Rhode Island December 14, 2018
The 7 Best Little Food Towns In Rhode Island You Need To Explore Before They Get Too Popular
Rhode Island is brimming over with fantastic restaurants and the city of Providence certainly has a solid reputation when it comes to dining experiences. We all have our favorite go-to spots whether it be an elegant waterfront seafood restaurant or a tiny hole-in-the-wall deli. But before you make a permanent commitment to those eateries where they know you by name, try exploring some of these smaller foodie towns and sample the big flavors in their restaurants before they get too popular.
Plenty of yummy dining options are available in the waterside town of Warren. Dive into some casual seafood during the summertime at Blount Clam Shack or Amaral's Fish & Chips. Cooler weather brings the cravings for comfort food to the surface. You can't go wrong at Chomp Kitchen and Drinks or Eli's Kitchen. Date night deserves some of the scrumptious Italian fare at The Revival Craft Kitchen and Bar.
This waterfront town is no stranger to fabulous dining. Two intimate restaurants with delightful flavors that stand out are Table and Tong-D1 Restaurant. If you're looking for a hopping good spot for lunch, check out the Blue Kangaroo Cafe. Treat yourself to something sweet at Medici Gelato which is sometimes referred to as one of Barrington's hidden gems. Take a seat at the Bluewater Bar and Grill for seafood you'll adore.
Longing for traditional pub grub? Visit Barker Tavern or Satuit Tavern for hearty burgers and soul-satisfying seafood entrees. Riva Restaurant has Italian that is amazing. Try the goat cheese lasagna for a real treat. Oro and the Lucky Finn Cafe are also pleasant surprises on the dining scene in Scituate.
If you have seafood on your mind, this coastal town has you covered. For casual roadside fare, visit Johnny Angel's Clam Shack during the summer. The Breachway Grill adds a little more pizazz to their plates but the taste of seafood still rings true. Enjoy a hearty and tasty breakfast a Phil's Hungry Haven and for dessert head straight to Holy Cow for scrumptious ice cream. If you're exceptionally hungry, Charlestown offers one of the best all-you-can-eat buffets in the state featuring lobster at the Nordic Lodge.
5. East Greenwich
East Greenwich has a multitude of flavors for your inner foodie. Tempt your palate with Indian spices from the diverse menu at Rasa. Enjoy warm Italian fare at Siena Cucina Enoteca, La Masseria, Fresco, and Frank & John From Italy. Greenwich Bay Oyster Bar does not disappoint when it comes to fresh seafood. Lastly, for an all American meal, Jigger's Diner will always do you right.
6. Little Compton
Where farm meets sea you are certain to find a bounty of fresh food. Start off your day with a delicious classic johnnycakes breakfast at the Commons Lunch. Crowther's Restaurant is a pleasant steakhouse with a variety of dishes including solid seafood choices. Stop at the Bakery At Walkers for pastries and their heavenly quiche. Tour the local vineyard and stop at Carolyn's Cafe for a bite afterward, this Little Compton eatery is incredible.
In Middletown, Flo's Clam Shack is an institution when it comes to shoreline snacks. If you're heading out for breakfast, the Atlantic Grille is a solid choice that always gets rave reviews. Ethnic flair can be found at International Pocket Cafe with Greek and Mediterranean style food that is delicious. For a taste of the south, pull up a chair at Becky's BBQ, a small spot with big flavors.
Which of these foodie towns is your favorite? Do you have another one that should be added to this list? Of course, Providence is loaded with fantastic eateries too and one of our favorites in the city is this
mac and cheese bar that is pure heaven.