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Dining Guide

Stuck on where to go out for your next meal? Check out more than 70 profiles of some of RI's tastiest restaurants.


It's easy to be a foodie in Rhode Island. With our incredibly rich and diverse dining options throughout the state, it's actually hard not to love food around these parts. Think about it: we've got Johnson & Wales University turning out class after class of future great chefs; generations of families handing down old world recipes and cooking techniques; and a population that's always looking for the next, most exciting thing on the local food scene.

Below you'll find profiles of restaurants from all around the state. Read about their chefs, their culinary inspirations, their menus, their gourmet libations... and then go visit them. We're sorry if there's a wait at your favorite place the next time you go. Well, we're not that sorry. Get out there and explore Rhode Island's restaurants. We're a small state – they're all pretty close by. It's going to be one delicious adventure. 

Eleven Forty Nine

Bringing big city sophistication to a relaxed suburban setting

Abyssinia Restaurant

Fox Point in Providence offers Rhode Island's only Ethiopian experience

Angelo's Restaurant

The oldest family-owned restaurant in Rhode Island is a testament to tradition

Aruba Steve's Island Grill

The spirit of summer flavors all year long

Bistro 22

Laid-back dining in Garden City

Simone's Restaurant

Serving the finest locally-grown and seasonal ingredients with elegant Mediterranean style

Blend Cafe

Blending classic Latin flavor with contemporary technique

Bluefin Grille & AQUA

Two tasty options for hotel guests and diners out on the town

The Breachway Grill

Bringing authentic, NY-style thin crust pizza to Charlestown's beach crowd

Cafe Nuovo

A delightful escape from the ordinary


An exquisite downcity experience

Carriage Inn & Saloon

A bite of local history

CAV Restaurant

An acclaimed and eclectic restaurant in the historic Jewelry District

Celestial Cafe

Fresh, South County-sourced cuisine

Champlin's Seafood

The insider's source for fresh catch

Chapel Grille

Hearth style cooking overlooking the Providence skyline

Chez Pascal and The Wurst Kitchen

French-influenced cuisine and house-made sauage

Circe Restaurant & Bar

Chic, Downcity dining

Clean Plate

An inviting spot serving up comfort food on South Water Street

DeWolf Tavern

Contemporary American cuisine in an historic waterfront setting

The Dorrance

Haute cuisine and artisanal cocktails in the heart of Downtown Providence

Ella's Fine Food & Drink

Unique, exquisite dining in the heart of Westerly

Fresco & DiVine

Three great dining destinations

George's Of Galilee

Serving boat-to-plate since 1948

Harry's Bar & Burger

Life's too short to eat lousy burgers


Bringing authentic Japanese sushi to three locations

Iggy's Doughboys & Chowder House

A true Rhode Island tradition with two fabulous locations

Iron Works Tavern

Thoroughly modern dining in a 19th century setting

Jacky's Galaxie & Sushi Bar

The name in fine Asian cuisine in Rhode Island

Jigger's Diner

Rhode Island's source for Johnny cakes since 1917

Kabob and Curry, Rasa, Rasoi

Three great choices for authentic Indian dining


Contemporary comfort cuisine in Providence's East Side

Luxe Burger Bar

You dream it. They build it.

Maharaja Indian Restaurant

South County's authentic Indian cuisine

The Malted Barley

Gourmet soft baked pretzels, pretzel sandwiches and pretzel desserts

McBride's Pub

A traditional Irish Pub in Wayland Square

McCormick & Schmick's

The perfect downtown experience

Mia's Prime Time Cafe

Classic cafe comfort food by the Pawcatuck River

Napolitano's Brooklyn Pizza

Big Apple-style pizza in Li'l Rhody

The Nordic

More than just a legendary buffet

Oceanside Restaurant and Bar

Pairing delicious food with an outstanding view

Pat's Italian Restaurant

Johnston's most delicious secret

Phil’s Main Street Grille

The place to eat and drink in Wakefield

Pho Horn's Vietnamese Restaurant

Top notch Vietnamese food on the Providence/Pawtucket line


A Rhode Island favorite with two locations

Providence Coal Fired Pizza

Turning up the heat on pizza

Rick's Roadhouse

RI's Best BBQ

Roberto's Italian Restaurant

Bristol's Italian heart and soul

Sa-Tang Fine Thai & Asian Cuisine

Not your typical Asian meal

Sophia's Tuscan Grille

Old World flavors in a contemporary setting

T's Restaurant

Serving friends since 1982

Tallulah On Thames & Tallulah's Taqueria

A European-style Bistro and a Mexican-style taqueria

Tavern by the Sea

A meal to remember in the heart of charming Wickford

Tavern on the Water

A hidden gem of contemporary dining

10 Prime Steak and Sushi

Exquisite steak and sushi in a stylish Downtown setting

Ten Rocks Tapas Bar

Traditional Cape Verdean dining right outside of Providence

Tortilla Flats

A Providence favorite for Mexican and Southwestern

Trinity Brewhouse

Rhode Island's premier brewpub and restaurant

Twin Willows

A Bonnet Shores favorite since 1984

The Village

A fun, foodie destination in the Jewelry District

Wes' Rib House

Award-winning Missouri-style BBQ until the wee small hours

XO Cafe

Harvest-to-table food in a stylish, romantic setting

Red Stripe

An American brasserie in beautiful Wayland Square

Mill's Tavern

Award winning, locally inspired cuisine in Providence