13 Main Street, Adamsville, Little Compton
(401) 635-2985

Located in a real 200-year-old renovated barn, and in a corner of the state that few Rhode Islanders ever visit, you won't find a more bucolic setting for breakfast than The Barn. In good weather the French doors fitted into the big barn door are open, and there is dining on an outdoor patio. The menu includes Adamsville Johnnycakes, which, in keeping with East Bay tradition, are the thinnest we've ever had. There are also several other locally named items, like the Portuguese Omelet (chourico, peppers, onions, cheddar cheese), the Westport River Omelet (lobster, broccoli, Swiss cheese), Eggs Blackstone (two poached eggs, bacon, and sliced tomato served on two English muffins with hollandaise sauce), or Eggs Sakonnet (two poached eggs on two English muffins with asparagus, lobster, and hollandaise sauce). For a breakfast you can hold in your hand, try the Barnwich (Canadian bacon, egg, and cheese on a croissant). Wash it all down with a tall glass of coffee milk.

Keep an eye out for veteran waitress Terri Ryan. She'll be the one balancing your food on her head.

The Barn is open Monday-Friday, 7am-12pm; and 7am-1pm on the weekend. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


Providence Phoenix: Best Reason to Break out a Map and Find Adamsville (2002).
Rhode Island Monthly's Best of Rhode Island: Best Overall Breakfast (1990, 1991), Best Breakfast in the Country (1992, 1994, 1995).

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Posted by janeer on April 28, 2007
Member since April 2007
Regret to say the Barn isn't what it used to be: "looks" the same--it has great atmosphere--but the food is no longer worth even the 5 minute ride from my house. A local patron of the Barn since it opened, I recently returned as a year-rounder after a few years away and one of the first things I did was go to the Barn. Poor cooking. Went again a month later. Same bad food. Went again. Three strikes, you're out. The problem is the kitchen: better cook and renewed quality needed.Go elsewhere

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