10 Rhody Seafood Shacks and Eateries Dishing Out Lobster Rolls

Whether served hot or cold, Ocean State restaurants won’t disappoint this summer


Every Rhode Islander knows no day at the beach is complete without tucking into a lobster roll piled high with claw and tail meat. Whether you prefer it cold or warm, these clam shacks and seafood eateries offer rolls
worth shell-ebrating!


Bay Street Deli

This unassuming sandwich shop is a destination for outstanding lobster rolls. You’ll need to use two hands to hold onto these heaping rolls of juicy lobster meat. Plus, you never know who you’ll see there – there’s a photo wall displaying celebs who have stopped in over the years. Watch Hill, BayStreetDeliWH.com


Blount Clam Shack & Market

Situated on the waterfront, the Blount truck serves up rolls overflowing with huge chunks of mouthwatering lobster. Choose from three styles: mixed with house-made dill mayo, cold with butter on the side, or tossed in warm butter – and join the Lobster Roll Club to earn rewards! Warren, BlountRetail.com


Crow’s Nest

An Apponaug staple since 1966, this fish house and oyster bar continues to be an in-the-know go-to for lobster rolls, served with chilled meat, a little mayonnaise, chopped celery, and seasoning in a grilled roll. Pro-tip: order a half portion with a side of chowder. Warwick, CrowsNestRI.com


Dune Brothers

One of the buzziest stops for lobster rolls in the city, fans come from near and far for their pier-to-plate seafood. Dune Brothers prepares the popular dish warm and buttery on brioche buns, and with live music and craft brews pouring this summer. (Watch for news of a year-round restaurant and market coming soon.) Providence, DuneBrothers.com


Flo’s Clam Shack

An Aquidneck Island classic for fried clams and more, locals love their Lobsta Roll Platter (the rolls are substantial and the fries are crispy), which I recommend ordering and devouring on the upper level with relaxing water views. Find rolls at their Portsmouth drive-in location, too. Middletown, FlosClamShacks.com


Matunuck Oyster Bar

Swap the beach cover-up for casual summer attire – this is the gold standard when it comes to seafood restaurants in Lil’ Rhody. Make a reservation (walking in without one is a gamble) and enjoy their warm lobster rolls (heavy on the meat and light on the mayo) and truffle fries. Matunuck, RhodyOysters.com


Monahan’s Clam Shack and Restaurant

This lively clam shack on Ocean Road usually has folks lined up and down the street come summer. That’s because their lobster rolls (cold or hot) are considered some of the best in the state. Go for those and stay for the ice cream that’s served up at the counter out back. Narragansett, MonahansRI.com


Newport Lobster Shack

Located behind The Brenton Hotel on Long Wharf Mall, this no-frills fish market and food truck is a popular destination for tourists and locals. Once you’ve shopped at their live market, order some lobster rolls from the kitchen with fries and enjoy at the picnic tables overlooking the water. NewportLobsterShack.com


Quito’s Restaurant

A stone’s throw from the bike path next to Independence Park, this classic East Bay restaurant is a terrific spot for scrumptious (and super fresh) lobster rolls with a side of Bristol Harbor views. Get yours with mayo and dill or melted butter. Bristol, QuitosRestaurant.com


Two Little Fish

Hungry after soaking up the sun at Misquamicut Beach? You’ll want to bop over to this super casual family-owned and -operated clam shack on Atlantic Avenue. Everyone adores their lobster roll platters with fries and oh-so-flavorful coleslaw. Westerly, Facebook: Two Little Fish



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