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Take the Martha’s Vineyard Ferry – From Quonset Point

Take a Lobster Themed Trip to the Island!

Cruise in a luxurious fast ferry to the island of Martha’s Vineyard and arrive in style for a weekend stay or a day trip.   Enjoy the sundeck or sit in plush air-conditioned comfort, you will be amazed at the breathtaking scenery along the way.   Avoid all the Cape Cod traffic and get to the island faster. It’s a fun way to travel!

Martha’s Vineyard is 20 miles wide and nine miles in length –  that’s about 125 square miles in total with six beautiful towns teaming with lobster restaurants boasting waterviews and small charming eateries.  The island views are sure to delight.

Why we love it: Pack a lobster roll lunch and enjoy it at sea!

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Point Judith Lighthouse – Amazing Sunsets!

Gorgeous Waterviews!

Point Judith, part of the town of Narragansett, extends more than a mile from the Rhode Island coast and marks the entrance to Narragansett Bay to the north and Block Island Sound to the south. With beautiful ocean views you can photograph beautiful shots during your visit to the grounds of this 1857 lighthouse. Although the lighthouse tower itself is not open to the public, this is a fantastic place to visit and relax.

We also recommend this amazing spot for a picnic (yes, lobster roll style.)  Grab a picnic to go and one of the local restaurants and enjoy some splendid ocean views with lobster lunch!

{Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it:  Awe inspiring place for a Shelfie (lobster inspired selfie) and lobster roll picnics!

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Salty Galilee – A Fishing Village and Boat Lovers Delight!

Sounds of Seagulls Fill the Air

If you love fishing boats, this is the place for you!  Galilee is a fishing port and a great place to watch the boats and Block Island Ferry come and go. Flocks of seagulls follow these vessels with their haul of fresh seafood and makes for fantastic scenery.   There is also a nice beach and jetty to enjoy the waves and salt air with views of the sea.

Make it a day trip to wander the piers and have lunch or plan around a sunset dinner.  Galilee is filled with seafood restaurants and most offer views of the water.  Straight off the boat, the seafood is incredibly fresh and enjoying lobster in this fishing village, is an experience!  {Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it:  Lobster lunch or dinner feels so authentic here. 

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  • Intersection of Great Island Road and Galilee Escape Road
  • 24 Miles from Newport
  • Part of Narrangansett
  • Boasts Largest Fishing Fleet in Rhode Island
  • Two State Beaches: Roger Wheeler and Salty Brine
  • Site of the Block Island Ferry

 

Lighthouse Cruise on Narragansett Bay

See 10 Rhode Island Lighthouses by Boat

This 90-minute cruise showcases some of Rhode Island’s most beautiful lighthouses. The captain will take you throughout Narragansett Bay bringing you up close and personal to these historic landmarks. This truly is a one-of-a-kind cruise that you will remember forever. Lighthouses include locations in Newport Harbor, Jamestown and Wickford to name a few. Don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars!

The departure location in Quonset Point, North Kingstown is convenient and easy to reach from anywhere in Rhode Island, whether you are in South County, Warwick, Providence or Newport -it’s just a short drive away.   Rhode Island Bay Cruises also offer free dockside parking for all of the cruises.  So pack up a lobster roll lunch and cruise in lobster style!

Why we love it:  Lighthouses and lobster just go well together!

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The Richards – Hidden Gem with Castle Like Stay

Relaxing Place to Stay in Narragansett

What a gem and the location is perfect!  Tucked away but close to all.  The house itself is a beautiful. It’s an old stone home (built in the late 1800s) perfectly decorated with beautiful antiques everywhere you look and the gardens are gorgeous. The house is located within walking distance of the beach and downtown Narragansett – so settle in and enjoy all Narragansett has to offer.

Quiet and serene with homemade breakfast each morning, it’s a 10 mile walk through the woods to the ocean.  Our favorite thing to do while there? Read in the quaint screened gazebo and hammock next to a peaceful Koi pond.  Rest and relax!

Why we love it:  Peaceful and quiet, yet a 10 minute walk to the water. 

