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Hitching Post Incorporated

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Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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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
Marlborough, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We were looking for seafood and a bit of air conditioning to get out of the heat! We found both. Great menu and service. If you use a credit card, be sure to bring cash as you can't tip on the credit card.

Thank klue70
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 

Thank Brandon1160
Marlborough, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Colleen D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank prettyangelCt
Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank GeorgesPitard
Clementon, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank R D
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank happyincharlietown
Litchfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank realtorlmh
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.

3 Thank Craig M
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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Restaurant Details

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
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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