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a restaurant on the water offering a great waterfront dining experience in Rhode Island

Rhode Island has so many lovely spots on the water, why not go out for a meal? Here’s a list of some of our state’s best waterfront dining spots to check out. Check the links to go to their menus or to discover how to make a reservation.


Bluewater Bar & Grill

This family-friendly restaurant offers brunch on Sundays and dinner. Brunch options include lemon ricotta pancakes, lobster Benedict, and a brunch burger with cherrywood bacon, Vermont cheddar, a fried farm egg, and potatoes.


Quito’s Restaurant & Bar

Quito’s offers outdoor seating overlooking Bristol Harbor. They specialize in seafood, are family-friendly, and offer gluten-free options.

Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

Picturesque Bristol Harbor fills your view when you visit Thames for lunch or dinner. Enjoy fresh seafood or a cocktail.

East Greenwich

La Masseria

La Masseria features authentic Italian cuisine from Puglia. With stunning views of Greenwich Cove, you’re sure to enjoy your meal and relax while you stare across the water.


Coast Guard House

The Coast Guard House’s roof deck offers unobstructed views of Narragansett Bay. Enjoy seafood, cocktails, steaks, and incredible beachfront vistas.


Trio focuses on linguine and clams, lobster rolls and roasted cod and has a spectacular wine list, great cocktails, and regional draft. Their cobblestone patio has shaded tables and a newly renovated bar space.


22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille

Newport Harbor offers this harborside patio with seafood and meat classics. Enjoy specialties such as New York sirloin or yellow fin tuna while sipping on a specialty cocktail, fine wine, or beer from their extensive menu.

Brick Alley Pub

This Newport landmark has been serving up pub style comfort food, seafood, steaks, and multicultural cuisine for over 40 years. Check out their outdoor patio for views of Newport Harbor.

North Kingston

Wickford on the Water

Looking for a restaurant with stunning views of Wickford Cove? This restaurant is here for you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their menu features seafood, salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and entrees such as rib eye steak and bruschetta chicken dinner.


Café Nuovo

This elegant restaurant is at the Gondola Landing on Providence’s Riverwalk. It is the ideal place to watch WaterFire and to enjoy a carefully prepared meal or dessert. They describe their food as a fusion of American regional, European, Asian and Island flavors

Dune Brothers

This street side eatery offers local seafood at picnic tables near the Providence Riverwalk. Enjoy beer-battered fish and chips, rolls, chowder and yummy sides. No reservations required, but picnic tables are limited.

Waterman Grille

Waterman Grille offers a wide variety of dishes for brunch or dinner. Food offered includes seafood, steak, chicken, and great vegetarian options. The restaurant sits on the shores of the Seekonk River.


Boat House Waterfront Dining

Nestled on the Sakonnet River, the Boat House restaurant offers lunch and dinner and spectacular waterfront views. Entrees include lobster mac & cheese, steak, brined chicken, and swordfish,


The Wharf

This waterfront restaurant specializes in seafood, but offers other dishes too. It was recently remodelled and features yummy dishes such as paella, sea bass, and mahi-mahi.


Chelo’s Waterfront Bar & Grille

Chelo’s looks out onto Greenwich Bay and features comfort food such as their Met’s Mushroom Burger, delicious seafood chowder, and satisfying chili. The restaurant is kid-friendly and they have a great drink and dessert menu too.

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