Seafood Restaurants To Visit For Delicious Local Cuisine Near Narragansett

Sure, you found a really cool attraction and a beautiful Narragansett park. There are plenty of places for the kids to play and you love the ambiance of the town. But you know what always wins out? The seafood!

You have to take inventory of the top Narragansett restaurants for seafood, from the beautiful dockside of Champlin’s to the epic and massive servings over at Iggy’s. This small town with a wide selection of Narragansett vacation rentals is exceptional for its wide assortment of seafood restaurants. Below we cover our favorite five places to eat near Narragansett and in the town proper.

Chair 5

The signature restaurant of The Break, a 16-room boutique hotel featuring a heated saltwater pool and relaxing oceanview rooftop lounge, Chair 5 offers handcrafted meals made from locally sourced ingredients.

How about grilled native Atlantic swordfish? Deep-fried, beer-battered native cod? Or two “Durkin Dogs” (Rhode Island’s famous saugy franks, grilled with red onion, celery salt, and yellow mustard)? 

Even the list of “Beginnings” features locally caught fish items, such as wild-caught U-12 gulf shrimp, Point Judith calamari, lightly breaded native cod or sea scallops, and crispy fried native lobster tail. There are many beach classics to select from the menu in this casual bistro setting. Live entertainment is also featured.

The extensive beverages menu lists red and white wines, seasonal and draft beers, canned cocktails, non-alcoholic beers, and nine signature cocktails, such as the Spiced Pear and Cappuccino Martini. Take a before-dinner or after-dinner drink to the lounge and enjoy the view!

From the bright, open dining area with blue waved ceiling to the window ledge dining with an awesome ocean view!

Chair 5 is open seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., with lighter fare served from Monday through Wednesday and a full menu available Thursday through Sunday. The rooftop lounge is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

Narragansett seafood restaurants

Champlin’s Seafood Deck

Champlin’s has the fortunate distinction of sitting right at the entrance to Galilee Harbor, near some of Rhode Island’s best beaches. The largest fishing fleet crosses the front of the restaurant every day, delivering some top-notch seafood right to the kitchen.

And the restaurant certainly takes advantage of it. There is a huge raw bar, with jumbo shrimp, crab legs, local hardshell clams, local oysters, and plenty more depending on the season. The raw bar is the ideal way to see and experience the line-up of Rhode Island seafood prepared in the best ways possible.

Champlin’s is ideal for families, with its cool-and-casual atmosphere, and self-serve approach.

George’s of Galilee

The massive waterside fish house of George’s is a real historic attraction, whether you order anything or not! The restaurant sits in a grand building, serving the community for generations. Not only does it host community functions on a regular basis, but the house is filled day to night with eager and excited locals and tourists.

The main dining room is separate from the outdoor deck, but they offer two very different “versions” of authentic northeastern seafood. The main dining hall is gorgeous and romantic, while the outdoor patio is ideal for families. Everyone gets the same menu of clam cakes and chowder, crab, lobster, pasts, and a raw bar.

Iggy’s Doughboys

This charming and casual stop is a change of pace from George’s or Champlin’s. This traditional sandwich eatery excels with affordable selections of clam cakes and chowder, fried scallops, lobster rolls, and even burgers. Grab a mushroom burger or the local fish of the day sandwich in a warm and welcoming eatery.

Coast Guard House

The Coast Guard House is soaked in some fascinating waterside history. Since the late 1800’s, the site has stood as a testament to the US Coast Guard. Its solid granite and high height atop the rocks made it a fixture for decades. In the late 1970’s, the restaurant underwent a huge transformation from era-defining coast guard house to a famous restaurant on the water.

Another massive overhaul following Hurricane Sandy rejuvenated this comm. Unity staple. It features elite seafood dishes, like the Spanish Octopus, Mussels, the Salmon Club, the Lobster Roll, and the Mafadle pasta. There are even options for vegetarians, such as the roasted squash and baby cauliflower Harvest Bowl.

Like Rhode Island tradition, the Coast Guard House also features its own raw bar. It features jumbo shrimp cocktails, oysters, littlenecks, and mignonette or cocktail sauce.

Narragansett seafood restaurants

Monahans Clam Shack

If you scanned the above restaurants on the lookout for the word “clam,” you have finally found the right place. Monahan’s is the clam shack by the sea; a cozy lunch-focused escape for fans of minced clams and panko bread crumbs, jumbo lump crab cakes, and the fattest fries in the state. Monahan’s has a very endearing and family-friendly atmosphere for anyone seeking simple and affordable seafood.

TwoTen Oyster House

Whether you’re going for the signature martinis, raw bar, various sandwiches, or mouthwatering seafood dishes such as seared tuna or lobster mac n cheese, it’s certainly worth the short ride from most Narragansett vacation rentals to TwoTen Oyster House in nearby South Kingstown, RI. 

Of course, you can’t make the trip and not try the restaurant’s signature hand-shucked, locally-farmed oysters. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., it’s Buck-a Shuck!

Other menu favorites include lobster rolls, oyster tacos, summer medley salmon, and seafood Cavatappi.

