Mike’s Kitchen

Italian | Portuguese | Seafood
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If you happen to drive by Mike’s Kitchen, you might not notice it’s a restaurant. Located in a VFW hall with only one little sign outside other than the Post Number, Mike’s doesn’t need to advertise. To those who seek out great Italian food at low prices, it has been an appetite-stirring magnet for years.

The menu, posted on the wall, is extremely appetizing: a catalog of dishes that are mostly Italian, a little Portuguese, and very Rhode Island. You can begin a meal with a stuffie (a stuffed quohog clam) or the unique Ocean State appetizer known as snail salad, then move on to expertly broiled swordfish or scallops; or it is possible to indulge in such delectable old-world favorites as sautéed broccoli rabe (or a rabe and provolone sandwich), gnocchi Sorrentino, sole Florentine, and chicken with cannellini beans. On the side of anything, you want polenta – a cream-soft block of steamy cooked cornmeal available with fennel-spiked sausage, meatballs, or a blanket of thick marinara sauce.

Many of the Italian dishes are familiar: veal cutlets in a variety of sauces, Parmesans galore, scampis, and even spaghetti and meatballs and linguine with nothing but oil and garlic. Seafood pastas are especially wonderful, offered with a choice of red or white sauce. Top of the line is seafood Diablo – lobster, scallops, and shrimp spread out across a bed of noodles.

To drink with your meal, wine and cocktails are available from a bar at one side of the dining room. You will pay for these separately, as the bar is run by the veterans who own the building.

What to Eat
Mike’s Kitchen, stuffed artichoke
stuffed artichoke
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Whole stuffed artichoke is a meal-size appetizer.
Mike’s Kitchen, Chicken a la Mike
Chicken a la Mike
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Chicken a la Mike is a variation of chicken cordon bleu.
Mike’s Kitchen, Snail Salad
Snail Salad
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Rhode Islanders love snail salad.
Mike’s Kitchen, Stuffie
Stuffie
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Rhode Island's beloved stuffed quohog clam, aka stuffie
Mike’s Kitchen, Pork Loin over Rice
Pork Loin over Rice
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Pork loin set upon a bed of spicy rice
Mike’s Kitchen, Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Parmesan
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Chicken parmesan is fried to luscious crustiness and blanketed with cheese and sauce.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11:30am - 9:30pm
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday11:30am - 9:30pm
Wednesday11:30am - 9:30pm
Thursday11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday11:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday11:30am - 10:30pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | 37 MILES | 57 min

Snail salad is ubiquitous in the Ocean State. It is on Italian menus, seafood menus, and chicken dinner hall menus, a spotlight hors d'oeuvre at waterside picnic shacks as well as on linen tablecloths in fine dining rooms. Not a garden snail, the creature in question is a sea snail, what south Floridians might recognize…

Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No

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