The Best Seafood Dives Coast to Coast

Long live the laid-back shacks where the menus hang on the wall, the beers chill on ice, and the food comes piled high, deep-fried, slathered, breaded, buttered, and steamed.

Rhode Island's Best Seafood Dives

This state may be small, but it boast some great seafood!

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Rhode Island Seafood Dive

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Horton’s Seafood, East Providence
What to expect: Cozy, friendly neighborhood favorite.
Check it out: 809 Broadway; 401/434-3116 or

Flo’s Clam Shack, Middletown
What to expect: Chowder (red, white, or clear), clam cakes, and spicy stuffed quahog clams.
Check it out: 4 Wave Avenue; 401/847-8141 or

Evelyn’s Drive-In, Tiverton
What to expect: Lobster rolls taste even better at waterfront tables.
Check it out: 2335 Main Road (Route 77); 401/624-3100 or

Champlin’s Seafood Restaurant, Narragansett
What to expect: Amazing fish-and-chips, fried clams, fried shrimp, and the huge fried scallops. And you can’t go wrong with the Rhode Island-style clear-broth chowder. Chase it with crisp, chilled Narragansett Lager, a revitalized old New England favorite. The state’s biggest fishing fleet bustles in and out of Galilee Harbor. Block Island hovers on the horizon. Flocks of gulls and chattering summer visitors wander the docks.
Check it out: 256 Great Island Road; 401/783-3152 or

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