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“A beautiful setting for a summer dinner”

Jim's Dock Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 116 Restaurants in South Kingstown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Seasonal restaurant on the water.
Restaurant details
Description: Seasonal restaurant on the water.
Pacific Palisades, CA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A beautiful setting for a summer dinner”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Jim's Dock outdoor patio makes you feel you are in the marina. You are surrounded by boats and water. The Block Island ferry passes by periodically adding to the charm. Expect fresh seafood such as swordfish, steamed mussels and little necks on the half shell, a real Rhode Island treat. This is not a fancy place which adds to the charm. It starts with signing in and waiting at least 30 minutes. But time flies because you bring your own wine and can sit on adirondack chairs waiting for your table. Food comes on paper plates with a roll of paper towels for napkins and a lantern placed on your table for atmosphere. Prices are a bit high but without a liquor bill you are really saving a lot. Service is friendly and efficient. And, you can double park your car and they will announce your license plate if you need to move it! Fun.
The restaurant is in Matunuck and easy to reach for Route 1.

  • Visited August 2012
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Fremont, Ohio
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168 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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“Reward at the end of 11 hour drive.”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

We left Ohio at dawn and by mid morning we were looking for the ideal Rhode Island meal at the end of the 11 hour drive. We found Jim's Dock Restaurant on Trip Advisor. It appeared to be just what we were lookiing for--an outside dining establishment, on the water and part of the life of the community and our course great food. We started running late due to traffic and called ahead to be sure that we did not miss the last seating. We were told that the kitchen would be open later than 9 due to the crowd--always a great sign. We were offered more than expected options such as placing our order by phone if that became necessary. Fortunately it was not. We got there in time to have a magnificent dinner--scallops fresh from the neighboring waters and lobster that was to die for. The price was marvelous. We had our own wine and they made sure we had glasses while we waited for our table. This waterfront dining met all the expectations, was correctly and completely described by Trip Advisor reviewers. This is the the real Rhode island experience. EAT HERE!!!! You will not be disappointed'

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank JosephatFremont
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Great casual dining on the water”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

We enjoyed a casual dinner here on the water. I loved that you can sit outside and watch the boats. The food was good as was the service. We were lucky and got seated right away. They don't have a liquor license, but you can byob... which we didn't know at the time.

I'll be back next time with a bottle of wine :-)

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Maryanne191
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“Nice casual outdoor spot!”
Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed a casual lunch on the deck while vacationing in Rhode Island! The atmosphere is very quiet and you can BYOB. We tried clam cakes for the first time as well as other seafood fare. The service was very helpful and friendly. A relaxing spot for families!

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Thank Engival
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Wakefield-South Kingstown
2 reviews
“Watch the world go by at Jim's Dock”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Great food,BYOB<setting like no other on the water.Relax and even put your feet in the water while waitng for a table. Jim's has been serving food for many,many years ,we never had a bad meal. Sue the waitress is the best!! Don't even ask here how many years she has been at Jim's....If you have children,for many generations the crabs,fish and snails around and on the pilings have amazed the kids, they have so much fun ,they have to be dragged to the tables to eat , they can't wait to return to knee deep water wadeing under the docks. We have Sugar Loaf HIll B&B in Wakefield,R.I. and we always send our guests to Jim's , when they return to the B&B ,their reply is to thank us for such a special quaint place on the water with great food...Open seasonal....

Visited June 2012
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Thank sugarloafhill
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