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Top of The Bay

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898 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI 02889-9617 (Oakland Beach)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went twice this summer. First time was a weekday, and was not too busy in the area. Second time the area was extremely busy! I had clam cakes and chowder one time, both were delicious. Second time had fish and chips. Some of my fish was undercooked a bit in the middle.

Thank Rose67705
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I popped in about two weeks ago. We sat outside enjoying the view of Oakland Beach. The waiter was very attentive. My friend and I both ordered seafood and salads. My friend had fried clams and a salad with a glass of wine. I had a salad and baked stuff shrimp along with a drink of homemade vodka with lemonade.... More 

Thank Robin B
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The top balcony is great for music and gathering with friends however, it can get very crowded. The food is Ok, nothing over the top and a bit pricey.

Thank Jennifer B
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wait time was exactly as estimated by hostess. View of the bay was wonderful, carnival right next door, so parking was a little difficult. Food was great. Beach nearby had a lot of trash and seaweed bits in the water.

Thank Violakeeper
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner with my sister and brother in law. We ate dinner in the bar, and I recommend a sweater or jacket as the wall unit air conditioner was blasting. I had a half order of fried clams as an appetizer, my sister had a cup of white chowder, my husband had the red chowder, and my brother... More 

Thank Colette R
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overlooking Oakland Beach, we dined inside by the window. Service was efficient and attentive but not rushed at all and the restaurant was bustling. The stuffed shrimp was delicious and not too heavy. My husband had the Bay Platter- a huge plate of fried shrimp scallops clams and scrod. Warm rolls and fresh salad were just enough to hold us... More 

Thank WellPleasedSoul
Boston, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the recommendation of friends we arrived at a crowded Oakland Beach expecting good R.I. seafood and ocean views. We got the second but never came close to the first. Best of the choices was a snail salad, sliced thin and served with a lemony dressing; everything else went downhill. Salads were pedestrian, fried clams (whole belly as advertised) were... More 

2 Thank fcarr
Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location in a former governors mansion. Food is consistently good quality seafood, with things for others who may not indulge in the bounty of the ocean.

Thank carletonfreese
Lakeland, Florida
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229 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly we were very unhappy with our most recent visit. Service was really bad. Very slow service. Food was not as generous or as tasty as it used to be. Hope they get back on track or maybe we just hit it on a bad day. We would still try it again.

1 Thank foodieme26
East Providence, Rhode Island
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes for this restaurant- the view, the focus on seafood, the decor. Unfortunately, our waitress was poor and the food was just average. Most of our party was sat and about five ministers later, the rest of our party arrived. They were not immediately shown to our table and were told we hadn't arrived yet. Most of... More 

1 Thank 6Maggie3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Soups, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 898 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI 02889-9617
    (Oakland Beach)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Warwick
  • Phone Number: 14019213663

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?