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Champlin's Seafood

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256 Great Island Road, Narragansett, RI 02882
401 783 3152
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Great spot for lobstah in the rough

Nothing fancy, just great lobster, steamers, fried clams and fish quick, with freshly shucked oysters and clams added the last few years. Fun spot with familty or friends, eating overlooking the water, outside or in the 'dining room'. Would pass on the chowder, but everything else is worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Bill S
Providence, Rhode Island
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Graz, Austria
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here to be honest is not anything particularly spectacular. It's never been terrible, but just nothing to write home about. I've been coming here since I was a kid so for me it's all about the memories. Now I come, when I'm in town, with my niece and nephew are still indifferent when it comes to food. The... More 

Thank sosomikers
Poughkeepsie, New York
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a great picnic style atmosphere. The food is amazing and reasonably priced. Best fried scallops I've ever had. The raw bar is awesome. Oysters are always fresh. The bar always has a delicious and fun special - it was watermelon mojitos last June! We look forward to going every year. Highly recommend.

Thank Jessica H
Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nothing fancy, just great lobster, steamers, fried clams and fish quick, with freshly shucked oysters and clams added the last few years. Fun spot with familty or friends, eating overlooking the water, outside or in the 'dining room'. Would pass on the chowder, but everything else is worth the trip, including fish for those who don't like lobster.If you want... More 

Thank Bill S
Northbridge, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Ventured to Galilee RI today - off season - to enjoy the view of the fishing boats & ocean. Champlin's was suppose to be the the highlight of the trip. My friend ordered a mixed seafood plate. She ended up dumping it in the trash. The oil the clams were cooked in must have been old as the clams looks... More 

Thank chippymunks
Guilderland, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We go here at least once each year and we go early enough (500-530) to beat the crowd that inevitably shows up. I've had the baked/stuffed flounder, and the fish fry. Fish fry was OK. Typical of what I'd expect. Flounder was a bit too buttery for my taste. The stuffies (stuffed clams) are huge and pretty filling. My son... More 

Thank TommySmo518
Marathon, Florida
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Before visiting George's of Galilee, we headed to our old-time favorite (try 30+ years). Whenever we return to RI, we could count on Champlain's for the best steamers and lobsta salad rolls. $68 brought 1 roll with one scoop of mayo and lobster, a dish over the largest, sandiest, tough "steamers" imaginable, 2 terrible bloody Mary's.

Thank Judypetudi
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Usa
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We visited this area with family and went to Champlin's for lunch. There were 9 of us and we were all pleased. The restaurant is on the second floor and it is counter service. There is indoor and outdoor seating, also on the second floor, with a beautiful view of the water. I would definitely recommend.

Thank Ann1047
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Tasty fried clams. super fresh steamed clams, well flavored stuffed clams, yummy chowder and classic clam cakes -- and, of course, there's lobster. You sit on picnic benches, use paper plates and plastic utensils, and for all the informality, the food isn't inexpensive. That said, the fried foods are handled well, the seafood is very fresh, and you get to... More 

Thank WHFT
Hudson, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Stopped here after biking Block Island all day. Place was very quiet at dusk but for $32.00 the two of us hadmflounder fish & chips, which came with cups of chowder & their version of crab cakes (which was really just dough balls with a little crab inside). Place was clean & it was pretty overlooking the sun going down... More 

Thank Lauralanglois
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

It's plain. If you want fancy, this ain't it. If you want fresh, and friendly, and want a view if the fishing boats and harbor this is it. We like the chowders, they have red, white, and clear. They have lobster, you can pick one, they will cook it for 5 bucks. The fish tacos are in plain barely warmed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 256 Great Island Road, Narragansett, RI 02882
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Narragansett
  • Phone Number: 401 783 3152

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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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