Restaurants in Rhode Island

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Providence, home to five colleges, remains a fiercely creative capital, with a tight-knit community of artists, designers, and musicians—all of whom... Read More

Clam chowder at Black Pearl is the dish every visitor should try, because it’s classic, one of a kind, and an unshakable part of Newport’s cultural... Read More

Rising chef Brian O’Donnell worked at Providence’s Café Nuovo prior to opening this 32-seat hot spot with his wife in 2015, and the daily rotating menu... Read More

Little Compton is worth visiting for two reasons: beautifully intact 17th-century homes and the Commons Lunch, a cash-only diner specializing in clam... Read More

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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... Read More

Of all the underwater delights, few would rank clams at the top of their list. But not Rhode Islanders—they can’t get enough of them. And Flo’s Clam... Read More

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Newport’s tendency for white-tuxedo service can set the bar pretty high, but no one’s expecting you to spring for lobster at every meal. For a more low... Read More

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

Chef Benjamin Sukle’s Mediterranean-inspired space, with its clay-tile floor and dangling bell-jar chandeliers, is a more relaxed version of Birch, his... Read More

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... Read More

Excess of a more approachable kind rules at this kitschy and acid-hued diner, which serves globally influenced dishes—that still nod to the region... Read More

It takes guts to break the mold in stubborn old Newport, but if anyone’s up to the challenge, it’s chef, a West Coast transplant and James Beard... Read More

The Mooring, with its massive copper fish structure at the bar, is a must-visit for seafood connoisseurs who want to experience New England fine dining.... Read More

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

Traveling with the whole brood? Everyone’s guaranteed to find something they like at this laid-back tavern and grill, located inside a marina at the end... Read More

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