Rhode Island Nature April 23, 2017
These 7 Old Restaurants In Rhode Island Have Stood The Test Of Time
Rhode Island is filled with beautiful historic sites scattered across the state! Whether you’re seeking historic lighthouses, inns, or even mansions, there are so many great places to tour. What could be better than combining history with great food? These 7 old restaurants in Little Rhody offer the perfect dining experience for history buffs.
1. White Horse Tavern, Newport
The White Horse Tavern is the nation's oldest restaurant in continuous operation. It opened in 1673 and has been serving fresh and amazing food and cocktails since! Find them in the historic city of Newport at 26 Marlborough Street.
2. Carriage Inn & Saloon, North Kingstown
This recently restored restaurant in North Kingstown dates back to 1760 when it ran as a stagecoach stop. Found at 1065 Tower Hill Road, the restaurant not only serves delicious food, but it's also a wonderful place to book for weddings and other private events.
3. Tavern on Main, Chepachet
Found in the small village of Chepachet in the town of Glocester is one of the state's oldest and most fascinating restaurants. Now known as Tavern On Main, the site was originally called the Stage Coach Tavern when it was first constructed in the early 1700s. It is located at 1157 Putnam Pike Road and is also said to be the most haunted restaurant in Rhode Island!
4. Wilcox Tavern, Charlestown
Dating all the way back to 1730, this colonial tavern serves up upscale American cuisine in their cozy restaurant. Find it at 5153 Old Post Road in Charlestown.
5. Haven Brothers Diner, Providence
Founded in 1888, Haven Bros. Diner is one of the oldest restaurants on wheels in the entire nation. It was originally a horse drawn lunch wagon prior to its current form and can usually be found in downtown Providence outside of City Hall.
6. Aunt Carrie's, Narragansett
Ever wonder where the clam cake, deep fried strips of clammy awesomeness, actually came from? Now you know! Aunt Carrie's was built in 1920 in Narragansett and takes credit for introducing this classic Ocean State food. You can find this historic eatery at 1240 Ocean Road in Narragansett.
7. Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder House, Narragansett
This Rhode Island tradition has been around since the 1920s and took root as the oldest beach stand in the state. Enjoy delicious chowder, fantastic clam cakes, and of course their classic doughboys.
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