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Flo's Clam Shack

Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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4 Wave Ave, Middletown, RI 02842-7009
401-847-8141
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 169
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    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 28
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place after the beach!

The food is absolutely awesome! We always get take out and sit at "Gilligan's Grill" an outdoor eating area that is dog-friendly. The clear broth clam chowder is out of this world! Also recommend the lobster roll. My dog likes the hamburgers!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Susan A
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North Scituate, Rhode Island
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Long lines, very little parking, size of the meals is average - not what it used to be. Can't get ice with drinks unless you (and I mean you, the patron) go upstairs to the bar and get it yourself.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Supposedly the clam capital of Rhode Island, but we wasted several minutes searching for clams in our clam chowder and clam cakes ..... With little success. The chowder was the worst we've had anywhere in New England, and as for the "world famous" clam cakes they were akin to vaguely fishy flavoured dough balls. Do not bother. Looks interesting and... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was my third trip to Flo's and it is as good as ever. This place is ideal for a casual place to grab a cold beer and clam, fish or scallop platters or sandwichs. Great taste, friendly people and good prices. I love this place!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

The look of this place was very seafood oriented eatery, not so great looking but ambiance gave something that we could expect great food... The food was ordered at a little window and either take out or eat inside. Close to self servicing style. We didn't mind at all- typically, this was a good sign of great food. Actually, food... More 

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Montreal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Sorry but Nope !!! Very expensive for fried stuff on paper plates. The greek salade is also far from being a real greek salad..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ordered lobster rolls, clam cakes, creamy chowder and clam strips. Everything but the chowder was totally disgusting - no exaggeration. I'm convinced the only reason why this place gets business is because of the location and maybe because the staff are very friendly. Or maybe because people who think the food is good have never had legit seafood. Don't waste... More 

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I were driving to Maine from Jersey this past July and made a pit stop to Flo's since I had seen it on Aerial America the Smithsonian show. Anyway, the traffic was brutal since it was the height of summer, but the food was delicious. We arrived at around 11:30 am. You order downstairs and then we... More 

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North Scituate, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food is absolutely awesome! We always get take out and sit at "Gilligan's Grill" an outdoor eating area that is dog-friendly. The clear broth clam chowder is out of this world! Also recommend the lobster roll. My dog likes the hamburgers!

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Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went here with a big group. I loathe seafood, I hate the beach. I found nothing appealing about this place. The only chicken on the menu was the kid's menu. The rest of the family ordered just about everything on the menu. The order was ready very quickly (much to the dismay of the toddler who liked the lobster... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went to flo's for lunch and the staff was friendly and the seafood was great. Ordered the soup and it was awesome.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Wave Ave, Middletown, RI 02842-7009
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: 401-847-8141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?