Where to Enjoy Clam Cakes and Chowder in Rhode Island

Clam cakes and Clam Chowder in Rhode Island

Clam Cakes and Chowder in Rhode Island

If there’s one thing tourists and natives alike can agree on, it’s that Rhode Island has great seafood. While you can find good seafood up and down the New England coast, Rhode Island specializes in its own brand of clam cakes and clam chowder…or chowda’ if you prefer. If you want to know where to get clam cakes and chowder in Rhode Island, then read on!

For starters, check out the Providence Oyster Bar. Located on Atwells Avenue on historic Federal Hill. In addition to fresh oysters, clams, they serve New England Clam Chowder, Manhattan Clam Chowder, and Rhode Island Clam Chowder. They also serve up Maryland crab cakes. For more information on the restaurants, visit the Providence Oyster Bar at providenceoysterbar.com.

TwoTen Oyster Bar and Grill is located at 210 Salt Pond Road in Wakefield.  You can get both New England and Rhode Island clam chowder as you take in the salt water views!  Try out the delicious crabcakes or the Point Judith Calamari…you will not be disappointed! Learn more here!

There’s also Hemenway’s on South Main Street in Providence. Right on college hill, Hemenway’s is a fantastic seafood restaurant with a full raw bar, crab and lobster cakes, and great clam chowder. For more information, visit Hemenway’s home page at www.hemenwaysrestaurant.com.

Flo’s Clam Shack in Middletown is well known for their golden fried clam cakes along with their savory chowder.  You can get the scoop here.

Tiverton is home to Evelyn’s Drive-in which has also graced the pages of Yankee Magazine as one of the best clam shacks in New England!

a little further south…And perhaps a ferry ride away

For more great clam cakes, check out Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder House. There are two locations, one on Oakland Beach Avenue in Warwick and one on Point Judith Road in Narragansett. They serve up clam cakes, doughboys, clam chowder, burgers and more. For more information and a full menu, visit www.iggysdoughboys.com.

capnFor a great family seafood spot, check out Cap’n Jack’s. Located on Succotash Road in South Kingstown, about a half a mile north of the East Matunuck State Beach. Help yourself to traditional Rhode Island stuffies, clam cakes, some of the best chowder in the state, steamers, oysters, littlenecks, and more. For further information, visit www.capnjacksrestaurant.com

Further down the road you will come across Jim’s Dock.  This restaurant offers dining outside overlooking the Block Island Sound.  Boats pass, the ferry go-ers wave while you partake in some chowda’ and clam cakes.  Learn more here.

Champlin’s Seafood is in Point Judith and offers views of the Block Island sound.  They have been pleasing clam cake searchers for many years.  Learn more here.

George’s of Galilee is definitely an experience to be had.  You can grab your staples to go or you can dine on the deck thatgeorges overlooks the beach and Block Island sound.  Wave as the ferry passes by, knowing that you are delighting in a RI tradition.  Click here for details. 

Speaking of the ferry, why not hop on and test the islands ability to serve up some classics.  Within moment of the ferry, you can hit Rebecca’s Seafood Takeout or go beach-side at Ballards.

We would be amiss if we failed to mention Aunt Carries.  They have been in business for over 91 years.  This local stop is definitely an icon and also serves up some of the best clam cakes and chowder in Rhode Island.  Check them out on Facebook!

monahamsMonahan’s is also located in Narragansett right on the water.  This is yet another tradition among the tourists and locals alike.  Grab a dozen and sit right on the seawall, a true Narragansett experience.  Have a look at their menu.

Of the many traditions Rhode Island has created, clam cakes and chowder is one best enjoyed with hot weather and a side of salty air!

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  1. Two RI restaurants will be defending Rhode Island clam chowder at Chowdafest this fall. Chowdafest is the largest chowder and soup competition in New England with every New England state represented (12 in all). Both Matunuck Oyster Bar and Finn’s Harborside have entered this prestigious event. Check out our website – all are invited to be a judge.

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