Nature May 02, 2018
Rhode Island Is Home To The Best Clam Cakes And Here Are The 10 Places To Find Them
In the Ocean State, we love our clam cakes. Some prefer them crispy, some like them softer, others like big chunks of clam inside, and some like small bits mixed in with the dough. However you like them best, you’re bound to have a favorite go-to spot for this iconic dish. But you just might want to take a trip and sample these culinary treasures from places all over the state. Here are ten spots where you can find outstanding Rhode Island clam cakes.
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1. Hitching Post, Charlestown
Serving clam fritters since 1950, the Hitching Post is known for these deep-fried gems that Rhode Islanders love. Enjoy dining indoors or outside in their lovely garden space. This seasonal restaurant will open its doors May 4th at 4 p.m. Visit the Hitching Post at 5402 Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813.
2. Iggy's Doughboys And Chowder House, Warwick
Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder House is the oldest beach stand in the Ocean State. This landmark restaurant serves clam cakes and other tasty items year-round. You can find this long-standing spot at 889 Oakland Beach Ave.,
Warwick, RI. 02889.
3. Rocky Point Clam Shack, Warwick
Rocky Point Clam Shack is undoubtedly a colorful and fun spot to sit down and enjoy some Rhode Island clam cakes. Brightly colored tables and animal statues galore will bring a smile to your face before you even sink your teeth into those mouthwatering fritters. Add some warm clam chowder and you have a meal fit for royalty. Visit this quirky restaurant at 1689 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886.
4. Quito's Restaurant, Bristol
Water views paired with fresh seafood makes this quite a popular spot. Quito's Restaurant serves local seafood year round. Family owned and operated, this establishment puts out clam cakes that are worth making a special trip for. Quito's Restaurant serves up its tasty seafood at 411 Thames St., Bristol, RI 02809.
5. Aunt Carrie's Restaurant, Narragansett
Aunt Carrie's Restaurant has been frying up clam cakes since before 1920, beginning with a stand on the beach and then building a restaurant. This iconic spot has been family owned and operated for 98 years. The famous fritters are chock-full of clams and that's what keeps patrons coming back again and again. This long-standing restaurant is located at 1240 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882.
6. Flo's Clam Shack, Middletown
Flo's Clam Shack started cooking chowder and clam cakes in the 1930s. This joint has been knocked down five times by hurricanes, but keeps rebuilding and churning out more delicious seafood. They've sold over 20 million clam cakes to their diners, so you know these Rhode Island favorites have to be scrumptious. You can find Flo's still standing at 4 Wave Ave., Middletown, RI. 02842.
7. Evelyn's Drive-In, Tiverton
Arrive by boat or car at this wonderful seafood spot with plenty of outdoor dining space. With 30 years of experience put into the clam cakes and chowders, you can expect a delicious meal every time you stop in. You can find this casual waterfront restaurant at 2335 Main Rd., Tiverton, RI 02878.
8. Tommy's World Famous Clam Shack, Warwick
Pull up a picnic table and get ready for some incredible clam cakes from Tommy's World Famous Clam Shack. Perfectly fried, these yummy fritters are a bit more than a mouthful and you'll love them. Visit this outdoor eatery at 2247 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889.
9. George's of Galilee, Narragansett
Ocean views abound accompany your dining experience at George's of Galilee. Open since 1948, families have been coming here for decades to dive into a plate of Rhode Island clam cakes. Crispy and golden brown, you'll adore what is in this cake! You can find this iconic restaurant at 250 Sand Hill Cove Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882.
10. Stadium Fish And Chip, Cranston
This land-locked little hole-in-the-wall spot surprisingly puts out some crave-worthy clam cakes. Don't let looks be deceiving, because Stadium Fish and Chip has quite a few remarkable seafood dishes to share with its diners. You can find this dining spot at 1079 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910.
So which spot serves up your very favorite Rhode Island clam cakes? Or do you have a restaurant that you think should be added to this list? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.
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