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Oakland Beach

Address: Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886
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Ranked #16 of 28 things to do in Warwick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Two RI favorites are clam cakes and Manhattan style chowder. Iggy’s Manhattan clam chowder was excellent but a "little salty" while the clam cakes were also excellent, though greasy. To be fair, clam cakes are always greasy since they are deep fried. Please note that Clam cakes taste great right out of the deep fryer, but "kind of suck" when... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A lovely place to seat and relax and enjoy the ocean and the view in all seasons. If your hungry, there are a few good eating establishments or bring a lunch and sit on the lawn. Maybe enjoy one of the summer concerts.

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Worcester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

View is simple yet peaceful and still. Quiet relaxing view of the bay. The rest is shanty, unkept houses with junk in yards. No attraction to go there outside of Iggy's. Food as good as Narragansett's. We far surpass view,attractions and cleanliness. We should be open all year too.

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Providence
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

First of all I cannot stand the Oakland Beach area. It used to be summer shacks that people made permanent housing. The beach is nothing special it is small and dirty. Every time it rains the beach is closed because of high bacteria. You have to be careful to check the department of health reports I consider the area a... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you like standing in a slow moving line for a bag of clam cakes and a cup of chowder with more potatoes than clams this place is for you. Iggys has worked hard to destroy the competition by the surrounding restaurants by preventing them from offering sidewalk service. It is an institution in Oakland Beach but if you make... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The area is an area that you want to avoid. In the 1930's and 1940's it was summer shacks for people to have a place to go to escape the triple decker's (tenements) of Providence. If it the area still was like that it would be fine. Now that the houses are permanent housing, the area is a ghetto. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Te beach is small but nice. Contrary to other reviews it was clean. Methinks those flat landers are spoiled by New England's clean beaches- Stay outta New Jersey.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Loved area got wet, laid out had lunch @ top of the bay. The food their was awesome too. Had also had Dodge Charger rental took the scenic route around beach. I also loved the colonial beach houses.

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BLUE POINT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Small but good for a short stay for the day if you are by an airport hotel - little too much seaweed

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lovely beach, great atmosphere during summer, always seems to be something going on. Car shows on Tues evenings. Beautiful sunset around 7/7.30pm in June. Fab playground for children. Great way to spend time.

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