I just read the last review and it sounded like we ate at two different restaurants! Dad (age 92) and I went Saturday night after the 4th (July 6th) and it was fabulous. We both ordered the fisherman's platter. Knowing how large it is, we purposely did not order chowder which is delicious. New tables and chairs, fresh paint and new photographs on the wall brightened the dining room and the TV was off. The doors were open so we experienced a nice breeze and with the shades wide open we could watch the arrivals and departures of the Block Island ferries.
The shrimp, whole belly clams, scallops and flounder were fried to perfection. The scallops were small and juicy; the shrimp were large and plump and the flounder moist and flaky. Whole belly clams are my favorites and Portside is the #1 place serving large perfectly deep fried sweet clams fresh off the boat. Lobster salad came with a light coating of mayo with lots of lobster. Another excellent meal from Portside where I have been dining with total satisfaction since they opened when I was a child.
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