Iggy’s Doughboys

Clam Shack | Seafood
Worth a detour

Iggy’s is a modern “eat in the rough” restaurant overlooking Narragansett Bay. Everything is presented in disposable containers – salads in plastic, chowder in a Styrofoam cup, stuffed clams in a cardboard boat, and doughboys in a brown paper bag – so that when you are finished eating, you can sweep everything from the table and toss it yourself.

The term “doughboy,” after which this restaurant is named, is unique to New England’s southern shores, but it is a food with cognates throughout the east and even way out west. A doughboy is a small square of puffy fried dough, served hot and rolled in granulated sugar. Sold by the dozen, doughboys are excellent sweet-bread companions for just about any meal. Elsewhere in New England, similar foodstuffs are known as flippers or cheats or (in Portuguese bakeries) malassadas; and they bear a remarkable resemblance to the scones of Utah and the sopaipillas of New Mexico, and even, in a distant way, to the beignets of New Orleans.

Iggy’s doughboys are so easy to eat that we suggest getting only a half dozen, lest you consume nothing but dough and thereby deprive yourself of appetite enough to eat the big, crusty clam cakes, red or white chowder, and good fried clams. We also suggest that any meal include a few stuffies – quohog clam shells piled with a luscious clam stuffing.

The beverage menu features locally bottled white birch beer and sarsaparilla.

Note: The Iggy’s on Oakland Beach Avenue is open year around. A second location, at 1151 Point Judith Road, is seasonal.

What to Eat
Iggy’s Doughboys, Doughboys
Doughboys are served hot and spangled with sugar.
Iggy’s Doughboys, Snail Salad
Snail Salad
A Rhode Island passion: snail salad. It's cool, garlicky, and refreshing.
Iggy’s Doughboys, Fried Clams
Fried Clams
Iggy's fried clams balance gooey marine succulence and crisp crunch.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11 am - 8 pm
Monday11 am - 8 pm
Tuesday11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday11 am - 8 pm
Thursday11 am - 8 pm
Friday11 am - 8 pm
Saturday11 am - 8 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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