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Casual Seafood/Clam Bars between Dennis MA and Warwick RI?

pringle347 Jul 24, 2009 11:18 AM

Hi there...
We'll be visiting friends in South Dennis for a day, but leaving before dinner to travel to Warwick RI for the night before getting on the road again.

Any good places to stop and grab a good bite to eat between those two places?

2 adults, 2 kids, 9 and 13, looking for something casual, but doesn't have to be cheap, just good....thinking more of a clam bar type place to get something light, or small, not a big app/entree/dessert restaurant, but open to all suggestions. We'll be there on a Sunday, if that makes a difference.

Thanks so much!

  1. CapeCodGuy Jul 24, 2009 12:16 PM

    You could always go north on Rte 134 in Dennis and end up at the Sesuit Cafe, a clam shack on the jetty next to the harbor. Tables are outside and the kids and you may enjoy watching the boats coming and going in the channel. I would then suggest you drive the scenic 6A to the bridge. Last Sunday, at dinner time, the main highway (Rte 6) was backed up to exit 6, about 15 miles from the bridge. Do that once and you'll never visit again!

    If you want something closer to Warwick stop at Evelyn's in Tiverton, RI. Good food also in a nice outdoor setting: http://www.evelynsdrivein.com/

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    1. re: CapeCodGuy
      milemarker0 Jul 24, 2009 04:10 PM

      There's the Seafood Shanty on Rt. 6 along the Canal. You'll pass it if you go over the sagamore Bridge, and then follow RT 6 along the Canal before you meet up with 25 towards Providence.

      Also, you might want to stay on Rt 6 through Buzzards Bay and Wareham, eventually hooking up with I-195 West towards RI. Lots of dining options on that commercial stretch.

      1. re: milemarker0
        im hungry Jul 24, 2009 06:39 PM

        antonoios in new bedford for portugese,right off-on 195,the best Portuguese restaurant in the area,great food.

        1. re: im hungry
          CapeCodGuy Jul 24, 2009 08:07 PM

          Although quite excellent, Antonio's is not a clam shack, nor does it serve light and small plates. Also, it may be a bit too ethnic for a 9 and 13 year old.

          1. re: im hungry
            phelana Jul 26, 2009 08:23 AM

            What exit is Antonio's and directions please?

            1. re: phelana
              CapeCodGuy Jul 26, 2009 09:30 AM

              From the Cape, take I-195 west to New Bedford Coggleshall Street exit #17. Take a left off the exit. Antonio's is two blocks down on the right. Parking is available free across the street.

              1. re: CapeCodGuy
                CapeCodGuy Jul 26, 2009 03:03 PM

                Oh, and I'd say go for lunch as New Bedford can get rather dicey at night.

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        Sean Jul 26, 2009 05:00 PM

        Everyone on the NE board usually rave's about Evelyn's or Quito's (Bristol, RI)

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          pringle347 Jul 28, 2009 03:14 PM

          Thanks so much everyone!

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            joth68 Jul 30, 2009 03:18 PM

            Late to the thread but Turks in Mattapoisett sounds like it would suit your needs.

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