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“Genuine Clam Shack By The Sea” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monahan's Clam Shack By the Sea

Monahan's Clam Shack By the Sea
Ranked #5 of 90 Restaurants in Narragansett
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Genuine Clam Shack By The Sea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Monahan's is one of those places that you can't miss if you visit RI. At the end of Narragansett's seawall, you have to pass by it sooner or later as you navigate the beautiful coastline of RI. Probably no other place has such a true clam shack appearance and location than Monahan's. Some form of take out seafood place has been in this spot for some 50 years, and Monahan's goes back a ways for sure. As for the food, its strictly window service and really no better or worse than anyone else's..(Lots of seafood places in that area, pretty hard to judge the food at each in comparison). The prices are decent and the clam cakes and chowda' is very good. There are some tables outside, but plenty of seawall to sit on and enjoy your food, plus, a pretty good size dock and fishing area behind the place. It's really kinda funny that at one end of the seawall is this place that is no frills, and at the other end is the Coastguard House that is just about as nice and fancy as it gets for seafood in Narragansett. In short, good food cheap with plenty of outdoor atmosphere...Enjoy : )

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food and location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

We ate there twice during our stay. Great food. I had the lobster roll which was very good. We also had the fish & chips one night. Location can't be beat for ocean views. Sit outside right on the water. Will go there again when we come back to RI

Visited September 2012
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Connecticut
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Its by the sea food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

Clam cakes are clam cakes. They are friend balls of dough with clams. Fried and clams being the operative words. That's what they sell here.

Grab a few clam cakes or other fried foods, sit at the picnic tables and watch the sea.

It's fun and good see the sea food.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New York, NY
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87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Do not get the clam cakes!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Picnic table seaside restaurant. The location was the best part. The clam cakes were giant bread balls with greasy clams. It was all just too greasy.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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