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Westerly, RI

MurphMax Oct 2, 2006 04:54 PM

I will be spending this coming weekend (10/7) in Westerly RI and would like recommendations for lunch and dinner. I'm by myself so I usually like to sit at the bar or by a window. How's the Andrea Hotel's dining? I love seafood but any cuisine except: chinese, japanese, mexican. Thanx in advance fellow hounds! Nancy

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    JaneRI Oct 2, 2006 07:25 PM

    I'm a big fan of the Up River Cafe, google it for menus.

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      dmctexas Oct 2, 2006 10:02 PM

      I definitely second The Up River Cafe (http://www.theuprivercafe.net/). They have a great bar with a large window overlooking the river. Their food is great, and the service is always attentive. Make sure to ask about their specials (if they don't mention them ... although they always do!) We've always found their specials to be wonderful.

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        MurphMax Oct 11, 2006 07:30 PM

        Went to Up River Cafe and had delicious Lobster and Pumpkin bisque!! Never would have thought of that combination!! Thank you so much for the suggestion!

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        katerina Oct 2, 2006 08:43 PM

        There is a great place called Guytannos in a strip mall on Frankilin street. Same mall as the Registry, a Curves and a Subway among other things. The food is outstanding and the bar is a friendly place that looks into the kitchen. "whatsinwesterly" is a good site to check out menus and hours.

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          Marco Oct 3, 2006 01:34 PM

          I've never heard anything good about the Andrea's food. I would check out Dylan, Up River, Guytannos in Westerly. There's a place on the bridge right near Up River that isn't bad. They have a lounge where you can eat at the bar. Food was decent but not amazing. Water St. Cafe in Stonington is worth the 15 minute drive.

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            feelinpeckish Oct 12, 2006 03:31 PM

            If going to Stonington consider Skipper's Dock further down the street on the right. Good food and great location.

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              Marco Oct 14, 2006 06:44 PM

              Agreed, also very good

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            Jerry Saywell Oct 3, 2006 02:42 PM

            The Shelter Harbor Inn on Route 1 at the eastern end of town offers a very pleasant and intimate bar, good window seating and great food. Their web-site is www.shelterharborinn.com
            and it shows all menus.

            Jerry Saywell

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              Gratin Oct 3, 2006 04:00 PM

              I think the place referenced on the bridge is the Prime Time Cafe, which is great.

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                bigmetfan Mar 24, 2007 03:29 PM

                84 High Street in Westerly has new owners, an expanded menu, and is really great, although more of a couples place. We were big Guyatannos fans until recently when we had a bad meal there - although we will give it a try again.

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                  katerina Mar 25, 2007 09:19 AM

                  Tell us about the not so good meal at Guytannos, I know they check this board and really care about the word of mouth. I agree about giving another chance, I had a not so great meal at the Seahorse in Noank, probably my favorite place! We will definitley give it another try...

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                    bigmetfan May 13, 2007 08:52 PM

                    I had a chicken dish that had way too many ingredients - it was stuffed, and then sauced, and on a bed of something, and it just didn't work. We've grown sick of their signature salad, which is way too sweet, and getting tired of the beet strings, on everything. When they stick to simple preparations, they do better. We've had many good meals there, and it is fairly priced, with good service and caring ownership. We will try it again, and hope for better results. Perhaps they will take a hint from High St., and add more fish and seafood items to their menu. Local fish, simple preparations, avoiding overly rich and/or sweet, are what I'd like to see in Westerly.

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                  yeoyeo Mar 25, 2007 01:21 PM

                  Shelter Harbor Inn! It's in Westerly. I recommend it highly.

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