From casual eateries serving up classic New England fare to elegant waterfront restaurants equipped with nationally renowned, award-winning chefs, it's no wonder our beach bodies never quite made an appearance this season.
Sixteen brand new eateries (and a brewery, too!) on our restaurant roster have our inner foodies rejoicing. From pizza by the slice to a pop-up style restaurant boasting outdoor bar and patio, we're going to have to loosen a notch on the ol' belt.
1908 Public House
This neighborhood spot features seasonal foods and local craft beers. Experience the patio “dugout” which sits prominently in the right field of historic Cardines Field.
8 West Marlborough Street, Newport
From Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian comes this concept restaurant featuring a reconstructed interior, open kitchen, two floors for dining and an expansive covered patio. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
282 Thames Street, Newport.
Fans of Diego’s in downtown Newport will love its newest addition in Middletown. Enjoy creative Mexican-inspired “street food classics” with a modern twist, plus weekly specials, cocktails, live music and a take-out section for diners on the go - all overlooking the reservoir.
116 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown.
Marking its fifth local outpost, enjoy this café at the nearly century-old Seamen’s Church Institute which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 18 Market Square, Newport. empireteaandcoffee.com
Known for their creative, decadent milkshakes, this sweet spot also serves house-made pastries, parfaits, cakes, paninis and sandwiches.
359 Thames Street, Newport.
Wood-grilled pizza in the heart of downtown.
446 Thames Street., Newport.
This family-owned donut shop in Portsmouth specializes in handcrafted donuts and pastries as well as breakfast sandwiches, coffee and tea.
3302 East Main Road, Portsmouth.
Enjoy the selection of house-made craft cocktails and a variety of seasonal beers on this extensive pavilion at the brewery and distillery.
293 JT Connell Highway, Newport. (formerly Newport Storm)
Handcrafted fresh pasta and specialty food shop. Filled pastas are made daily using seasonal ingredients and other specialties include artisan cheese and salumi.
2 Market Street, Warren.
Serving a variety of juices, smoothies and healthy eats including acai bowls.
436 Main Street, Warren.
Open seven days a week, this organic juicery offers a variety of wholesome juices and blends, plus organic snacks, salads, toasts and bowls. Completely plant based and organic.
6 Broadway, Newport.
Quick serve restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating offers made-to-order fresh Mexican favorites including burritos, tacos, carnitas, nachos and more.
108 Chase Road, Portsmouth.
Surf Club, located in a building dating back to 1835, specializes in Neapolitan brick oven pizza and comfort foods including burgers and mac & cheese along with salads and shared plates. The outdoor Surf Shack is anchored by a permeant mahogany bar at the intersection of America’s Cup Avenue, Memorial Blvd. and Thames Street and is surrounded by patio seating. Enjoy frozen rosé, specialty cocktails, comfort food and more.
337 Thames Street, Newport.
Taproot Brewing Co.
After 23 years of perfecting the art of winemaking, Newport Vineyards and the Nunes family have launched this exciting new brewing venture. With seven state-of-the-art barrels onsite, guests will see the focus here is on unfiltered hop-forward beers made in small batches meant to be enjoyed immediately for the ultimate freshness.
909 E. Main Road, Middletown.
Enjoy ethical coffee drinks with beans roasted by local Coastal Roasters as well as breakfast burritos, lunch wraps and locally made muffins, pastry and treats. Also serving Nitro Coffee.
706 Park Avenue, Portsmouth.
Known to locals and longtime patrons simply as TSK, Thames Street Kitchen has newly opened following a three-year hiatus. In a new location, the revamped TSK also has a full liquor license and a menu featuring field-to-fork, locally sourced dishes.
509 Thames Street, Newport.