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Looking for RI "diamonds in the rough"

JMM74 Mar 27, 2008 11:39 AM

Hi there! I'm moving to the Newport, RI area this summer and am looking for some suggestions. I'm looking for kid friendly, not terribly expensive seafood joints/shacks/etc. Anyplace that has a very casual atmosphere and serves killer lobster rolls (anything lobster!), seafood chowder, proper fried clams, etc...


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    Sean Mar 27, 2008 11:51 AM

    Flo's Clam Shack or Johnny's Atlantic Beach Club directly across the street should meet your requirements.



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    1. re: Sean
      im hungry Mar 27, 2008 12:10 PM

      i dont know if youve been to Flos last few years,but its gone downhill ,really really downhill.the flos in portsmouth is a little better,but nothing like"back in the day",and the atlantic beach club,please!!id suggest driving to tivrton to evelyns,quitos in bristol,or maybe the commons lunch out in little common.there are some good places in point judith-galilee ,

      1. re: im hungry
        RI Swampyankee Mar 27, 2008 02:33 PM

        I'll second Evelyns, too. My friends in Little Compton say that the Common's Lunch is back and as good as before.

        1. re: RI Swampyankee
          new ri foodie Mar 27, 2008 06:56 PM

          Quitos in Bristol is great. Right on the water, fireplace, Lobster, chowder.

          1. re: new ri foodie
            JMM74 Mar 27, 2008 08:37 PM

            A fireplace too??? I'm defenitely going there. :p

            1. re: JMM74
              icouldeattoo Mar 29, 2008 05:30 AM

              In Portsmouth, try El parkey a Mex place on Park ave. Gold's Grill in Middeltown. And uglyAmerican in Fall River for Burgers.

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