Nature December 31, 2016
The 10 Places You Should Eat In Rhode Island In 2017
Throughout 2016 the Rhode Island page of Only In Your State has featured dozens of the amazing restaurants found across the state. Though our state is small, those of us that live here know we have no shortage of great places to dine! While some are pretty well known, others are either new and growing in popularity, others are lesser known gems that offer unique atmospheres. While there are so many that are worth visiting this year, we pulled these 10 from the bunch as places that simply should not be missed.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. The Weekapaug Inn, Westerly
Located in the town of Westerly is a beautiful independent inn that dates back to 1899. Now known as the Weekapaug Inn, the resort is located on a picturesque strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and Quonochontaug Pond. It offers a gorgeous patio, a wonderful menu, and a commitment to local produce and regional recipes. We first posted about this wonderful restaurant
2. The Tree House Tavern and Bistro, Warwick
Found on Centerville Road in Warwick is quite possibly the quirkiest little restaurant in all of Rhode Island. Known as the Tree House Tavern, this charming place serves amazing food, craft beer, creative cocktails, and so much more. It's also the perfect place to rent for private events. Only In Your State first featured this wonderful restaurant in
3. The Red Dory, Tiverton
This casual fine dining establishment specializes in Mediterranean Style seafood dishes and is found in the Stone Bridge Village of Tiverton. Much of the food is sourced from local Rhode Island farmers and fishermen, so you can expect nothing but the most delicious meal year round. To read more, click
4. River Falls Restaurant, Woonsocket
Set aside the historic Blackstone River, is River Falls Restaurant. Match the wonderful views with some of the best steak and seafood entrees served in the state, and it's pure bliss. Click
to read more.
5. Matunuck Oyster Bar, South Kingstown
Not only does Matunuck Oyster Bar offer gorgeous views of the bay, it was also ranked the number one oyster bar in the entire nation by
. Enjoy fresh local seafood, fantastic drinks, and a wonderful atmosphere at this popular Rhode Island restaurant. Our first post on Matunuck Oyster Bar can be found
6. White Horse Tavern, Newport
The White Horse Tavern opened its doors in 1673 and the building was originally constructed in 1652 as a two-story home. It holds the title of oldest tavern in continuous operation in the nation and still serves amazing food on Marlborough Street in Newport. Learn more from our
7. The Coast Guard House, Narragansett
The Coast Guard House is set in one of the most breathtaking buildings in the state. Built in the 1800s, this historic place offers amazing views of Narragansett Bay while you dine. This is a wonderful place to book for large parties, or just stop in for amazing food after a relaxing day at the beach. We included this restaurant in our list of
5 great eateries with rooftop dining
8. Beef Barn, North Smithfield
The Beef Barn is an amazingly unique restaurant located at 1 Greenville Road in North Smithfield. Not only is it family owned, it also has an extensive history and was first launched in 1969. An additional location opened in Bellingham, Massachusetts recently so you can enjoy the same slow roasted sandwiches in both states. Learn more
9. Wright's Farm Restaurant, Burrillville
This Rhode Island restaurant has become a tradition for many locals. It serves family style chicken dinners and offers a friendly and inviting atmosphere for all ages. The restaurant dates back to the 1950s when the original owner launched the business after the success of his chicken barbecue events. For our full post on Wright's Farm Restaurant click
10. Ogie's Trailer Park, Providence
Rhode Islanders really are lucky to have so many fantastic restaurants at our fingertips! Looks like nights off are already off to a great start in 2017.