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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…
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…
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…
Beach in Watch Hill

East Beach

This fine beach is in front of the Ocean House hotel. It stretches for several miles from the Watch Hill lighthouse all the way to Misquamicut, with the open ocean crashing on one side and large, gray-shingled homes…
Cafe in Watch Hill

The Cooked Goose

With its appealing selection of Benedicts, omelets, baked goods (pain au chocolat, house-made doughnuts) and exotic sandwiches (consider the Nirvana, with baked tofu, honey ginger dressing, cheddar cheese and sprout…
Ride in Watch Hill

Flying Horses Carousel

This antique ride dates from 1883. Besides being perhaps the oldest carousel in the country, it boasts a unique design: its horses are suspended on chains so that they really do 'fly' outward as the carousel spins a…
Bistro in Watch Hill

Olympia Tea Room

The most atmospheric restaurant in town, the Olympia is an authentic 1916 soda-fountain-turned-bistro. Varnished wooden booths, pink walls, black-and-white checkered tiles on the floor and the antique marble-topped …
Beach in Watch Hill

Watch Hill Beach

This small beach is behind the Flying Horses Carousel.