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.
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.
Dine by the Atlantic on Misquamicut Beach at this 350 seat deck restaurant serving delicious food and drink. A new and expansive lunch and dinner menu includes great seafood and modern American fare including a Raw Bar, appetizers including Paddy’s Famous Smoked Wings, Open Faced Jalapeno Poppers, Avocado Toast, Clam Cakes and Chowder, Burrata & Tomato Salad. Choose from sandwiches like the Smoked Turkey Rachel, Pastrami Sliders or Tuna Tacos. Want more? Try the Fisherman’s or Clam Strip Platter. 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.
1 Bluff AvenueWatch Hill, RI, 02891Phone: Toll-Free: 877-346-9442
Many ways to dine by the water at this resort on a bluff overlooking the sea
Lovingly reconstructed as a tribute to its storied history as a seaside getaway, the Ocean House Resort boasts not only dramatic ocean views from its Watch Hill perch but also a private white-sand beach for everything from fly-fishing to just relaxing in a shaded cabana. Elegant and uniquely appointed rooms, suites and cottages feature ocean-inspired decor and access to world-class amenities from an on-site spa, lap pool and fitness facility to classes in a culinary arts center and champagne in the Secret Garden. Set sail for a lighthouse, sit down to a summer lobster boil, launch a kayak or bike along the coastline. Ask about the Lighthouse or Tower Suite with especially dramatic ocean vistas.
Dine on the waterfront at The Kitchen at Pleasant View Inn.
Offering full-service dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant features a full bar serving cocktails, beer and wines, fresh, high quality local seafood and traditional American fare. Four dining rooms all feature stunning oven views. The main dining room is highlighted by classic antique furniture and has recently transitioned away from a formal to more family-friendly ambiance and attire. Guests seeking a casual atmosphere can enjoy The Upper Hatch. A classic wrap-around bar, this is ideal for relaxing and savoring a bite to eat. Full meals from The Kitchen menu can be provided or for those on the go, light snacks like crab cakes, chicken wings, a shrimp cocktail or clams can be ordered up.
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.