Top 10 Seafood food in Kingston, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

September 2, 2019 Tambra Mccollister

Discover Restaurants offering the best Seafood food in Kingston, South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Kingston is a village and a census-designated place in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States, and the site of the main campus of the University of Rhode Island. Much of the village center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Kingston Village Historic District.
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10. Mariner Grille

140 Point Judith Rd In Mariner Square, Narragansett, RI 02882-3477 Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Cr [email protected] +1 401-284-3282 http://www.marinergrille.com/
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4 based on 138 reviews

Mariner Grille

Reviewed By Barry N

I like the area of Mariner Sq. as there are a few nice places to choose from here. This restaurant has one of the largest menu selections in the area and so something for everyone. I really like the steaks and they are always done to perfection. Now the prices are a bit higher than some of the others in the area however with the great quality it is well worth the extra dollar or two. The service was a bit on the slow side but we were not in a rush and the waitstaff itself was very nice and polite. I think the kitchen may have been backed up a bit.not enough to make it a problem. My wife had a fish dish (she always does) and she said it was perfect. Everything was very fresh,came out hot, and was plated to perfection. We go here at least once every summer and always are well treated and like it very much. A good place to stop.

9. Matunuck Oyster Bar

629 Succotash Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879-5839 American, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront +1 401-783-4202 http://www.rhodyoysters.com
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4 based on 1392 reviews

Matunuck Oyster Bar

Reviewed By Ted F

Probably the best oysters I’ve ever experienced - the tasting platter of three types of oysters, clams and shrimp was phenomenal. The scallop ceviche with grapefruit starter also delivered a delicious sweet and sour mouthful.Mains did not disappoint either. Clam linguine was very tasty. Excellent wine list with reasonable markups and a great ambience made for a great evening

8. The Nordic

178 E Pasquisett Trl, Charlestown, RI 02813-3708 American, Seafood Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts +1 401-783-4515 http://www.thenordic.com
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4 based on 345 reviews

The Nordic

Unlimited high end buffet featuring lobster, Alaskan King crab, prime rib, filet mignon, scallops, shrimp, oysters, clams, fresh fruits, seafood and many other salads, gourmet dessert bar including chocolate covered strawberries and cherries, carrot cake,