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Open Year Round
144 Gibson Avenue, Narragansett, Rhode Island,02882
(401) 789-7746
therichards144@hotmail.com
www.therichardsbnb.com

Trattoria Romana South – Lobster Dinner in Wakefield

Must Try Luciano’s Famous Macaroni & Cheese with Fresh Maine Lobster!

Trattoria Romana South is warm, charming and offers delicious authentic Italian cuisine.  One of our favorite dishes here is the Orecchiette pasta tossed with Asiago, Parmesan & white cheddar cheeses in a cream bechamel sauce, baked with Italian bread crumbs & fresh Maine lobster meat. Finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, yum!

This Italian restaurant in Wakefield offers a lively bar scene, where regulars and guests can enjoy cocktails, liquor, beer, and wine from an extensive drink menu while also enjoying our full food selection. The bar and restaurant are open year round for dinner and drinks, so enjoy anytime of year!

Why we love it:  New England seafood with an Italian flair!

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  • Open Year Round
  • Dinner Only
  • Reservations Suggested
  • 71 South County Commons Way, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879
  • (401) 792-4933
  • www.trattoria-south.com

 

Coast Guard House – Spectacular Location on the Ocean

The Views Here are Amazing!

In the late 1800’s, the US Coast Guard built a station of solid granite perched overlooking Narragansett Bay.  Today it is home to the Coast Guard House Restaurant.  Overlooking a gorgeous stretch of ocean, the Coast Guard House is worth the drive and a destination unto itself.

The Coast Guard House Restaurant is revered for serving locally harvested seafood, and experienced a total rejuvenation, courtesy of Super Storm Sandy.

 Why we love it:  They have a raw bar and lots of lobster dishes on the menu.  Yum!

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Best Kept Secret B&B – 5 Minute Walk to Scarborough Beach

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Best Kept Secret B&B is located in a quiet residential neighborhood near the Point Judith section of Narragansett. The B&B is walking distance from Scarborough Beach, a pristine state beach with boardwalk and picnic areas. The Block Island Ferry is three miles down the road. Enjoy the comforts of home in this eclectic bed and breakfast with large Victorian porch. The Inn offers warm hospitality and unique complimentary services, such as shuttling to and from the ferry. Two large bedrooms, each with a private bath, can accommodate more than two. Wi-Fi  access is also available.

A hearty breakfast of in-season fruits, home-baked goods and fresh eggs from the Inn’s chicken coop will start your day. Feel free to request a personal favorite or special diet need. You can enjoy breakfast in the elegant dining room or out on the porch. Guests enjoy visiting the Rhode Island 6 Red laying hens – all named Henrietta!

Why we love it:   It’s a cozy place to stay and just three miles from the Port of Galilee – an authentic, working fishing village. 

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The Break Hotel – Narragansett Boutique Style Stay

Seaside Inspired Design Captures Sense of Place

The Break is a place to find playfulness, connection, and a true local experience in South County. As the first boutique hotel in Narragansett, Rhode Island, The Break’s decor and amenities will both impress you and welcome you to relax and breathe easy – “rhody” style.  This includes a heated pool with sun deck and fabulous ocean views!

Centrally located to all Narragansett beaches, Point Judith Lighthouse and the Port of Galilee, The Break’s accommodations offer the perfect base for your Rhode Island beach getaway.

Why we love it:  Their onsite restaurant offers lobster!

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Tower House B&B – In the Historic Section

Peaceful and Charming in Narragansett

The Tower House is located in the historic “Pier” section of town and is walking distance of some of the best beaches and seafood restaurants that the Ocean State has to offer.   Just twenty minutes from the Newport Bridge and thirty minutes from Providence, The Tower House B &B offers four lovely guestrooms, well maintained grounds and a gracious innkeeper who prepares hearty breakfasts that include eggs, French toast, yogurt, fruit, bacon, scones, and other treats!   Although this house was built in the 1800s, this B & B offers modern amenities and even shuttle service to the beach.   Don’t worry about bringing beach chairs and towels.  This place supplies them all!

Why we love it:  It’s a friendly place to stay close to the coastline and the offer afternoon refreshments.

