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Jul 10, 2008 08:55 PM

Cocke 'n Kettle (Uxbridge) closed.

A friend tells me there's a "Thank You for Your Patronage" sign posted at the restaurant entrance, citing economic conditions as the reason for the closure.

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  1. I've lived in northern RI my entire life and have never eaten there....yet I still find that sad. It was a fixture in the area.

    1. I had to go there for a company Christmas party 10 or so years ago - awful place, from the stodgy "cuisine" to the gaudy, outdated decor. Stood out for its awfulness.

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      1. re: Rhody Dave

        You're very correct - time certainly did pass this place by. I can recall it's heyday, about 30 years ago, when you'd have to wait 2-3 hours to get a table. Unfortunately, the same carpeting, draperies and upholstered furniture are still present today - probably the same menu also. But, as JaneRI says, it definitely was "a fixture in the area". The one thing I will miss is their popovers! I'd go there just for that special treat.

        1. re: Tunia

          Wow! I used to go there when I was younger - again, about thirty years ago when I was in my early teens. My family would go there for Sunday dinner on occasion, and the place was 'packed' - we always had to wait. The restaurnat was Very Old New England; from what I recall there were 'no surprises' - steak and seafood. I remember the popovers as well (just like I remember the Newburg sauce at the Riverway in Cape Cod - same time period!).

          I think the economy is taking a toll on many of the old favorites - Barnsider in Providence has shuttered (again, 'Old New England' restaurant) and now this. It's too bad.

          1. re: OOliver

            The only time I tried to go there (back in '92), my car broke down on 146 and we never made it! After that, I never could bring myself to trek down there (being in the Worcester/Auburn and now Brookfield area). I always wondered if I was missing something, but saw in WoMag that they closed so I'll never know for myself. But from the comments here, I'm okay with it.