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Flo's Clam Shack

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4 Wave Ave, Middletown, RI 02842-7009
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Flo's Is an Institution! The food and atmosphere is great. Its is nice to sit on the deck and enjoy the scenery and the people watching is fun as well. I would highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys an eclectic setting and good food.

Thank stjohnwannabe
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Heard a lot about Flo's so we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed! We went for lunch and ordered the clam chowder, clam cake combo which also included a beverage. We also ordered a small order of fried clam strips, husband does not like the bellies. Everything came out hot and tasty. The clam cakes are... More 

Thank Linda L
Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flo's is excellent! Recently went to Newport and visited both Anthony's and Flo's to me hands down Flo's was the winner! Fun atmosphere to go as a couple or family, casual dining. The batter on the Fried seafood was excellent! It was light and fluffy not greasy, the crab cakes Were great, lobster roll was delicious stuffed quahog everything we... More 

Thank Moe811
Wysox, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is related to Flo's dining area downstairs, not the upstairs deck. Fun nautical artifacts decorate the dining area. We had been stationed in Newport and looked forward to the clam cakes, a "stuffy" and the clear clam chowder we recalled at Flo's. Friends traveling with us had wanted steamers, clams only fried at Flo's. Although my friend and... More 

Thank Donsylv
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard great things and was largely disappointed. I know it's an icon. Parking is really limited. The line was long and my crab balls were nothing more than big long john silver hush puppies. My wife had a huge 14.00 plate of fried clams which were a bit better. I had the creamy clam chowder, just average at best.

Thank DaveMacDaddy123
Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Flo's tells everyone they are famous for their clams, but nothing about the views from the deck. Sit on the deck - the views are great. The serving of clams was generous and nicely done with plenty of crisp french fries and cole slaw. The clams were nicely done, but more chewy than expected, reminding me of my childhood experiences... More 

Thank hfaigel
Riverton, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty jumbo shrimps but seriously?>>> you have to go downstairs to get a stuffed Quohaug???? Furtunate enough to get a parking spot in the minuscule micro-lot. Suffices for a quick nosh.

Thank andrewpG6868GI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We totally enjoy Flo's! The fried clams just literally melt in your mouth! Have never had a bad meal here! People are friendly! Definitely will be back! Raw bar upstairs. Parking lot is small, but we've never had a problem parking.

Thank Sunnytravel15
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite having come to tour Newport and its Gilded Age treasures, we seemed to end up more often than not for meals in nearby Middletown, where our (wonderful) Bay Willow Inn was. For one thing, parking was a darn sight easier and cheaper. That’s not to say that spaces weren’t at a premium at prime time although we did luck... More 

Thank 1073BB
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very popular but we went at a time when the place was practically empty. You place your order for fried foods on the first floor and the raw bar on the second floor. The fried clams were good, the shrimp from the raw bar were dry with not taste. My family ate most of the raw bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Wave Ave, Middletown, RI 02842-7009
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: 401-847-8141

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