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Flat Waves Restaurant

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Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Fusion, Hawaiian
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1130 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842
+1 401-847-9283
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Flat Waves was established in 2010 with the goal of serving great food at...
Flat Waves was established in 2010 with the goal of serving great food at a great price. We are a quick service restaurant serving breakfast burritos, Hawaiian plates, fish tacos, specialty burgers, wraps, shave ice and more! We carry a variety of fresh and healthy food options as a great alternative to fast food and your typical take-out. Flat Waves also offers a wide variety of catering options ranging to fit any of your party needs from beach and backyard to rehearsal dinners and corporate lunches.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Different AND Good. Gotta try it

So happy they are open year round now. The pork is smoked in leaves on site, chicken prepared in house and shaved ice no different that what you'd see in Hawaii! Don't let the paper plate and relaxed atmosphere fool you, this is "casual gourmet food" of superior quality. Great to go, and they are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
John S
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  • Families with children
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Newport is very wanting for good take out/delivery so we gave this one a wide berth- after ordering four times, it's a no go. Ordered a pork wrap, didn't get it, no pineapple although kulua, ordered brown rice got white; chicken salad order was four pounded 2" pcs of chicken, however, the romaine is fresh, delivery people congenial. Don't deliver... More 

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FlatWave, Owner at Flat Waves Restaurant, responded to this review

Aardvark47, I am sorry to hear about your bad experiences with Flat Waves delivery. Our goal is to give you the same food at the same great quality you get in our store, only delivered to your home. I am sorry to hear that this has not been the case for you on multiple occasions. While I do appreciate you... More 

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

So happy they are open year round now. The pork is smoked in leaves on site, chicken prepared in house and shaved ice no different that what you'd see in Hawaii! Don't let the paper plate and relaxed atmosphere fool you, this is "casual gourmet food" of superior quality. Great to go, and they are fast if you can stop... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Last summer, my husband and I visited Hawaii for our 25th anniversary. This summer, we missed Hawaii and looked up Hawaiian Food in New England. Our search brought us to Flat Waves Restaurant in Middletown RI. We shared Shrimp and Manga tacos and Kaluah Pig Quesadilla. Both were excellent! We also had shave ice and the texture was perfect. If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I found this restaurant by accident. It's more of a take out than eat in restaurant, but they do have eat in accommodations, and I loved my meal. I had the Shrimp with brown rice and teryaki sauce. It was excellent.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

As close to authentic Hawaiian as you can get! Meals are a great value and high quality for a quick service establishment. Everything is made to order and light/healthy. The staff is always pleasant and welcoming - it's great to frequent a business when the customer still feels valued and appreciated! North Shore Chicken is a favorite, as are the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Traveling through, kids were tired, or experience at Flat Waves turned the day around! Enjoyed it. Thanks!

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Pacific Grove, California
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stumbled upon Flat Waves on a super rainy night. Great prices, friendly staff, and delicious food. Had the 3 meat to try more... Kaluah pork, chicken, and beef. Served with a pile of white or brown rice and a side (I chose fruit salad) for $15. Three sauces to choose from, couldn't decide, so they gave me all three.... More 

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Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

After honeymooning in Hawaii we were hankering for a taste of the tropics to bring back memories and we found Flat Waves. The ingredients were fresh and delicious, fish cooked perfectly in the fish tacos and the shave ice was just what we needed after a hot day. Will definitely be back and recommend to others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

After our first visit I new we would be back and I often joke it is a good thing I do not work next door! We love the food, the service, the relaxed atmosphere. My 3 year old daughter loves going here, the turtles keep her busy while we wait and the food keeps her eating. The child who barely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1130 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-9283

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Fusion, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Flat Waves was established in 2010 with the goal of serving great food at a great price. We are a quick service restaurant serving breakfast burritos, Hawaiian plates, fish tacos, specialty burgers, wraps, shave ice and more! We carry a variety of fresh and healthy food options as a great alternative to fast food and your typical take-out. Flat Waves also offers a wide variety of catering options ranging to fit any of your party needs from beach and backyard to rehearsal dinners and corporate lunches.
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?