Overlooking the waters of the marina, with comfortable indoor dining, outdoor firepit seating, dining on the deck, and a short stroll to the docks to enjoy the view of sailboats and sunset before or after dinner, TwoTen Oyster House is casual dining at its finest.

The restaurant is open every day except Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays). The bar is open until the “last call” on weekends! Walk-ins during the summer are welcome.

Seared salmon with sides
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The Coastal Cabin

Opened in June 2021 by a well-established chef who operates two other local restaurants, The Coastal Cabin is described as offering “rustic yet elevated homestyle fare,” with creative twists such as filet mignon with balsamic butter and beet carpaccio.

The dining area’s nautically themed “warm cabin” atmosphere is inviting, with a great view of the Newport Bridge, making dining at this restaurant a favorite thing to do in Narragansett.

Before taking in the décor and the views, cast your eyes on the menu with plenty of “creative coastal cuisine” such as pistachio-crusted shrimp skewers, smoked salmon and crab dip, crusted Chilean sea bass and shrimp with blood orange vinaigrette, and chili-seared salmon.

Deck dining is available, a great place not only to enjoy your entrée but any of the restaurant’s crafted cocktails (Happy Hour every day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with half-price appetizers).

The Coastal Cabin Restaurant on Boston Neck Road in Narragansett is open from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 9:30 Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The special brunch menu is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

Spain of Narragansett

Offering a creative mix of Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, backed by an extensive cocktail and wine list, Spain of Narragansett brought its distinct culinary experience to the area in 1987.

Located on Ocean Road, just four miles from Narragansett Beach and many top Narragansett beach rentals, this fine gourmet restaurant rates high in all categories: food, atmosphere, service, and value.

On the menu, you’ll find select seafood with Romano tomatoes, spinach, brandy, and sherry; select seafood with garlic, parsley, white wine, and clam sauce with chef’s pasta; paella marinara (shellfish baked in saffron rice); deep sea scallops broiled in a champagne cider sauce; and pasta clam and linguini with garlic, white wine, and parsley sauce.

You can also choose from many other delectable cooked-to-order dishes, from chicken and veal to pork and steak. All ingredients used in Spain of Narragansett’s dishes are locally sourced.

Pair any meal with handcrafted sangria or other cocktails.

Its spacious, elegant dining area, seasonal courtyard seating, and patio with fountain, together with its classical and unique menu items and upscale presentation, make Spain of Narragansett your restaurant of choice if you’re looking for the finest dining experience in the area.

Closed Monday and Tuesday, the restaurant operates Wednesday through Saturday. Hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Holiday hours are noon to 8 p.m. 


With beach and coastal classic dishes featuring local and regional flavors, Trio provides a traditional dining experience, a global wine menu, signature cocktails, and draft and bottled beers.

A few blocks from the beach on Kingstown Road, Trio overlooks Narragansett Bay and offers a relaxed atmosphere with table and booth seating, renovated bar, and a cobblestone patio with covered tables.

The menu lists wood-fired pizzas, burgers, chicken sandwiches, and lobster rolls. They have main dishes such as pan-seared scallops, pan-seared Atlantic salmon, linguini and steamed clams, Jonah crab and corn risotto, and cioppino (clams, calamari, shrimp, haddock, herbs, tomato-seafood broth, garlic crostini).

Trio is open daily: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

Lobster roll with lemon, lettuce, and butter
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Shuckin Truck

Based out of Point Judith, RI, the Shuckin Truck is a mobile fresh seafood and raw bar dining experience that travels throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Its raw bar offers littleneck clams, jumbo shrimp cocktails, and salt pond oysters. Like many Narragansett seafood restaurants, you’ll find both appetizers and entrees on the menu. You can start with lobster bisque shooters, seared bluefin tuna or smoked salmon crostini, black seabass fishcakes, or U12 scallops. Then, choose from a list of entrees that includes fresh lobster rolls, fish tacos, lobster grilled cheese, mango lobster tacos, and fried oyster po’boy.

Check out the Shuckin Truck calendar to see when they will be in the Narragansett area.

Matunuck Oyster Bar

What started as a purchase of the only commercial dock on Potter Pond with an attached rundown restaurant in 2008 turned into Matunuck Oyster Bar with indoor and waterside dining by July 2009.

Dishes at Matunuck Oyster Bar are made with locally grown organic produce and wild-caught seafood. Seafood entrees include blackened yellowfin tuna, stuffed lobster, boiled lobster, and grilled Atlantic salmon. The Potter Pond Poke Bowl (yellowfin tuna, edamame, peppers, seaweed, avocado, carrot, cucumber, crispy wonton, sticky rice, sesame tamari, ginger aioli). Many dishes feature Matunuck Farm Chef’s vegetables.

Start off with any delicious appetizer, such as lobster pizza, quinoa crab salad, scallop ceviche, or bronzed pulpo (spice-crusted Spanish octopus, garbanzo bean salad, red onion, peppers, herbs, and sherry vinaigrette).

The restaurant also has an expansive raw bar and wine list, along with cocktails, beers, and liquors neat or on the rocks.

For a full experience, take in the Matunuck Oyster Farm tour that begins at the oyster bar!

Make your lunch or dinner reservation. They are open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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