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“Excellent”

Matunuck Oyster Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 10, 2013

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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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I read the excellent review in the Providence Journal and completely agree that everything the menu the atmosphere and the staff are all terrific. I started with grilled oysters which were heavenly. The raw oysters were equally delicious. For entrees I had Risotto with scallops shrimp and mussels and my date had the encrusted cod. Wonderful! The winter vegetables were just right. We were lucky to arrive before 6PM on a Saturday night in January. We were seated immediately. By the time we left people were waiting 45 minutes. I will make a point of going back in the summer and perhaps take a tour.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Seafood lovers: Rhode Island seafood lovers know this place is the best, no matter what time of year. We went (again) yesterday on a Monday in January at noontime...busy as usual. Great oysters and we had mussels in a leek/parsley/dijon/cream sauce. If i had died with my head face down in that bowl i would have gone to heaven happy. It's that good. That is all. (every day is different - you won't be disappointed).

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

After hearing good reviews and craving oysters we ventured out on Sunday and was well worth the trip. We started with the oyster platter which was excellent sooo fresh and tasty. Both clear and chowder was very good. Stuffies were a little dry but tasty and the Bloody Mary's were great too. Will definetly head back another time and will try the calamari which looked excellent.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Loved the oyster's and the oyster farm view right outside! We arrived just before they were closing off from walk ins for NYE so we had about an hour to eat which was perfect as we came for oyster's and some calamari! The food was delicious and it's great entertainment watching the staff shuck oyster's etc! We got oyster's to takeaway and shucked them ourselves! Yum! Would go back again and do an oyster farm tour in the summer!

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