Restaurants in Rhode Island

Seafood is outstanding in the Ocean State: lobster shore dinner, unique creamy-pink chowder with clam cakes on the side, garlicky snail salad that is a local passion. Rhode Island has a hot dog culture that is unique. Little franks served in what are known, obscurely, as “New York System” eateries get topped with spicy meat sauce and are eaten by fours and sixes. A full-bore chicken dinner eaten in an immense dinner hall is a weekend must. At almost every level of dining, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all well-accompanied by griddle cooked corn pancakes known as jonnycakes (or johnnycakes). Whatever and wherever you eat, have a glass of the official state beverage: coffee milk.

Rhode Island’s Best Restaurants

Haven Brothers - Murder Burger
Haven Brothers

PROVIDENCE, RI

Brickley’s Ice Cream & Cakes

NARRAGANSETT, RI

Ice Cream Machine

CUMBERLAND, RI

The Daily Scoop

BRISTOL, RI

Bocce Club

WOONSOCKET, RI

Andino’s

PROVIDENCE, RI

Gray’s Ice Cream

TIVERTON, RI

Allie’s Donuts

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI

Champlin’s Seafood Deck

NARRAGANSETT, RI

Iggy’s of Narragansett

NARRAGANSETT, RI

Olneyville N.Y. System

PROVIDENCE, RI

Jigger’s Diner

EAST GREENWICH, RI

Wright’s Farm - Chicken Dinner
Wright’s Farm

BURRILLVILLE, RI

Kitchen

PROVIDENCE, RI

Stanley’s

CENTRAL FALLS, RI

Aunt Carrie’s

NARRAGANSETT, RI

Evelyn’s Drive-In

TIVERTON, RI

Wein-O-Rama | Rhode Island’s Unique Weenie

CRANSTON, RI

A single jonnycake, topped with melting butter, exhibits a fine, crisp edge.
J.P. Spoonem’s | Rhode Island Cornmeal Jonnycakes

PROVIDENCE, RI

Crisp-crusted fried chicken cutlet is blanketed with cheese and spicy red sauce
Mike’s Kitchen | Rhode Island Italian Seafood in the VFW Hall

CRANSTON, RI

Iggy’s Doughboys And Chowder House | Rhode Island Eats

WARWICK, RI

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