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Hitching Post Incorporated

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Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813
401-364-7495
Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Clam fritters

Clam fritters are the best around, clam chowder, good, but would not order anything else. They are not good at cleaning the picnic tables every coulple hours, probley once ever few days, if that.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Colleen D
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Marlborough, Connecticut
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

How anybody can give this abomination of a restaurant a good review is beyond me. I dont mind paying for expensive food if it is actually good but the food here is embarrassing. I went there with friends, we were a party of 4 so we ordered a variety of items on their menu and everything was terrible. The chicken... More 

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Marlborough, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Clam fritters are the best around, clam chowder, good, but would not order anything else. They are not good at cleaning the picnic tables every coulple hours, probley once ever few days, if that.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They are expensive, just 4 pieces of chicken fingers is $7 and if you add to make a dinner $3 which is total $10 for 4 pieces chicken finger and French fries not included drinks. When you order, they will not give you a receipt. They will just call your name if the food is ready. My daughter is hungry... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Once upon a time, this was THE place for clam chowder and clam fritters...not any more. If you have expectations of the past, stay away. The clam chowder is grey dishwater with few potatoes let alone clams. As for the fritters, these are cakes or rather clumps of soggy oil infused dough missing the clams. I recommend more research on... More 

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Clementon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stopped because we were hungry and it looked clean. Ice cream stand with a small separate restaurant, that has been in operation since the 50's serving local seafood and light dishes. This is NOT a fancy place, it is like nine small tables and a short, simple menu. But, everything about it was great. Seems we all are looking for... More 

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We look forward to opening day here for the outstanding RI clam chowder and clam cakes that are brimming with fresh clams and cooked to perfection. The lobster rolls and fries are also worth a visit. The owners are teachers who spend each summer helping the rest of us to create happy seafood dining memories. Stop in and see why... More 

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I was told this place was great but our food was nothing spectacular actually it was less then spectacular.

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Hard to believe but the Hitching Post does have the best lobster roll around for a great price. Lot's of lobster meat and little lettuce on a toasted bun.Get the lobster roll dinner with O rings and slaw for a great take home meal. We do it all the time during the season.

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Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Used to be very good but got chowder this year that tasted like dishwater! We told the guy at the window and he said he'd pass on the news and shut the window. Guess they didn't care but it was horrid. The fish was burnt, the scallops were okay but paid quite a bit. Pricey..

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Edgewater FL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Ate there with the family yesterday. Totally overpriced. Worst RI chowder we've ever had clams and potatoes were almost nonexsitant. Won't happen again.

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Additional Information about Hitching Post Incorporated

Address: Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone Number: 401-364-7495
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Charlestown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Charlestown
  • Phone Number: 401-364-7495
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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