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Weekapaug Inn – Spectacular Setting

A Tranquil and Luxurious Seaside Inn

Located in the peaceful community of Weekapaug, Rhode Island, with sweeping views of Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic Ocean just beyond, Weekapaug Inn boasts 27 guestrooms and 4 signature suites.  Inspired by traditional Cape Cod style architecture covered by red cedar shingles and dark brown trim, this inn is luxury all the way!  With a 75 foot lap pool, spa, state of the art fitness center and a private, two mile stretch of pristine beach just steps from the property, it’s no wonder why Weekapaug Inn enjoy a long list of accolades and awards.

Open year round, this uniquely appointed inn offers outstanding dining options featuring the freshest local seafood and farm to table herbs and vegetables.  A perfect respite for nature enthusiasts, the resident naturalist oversees the waterfront, skippers the boat tours and is a great resource for those eager to learn more about the history of this community.   With lots of amenities and well organized activities activities, the Weekapaug Inn is an ideal retreat for family vacations and weekend getaways!

Why we love it:  They offer Thursday night clam bakes served family-style and s’mores by the firepit!

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  • Open Year Round
  • 25 Spray Rock Road, Westerly, Rhode Island 02891
  • (401) 637-7660
  • www.weekapauginn.com

Shells By The Sea B&B – Close to the Beach

A Southern Rhode Island Favorite

Located in Narragansett, this elegant bed and breakfast welcomes guests all year around.  Just minutes from the town beach and the Towers –  the only remnant of the Narragansett Pier Casino built in the 1880’s – Shells by the Sea is truly a “home away from home” experience.    With gracious hosts and and delicious breakfasts including homemade breads,muffins, cakes, waffles, French Toast and eggs to order, you’ll love what this B & B has to offer.   Relax on the patio, swim in the outdoor pool or simply stroll around the meticulously landscaped grounds.

Shells by the Sea is the perfect respite after a glorious day of soaking up the sunshine.  Be sure to visit nearby Galilee – an authentic fishing village where you can watch fishermen unload their catch of the day and plan on a delicious sweet and buttery lobster dinner at Champlin’s – a popular seafood restaurant!

Why we love it:   Inviting, clean and spacious.  Perfect for a girlfriend getaway!

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Mantunuk Oyster Bar – From Pond to Plate!

Incredibly Fresh Lobster With a View

Perry Raso, owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar, takes pride in offering farm-raised and wild-caught seafood from local waters!   In fact, Perry operates an oyster farm on Potter Pond just steps from the restaurant’s patio. In addition to growing oysters and now scallops, Raso grows vegetables at the other end of the pond and uses the harvest in the restaurant.    Let’s talk about the lobster!   Matunuck Oyster Bar prepares a hands-down, incredible lobster roll using chunks of lobster meat, mayo and chopped celery and a mouthwatering 1 1/2 pound stuffed lobster prepared with jumbo shrimp, scallops and seafood stuffing.   Delicious!  Especially when paired with a glass of crisp white wine.

Why we love it:  The location can’t be beat.   Sit upstairs for views of Block Island, Pt. Judith and The Matunuck Oyster Farm!

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Seaside Terrace – OMG Ocean Views!

Summertime Dining at the Ocean House

Everyone should experience this just once if not 100 times.  Just arriving at the Ocean House for breakfast or lunch at Seaside Terrace is a treat.  Once the valet parks your car, you can head upstairs to this incredible open air restaurant where the views of the ocean, are amazing.

The menus are limited but one of our favorites is the Seaside Lobster Roll on the Lunch menu.  Best enjoyed sitting under an umbrella, gazing out at the endless blue waters and sipping a cool drink.  Enjoy!

Why we love it:  A lobster roll with an incredible view!

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Aunt Carrie’s – Serving Seafood Since 1920

Best of the Best in Narragansett!

Located in Narragansett near the Port Judith Light House, Aunt Carrie’s is one of the best casual dine-in/take-out seafood joints in Rhode Island. Featured on the Travel Channel, the Food Network’s Diners Drive-ins and Dives, Aunt Carrie’s  is sure to please anyone with a big appetite for classic seafood and lobster!

