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catsmeow Jul 8, 2008 06:15 PM

I'm going to Wickford this weekend and would like to have lobster or clams with a water view. Last year, I went to Evelyn's a short drive away and was disappointed. The clams were rubbery. We'd like to stay right around Wickford if possible. Thanks.

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    Sean Jul 9, 2008 12:47 AM

    The only dining style restaurant in Wickford with a waterview is the Tavern by the Sea. Nothing to right home about but they do have seafood and it is a beautiful setting with outdoor seating as well.


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      catsmeow Jul 9, 2008 08:11 AM

      Thanks Sean. I looked at their menu and they didn't have much in the way of seafood...surprising seeing that they're on the water. Has anyone heard of Harborside Lobstermania in Greenwich(sp?)?

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        JaneRI Jul 9, 2008 09:45 AM

        Ew - Harborside is HORRID. Service & food are both terrible. If you're going to head down to EG, I'd suggest Table 28 instead (although I don't recall what they have for seafood....I had pasta last time I was there).

        You are really just a stone's throw from Jamestown, Newport, Narragansett, so I'd head there.

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      bewley Jul 9, 2008 04:23 AM

      What's the story with the Wickford Gourmet, are they still closed??

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        Sean Jul 9, 2008 04:28 AM

        Yes, unfortunately, looks like somthing else is going into the space...

      2. Betty Boop Jul 10, 2008 09:59 AM

        Take a short ride to Jamestown or Narragansett, where you can find plenty of seafood and water views. In Narragansett, Turtle Soup and the Coast Guard House have great views and seafood on the menu. The food at turtle Soup is usually pretty good. I'm not sure about the Coast Guard House. It's had it's ups and downs.

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          Betty Boop Jul 10, 2008 02:16 PM

          Thinking about it, both Turtle Soup and the Coast Guard House usually have clams, mussels, and scallops on their menus, but neither can be couted on to have whole lobsters, so you would need to call ahead to see what they are serving. If I wanted to be sure to have clams and lobsters in Narragansett, I would go to Champlins or Aunt Carrie's, which are actually a little further from Wickford. Wherever you go, especially on a summer weekend, start early so you don't have to wait forever for a table.

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            JaneRI Jul 11, 2008 05:22 AM

            It's worth an extra 15 mins on the road to go to Champlins, IMO. That's where I'd recommend.

            Catsmeow, please at least take the time to drive through/around Jamestown....it's one of the prettiest places in RI.

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          bpmason Jul 11, 2008 12:04 AM

          I can't give you one in wickford or NK. Go to Jamestown, it's close. Harborside is truly awful.

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            AnnieP Jul 11, 2008 01:20 AM

            We go to Wickford a few times each summer because my daughter goes to camp nearby. We often have lunch at Tavern on the Water. I did like the lobster salad plate. It's not a destination place for me in terms of the food, but I think the setting makes the meal seem better there than the same food may seem elsewhere. There are a couple of places in Naragansett we like (Marko's, Crazy Burger), but they don't meet either of your criteria.

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              OOliver Jul 12, 2008 11:54 AM

              Oh wow - I'm reading all these reviews here on how awful Harbourside is (which I agree, though I haven't been in a while) and just this week the ProJo gave it a fantastic review! LOL! After I read the review, I thought I was missing something or remembered the wrong restaurant! Glad to hear it's the same 'awful one'.

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              Emilyc Jul 14, 2008 11:10 AM

              There are really very few choices in and around Wickford. I would avoid Tavern by the Sea. In North Kingstown, Duffy's Tavern is a local spot with excellent seafood. We love their fried clams. Prices are good - there is no view.
              In North Kingstown, the Sea View Station is open on Friday and Saturday nites for dinner. They offer basic food, fish, lobster and seafood. Good prices...sort of like a diner.

              On the North Kingstown/East Greenwich line is Richard's Pub . Excellent pub food...gets crowded and noisy. There is no view.
              If you can drive over the bridge to nearby Jamestown, I would recommend Chopmist Charlie's. Excellent seafood and very good prices. Anything on the special's menu for the evening will be great! There is no view. This would be about a 20 minute drive from Wickford.

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