Reviewed By BeantownFlyer

I live in the Boston area and visiting The Nordic has been on my bucket list for some time, but unless you are at the beach in Narragansett or Misquamicut, RI it’s one of those “you can’t get there from here kind of places.” We finally made the 45 minute each way drive from Foxwoods on a recent trip and while I was happy to be able to check this off my bucket list, and I thought it was very good (with exceptional employees), I won’t be rushing back. I will go into full detail below, but overall this is a buffet focused on seafood and dessert with a fairly wide variety. There is no attempt to make things look fancy or pretty - this is not an upscale hotel brunch buffet set up; rather the focus is on some higher cost items such as the lobster and crab legs and everything is just piled into chafing dishes and piled high on plates. Everyone has a comment about the cost which is currently $103 including tax and tip. Interestingly they do not break out what is going to tax and tip so it’s not clear what the employees are getting, but it you figure the cost is $82 + 7% tax + 18% tip on pre-tax amount the math about works out. Do you get $82 in food value? My reaction is that yes, I did, but looking around I would say only about 20% of the guests were. I met a regular in the bathroom and he said his strategy is to focus on the lobster and crab legs. I mentioned I saw people going for the large baked potatoes and the fresh bread and he said “we call them rookies!” Quite simply if you fill up on lower priced items they will be making a lot of money on you. Here is the full detail:Lobsters: the lobsters were small chicken lobsters - about 1 pound, with soft shells - the tails had a decent amount of meat while the claws were quite small. If you eat lobster regularly the lobsters will be a disappointment - while you can have as many as you want, they suffer from not going immediately from pot to plate. The buffet lobsters just can’t compare to a steaming hot, freshly cooked lobster. Nonetheless I had 2, and enjoyed them, but they were certainly no better than the twin lobster plate you can get anywhere. King crab legs: the crab legs on the other hand were the high point. Several reviewers noted that while the restaurant furnishes nutcrackers, they do not provide cocktail forks. We brought our own cocktail forks and I urge you to do the same - it will make all the difference and I ended up having 5 large legs and getting to enjoy the meat easily. If you look at what these legs cost at retail (let alone in a restaurant) this made my meal a great value. Oysters and shrimp: I had a 1/2 dozen of their oysters from nearby Watch Hill. They were large and plump but had little flavor and while I love oysters I didn’t get a second serving. They were fine doused in cocktail sauce and horseradish and comparable to the typical $1 oyster special at a bar. They also had peel your own shrimp which were of a larger size. I had a few but it wasn’t worth the effort. Rookie items: I stayed away from the corn on the cob, bread, soup, baked potatoes and other low cost items designed to fill you up. I didn’t want my friend from the bathroom to label me a rookie. Steaks: there is a separate room labeled the “grill room”. The steak is sort of cooked to order. I say sort of because the person in front of me asked for well done and the server took a partially cooked steak out of a chafing dish and threw it back on the grill. I asked for a filet medium and it came right from the chafing dish. This may be more about timing - we were there at a quieter time and when it’s very busy I suspect steaks are coming right off the grill. In any event the cuts were not steakhouse quality and this was certainly not prime beef. My filet was edible but I have had better steaks on first class airplane flights. I enjoyed my small filet but did not go back for more. The rib eyes I saw going on the grill similarly looked liked lower cost cuts (and I think - but am not positive - started frozen). If you frequent quality steakhouses or buy your meat at Costco or a high quality butcher this is going to be a disappointment. The grill room also had a bunch of fried food such as fried shrimp, fish, chicken fingers and lobster fritters. I decided those were quasi rookie items and I didn’t try any of them but my wife enjoyed the lobster fritter after she picked it apart. Other items: in terms of other food, after I finished the above I tasted small samples of many other items - being sure to save room for dessert which looked amazing. Everything was good (not great) including scallops wrapped in bacon, sautéed shrimp, lobster salad, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed shrimp, sautéed fish etc. There is lots of variety here but in my view if you don’t eat the lobster and crab and instead just go crazy on everything else it will still be hard to get full value for your money. Dessert: As for dessert - it was great. There are two stations, one with ice cream and an amazing selection of accompaniments (create your own banana split or brownie sundae or just load it up with toppings galore). Root beer floats and creamsicles are also available. The second station has a great selection of pastries some of which you help yourself to and others are served. The servers happily gave me small tastes of several cakes and I thought everything was great. Rules: at this point I was happily full but not painfully stuffed and decided that was a good place to end. It took us about 90 minutes and this was at a quiet time with no lines at any of the food stations, so I can easily see folks spending much more time. The restaurant says there is a two hour limit, although it did not appear that there was any system designed to track or enforce this (there was a slip generated when we were seated but I don’t think anyone was watching the times and our waiter didn’t seem like he was going to rush us along). So my suspicion is that the two hour rule is in place to be used if someone is being abusive and they are not regularly warning/telling people that their time is up. In fact there was a nice lack of any “rules” at The Nordic. If I ran the place I wouldn’t be able to help myself and would have signs up “please help us keep our prices down and only take what you can eat!” There was nothing of the sort at The Nordic. I asked if it was ok if I took two plates at the same time and they looked at me like I was crazy and said “of course!” “Can I have some more crab legs” I said to the server that had put two on my plate “of course” was the reply. The woman at the next table asked her server how to eat the lobster legs and he said “I can show you but there’s not that much meat so why don’t you just get another lobster.” So it’s all about you really having as much as you want. The buffet was consistently stocked and there was no attempt to do anything but assure you really had everything that you wanted. Servers and staff: it’s a great team. Your waiter will get your set up with bibs and silverware and half a package of napkins. He brings your drinks (soft drinks and coffee and tea are included) and consistently clears your plates and dumps the bowl they leave for your lobster shells and other discards. We never returned to the table with our old plates still sitting there (which is one of my buffet pet peeves). In fact everyone that we interacted with had a great attitude and was friendly and service oriented. Wait: we arrived a little before the official 5pm restaurant opening time and they had already begun to seat people. We had a short wait to be seated- they were trying to stagger things a little. Friday nights are typically quieter - check the website for specifics for your dates. For our visit the restaurant never seemed more than 1/2 full. It made for a very calm evening with no one rushing around. However we saw all the seating set up for people outside who are waiting and were glad we didn’t experience that. Nonetheless the grounds are beautiful and you can get a cocktail if you need to wait (don’t get a beer - rookie mistake since it will fill you up!). Seating: we were offered our choice of where to sit since the restaurant was not full - the grill room, the main dining room where the buffet is or the room off the bar/seating line which has windows. The seater said he would pick a nice seat near the windows and away from the buffet for a nicer meal and we were glad we did that. It was a short stroll to the food but we didn’t have people passing our table or crowded around. The grill room seemed like a really undesirable place to sit - you have smoke from the grill and lots of people close to your table as they wait for their food. I would insist not to sit there. Summary: if you figure the pre-tax and tip price is $82 and divide that as $20 for appetizers, $15 for dessert, $5 for soda and coffee or tea and $42 for entrees you will see that without lobster and crab legs you will be hard pressed to get a deal for your money. If you focus on the higher priced items (and of course those are items that you enjoy - don’t eat them just because they are expensive!) the cost is a great value. Overall food is good (not great) and suffers from the quantity it is produced in and sitting on a buffet (except the dessert which is great and not impacted). The location/property is stunning and the staff exceptional. Definitely worth a visit if you know what to expect and have a strategy.

7. TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill

210 Salt Pond Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879-4330 Sushi, American, Bar, Seafood, Grill Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts [email protected] +1 401-782-0100 http://www.twotenobg.com
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4 based on 352 reviews

TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill

At TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill, we serve quality you can taste in the fresh, hand-shucked locally farmed oysters. Whether served ice cold on the half shell, or chargrilled and sizzling in garlic butter, TwoTen oysters are some of the best you'll ever have.

Reviewed By Frank H

South County is fortunate to have a number of good seafood joints. This is good for the customers, good for the customers, and good for the community. When you think "Oyster Bar,' your first thought is the Matunuck Oyster Bar, then maybe George's. The 210 is in that league, but maybe suffers a little bit to the competition. Matunuck is probably number one, because of its close connection with the oyster farms operated by the owner. The Ninigrets--OMG. They're tiny but the taste is sinful. George's has the history and atmosphere, and other than parking issues during the summer, is fine. The 210 has changed hands several times, but things now seem to have pretty much settled down. It is right in back of a marina, so you can see all the boats that the owners take out maybe once a month. The sanitary standards gave me confidence to order raw stuff, and I've never had a backlash. If you're in the area, worth a sidetrip. Hi Frank,Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your experiences at TwoTen. We look forward to continuing to provide you with quality food and service that meets your expectations. Thank you also for your continued support and patronage.

6. Mariner Grille

140 Point Judith Rd In Mariner Square, Narragansett, RI 02882-3477 Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Cr [email protected] +1 401-284-3282 http://www.marinergrille.com/
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4 based on 138 reviews

Mariner Grille

Reviewed By Barry N

I like the area of Mariner Sq. as there are a few nice places to choose from here. This restaurant has one of the largest menu selections in the area and so something for everyone. I really like the steaks and they are always done to perfection. Now the prices are a bit higher than some of the others in the area however with the great quality it is well worth the extra dollar or two. The service was a bit on the slow side but we were not in a rush and the waitstaff itself was very nice and polite. I think the kitchen may have been backed up a bit.not enough to make it a problem. My wife had a fish dish (she always does) and she said it was perfect. Everything was very fresh,came out hot, and was plated to perfection. We go here at least once every summer and always are well treated and like it very much. A good place to stop.

5. TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill

210 Salt Pond Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879-4330 Sushi, American, Bar, Seafood, Grill Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts [email protected] +1 401-782-0100 http://www.twotenobg.com
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4 based on 352 reviews

TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill

At TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill, we serve quality you can taste in the fresh, hand-shucked locally farmed oysters. Whether served ice cold on the half shell, or chargrilled and sizzling in garlic butter, TwoTen oysters are some of the best you'll ever have.

Reviewed By Frank H

South County is fortunate to have a number of good seafood joints. This is good for the customers, good for the customers, and good for the community. When you think "Oyster Bar,' your first thought is the Matunuck Oyster Bar, then maybe George's. The 210 is in that league, but maybe suffers a little bit to the competition. Matunuck is probably number one, because of its close connection with the oyster farms operated by the owner. The Ninigrets--OMG. They're tiny but the taste is sinful. George's has the history and atmosphere, and other than parking issues during the summer, is fine. The 210 has changed hands several times, but things now seem to have pretty much settled down. It is right in back of a marina, so you can see all the boats that the owners take out maybe once a month. The sanitary standards gave me confidence to order raw stuff, and I've never had a backlash. If you're in the area, worth a sidetrip. Hi Frank,Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your experiences at TwoTen. We look forward to continuing to provide you with quality food and service that meets your expectations. Thank you also for your continued support and patronage.

