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Hitching Post Incorporated

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Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
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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 

Thank snzrmatt
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
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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 

Thank Timothy G
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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.

Thank Toby N
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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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?

Thank Anthony F
Berlin, Connecticut
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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!

Thank Karen B
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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.

Thank Emily S
Rhode Island
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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 

Thank genevaRhodeIsland
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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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 

Thank ralph02813
Rhode Island
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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 

Thank Lynn B
Bodega Bay, California
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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!

Thank Todd_LaPorte

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?