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5 Outstanding Restaurants in Rhode Island You Don’t Want to Miss

Now that it’s officially summer, it’s the perfect excuse to dress up and go check out some of the best restaurants that Rhode Island has to offer. If you’re looking to try out a new place, we’ve got you covered with a variety of great recommendations.

Bristol Oyster Bar


Bristol Oyster Bar prides itself on its’ fresh and local taste – and it has exactly that! It offers a wide variety of different menu items that are hand crafted and change often to keep their selections new and exciting. They offer seafood that is caught straight from the Narraganset Bay, and have one of the best “Patty Melts” you’ll ever indulge in! 

Aidan’s Pub


Aidan’s Pub is always a go-to option, with a little bit of something for everyone. They are known for their award-winning Irish plates, but also specialize in their American, Seafood and 60+ beer menu! Aidan’s was voted Rhode Island’s best restaurant for burgers, steak, fish n’ chips and hand-cut fries. Located in the heart of Bristol, it offers great food, great views and ensures a great time!



Located in Providence, Hemenway’s is a great choice for fresh seafood from executive chef, Max Peterson, who has cooked from coast to coast and has unbelievable knowledge in all types of cuisines, including American and how to cook a prime steak! Hemenway’s is located in a central area, just minutes from the RISD museum, Waterfire and the Rhode Island Convention Center!



Located in the center of downtown Newport, Diego’s is a great waterfront option for brunch, lunch or dinner! If you’re in the mood for Mexican, Diego’s offers a creative menu of delicious, unique and trendy Mexican dishes! Not to mention they make outstanding cocktails – especially margaritas! Be sure to order a plate (or two) of their nachos once you get there!

Forty 1° North


If you’re looking for an extra special night out, or to get dressed up, check out Forty 1 North, located in Newport! This restaurant is known for its’ modern elegance, with stunning waterfront views. Their menu offers a wide variety of options, from grilled meats to seafood and a raw bar! Best of all, 41 North uses all organic and locally sourced selections. It’s a must for a nice summer night!



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