As the winner of Rhode Island’s first James Beard  “America’s Classic” award in 2007,  Aunt Carrie’s lobster rolls prepared with succulent lobster meat are amazing!    Choose from a cold roll mixed lightly with mayonnaise or a hot roll with a side of drawn better!   Aunt Carrie’s BLT made with bacon, Lobster and tomato on homemade bread is a hands-down favorite, too.   Want to get crackin’?   Order the Rhode Island Shore Dinner and you’ll start with a bowl of fresh chowder and 4 clam cakes, followed by a full order of steamed clams with melted butter, fish & chips, a 1 1/4 lb. lobster and homemade dessert!    You won’t leave hungry.

Why we love it:  It’s very close to the beach, across from local artisans and a 10 on our yum factor!

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  • Seasonal; Memorial Day – Labor Day
  • Open Daily from 11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • 1240 Ocean Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island  02882
  • (401) 783-7930
  • www.auntcarriesri.com 

 

 

Ocean House – An Iconic Seaside Retreat in Rhode Island

An Memorable Experience

Historic and jaw dropping from the moment you arrive, this hotel and restaurant is where the rich and famous go for lobster. Majestically situated on a hill a short jaunt from town, with awe inspiring sea views, the Ocean House boasts spectacular lodging, dining and just plain people watching. Unofficially voted as “one of the world’s best views while enjoying a lobster roll”, the Seaside Terrace offers outdoor dining overlooking the ocean. For an indoor culinary experience, Seasons offers waterviews with air conditioned comfort. Come for the day or stay for a few, day trippers and vacationers are welcome. If you can stay at this upscale hotel “resort” treat yourself to a lobster dinner on the sand. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer, join in on a traditional New England lobster boil, held on the private Ocean House beach. Barefoot elegance with a lobster bib!

Why we like it:  It’s Relais & Chateaux, AAA Five Diamond and Five Star Forbes property.  World class all the way!

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Champlin’s Seafood Restaurant – From Boat to Plate

Lobster Rolls Prepared Perfectly!

Established in 1946, Champlin’s Seafood is located at the entrance to Galilee Harbor – home of Rhode Island’s fishing fleet.  Enjoy fresh seafood from the deck or the heated, indoor lounge while watching lobstermen unload their daily catch.   According to some lobster lovers, Champlin’s prepares the best lobster roll ever with knuckle, claw and tail meat with just the right amount of celery and mayo!   On the go? A casual, relaxed self-serve environment, you can order seafood from the food counter and take it to a table of your choice.

Why we love it:  Panoramic views of a quintessential New England working fishing port.  A sweet and salty experience!

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Summer Lobster Boils on Rhode Island Beach

A Quintessentially New England Experience

On select Friday evenings throughout the summer, join in on a traditional New England lobster boil and bbq, held on the private Ocean House beach.

Relax on the sand and watch the sunset while you enjoy a buffet of local seafood, grill classics and sides, and listen to live music from a local band. $110 per adult and $55 per child, includes buffet, limited bar and entertainment (excludes tax and gratuity).

Why we love it: Although it’s on the beach, this place is ultra fancy.  Lifestyles of the rich and famous!

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  • Reservations Required
  • Summer Only
  • 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, Rhode Island 02891
  • (855) 678-0364
  • www.oceanhouseevents.com

 

Explore a Lobster Lovers Day Trip #1 – Beach It Up!

Fun in the Sun Along the Coast

Lil ‘o Rhody is affectionately known by locals as Rhode Island.  A small state but packed with beaches, seafood and charm!  From any points in the Ocean State or Southeastern Massachusetts, South County RI makes a great day trip.  As you drive towards the beaches, the stress slips away and the air becomes filled with salty breezes and seagulls.

One of our favorites is East Beach in Rhode Island which is 3 miles of gorgeous shoreline and it usually includes a visit to Matunuck Oyster Bar .  This lovely little slice of seafood heaven has plenty of lobster and endless other seafood delights.  It’s airy, delicious, and come as you are. It’s a destination in itself! If you go: The outdoor patio at Matunuck Oyster Bar turns magical at night.

Why we love it:   The beach is a natural treasure!

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