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Hitching Post Incorporated

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Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813
+1 401-364-7495
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you need to drive up to a typical clam shack this is for you. There are picnic tables and indoor eating as well.

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Thank jane d
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

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 

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Thank snzrmatt
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 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.

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Thank Toby N
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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?

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Thank Anthony F
Berlin, Connecticut
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 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!

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Thank Karen B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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.

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Thank Emily S
Rhode Island
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank ralph02813
Rhode Island
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168 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Lynn B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Soups, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
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: +1 401-364-7495

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