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4. Trio

15 Kingstown Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-3308 American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 401-792-4333 https://www.trio-ri.com/?utm_source=Yext&utm_medium=Yext&utm_campaign=Yext_Other
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4 based on 443 reviews

Trio

Beach, Friends, & Coastal Classics; this is the essence of who we are. Located in the sandy shoreline community of Narragansett, Trio is where relaxed, sociable gatherings effortlessly come together. Our cuisine is inspired by local and regional flavors c

Reviewed By michelemG1370WX

My husband and I came here twice while we were staying at Aqua Blue. The first night we just went to the bar which was really nice. Bartender was very personable. I had the peach sangria. I was excited to be sweet but it wasn’t. It was very strong. We decided to make a reservation for the next night.y husband got the salmon and I got the steak. The food was good but nothing to write home about. We got dessert but I can tell it was not made in house. The service was very slow. I would recommend for drinks and food if you’re looking for convenience. Thank you for joining us Michele. We are glad that you enjoyed your time here and we appreciate you coming back for dinner. I do wish our food had made a better impression on you - we have built our reputation on serving exceptional food. We hope if you are ever back in Narragansett we can deliver a more memorable meal to your both. Gratefully, Joe Parker General Manager

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3. Coast Guard House

40 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-1397 American, Seafood Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa [email protected] +1 401-789-0700 http://www.thecoastguardhouse.com/
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4 based on 1061 reviews

Coast Guard House

Spectacular waterfront dining overlooking Narragansett Bay. Offering an array of creative cuisine; supporting all aspects of sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. We use local farms when possible and source produce for quality and sustainability. Our s

Reviewed By flehrer

I went with 5 friends for a 6 pm reservation.We waited about 5 or 10 minutes for our table to be ready. It was a round corner table with a beautiful view of the ocean.Our waitress was very young and cared more about standing near the cute guy at a high top table than doing more than a cursory check with us.I would call her our drive by waitress.This is a pricey restaurant.Entrees do not come with anything- so sides are extra.Everyone ordered something different including one friend who is gluten free.Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal.Portions were adequate - but not abundant.The house dressing for the salads is especially good as was the bread in the bread basket.I am rating it a 5 because the ( expensive) dinner deserves that.flehrer Thank you for joining us for dinner. We are sorry that your server did not exemplify the service we expect from our team. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner and hope you will join us again.

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2. George's of Galilee

250 Sand Hill Cove Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-5700 American, Bar, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Ta [email protected] +1 401-783-2306 http://georgesofgalilee.com/
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4 based on 1088 reviews

George's of Galilee

Overlooking the Block Island Sound in the picturesque fishing port of Galilee, George's of Galilee Waterfront Seafood Restaurant has been serving generations of families its award winning signature dishes since 1948. We offer the widest selection of fresh

Reviewed By Peter C

Really a nice location to watch the fishing boats going in and out. On the loud side as they had a wedding with DJ going on, a live guy playing guitar, and all the dinners. Food was above average but far from fine dining. I'd give this a better rating for a lunch place vs nice evening out for seafood. Staff was good at the hostess level, very average at the table and poor with the bar keep(never heard of a place you can't transfer your bar tab to the table for dinner).Hi Peter, sounds like you were here on a hectic night. I apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. Next time I would suggest dining in our downstairs dining room, as both our live music and function room are upstairs. Normally it would not be any problem transferring your bar tab, so I am not sure what happened there. If you have any other comments or concerns, please reach out - [email protected]

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1. TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill

210 Salt Pond Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879-4330 Sushi, American, Bar, Seafood, Grill Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts [email protected] +1 401-782-0100 http://www.twotenobg.com
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4 based on 352 reviews

TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill

At TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill, we serve quality you can taste in the fresh, hand-shucked locally farmed oysters. Whether served ice cold on the half shell, or chargrilled and sizzling in garlic butter, TwoTen oysters are some of the best you'll ever have.

Reviewed By Frank H

South County is fortunate to have a number of good seafood joints. This is good for the customers, good for the customers, and good for the community. When you think "Oyster Bar,' your first thought is the Matunuck Oyster Bar, then maybe George's. The 210 is in that league, but maybe suffers a little bit to the competition. Matunuck is probably number one, because of its close connection with the oyster farms operated by the owner. The Ninigrets--OMG. They're tiny but the taste is sinful. George's has the history and atmosphere, and other than parking issues during the summer, is fine. The 210 has changed hands several times, but things now seem to have pretty much settled down. It is right in back of a marina, so you can see all the boats that the owners take out maybe once a month. The sanitary standards gave me confidence to order raw stuff, and I've never had a backlash. If you're in the area, worth a sidetrip. Hi Frank,Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your experiences at TwoTen. We look forward to continuing to provide you with quality food and service that meets your expectations. Thank you also for your continued support and patronage.

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