Nicknamed the "Ocean State," Rhode Island is lucky to have an abundance of fresh seafood and even luckier to have the culinary talent to interpret it in many delicious, flavorful ways. To taste the best of what our Narragansett Bay has to offer, try one of these restaurants.
1 Orms St., Providence, RI 02904
A place to celebrate life's memorable moments, the Bluefin Grille is a hideaway of casual elegance located in the Providence Marriott Downtown. Cuisine is globally inspired, using local ingredients with an emphasis on responsibly caught seafood. For more information visit marriottprovidence.com.
38 Water St., East Greenwich, RI 02818
Previously Harbourside Lobstermania, Finn's Harborside is the pinnacle of seaside dining in East Greenwich. Delivering the most delectable seafood, Finn's Harborside is here to give you the best taste of Rhode Island. For more information please visit finnsharborside.com.
Garde de la Mer
86 Dorrance St., Providence, RI 02903
Garde de la Mer represents the best of locally sourced seafood inspired by French and New American technique in a French bistro atmosphere. New for Summer 2015 - join Garde de la Mer for outdoor dining and a new seasonal menu. For more information please visit gardedelamer.com.
121 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903
"Rhode Island's Premier Seafood Address," Hemenway's is Providence's original downtown, riverside restaurant with a national reputation for serving only the freshest seafood while delivering genuine hospitality in a relaxed social atmosphere. When it comes to freshness, no one is more particular than Hemenway's. Don't be surprised if you feel a slight ocean breeze with your first bite. Visit hemenwaysrestaurant.com for more info.
Legal Sea Foods
2099 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods - really fresh fish. In the "Ocean State," Legal Sea Foods makes waves serving more than 40 varieties of fish and shellfish throughout the year. Please visit legalseafoods.com for weekly specials and deals.
119 Hope St., Bristol, RI 02809
Enjoy this classic Rhode Island seafood restaurant. Established in 1929, The Lobster Pot has been preparing and serving the best seafood dishes around for 86 years. Located in Bristol, with a view of Bristol Harbor, the Lobster Pot's cuisine and the atmosphere complement each other perfectly. For more information, please visit lobsterpotri.com.
Matunuck Oyster Bar
629 Succotash Rd., South Kingstown, RI 02879
The Matunuck Oyster Bar offers waterfront dining and prides itself in uniting fresh, locally grown produce with locally farm-raised and wild caught seafood to make the freshest dishes you'll find. For more info visit rhodyoysters.com
McCormick & Schmick's
11 Dorrance St., Providence, RI 02903
McCormick & Schmick's is a casual dining restaurant featuring more than 30 varieties of fresh seafood and shellfish daily. Guests may also choose from savory steaks, chicken and pasta dishes. The restaurant is highlighted by a timeless atmosphere of warm wood, accented by polished brass and stained glass windows, creating an inviting ambiance. For more information please visit mccormickandschmicks.com
Providence Oyster Bar
283 Atwells Ave., Providence, RI 02903
Providence Oyster Bar, the leading seafood restaurant in Providence, exemplifies the freshest in quality seafood, first-class service and atmosphere.
Other Restaurants That Also Have Great Seafood Options
The Capital Grille
1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903
The Capital Grille boasts an atmosphere of power dining, relaxed elegance and style. The Capital Grille serves classic steakhouse offerings such as chops, large North Atlantic lobsters and fresh seafood. Enjoy an award-winning wine list and don't forget their signature "stoli doli" martini. For more information please visit thecapitalgrille.com.
2 Pine St., Providence, RI 02903
Providence's famed mecca for sophisticated European dining, where both locals and out-of-towners are deliciously pampered. Enjoy the European twist on the seafood dishes offered at Capriccio with the perfect glass of wine to complement your seafood choice. For more information visit capriccios.com.
259 Thames St., Bristol, RI 02809
Located in Bristol, DeWolf Tavern serves contemporary American cuisine on the bay. Enjoy a breeze off the ocean while enjoying a fresh fish choice off the raw bar menu and your choice of a fine wine to sip on while you watch a perfect sunset. For more information please visit dewolftavern.com.
101 North Main St., Providence, RI 02903
Winner of the 2015 OpenTable Diners' Choice Award, Mill's Tavern is a small, chic restaurant located in downtown Providence. Visit Mill's Tavern to experience an array of "Raw Bar" choices off their spring menu. Enjoy $1 oysters, littlenecks and shrimp from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday through Saturday or from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Visit millstavernrestaurant.com for more info.
Ten Prime Steak & Sushi
55 Pine St., Providence, RI 02903
Dine in a modern metropolitan eatery in the heart of historic downtown Providence. Ten strives to deliver the best cuts of some of the most award-winning steaks and the freshest sushi in Rhode Island. Visit tenprimesteakandsushi.com for more info.