Rhode Island

Restaurants in Rhode Island

The restaurants in Rhode Island have something for everyone. Whether you are interested in enjoying a fancy, upscale meal with that special someone or dining on local seafood from the nearby Atlantic Ocean, Rhode Island restaurants offer it all.

Located in a waterfront mansion in Newport, Castle Hill Inn serves up romantic ocean views with a side of fresh New England lobsters, oysters, and scallops. After splitting a Belgian chocolate dessert, walk along this Rhode Island restaurant’s grounds where you’ll find a restored lighthouse.

Oyster lovers simply must make a pit stop in Kingstown where Matunuck Oyster Bar is located. The seafood restaurant is run by Perry Raso, who previously studied aquaculture at the University of Rhode Island. Slurp down oysters in the half shell or dine on grilled oysters steamed mussels and other ocean fare.

One of the best restaurants in Rhode Island, The Black Pearl, offers ocean views and delicious seafood. Be sure to go early, you’ll want to grab a table outside so you can watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean.

The wide veranda at this casual restaurant has the best tableside view of New Harbor, which fills up with moored sailboats at dusk.

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Founding sibling Brigid Price whips up signature sandwiches for worn-out cyclists at this pint-size Old Harbor institution.

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The 12-table restaurant is named after the original owner's black Lab. The bar buzzes after dark in this low-lit gray clapboarad cottage, decorated with paintings by local artists. Come for the seafood dishes such as steamed crab and Maine lobster over fresh casarecce pasta.

A landmark, this humble shop has been standing since 1927 and continues to serve its trademark grilled tube steaks (also known as gaggers) to an adoring public. The dogs, distinguished by their squared-off edges, are doused with meat sauce; chopped, raw onions; mustard; and celery salt.