1. When Modern Trends Meets The Classics

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: birch via Facebook

birch
200 Washington St.
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 272-3105
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 84 Reviews. This Providence staple specializes in creating beautiful dishes that are great representation of local cuisine.  It’s easy to tell that everything coming out of the kitchen has been given a little bit of extra special attention. With a build your own 4-course meal menu, birch allows patrons to customize nearly every aspect of their dining experience.

2. The Best Peruvian Food On The East Coast. Hands Down.

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: Los Andes Restaurant via Facebook

Los Andes Restaurant
903 Chalkstone Ave
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 649-4911
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 564 Reviews. Who needs an expensive plane ticket? Not Rhode Islanders. Los Andes perfectly captures the flavors of Latin American cuisine. With tons of unique dishes difficult to find at other restaurants, (lobster paella? Yes please. Ceviche to start? Don’t mind if I do), Los Andes seems to use only the freshest ingredients around.  A trip here will definitely having you quickly coming back for more.

3. It’s Hard To Beat A Great Slice Of Pizza. You CAN’T Beat This Pizza.

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: Napolitano’s Brooklyn Pizza via Facebook

Napolitano’s Brooklyn Pizza
100 East St
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 383-7722
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 104 Reviews. If you’re a fan of the New York slice, Napolitano’s Brooklyn Pizza in Cranston will help you get your fix. Most fans of this place will agree, you can’t go wrong with an appetizer of garlic knots and a Margherita pizza.  However, if you’re not feeling a pie at the moment (what’s wrong with you??!), they have tons of other Italian options to fill your stomach.

4. A Little Spice To Your Life

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: The Spiced Pear Restaurant’s website

Spiced Pear
117 Memorial Blvd
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-2244
Yelp: 3.5 Stars; 61 Reviews. If you’re looking for a fancy place for date night, Newport’s Spiced Pear is the place to be.  With tons of awesome fresh seafood options, you can’t go wrong with any of their artfully displayed entrees. Plus, being located on the Cliff Walk, the view around the restaurant is absolutely stunning, sure to create a memorable experience.

5. It’s Hard To Top The Clams At Monahan’s

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: Monahan’s Clam Shack via Facebook

Monahan’s Restaurant
190 Ocean Rd
Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 782-2524
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 44 Reviews. Known for their awesome clam chowder and their delicious clam cakes, Monahan’s has everything you’d ever want when it comes to East Coast cuisine. Not only is the food great, but the atmosphere is fun, friendly, and great for any occasion.  It’s a sure thing that Monahan’s will be a Narragansett favorite for many years to come.


 

6. This Oyster Bar Will Never Let You Down

 

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: Matunuck Oyster Bar via Facebook

Matunuck Oyster Bar
629 Succotash Rd
South Kingstown, RI 02879
(401) 783-4202
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 368 Reviews. It doesn’t get much fresher that Matunuck Oyster bar, as seafood is farmed in front of the restaurant and veggies are grown in a field next door. Keepin’ it local. Keepin’ it delicious. Two of the fan favorites are the stuffed lobster and their famous New England clam chowder.

7. Enjoy Your Dinner, Then Stay For Awhile

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: Bouchard Restaurant & Inn via Facebook

Bouchard Restaurant
505 Thames St
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-0123
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 117 Reviews. The Bouchard Inn and Restaurant is a great place to get away from it all.  With an inspired menu built around French cuisine, dishes like the soufflé and the foie gras will have you recommending this place to all of your friends. … Or you’ll want to keep it a secret all for yourself. Don’t do it, guys. Share the delicious love.

8. In Ella We Trust

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: Ella’s Fine Food and Drink via Facebook

Ella’s Fine Food & Drink
2 Tower St
Westerly, RI 02891
(401) 315-0606
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 73 Reviews. This Westerly restaurant will become an instant favorite at your first bite.  With a creative menu featuring dishes like the crabby scallops (YUM) and the pork belly tacos (OMG, YUM), Ella’s Fine Food & Drink is one place that can’t be missed.

9. This New Restaurant Is Here To Stay

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: Bristol Oyster Bar via Facebook

Bristol Oyster Bar
448 Hope St
Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 396-5820
Yelp: 5 Stars; 15 Reviews. Already, it’s hard to tell that Bristol Oyster Bar is a newcomer to the Rhode Island food scene.  With an owner and staff that will make you feel like family, this joint is sure to stick around for many years to come. Using only the freshest of products it’s impossible to have a meal here without walking away happy.

10. You Had Me At “Bacon-Wrapped”

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

Hemenway’s
121 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 351-8570
Yelp: 4 Stars; 258 Reviews. Hemenway’s does a great job of serving up classics with an artsy twist.  With a menu built around locally sourced ingredients, a couple of the fan favorites include the lobster bisque and the bacon-wrapped scallops.


 

11. Go To Gracie’s, Your Palate Will Thank You

 

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: GraciesProv via Facebook

Gracie’s
194 Washington St
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 272-7811
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 345 Reviews. Gracie’s is Providence’s only AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, an honor that it definitely deserves.  This restaurant has spent years dedicated to perfecting their craft, continually improving their menu and educating their staff on the best ways to develop unique and delicious flavors. If it’s your first time there, you can’t go wrong with the 7-course tasting menu complete wine pairings, an experience you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Treat yourself or bring a date. Just go. Trust me.

12. You’ll Feel Right At Home At This Bed & Breakfast

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: The Canfield House’s website

The Canfield House
5 Memorial Blvd
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-0416
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 45 Reviews. The Canfield House is a great place to stop for a delicious meal and a place to stay.  With awesome nightly specials like a grilled prime rib with lobster mashed potatoes (come on, you deserve nice things, right?), Canfield House will give you a meal you’ll never forget.

13. Enjoy Your Meal With A View

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: 15 Point Road Restaurant, Waterfront Dining via Facebook

15 Point Road Restaurant
15 Point Rd
Portsmouth, RI 02871
(401) 683-3138
Yelp: 4 Stars; 41 Reviews. Surrounded by water, 15 Point Road Restaurant takes full advantage of their location with tons of huge glass windows providing endless views. With fresh local dishes like the striped bass, stuffed shrimp and the New England seafood stuff scrod, a meal here will have you wanting to never leave Rhode Island.

14. It’s All In The Name

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: Jamestown FiSH via Facebook

Jamestown FiSH
14 Narragansett Ave
Jamestown, RI 02835
(401) 423-3474
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 44 Reviews. Inspired by modern European cuisine, Jamestown FiSH is a stand out among Rhode Island seafood restaurants, thanks to their bold approach towards developing one-of-a-kind dishes. Complimented by waterfront views, a dining experience here is nothing short of spectacular.  For proof that this truly is one of the best restaurants on Rhode Island, try the Jamestown Fish Cookpot, a broth dish packed full of shellfish and lobster roe.


 

15. Nick’s Is The Best Way To Start Any Morning

 

15 Restaurants In Rhode Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: Nick’s on Broadway via Facebook

Nick’s on Broadway
500 Broadway
Providence, RI 02909
(401) 421-0286
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 509 Reviews. Known around town for their awesome brunch, Nick’s on Broadway serves up some of the best breakfast dishes in Providence.  With house-made sausage and a beautiful eggs benedict leading the charge, grabbing a bite a Nick’s is the perfect way to fuel up for the rest of the day. You know brunch is good when you just want to get comfortable, stay in your seat and wait a couple hours for dinner, cleverly called “Nicks at Night.” In that case, get the New England cheese plate. What’s your go-to for great grub in Rhode Island? Tell us in the comments below!