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Flo's Clam Shack

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

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  • Value
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First time eating clams

Ymmmy!!! Great place!!! Super cute! This was my first time trying clams and I'm glad I did it here. Very memorable, very delicous, very nice view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sherri H
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ymmmy!!! Great place!!! Super cute! This was my first time trying clams and I'm glad I did it here. Very memorable, very delicous, very nice view.

Thank Sherri H
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is wicked awesome. Been here for over 75 years. Flo's famous fried whole clams was delicious. But, would have preferred home made tartar sauce. The white clam chowder was some of the best I ever had, as were the French fries. So glad we stopped here.

Thank beachdweller2014
Georgetown, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We read TripAdvisor reviews on this little seaside dive before we got to Middletown. Flo's lived up to the hype, for sure!! Great relaxed atmosphere. My husband and I split Flo's Fisherman Platter and were so happy we did!! It was piled high with super fresh seafood. Loved it all. The scallops were the most tender we've ever had. The... More 

Thank Darlene M
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love eating at Flo's! The food is always yummy and we do try and go during a slower time. In between traditional feeding times.. Say 2-2:30. Parking can be tricky but worth the hassle. We often stay at the Comfort Inn next door and walk over. I highly recommend Flo's! We pretty much always get the Fish & Chips... More 

Thank Ellen M
new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went o Flo's on Thursday. All you can eat Crab Legs for $18.95. It was out of this world. Its a little hoe in the wall but the food is excellent. Friday nights are Prime rib night.

Thank legalbeag
Toledo, Ohio
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had wanted to stop here for as I as can remember and finally did. I got a take-out order of clams as I needed to eat on the fly and they were really good. The ocean view and atmosphere of the place and my first impression of the food will hopefully bring me back in 2016.

Thank ray h
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the summer people stand in line to get into Flo's. The attraction is great fried clams, It is a no-frills place. Stand in line to order, wait until your plastic lobster flashes. Get your dinner in a plastic basket and eat wherever you can find a seat.

Thank hsretired
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18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know from the outside it looks amazing and standing in line in the bamboo tunnel is cool..the ordering is cool as well but really the seafood was just too greasy to eat. I just can't get myself to go back again.

Thank Jason N C
Rindge, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner at this restaurant for the first time. I would expect a fish restaurant would produce perfect cooking fish every time, just like I experience at other seafood restaurants. I ordered fish and chips and although the fish itself was fine, the batter was way beyond crispy and was at the dark crunchy point in many spots making... More 

Thank LarryD875
Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Often a dive has surprisingly good food so we decided to give it a try. With a price over $35 for fried clams and fish 'n chips and chlorinated water it would have to be good, right ? It was edible. That's the highest compliment we can pay it.

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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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