Warwick, RI 02886.
4. Anthony's Seafood, Middletown
Anthony's is a Middletown institution, and they have all fried seafood down to a science. They also have a seafood market on site, so you can enjoy some fried clams for lunch and bring home some fish to cook for dinner! Find them at 963 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842.
5. Evelyn's Drive In, Tiverton
This classic spot has a perfect waterfront view! Plus, it's a great place to take visitors from out of town who want the New England experience. Check it out at 2335 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878.
6. Quito's, Bristol
This Bristol spot is full service and has plenty of waterfront seating. The fried clam dinner is fantastic! Try it at 411 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809.
7. Flo's Clam Shack, Middletown
Flo's has great, fun decor and ambiance, and food to match. It's the perfect place to hang out and savor a huge plate of seafood! Head to 4 Wave Ave, Middletown, RI 02842.
8. Jim's Dock, Wakefield
This favorite spot is literally on a dock, so you'll have amazing views whether you eat inside or outside. The fried clams are fabulous! Visit at 1175 Succotash Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879.
9. Governor Francis Inn, Warwick
Governor Francis Inn is seen by most as a casual family-style Italian joint, but locals know they serve the best fried clams in the area. See for yourself at 1251 Warwick Ave, Warwick, RI 02888.
10. Twin Oaks, Cranston
Rhode Island's classic Italian spots are sure versatile. Twin Oaks is another one that turns out excellent seafood. Try it at 100 Sabra St,
Cranston, RI 02910.
11. Aunt Carrie's, Narragansett
Aunt Carrie's brings back memories for lots of long-time Rhode Islanders. Get that classic summer plate of fried clams at 1240 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882.
12. Champlin's Seafood Deck, Narragansett
Watch the comings and goings of the harbor and listen to the sounds of incoming boats and waves as you enjoy your meal at 256 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882.