There are no shortage of eateries with incredible food in the Ocean State, but if you are looking to combine a fun experience or cheerful location with delicious fare, look no further. Try the 8 wackiest restaurants in Rhode Island for something more than just great food.
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1. Ogie's Trailer Park, Providence
This restaurant is full of fun and cool vibes with its retro trailer park theme. The outdoor patio area has cheerful umbrellas, picnic tables, lounge chairs, and a tiki bar. You'll feel like you've hit the jackpot of picnic spots when you dine at Ogie's Trailer Park.
The menu at Ogie's is not composed of ordinary camping food. You'll find specialty sandwiches like the Spicy Cowboy Burger topped with sriracha bbq, pickled jalapeños and bacon on a pretzel bun. Don't forget to try their world famous tots while you're there. You can visit Ogie's Trailer Park at 1155 Westminster St., Providence, RI.
2. Stanley's Famous Hamburgers, Central Falls
Taking a nostalgic trip back in time to a retro diner is a unique experience. From vinyl stools to chrome accents, Stanley's Famous Hamburgers has captured the essence of times forgotten in this little spot.
You should order one of their famous hamburgers because they are downright delicious, but Stanley's also offers a number of fried seafood options and some pretty awesome sandwiches. You can find this retro eatery at 535 Dexter St., Central Falls, RI.
3. The Nordic Lodge, Charlestown
This lakeside hot spot offers an all you can eat seafood buffet of epic proportions. But mouthwatering food isn't the only thing you'll find here. Backyard games, a volleyball court, and hammocks with a view of the lake make the Nordic Lodge more than just a place to have a great meal.
Lobster, clams, oysters, and more are all up for the taking at this buffet. But if you're looking for variety, try the succulent prime rib or many of the incredible sides. Don't forget to leave room for dessert, the selection is amazing. Enjoy the Nordic Lodge and all its offerings at 178 E Pasquisett Trl., Charlestown, Rhode Island.
4. Crazy Burger Cafe & Juice Bar, Narragansett
If you are looking for a really great burger in a fun and lighthearted atmosphere, Crazy Burger Cafe will deliver. The inside decor is nothing short of fanciful with colorful paper lanterns decorating the ceiling.
There is an extensive selection of burgers with unusual names and unique toppings on the menu. But this spot also has plenty of vegan and vegetarian options too. This cafe isn't just for lunch and dinner, the breakfast choices are spot on too. You can enjoy a meal at Crazy Burger Cafe and Juice Bar at 144 Boon St., Narragansett, RI.
5. Paddy's Beach Club, Westerly
Fun in the sun with sand underneath your feet and a spectacular ocean view can be found at Paddy's Beach Club. You can hear the sound of the ocean as you dine at this seasonal waterfront spot.
You'll find seafood, burgers, and a great raw bar at this beachy eatery. There are plenty of kid-friendly options so take a break from the waves and take care of your cravings right on the beach. Enjoy a meal at Paddy's Beach Club at 159 Atlantic Ave., Westerly, RI.
6. Olneyville New York System, Providence
This family-run eatery has been slinging hot wieners since the 1930s. From lunch to late night, this laid-back joint has you covered for good eats. Guy Fieri has even visited this hot spot to partake of the incredible food.
This Rhode Island institution has perhaps the best hot wieners in the state. Sure there are other items on the menu, but you need to just trust us and order the house specialty and don't worry about anything else. Find Olneyville New York System at 18 Plainfield St., Providence, RI.
7. The Beef Barn, North Smithfield
All meat lovers should travel to The Beef Barn right away. This family-run eatery slowly cooks their meats to perfection before serving them to you on a plate. The old barn setting makes this joint a happy place for all carnivores.
Slow-cooked meat sandwiches and hand-cut potato chips make the perfect pairing at The Beef Barn. You'll love the kitschy details of the dining room or grab a picnic table outside to enjoy your scrumptious sandwich. The Beef Barn can be found at 1 Greenville Rd., North Smithfield, RI
8. The Beachcomber, Portsmouth
The Beachcomber keeps summer alive all year round with a party-like atmosphere in their restaurant. Enjoy live music, pool, and backyard games at this legendary spot.
The menu has a good selection of tasty burgers, seafood, and pizza, but the locals all know the best dish in the house is the Portuguese Littlenecks. This fun joint can be found at 506 Park Ave., Portsmouth, RI.
Which of Rhode Island’s wackiest restaurants have you visited? Which ones are your favorites? Or do you have a place you think should be added to the list? Let us know in the comments section below.
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