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Providence or Greater RI: day-caught seafood

mpgarber Sep 5, 2008 12:00 AM

My wife and I moved to Providence yesterday. We're looking for a seafood market where we can buy the freshes lobsters, clams, oysters and other good grub from the sea. Any suggestions?


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    JaneRI RE: mpgarber Sep 5, 2008 05:59 AM

    Champlin's in Galilee. Fish mkt on the first floor (literally right on the docks), casual open-air seafood restaurant & bar on the 2nd level.

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      rosieg RE: mpgarber Sep 5, 2008 06:17 AM

      The Aquidneck Lobster Company at the end of Bowens Wharf in Newport is great.

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        barfly RE: mpgarber Sep 5, 2008 10:45 AM

        Matunuck Oyster Farm has a stall at some of the farmer's markets around Providence. I've seen them at Hope High School on Saturdays and the Armory on Thursdays. The have littlenecks, steamers, oysters and lobsters.

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          ccferg RE: barfly Sep 5, 2008 10:56 AM

          I bought littlenecks from them at Hope High last Saturday and they were excellent. This week Tony's on Rt 6 in Seekonk had local steamers that were terrific and only $2.99 a pound. (The steamers I saw at the Matunuck Oyster Farm stall were awfully small.)

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            im hungry RE: ccferg Sep 5, 2008 03:57 PM

            eastbay recs:blount in warren,on water st. has their own boats,so its really fresh,they make their own soups and chowders,which are served at a few local restaurants,.bristol has the awesome andrades catch,the best littlenecks in the world,great oysters and lots of whatever else is coming in fresh and nicks {more fish oriented]both on wood st,2 blocks up from 114,hope st.quitos has a small store attached to their great seafood restaurant and maybe the best clam cakes in rhode island,dont miss em.

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              ccferg RE: im hungry Sep 5, 2008 04:04 PM

              I've also heard very good things about Blount Clam Shack ( a restaurant).

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          Sean RE: mpgarber Sep 6, 2008 04:51 PM

          Gardners Wharf Seafood, 2 locations, Wawick and Wickford (North Kingstown).


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            FriedClamFanatic RE: mpgarber Sep 6, 2008 05:14 PM

            Quito's in Bristol has a fish market attached, so I assume it's good

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