Waterfront Dining - RI Statewide

Waterfront restaurants can run the gamut from seafood shacks to white-tablecloth food extravaganzas. Enjoy dining by the sea in all its forms during your Rhode Island vacation with family or on a weekend getaway.

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Drinks by the Harbor - Brenton Hotel - Newport, RI
Brenton Hotel

31 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-849-3100

Admire the water view, enjoy the imaginative menus at boutique hotel’s tantalizing restaurant

At the Brenton Hotel, eating in the living room is not only permitted: It’s highly recommended. With its dramatic oceanside view and fresh, seasonally inspired menus, the Living Room at the Brenton is the go-to place in Newport for delightful small plates like grilled lamb lollipops and beef sliders, enough-for-the-table entrees like lobster salad and truffle fries and fabulous desserts like molten lava cake and key lime tarts. A curated list of craft cocktails, artisanal beers and fine wines has been designed to complement each dish. You might also enjoy a cocktail in The Bar at LR or, better yet, on The Rooftop, where you can sip your signature cocktail and dine on small plates while marveling at jaw-dropping harbor and city views. Named to the Travel & Leisure Top 500 Hotels in the World in both 2022 and 2023.
Paddy's Beach Club outdoor Dining Misquamicut RI
Paddy's Beach Club

159 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-596-2610

Great staff at popular beach bar and lounge serves up fun drinks, fresh seafood, burgers

What could be better than enjoying a meal in the sun and by the surf at Paddy’s Beach Club on picturesque Misquamicut Beach, RI? Named one of the best beach bars in the country by Coastal Living magazine, Paddy’s energetic and fun-loving staff also serves up a great oceanside menu, starting with beach bites like Irish nachos, calamari, the freshest offerings at the raw bar and Paddy’s famous smoked wings. The menu also includes salads, burgers, street tacos and quesadillas, fish and chips, lobster rolls and fried scallops as well as gluten-free options and kids’ meals. Drinks are creative and refreshing, from Paddy’s Pina Colada and the Shark Attack to the Island Rum Punch and tea shooters. Check the calendar for a live entertainment schedule.