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Visiting Providence and Cranston in February 2010

annwalden Jan 2, 2010 02:50 PM

Hi there... I am looking for great restaurants in the Rhode Island area. I am visiting my best friend and I intend to go out to eat a few times. I would really like some suggestions for some wonderful places. So far Farmstead and Chez Pascal, Alforno all come up. I am looking for a great dish of steamed clams or any other suggestions. Thank you!

  1. f
    FjmArch Feb 10, 2010 04:07 AM

    You aren't going to find anywhere in Cranston that has good steamers and you will probably overpay if you try to get them in Providence. You could try the following:
    Crows Nest – Warwick, RI
    Buttonwood's fish and chips

    As for other Cranston places:
    Cafe Itri
    Breakfast at T's

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    1. re: FjmArch
      OOliver Feb 14, 2010 08:42 AM

      I think Carrie's on Douglas Ave (Prov) offers steamers. You can't go wrong for seafood there.

    2. t
      Trnrbrnr Feb 9, 2010 03:18 PM

      The only place i can think of that would come close to steamed clams would be the Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown. They trend more toward oysters, which they grow themselves. Fresh food, nice location. Check out their web site.

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        Gin n Tonic Jan 2, 2010 04:19 PM

        Vino is spot on, but if you're in Cranston and *really* want to experience Cranston, go to Mike's Kitchen in the VFW hall by the Cranston police station. Although I don't think you'll get much in the way of steamed clams there, either.

        1. invinotheresverde Jan 2, 2010 04:11 PM

          I can't help with the steamed clams, but I CAN tell you Al Forno is way, way overrated.

          If you're in Cranston, you have to hit Caffe Itri. They have great, homey Italian and a large, excellently priced wine list.

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