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Seafood in Narraganset

hancox17 Aug 23, 2012 08:49 AM

We are going to be spending a few days in the Westerly area at the end of September and will be going over to Narraganset for a day. Is there a really good seafood place there or between there and Westerly? I'm finding a lot of "shacks" but I presume they will be closed by the last week in September so I'm looking for some place to have lunch.
Thanks in advance!

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  1. Bivalve88 RE: hancox17 Aug 23, 2012 09:20 AM

    Matunuck Oyster Bar.


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      dr. pepper RE: hancox17 Aug 23, 2012 11:17 AM

      Mermaid Cafe - BYOB in Westerly (www.mermaidcaferi.com), lunch Tu-Sun, dinner Fri/Sat
      Jim's Dock - BYOB in Jerusalem (www.jims-dock.com
      )Both feature very fresh seafood. Call to see if they're open.
      Main Street Fish Market in Wakefield
      Nothing wrong with the Matunuck oyster bar either

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        Bivalve88 RE: dr. pepper Aug 23, 2012 12:41 PM

        Sadly, Main Street Fish Market is closed.

        I've had mixed experiences at Jim's Dock. I've had the most succulent local scallops, just off the boat, and have had ammonia-smelling fish and overly greasy fries. Lots of people love it, though, so maybe we've just been unlucky.

        Went to the Mermaid Cafe last summer, waited by the door for 5 minutes with no-one greeting us, and only one table seated in the very back of the dining room. We left, never to return. I'd be interested to hear people's feedback on this one.

        The "season" extends all the way out to Columbus Day for a lot of places. You might be surprised at what is open at the end of September.

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          dr. pepper RE: Bivalve88 Aug 24, 2012 05:29 AM

          That is sad about "Wakefield Fish". We've had better luck than you at Jim's Dock. Our friends swear by the Mermaid Cafe and took us there a few weeks ago. They had the deck open, overlooking the Pawcatuck River, and the food was great: chowders, fried clams, fish tacos (grilled, not fried). Another fine choice though not all seafood is Crazy Burger in Narragansett. Check out their menu on their website. Wonderful apps, fine clam or corn/sweet potato chowder, a slew of imaginative burgies, a lot of vegan choices, good "regular" entrees, BYOB. Open for break, lunch, dinner evry day. Was featured a bit ago on DDD on the food network.

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        AikiLou RE: hancox17 Aug 24, 2012 04:05 AM

        Matunuck Oyster Bar...TERRIFIC...they have a website, so you can get an idea of what they serve. And the staff is friendly and professional...also, they have great outdoor seating. Then, there is the Coast Guard House at Narragansett...another good choice...dining room is practically ON the water...food is good, as is the service.

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