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James Kessler

salty, crusty seafood in Newport, RI

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My wife and I are looking for great "authentic" New England seafood houses in Newport, RI. The saltier and crustier the better. Looking for fish, crabs, oysters, clams, lobster, etc... you know. "The Captain's Crab House" or something like that. Please go right ahead and list your favorites. Incidentally Jamestown, RI is also ok since that's where we're staying.


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Tried both Jamestown Oyster Bar and Flo's Clam Shack. Both were very good... Flo's was outstanding. Those fried clams were unbelievable.


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What else did you get?

At Flo's you mean? We got the "Fisherman's Platter" which had (all fried) scallops, shrimp, clam cake, whole clam, clam strips, calamari, fish and chips.

I had remarked while we were ordering that we should just get the fried whole clams and nothing else but my wife and I can never resist trying "a little of this and that" so we got the platter. Sure enough, the whole clams were by far the tastiest thing on there. If my belly had the room I would have crammed another whole plate of those delicious clams down there. Now I'm like a junkie... can't wait for my next fried whole clam fix. I wonder if there is any place in Fairfield County, CT that's even remotely worthy? (That's my home turf.)


-James Kessler

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try the whole bellys at the summer shack in mohegan sun. nice crispy and light.

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While the food at Flo's is more than enough to keep me coming back, the added perks don't hurt. When the line gets a bit serpentine and it's a hot day (yeah, not many of those in RI this year til recently), they'll often pass out free glasses of beer. Oh man...


 

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