What started as a clam shack in 1944 is now one of the state’s most beloved seafood institutions. Champlin’s Seafood Deck, right on the water in the heart of Galilee, serves the freshest seafood you’re going to find anywhere in the state - or, really, anywhere at all. Only open seasonally, Champlin’s is a must-visit in the warm weather, especially if you’ve spent a day at the beach. Their reasonably priced clam shack fare - think fried clams, stuffies, boiled lobsters - is only part of the package. The restaurant also has a raw bar, and great cocktails, best enjoyed from their Channel Bar. Sip a frozen mudslide as you watch the Block Island Ferry glide past, and make sure to have one hand free to wave.
The Seafood Market
It doesn’t get any more Rhode Island than to buy seafood right off the boat. Below the Seafood Deck, Champlin’s Market sells incredible fresh seafood - everything from live lobsters to shrimp, scallops and fish. Their prepared options include smoked salmon and bluefish, stuffed quahogs and scallops, cooked crabs and lobsters, and marinated salads of calamari, mussels or octopus.
5 Ways to Eat the Freshest Seafood
1. Raw Bar
Cherrystones, littlenecks, oysters, jumbo shrimp and colossal shrimp
2. Red, White or Clear Chowder
Available in half pints, pints and quarts
3. Lobster Dinner
Served with fries and cole slaw, Priced Daily
4. Fried Whole Belly Clams
Served with fries and cole slaw
5. Clam Bake with Lobster
Served with red potatoes
256 Great Island Road, Narragansett 401-783-3152