Rhode Island January 11, 2019
Rhode Island Pretty Much Invented Stuffies And Here Are The 10 Best Places To Find Them
The Ocean State has a food culture of its own featuring clam cakes, doughboys, and of course the humble stuffie. Clamshells filled with a heavenly blend of clams, breadcrumbs, onion, celery, cherry peppers, butter, spices, and occasionally a few other embellishments make for an incredible snack, appetizer, or if you eat enough, an entire meal. Authentic stuffed quahogs can’t be found anywhere else in the country or in the world for that matter. So if you’re in the mood for some tried-and-true Rhode Island stuffies, here’s where you should go…
1. Top Of The Bay - 898 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick
Sink your teeth into a mouthwatering pair of stuffies at Top Of The Bay for $8.95. Why order one when you can have two of these tasty treats? Pair them with the overstuffed lobster roll for a feast fit for royalty.
2. Amaral's Fish & Chips - 4 Redmond St., Warren
This old-school seafood eatery in Warren has been a favorite of locals for ages. Select the delightfully crisp stuffies as a precursor to the famous fish & chips at this joint.
3. Anthony's Seafood - 963 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown
The retail seafood market and restaurant, Anthony's offers up stuffies that head up the menu. These delights are easy on the breading and packed full of clams, veggies, and chourico, a mildly spicy Portuguese sausage.
4. Red Bridge Tavern - 22 Waterman Ave., East Providence
The stuffie at the Red Bridge Tavern is a delicate balance of chopped clam, crabmeat, and shrimp along with the obligatory breadcrumbs and seasonings. At just $3.25 each, it's hard to eat just one of these addictive culinary treats.
5. Iggy's Doughboys & Chowder House - 889 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick
This fried seafood champion will tantalize your taste buds with all of their dishes. The sticker price of $5.99 for two overloaded stuffies makes this dish hard to refuse at the award-winning Iggy's Doughboys & Chowder House.
6. Aunt Carrie's - 1240 Ocean Rd, Narragansett
This clam shack with a 1920s dining room has been serving tourists and locals alike for decades. Although the clam cakes are often the recipient of all the attention, the stuffies hold more than their own with a paprika-spiced filling.
7. Finn's Harborside - 38 Water St., East Greenwich
Expect plenty of clams and chorizo in the stuffed quahogs at Finn's Harborside. Alongside a steaming bowl of clam chowder, these stuffies are the perfect way to start off your meal.
8. The Commons Lunch - 48 Commons, Little Compton
Famous for its world-class johnnycakes, The Commons Lunch also serves up a wonderful stuffie. Savor the usual combination of flavors plus two kinds of sausage mixed into the stuffing for a hearty bite you'll adore.
9. The Lobster Bar - 31 Bowens Wharf, Newport
Enjoy your stuffed quahog with a view at The Lobster Bar. This waterside restaurant is known for its chowder and spicy clam and chourico stuffie.
10. Champlin's Seafood Deck - 256 Great Island Rd., Narragansett
This bayside seafood giant has been serving all your favorites since the 1930s. The Casino Stuffie is a take on the usual classic with the added ingredient of bacon. You'll have to try them to see if bacon does make everything better.
Where is your favorite spot to get authentic Rhode Island stuffies? If you’re searching for the best sandwiches in the Ocean State, head straight to one of these