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Waterfront dining at restaurants in RI offers lush seaside views

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.
Paddy's Beach Club outdoor Dining Misquamicut RI
Paddy's Beach Club

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

Oceanside dining with the perfect ocean view

Dine by the Atlantic on Misquamicut Beach at this waterfront deck restaurant serving delicious food and drink. A revised lunch and dinner menu includes great seafood and modern American fare including Bavarian-style pretzels, coconut shrimp, BBQ tater tots and our Chowder. If you're in the mood for a sandwich there's our decadent Porky Mac burger, the flavorful Bun Mi and the kickin' Chicken Popper sandwich. And of course there's our standards - including Crispy Chicken, Crispy Fish and our fantastic Fish Tacos. Quench that thirst with punches, coladas and margaritas, beer and wine, or take it up a notch with the award-winning Signature Specialty Drink Menu with take home souvenir cups. From May-September there’s seven miles of white sand, events, amusements, live music and fun just waiting for you – beachside.
Harbor Lights Marina & Country Club - Warwick Office of Tourism - Warwick, RI
Harbor Lights Marina and Country Club

150 Gray Street Warwick, RI, 02889 Phone:

Located in the exclusive Warwick Neck neighborhood aside Greenwich Bay, this beautifully groomed golfing and marina property offers some cool dining options. Par & Tackle Restaurant and Bar has is a beautiful new post-and-beam structure next to the Pro Shop and first tee. Diners can enjoy a full bar, a grand stone fireplace sitting area, plentiful seating, and a farm-to-table menu. Also: live entertainment! Tiki Truck, open in the warm-weather seasons, is next to the pool. The TikiBar serves up cocktails, a full menu and wonderful views of Greenwich Bay.
Maria's Seaside Cafe - Hotel Maria - Westerly, RI
Hotel Maria

132 Atlantic Avenue Westerly, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-622-4000

Bustling seaside cafe brings a little bit of Italy to Misquamicut Beach

Once you check in to your airy, cottage-style room or classic suite at the Hotel Maria, take a moment to marvel at the view of the ocean from your balcony, then grab that LL Bean beachbag with the fluffy towels and head for the beach – right across the street. The rooms in this reimagined boutique hotel, a modern throwback to simpler times, are inspired by “olde Misquamicut,” and so is the hospitality and service. Get comfortable in Maria’s Seaside Cafe, with homemade pasta and the freshest nightly seafood specials, or grab a cocktail on the rooftop deck. Check out Westerly, with its great beach bars, ice cream parlors, kids’ amusements and pristine beaches, all a walk or bike ride away.
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Dune Cottage Outdoor Patio 500x250 - Ocean House Resort - Watch Hill, RI
Ocean House Resort

1 Bluff Avenue Watch Hill, RI, 02891 Phone: Toll-Free: 877-346-9442

Exceptional cuisine matched by stunning water views when dining at this coastal resort

In a galaxy of its own, COAST, the fine-dining restaurant at the Ocean House resort, has earned its five stars from Forbes and AAA by serving the freshest ingredients and flavors of the Rhode Island coast. With its seasonal menu that changes nightly, and its collaboration with local farms and artisans, COAST offers the ultimate waterfront dining experience and was named as one of CNN Traveler’s World’s Best Waterfront Restaurants (the only one in New England). Other dining venues at the luxury resort include the casual Bistro, the Verandah Raw Bar with stunning ocean views, the Taco Shack and the Mediterranean-inspired menu at Dune Cottage on the beach, and, for true privacy and unobstructed ocean views, the Secret Garden.

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