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Top Choice Seafood in Narragansett & Point Judith

Matunuck Oyster Bar

This small, indoor-outdoor seafood-centric restaurant sits on a spit of land opposite Galilee on Point Judith Pond. Considering that the parking lot is carpeted in shells, it's no surprise that this oyster bar speci…
Top Choice Seafood in Narragansett & Point Judith

Champlin's Seafood

At Champlin’s Seafood, order a lobster roll, stuffed clams, scallops or one of many sea critters breaded and fried, and hang out on its 2nd-floor deck, which sits inches from the harbor’s channel. The swaying masts …
Top Choice Ice Cream in Watch Hill

St Clair's Annex

This ice-cream shop has been run by the same family since 1887, and features several dozen flavors of homemade ice cream. On top of traditional light breakfast fare (omelets and the like), it serves seaside specialt…
Beach in Narragansett & Point Judith

Scarborough State Beach

Scarborough (sometimes written as 'Scarboro') is considered by many to be the best in the state. A massive, castle-like pavilion, generous boardwalks, a wide and long beachfront, on-duty lifeguards and great, predic…
Theater in Southern Rhode Island

Theatre by the Sea

For more than 60 years, Theatre By the Sea has entertained families with Broadway musicals and new plays. Recent hits have included Hair, Annie and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, which featured an all-singing, all-danc…
Nature Reserve in Charlestown

Ninigret State Conservation Area

One of Rhode Island's most delightful swimming holes can be found in this conservation area, which features a massive lagoon bounded by barrier beaches and fed by freshwater springs. Between the lagoon and the Atlan…
Desserts in Watch Hill

Allie's Donuts

Allie has been turning out hot-to-trot homemade doughnuts from her roadside shack on RI 2 for over 40 years and Rhode Islanders travel from across the state to take them away by the dozen ($7.20). Light as air, they…
Beach in Narragansett & Point Judith

Roger W Wheeler State Beach

Locally known as Sand Hill Cove, the Roger W Wheeler State Beach, just south of Galilee, is the spot for families with small children. Not only does it have a playground and other facilities, it also has an extremel…
Beach in Narragansett & Point Judith

Narragansett Town Beach

This mile-long stretch of beach tends to be crowded because it's an easy walk from Narragansett Pier. It's popular with surfers thanks to its soft curling waves, and is serviced by two pavilions, changing rooms and …
American in Watch Hill

84 High Street Café

With big plates of well-prepared Italian-influenced American classics (seafood Parmesan, for example, or baked Ritz cracker–stuffed shrimp), 84 High prides itself on massive portions of hearty, heavy but delicious f…