Interesting cheap eats in Newport, Middletown, Tiverton, RI?
- Flori Apr 13, 2004 09:38 AM
Anyone know of some inexpensive, wonderful foodie places in the Newport-Middletown-Tiverton area of RI? I am seeking breakfast and lunch as well as informal dinner restos. Not to forget bakeries, coffeehouses and the occasional not-to-be missed icecream parlor. I am going for a couple of days at the end of April. Will things be open for the season or is this more a summer area? Thanks a bunch!
In terms of breakfasts, my favorites were:
Coffee Corner for stuffed french toast - Broadway near the Hospital.
Ocean Breeze Cafe for great muffins - far south on Thames St.
Lunches, Tommy's Deluxe Diner in Middletown is good, and there's also a barbeque place that I always liked right across the street. I don't know if that's open for the season yet though. They had great pork sandwiches and sides.
And Dinners, I would go to Aiden's on Broadway for fish and chips; Yesterdays (right down the street from Aiden's) for a great beer selection and good pubby food; and the Salvation Cafe (also Broadway). Brick Alley Pub on Thames is sometimes good too.
If the Newport Creamery is still in business, and you have a nice day, you should get an Awful-Awful (milkshake). There used to be at least three locations in Newport alone.
Another vote for Salvation Cafe.
If you have time to get across the bridge and into Jamestown, Try Tratoria Simpatico for dinner and for breakfast/bakery, A Slice of Heaven is pretty darn good (they have Grand Marnier French Toast that will set your diet back a couple months!)
Cheers and enjoy the food!
Evelyn's drive-in in tiverton is a very popular clam shack that is known for it's lobster rolls. I second the recommendation for the Newport Creamery awful awful. It is soooo good!
Spring Wharf Bakery off of lower Thames in Newport has such good pastries -- good enough to get me to go fishing at o'god thirty if promised that I will get a stickybun out of the deal. And the baguettes-yum.
There is also an artesian bakery on Aquidneck Ave in Middletown that does wonderful loaves of bread, conveniently enough they are next to a fresh pasta shop, and across the road from Anthony's seafood -- Boston should have such a fish market -- literally all you need for dinner within a two block radius.
My favorite coffee shop is down at the end of Bannister's wharf (someone correct me if I have the name of the wharf wrong). Great coffee, and they have rows of white adirondack chairs with wide arms, perfect for resting a cup of coffee as you lean back and read or chat with a friend.
There is still a Newport Creamery on Bellevue, across from the tennis hall of fame.
If the weather is warm enough and you should happen across a Del's lemonade truck -- have one.
Some claim the chowder at the Moorings is the best in New England. A bowl at the bar with a pint is a nice light meal.
Ocean Breeze near first beach (I may have the name wrong as I always refer to it as the omelet shoppe) does an excellent breakfast.
Flo's for fried everything overlooking first beach.
Salvation Cafe on Broadway for dinner is a great time -- well executed funky eclectic menu. On weeknights off-season they have dinner specials for $7.
Brick Alley Pub and the Moorings get a second from me. The view of the harbor from the Moorings just adds to the pleasure.