Nature October 12, 2018
You Will Want To Take This Incredible Chowda Trail In Rhode Island As Soon As You Can
There’s no doubt that New England is the place to go when you’re craving the best chowder, or is that chowda? However you may say it, there is no arguing that this dish is crave-worthy year round. Here in the Ocean State, we have our own recipes that make these chowders stand out from the rest of the country. Whether you are seeking the clear broth or cream based version, you can find it on the Rhode Island Chowda Trail.
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Since the Rhode Island Chowdah Trail is pretty much a big circle, you can start at any point. Click
to get the interactive version of the trail map. The link also contains the addresses for each one of these fantastic places.
1. Matunuck Oyster Bar, North Kingston
Matunuck Oyster Bar is a favorite spot simply for its fantastic waterfront location. Well known for its expansive raw bar, the chowders are not to be forgotten. Savor a creamy New England or a flavorful Rhode Island clam chowder to start. Although we do have to mention the oyster stew is particularly scrumptious too.
2. Duffy's Tavern, Wickford
One might not know it from the outside of this unassuming spot but inside Duffy's Tavern, there is one of the most interesting and delicious chowders on the trail. Order the roasted corn, scallop, and shrimp chowder which is heaven in a bowl. It is overloaded with seafood and bold flavor with a cream broth.
3. Iggy's Boardwalk Lobster & Clam Bar, Warwick
Visit any one of Iggy's locations for a truly satisfying chowder. Choose from any one of the trio (red, clear, or white) and you won't be disappointed. Of course, you'll want to grab some clam cakes on the side, which makes for a combination that can't be beat.
4. The Lodge Pub & Eatery, Lincoln
Diner reviews declare The Lodge Pub & Eatery has some of the best red chowder in the state. The flavor is robust with a pork base and plenty of clams fill the bowl of this incredible chowder. Not every great seafood spot has to be on the coast.
5. Amaral's Fish & Chips, Warren
Amaral's Fish & Chips is an old-school clam shack with all of your favorite fare. Try one of their excellent chowders with either clear, red, or white cream broth. Add an order of their famous fish and chips and you have a meal that tastes purely of summertime.
6. Evelyn's Drive-In, Tiverton
This waterside clam shack has been treating customers to excellent seafood favorites since 1969. The Rhode Island and New England chowders are overflowing with clams while the more delicate lobster bisque is a local favorite.
7. Anthony's Seafood, Middletown
Anthony's Seafood is a fish market and restaurant open since 1956. They offer three different types of chowder to satisfy your cravings. Order the Portuguese Fish Chowder and you'll never forget the well-seasoned ethnic dish.
8. The Mooring, Newport
The waterfront views at The Mooring in Newport never get old. Choose between a traditional New England clam chowder or the more trendy scallop chowder with a touch of dill.
9. Aunt Carrie's, Narragansett
The last stop on the Rhode Island Chowda Trail is the historic Aunt Carrie's. Opened in the 1920s, this spot is the heart of Point Judith. It will be hard to decide which of the three styles of chowder to order, so to get this right, it might take multiple visits.
Are you ready to get started on this tasty food trail? There are plenty of other mouthwatering road trips to take in the Ocean State. Try this yummy
taco trail or this heavenly cheese trail.