Rhode Island is loaded with restaurants that have dining spaces under the sky. From popular clam shacks to upscale spots, you can find open-air places in almost every town. But these eight outdoor restaurants catch our eye for their unique spaces and mouthwatering food. Let’s take a look at these gems that need to land on your dining bucket list before summer’s end.
1. Terrazza, Smithfield
Enjoy a summer evening on the huge outdoor patio at Terrazza. Fresh food with a Mediterranean flair is on the menu and you won't be disappointed. As the sun sets, lights come on and this restaurant feels like a tropical hotspot. Visit Terrazza Monday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. at 645 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917.
2. Chelo's Waterfront Bar and Grille, Warwick
Take in majestic water views with your meal at this popular spot in Warwick. Seafood is the specialty with lobster, chowder, and fish tacos at the top of the list. Live music and a great outdoor space make the family-friendly place great for all ages. Visit Chelo's Waterfront Bar and Grille Monday - Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 12 a.m., and Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. You can find them at 1 Masthead Dr., Warwick, RI 02886.
3. Windjammer Surf Bar, Westerly
Dive into some delicious fare with front row seat to a view of the ocean crashing on the sand. You'll find seafood, burgers, and seafood on burgers plus other tasty items at this ocean-side spot. The Windjammer Surf Bar is open seasonally from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Visit the restaurant at 321 Atlantic Ave., Westerly, RI 02891.
4. Blount Clam Shack, Warren
One of Little Rhody's classic clam shacks is one you won't want to miss this summer. Simple yet scrumptious eats with amazing water views keeps customers coming back to Blount Clam Shack year after year. Visit this little slice of paradise 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily at 335 Water St., Warren, RI 02885.
5. Boat House Restaurant, Tiverton
If you are looking for the perfect place to have a romantic date, the Boat House Restaurant fits the bill. Upscale fare featuring seafood, steak, and more will please any diner. Enjoy your meal on the patio right on banks of the Sakonnet River at this scenic spot. The Boathouse Restaurant serves lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. - Monday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday - Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Sunday. Visit the restaurant at 227 Schooner Dr., Tiverton, RI 02878.
6. Ogie's Trailer Park, Providence
Casual eats in a fun setting is what you'll get at Ogie's Trailer Park. Love campgrounds? This is the place for you. The outdoor dining area has retro camper facades and brightly colored chairs. The food is yummy fare that you won't soon forget. Enjoy this cheerful spot Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 1 a.m., Friday 3 p.m. - 2 a.m., Saturday 4 p.m. - 2 a.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. - 1 a.m. You can find Ogie's Trailer Park at 1155 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02909.
7. George's of Galilee, Narragansett
The outdoor patio is a coveted spot during the summertime at this longstanding restaurant. George's of Galilee has been serving fresh seafood to happy customers for decades. Situated right on the waterfront, you'll be treated to fantastic views alongside your tasty meal. Visit this outdoor restaurant 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily at 250 Sand Hill Cove Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882.
8. Bridge Restaurant & Bar
This riverside restaurant in an old converted wheelhouse offers American fare that pleases palates. Try ribs, country fried steak, or many of the seafood options like the swordfish tacos. They also have a terrific raw bar for those looking for lighter fare. Enjoy the outdoor patio on the river from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Sunday. Visit the Bridge Restaurant & Bar at 37 Main St., Westerly, RI 02891.
Which of these outdoor restaurants have you visited? Which ones are going onto your summer bucket list? If you are just craving the taste of warm delicious clam cakes, then check out
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