We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Quito's in Bristol, home of the oldest 4th of July celebration in the U.S. And, we were there over the busy 4th of July weekend.
Among the 4 of us, we had fish and chips , which were delicious, the lobster roll, which had just a bit of dill and not buried in mayonnaise ( excellent!) and we had their chowder and fried calamari. The calamari was crisp, delicious and fresh.
They have several types of "chowdah"...white/New England; red/Manhattan; and clear/Rhode Island (my favorite -it has no milk or tomato, just clam broth).
The location is spectacular; right on Bristol Harbor, facing west, so especially beautiful at sunset!
Quito's used to be a clam shack that bought lobsters, clams, little necks, and mussels from fishermen/lobsterman and then sold them to restaurants and individuals.
My father used to go clamming/quahoging and sell them to Quito's.
they've been around along time and know their seafood!
It is very relaxes and laid back and not at all fancy. If you're looking for a fancy meal with white tablecloths, this isn't for you. If you want some good food, it is!