Where can we take hungry URI students out for a decent meal?
We're headed to URI over Easter and want to take our son and 2-3 of his college friends out for a nice dinner. We can't afford Castle Hill or Fluke or anything too fancy. Where can we get a great meal in the $10-$15 an entree range? Something that would make them feel cool... Maybe a little offbeat, memorable?
Memorable and great at $10-15 per entree? Maybe you could take them to 1975?
On a serious note, you may have to consider driving north to PVD and going somewhere ethnic, Mexican, Asian, or Portuguese perhaps. Or how about Mike's Kitchen in the VFW, certainly off-beat and memorable with great food. A bit over budget but not by much.
If you are willing to head to Providence, you have plenty of options. The Red Fez has great food in the price range you specified and the atmosphere could certainly be described as offbeat and memorable.
As mentioned above, Providence has several very good authentic Mexican restaurants. El Rancho Grande would be a good choice. Alternatively, there is a newly opened Ethiopian restaurant on the East Side.
If you would be prefer to stay in South County, you could go to Iggys for chowder and clam cakes. If you you are willing to go a little beyond $15 (with plenty of sandwiches and a few entrees under), you should head to the Matunuck Oyster Bar.
49 Peck St, Providence, RI 02903
El Rancho Grande
313 Plainfield St, Providence, RI 02909
The Mews in Wakefield is casual, they have a large menu. I like their pizza and calzones but they pretty much have everything. Fun atmosphere.