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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome Local Fare

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2014
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Clementon, New Jersey
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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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26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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Clementon, New Jersey
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54 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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 

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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105 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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 

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 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.

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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Staten Island, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Was directly across from our hotel -- Krystal Penguin great stay-- was pretty hyped on yelp and I saw a lot of cars there - always a good sign. Ordered the RI clam chowder -taste was ok poor job actually adding clams. Very disappointed in that. Also had a plate of fried shrimp. Very good but how does one mess... More 

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new york city
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

First visit was in June 2010 when we couldn't believe how delicious the whole belly clam sandwich tasted. Large perfectly fried whole belly clams in a lightly toasted buttered hot dog bun. We returned last week and couldn't believe we were at the same place from 2010. The clams were miniature and the clear broth clam chowder soup had very... More 

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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
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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