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Matunuck Oyster Bar

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629 Succotash Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879-5839
401 783-4202
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 9
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great day for oysters

We got there around 4pm on a Sunday. There was a long line of cars waiting to park. It did not take long, and I even saw the owner come out and check on things. We requested first available, and were seated right away on the second floor. It was a beautiful day (and graduation weekend in RI) and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
luv2travelworld2013
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Warren, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Warren, Rhode Island
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We got there around 4pm on a Sunday. There was a long line of cars waiting to park. It did not take long, and I even saw the owner come out and check on things. We requested first available, and were seated right away on the second floor. It was a beautiful day (and graduation weekend in RI) and the... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Many visits over the past years enjoying great fresh seafood and relaxing ambiance. Fresh, fresh oysters and lobster salad rolls, lovely outdoor patio space overlooking salt pond, perfect place to dine on a beautiful summer day! First visit this year and we discovered that the restaurant has a new updated decor inside and added dining space in a second floor... More 

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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My family ate dinner here a few hours ago . The newly renovated Matunuck now boasts of more dining space , on the second floor. Please ask to be seated away from the windows during sundown as the glaring sun too disturbing . The oysters that were given to us were very tiny. I do not know if it had... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I came here when this place was unheard of. The outdoor bar was very cozy and getting local oysters was the way to go. Since then, something went crazy and people are flocking here. The food is ok - fresh, RI grown, but the spirit has been lost. This restaurant is now so packed that you can't even park your... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

With an waterside setting, candlelit tables, and choices of indoor or outdoor seating, the atmosphere is inviting and romantic. It's the perfect spot to turn off the phone, focus on someone special, and take in the surroundings. Since we were on visiting on holiday and feeling a bit splurgey, we kicked off the evening with a dozen oysters and the... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have tried several times to get in this restaurant and we could never deal with the long lines. We finally made a night of it, 20 minutes wait for a parking spot, and 2.5 more hours until our table was ready. So we ate at the bar and it was fantastic. I had a broiled salmon with a chili... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had been trying to get to the Matunuck Oyster Bar for about three years, and finally made it. The restaurant is not hard to find, but is pretty much off the beaten path. The search is well worth the effort, because the oysters are the very best and very freshest you can find. It was a cold day at... More 

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Salem, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I travel around New England quite a bit as an editorial and commercial freelance photographer. Lucky me! I say that, because any time I go to a new place (or a familiar place) I look for the restaurant that's putting enough care into where the food they serve comes from and how it's prepared. Matunuck Oyster Bar is one of... More 

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West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Went there Last Sunday April 26-2015. Very nice place. The staff was very nice. I had the Lobster roll and my fiancé had the yellow fin tuna. I must say that it was awesome. A lot of lobster meat in the sandwich; in chunks not cut up. Was as impressed with the Tuna plate my fiancé had. Will we go... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Matunuck Oyster Bar has a great reputation that is well deserved. For me a restaurant serves great food when it starts with the best available ingredients and cooks them in a way that brings out the great flavors in the food. Matunuck does this extremely well. If you love oysters you should make this a destination restaurant. You can get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 629 Succotash Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879-5839
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  South Kingstown
  • Phone Number: 401 783-4202

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?