Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Seafood in The Ocean State


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:

Boat House Restaurant

The Boat House is the quintessential seafood spot taken to a new level of innovation and excellence. With picturesque views of the Sakonnet River, sample some of the best local seafood in New England.

Coast Guard House

The Coast Guard House Restaurant established itself in the 1940s and is revered for serving locally harvested seafood. The restaurant was transformed in 1979 to a year round dining destination. Over the past decade we have been recognized on a state and national level as a premier dining...

Finn's Harborside

The Harborside has been a successful business for over 42 years. Many of you may remember us as Harbourside Lobstermania; we recently underwent a name and ownership change to Finn's Harborside! The Finn's have owned this property for 42 years and look forward to delivering you continued fresh...

Hemenway's Restaurant

"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...

Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods operates award-winning restaurants committed to quality and freshness. Their pier-to-plate process brings over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish to the table throughout the year. “If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t Legal!”

The Lobster Pot

Since 1929, the Lobster Pot has provided Rhode Islanders with the very best in dining experiences. Set in a classic seaside town, we serve the finest traditional New England classics, especially seafood, as well as blending dishes with a new and contemporary twist. Our premier location, alongside...

Mare Rooftop

Mare Rooftop is committed to providing a high-quality seafood dining experience inspired by the Mediterranean food and wine culture, by using sustainable and healthy ingredients in a friendly and customer-oriented atmosphere, at approachable prices.

Matunuck Oyster Bar

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.

Providence Oyster Bar

Providence Oyster Bar, the leading seafood restaurant in Providence, exemplifies the freshest in quality seafood, first-class service and atmosphere.

Shuck Like A Pro

Learn what is available in a raw bar and how to shuck an oyster from the Executive Chef at Hemenway's Restaurant.

How to Shell a Lobster

We've heard that not everyone knows how to shell a cooked lobster. It can be a daunting task for someone who doesn't work with this shellfish on a day-to-day basis. That's why we had Chef Chris Lee give us the following full demonstration on how he breaks down a boiled lobster.