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Sep 3, 2006 07:40 PM

Westerly RI to Newport for the boat show Sep 14-15

We will be staying in Westerly RI for a few days while attending the Newport Int'l Boat Show and while we are fairly frequent visitors to the area, a few new suggestions for breakfast and/or dinner would come in handy. Captain Jack's near Snug Harbor and Maria's in Misquamicut are familiar and have been both good and reliable. We would not rule out Newport proper either but the crowding there during the show makes it sometimes inconvenient in spite of which a light lunch at the Moorings overlooking the harbor and the show has been a sometime choice. Very formal locations especially any having a "dress" code are not on my list at all at all.

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  1. I like Up River Cafe in Westerly. Every time I post that the same guy pops in to say "overrated & over-priced" but that has not been my experience. Although while I've been twice, it's been lunch only not dinner. Last time I was there I had a wonderful roast chicken w/mustard lemon & rosemary, served w/fried gnocchi. They have a great cocktail menu (how many places in RI serve a Pimms Cup?) and a beautiful peaceful deck on the river.

    1. You can always stop in Jamestown on the way back to Westerly and avoid the crowds in Newport. I like Trattoria Simpatico on Narragansett Ave. There are several Italian dishes on the menu, also shrimp dishes, steaks, rack of lamb, something for almost everyone. Tricia's Tropi-Grille, just across the street, is also popular. Both offer outdoor dining.
      While there, check out the East Ferry Deli (corner of Narragansett and Conanicus) for coffee and sandwiches, or for breakfast on the way over to Newport.

      1. Caylily's Bistro on Main street in Wakefield, two minutes from Route 1.