Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Southern New England >
Aug 16, 2012 07:30 AM

Rocky Point clam cakes and chowder

I'm homesick for RI and thinking about Rocky Point and those clam cakes and chowder they served. What made it so good? And where can I get food like that on my next trip to RI?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Youth is what made them taste so good. Good luck getting the recipe for that....

    2 Replies
    1. re: mollydingle

      And being by salt water, riding coasters and chasing the opposite sex(or same).

      1. re: mollydingle

        Absolutely...1954... Still remember...Wednesday nights-Kiddies' Night...chowder, clam cakes, and the rides...10 years old...I will always maintain that a 50s childhood summer in Rhode Island?...nothing like it

      2. The restaurant closed. They did have good chowder & clam cakes! Just found the chowder recipe on Weird, it has ground pork in it.

        6 Replies
        1. re: Alica

          thanks Alicia! Yes I know it closed while I was still a kid. I will take a look at that recipe.

          1. re: gillsnthrills

            The park closed a long time ago but they also had a restaurant near the airport for a while where you could go for the chowder & clam cakes.

          2. re: Alica

            It calls for ground or diced SALT pork, a common chowder ingredient. I prefer to use chopped bacon in mine, but rendered salt pork works too.

            Great recipe site tho, thx!

            1. re: CapeCodGuy

              I know I've heard of bacon in it but never ground pork. I don't know if it was just because i was a child when I had it but I did like it. I liked their clam cakes because they were small and not too doughy.

              1. re: Alica

                Ground SALT PORK is more like bacon. It's got nothing to do with the regular ground pork you see packaged in the supermarket.

                1. re: CapeCodGuy

                  Oh that makes sense! Not too familiar with salt pork.

            1. re: Td61

              Nothing will bring back the thrill of Rocky Point in childhood, but for clam cakes and chowder, you could try Aunt Carrie's in Narragansett. Or Captain Jack's in Matunuck.

            2. Went by the airport today and Rocky Point Clam cakes and chowder is back. Don't know opening date but brand spanking new. Right in front of Ann and Hope near Green Airport!!! 4/26/14