We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Hitching Post Incorporated

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813
401-364-7495
Website
Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 28: English reviews
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very convenient location right off Post Rd. Just a few minutes the Charlestown beaches. Ordered their famous dozen clam cakes to go for $12..Very delicious, tasty and fresh hot clam cakes. I called ahead and my order was ready in 10 minutes. They offer casual family oriented dine-in or beautiful outside shaded picnic table seating. Always a family favorite. Ample... More 

Helpful?
Thank snzrmatt
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
Level Contributor
123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This greasy spoon seafood joint serves up good enough clam cakes, hamburgers and other regional fried seafood at higher then greasy spoon prices. The service is good, and the outside dining would be much more enjoyable if the music was turned down a decimal or two. An example of some of the higher prices would be a dozen clam cakes... More 

Helpful?
Thank Timothy G
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The burgers french fries and onion rings were all good. The outdoor seating area in thr garden is beautiful and immaculate. Good place to stop for a quick bite.

Helpful?
Thank Toby N
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to like The Hitching Post. It looks like it's locally owned, certainly independent, and a little bit old school. But how long do they think they can serve a paper cup of fried breaded balls of nothing and call it "fried clam strips"? Don't they realize people will come there only once, get burned, and never come back?

Helpful?
Thank Anthony F
Berlin, Connecticut
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a bite to eat but have to say the food has gone down hill- fries were so bad did not even eat them- clam strips not that great also! The only positive is they have s beautiful garden on their property you can sit and eat and enjoy!

Helpful?
Thank Karen B
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving by, you might not think this little building has the quality of seafood that it does. The lobster rolls were amazing, clam fritters tasty little buggers (get a dipping sauce), and their Rhode Island chowder is delicious. The people who work there are also super friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Emily S
Rhode Island
Level Contributor
113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

These were probably the worst fried clams I have ever had. Greasy, overcooked and tasteless - they were so bad that when I tried to give them to my clam-obsessed dog, even she turned her nose up at them. If you want really good fried clams, do what the locals do: drive inland for 10 minutes and order the clams... More 

Helpful?
Thank genevaRhodeIsland
Charlestown, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great very friendly and personal service. The prices are more than fair we had chowder and clam cakes. The chowder is an authentic RI clear chowder, with plenty of fresh clams. The clam cakes were light airy, full of clams and not the least bit greasy. After 30 years in the seafood business I can say the best I have... More 

Helpful?
Thank ralph02813
Rhode Island
Level Contributor
166 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I came here many years ago and vaguely remembered it being ok. Times have changed! We called in our order to expedite the process as it was a Saturday early evening and we waited 30 minutes for nothing! The Fried trout with clam fritters were awful. The chowder was more like dirty dish water with potatoes floating in it. Bay... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lynn B
Bodega Bay, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Best clam fritters and clam chowder that I've tasted anywhere! Service is excellent.Wait staff friendly. Great for the family! They have the most beautiful picnic area in the back!

Helpful?
Thank Todd_LaPorte

Travelers who viewed Hitching Post Incorporated also viewed

Charlestown, South County
Charlestown, South County
 
Charlestown, South County
Charlestown, South County
 
Charlestown, South County
 

Been to Hitching Post Incorporated? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Charlestown
  • Phone Number: 401-364-7495

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hitching Post Incorporated staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?