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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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Warwick, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Expectations based upon "hype" became reality based upon experiencing the following: a cup of "white" chowder so oversalted that there should have been a blood pressure cuff in the dining area for those consumers with high bp. The clamcakes were similar with respect to extreme overuse of salt in the batter. By the way, I've (native RI ) never had... More 

Thank Don W
Clermont, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On vacation from Florida, love seafood and several locals told us about this place. So we parked the car, walked the cliff walk and called a uber driver to pick us up and bring us back to the car. On the ride back we asked her about a local seafood shack. She said we had to go to Flo's. I... More 

Thank Rick B
Baltimore, Maryland
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We overloaded on clam cakes and clam strips. Too much fried food for a person, but great to split. The clam chowder (creamy) was good. It's a reasonable price for the quantity.

Thank Cristina C
Shelton, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try Flo's as we have read it has great seafood. Lines were very long as it has no table service. Bud lights were cold & cheap at the bar. Lots of different seafood platters & side orders, Fries were excellent. Had fried shrimp that was excellent, friend had fried whole belly clams not so good. Small pieces... More 

Thank connie P
Fairfax, Virginia
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After our Newport tour, we got this place as a recommendation. Yum. So glad we took the suggestion! We parked in the backyard, but there's other parking available... Your first stop is the walk up window on the boardwalk for the favorites from the Outdoor menu (clams, shrimp, oysters--even cheeseburgers) but be aware, there's an Upstairs menu, too. We ordered... More 

Thank LC-EatSleepSki
Mansfield, MA
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No frills. And until recently, cash only.... You go there to get your annual dose of simply delicious artery clogging fried seafood. Period! Started with the chowders. I ordered Manhattan red, my dining companion had New England style. Both were underwhelming.... And as we learned from past experiences here, just order and share ONE of Floe's Fisherman's Platters! More than... More 

Thank John W
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was so excited to visit another clam shack on our trip to New England. His remark "good but not great". It was a cool place with a view of the beach. I had peel and eat shrimp and they were good.

Thank Cynthia G
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local, I avoid this restaurant! Tourists love it! It's right down the street from the beaches, and is super casual. Beach coverups are permissible. If you are vacationing and want fried food this one time, and don't mind the noise, you probably are in the right spot! You can sit on an upstairs outdoor porch and view the... More 

Thank Newportbird
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner and ate downstairs. The line was not to bad so we got a seat inside and our daughter waited there while we waited in line to order. We waited about 10 - 15 minutes to order then went to the table to wait for our food. I went upstairs to get my wife and I... More 

Thank Steelpearl
Eustis, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second visit to Flo's - the food is fresh, tasty and amazing!! There is no waiter service, you order at the window and you're given a buzzer once your food is ready. The lobster roll was magnificent! We had pretty much everything on the menu and it was sensational. This is the best NE clam chowder I... 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, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?