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Jimmy's Portside Restaurant

321 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-5627
+1 401-783-3821
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good10%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“flounder” (5 reviews)
“chowder” (15 reviews)
“lobster roll” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
321 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-5627
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a place to eat and remembered their TV ad..We had been to Portside many years ago for dinner but have not gone back except for take out clam cakes etc...What a suprize...It was great...I had the special and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We come to Jimmy's for the 5 pound baked stuff lobster. It's not on the menu and you have to call a few days in advance to order one but its well worth it. Unlike many places which just add breadcrumbs, Jimmy stuffs his with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

I’ve tried all of the Galilee restaurants this summer and this is my least favorite one. We got calamari as our appetizer, I got fish and chips, and my boyfriend got a burger. The calamari was good but I barely touched the fish. It wasn’t...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank thecriticgj_
James P, Owner at Jimmy's Portside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

I’m sorry you did not enjoy your meal. We have two types of fish and chips. The beer battered cod which is heavier and the fresh flounder which I been using local yellowtail. The flounder we use a light cracker meal. Again sorry you didn’t...More

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

You know what they say, if you have to ask you can’t afford it. The $35 lobster roll was okay but definitely not great and not worth the price. I was too flabbergasted to say I had changed my mind when I realized the price.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank VTDaisyGirl
James P, Owner at Jimmy's Portside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Hi I noticed you mentioned a lobster roll for $35, but we don't offer a lobster roll for that price. All lobster is market price. The lobster dinner is $27.50 the lobster roll here is only $18.95 and the hot lobster roll is 22.95. Please...More

Reviewed June 19, 2018

We were in a large group but had no trouble getting a table. The service wasn't fast but the meal was very good. Good variety and not too expensive.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jsmtraveler
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Great restaurant to patronize while you wait for your ferry to Block Island. Fresh oysters and very good clam chowder. Fish (flounder) and chips were delicious. Excellent cole slaw! Melissa was a great server.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sunapee17
Reviewed November 26, 2017

This place could drop the hammer price-wise since it is so convenient for tourists going to the ferry...but it does not. The food was good, the service was nice, and the prices were reasonable. I half expected to be bludgeoned seeing as this was across...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Brian K
Petrella99, Owner at Jimmy's Portside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

Thanks for the kind words happy new year!

Reviewed October 19, 2017

We are on vacation. It's October and there is no wait for beach restaurants. We read good things about Jimmy's and tried it. I got friend clams on grilled roll. My husband got stuffed clams and clam chowder. None of it was worth writing about....More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank christine w
James P, Owner at Jimmy's Portside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

Sorry you did not enjoy your meal. Our chowder is homemade and not thick style chowder. We do butter are rolls on a flat top grill and our fries are not hand cut, but we use a expensive Simplot 3/8 straight cut real potato. I'm...More

Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Despite being locals, today was our 1st visit, to this establishment. It was a rainy, foggy day - well past tourist season - yet, the window was still open. Our order taker was very friendly & helpful. She even made suggestions that saved us money...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank clamcake67
Reviewed August 10, 2017

The lobster roll was terrible. The lobster was overcooked and very chewy and it tasted like it had sat and soaked in butter for a long time before I ate it. The color of the lobster indicated as much too. The bread was soggy and...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Emily S
Management response:Responded August 12, 2017

You must of ordered the sauté roll, we sell so many a day I can't understand it. I apologize and next time your in town stop by I will make it up to you. I know there not cheap and my goal is to make...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-5627
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Narragansett
  • Phone Number: +1 401-783-3821
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Family owned and operated since 1956, serving the finest seafood around. On the main street of Galilee right across from the dock of the Block Island Ferry.
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