Arrived around 1:30 on a Wednesday afternoon in January and the parking lot was pretty full -- almost every car from Rhode Island. The managment seemed to be taking advantage of unseasonably warm weather to do some maintenance/upkeep around the outside dining/deck area, didn't affect the dining rooms. Friendly welcome & we watched the oystermen working at the pier during our very short wait for a table. Cold Narragansett on tap, along with several other choices and a good wine list. BE WARNED: menu portions were substantial, don't know if that's normal but recommend you watch the plates coming from the kitchen before ordering because you may be unprepared for how much food they'll serve you. Unfortunately we were more concerned with what was happening outside the windows & ended up with an over-abundance on the table! Stews/soups/chowders not sold by cup & their bowls are very large; NE chowder was thick, chunky with veg, good but not clam-y enough. Stuffies (baked stuffed clams) were sold by the piece and you probably don't need to order more than one per person or one to share between two of you -- outside of stuffing crisped from the oven with the inside soft, moist & nicely flavored by the chourico & peppers & good bites of clam. Raw bar gloriously perfect (oysters & littlenecks & cherrystones). Cod & chips -- great batter, one large piece of perfectly fried fish, more potatoes on one plate than we've ever seen anywhere, overflowing bowl of simply-dressed coleslaw. Oyster dinner -- 18 (or maybe more?) fried whole large oysters, again perfectly cooked and presented with the same embarassingly-large portion of chips & slaw, remoulade wasn't the best. Attentive service throughout. The only thing that's prevented a higher rating from us was the amount of food returned on cleared plates throughout the dining room. Definitely not because the sefood wasn't great but because they gave you too much.
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