Awful Awfuls

A drink made from flavored syrup, milk, and ice milk.
Newport Creamery 296 County Road Barrington


A drink made from milk, syrup, and ice cream.

The Clam Shack Trinity

A true Rhode Island clam shack should at the very least serve the clam shack trinity: clam cakes, stuffies, and clam chowder. A true clam shack should also have a take-out window.
Amaral's Fish and Chips 4 Redmond Street Warren
Anthony's Seafood 963 Aquidneck Avenue Middletown
Aunt Carrie's 1240 Ocean Road Narragansett
Ballard's Beach Resort 42 Water Street Block Island
Black Pearl, The Bannister's Wharf Newport
Blount Clam Shack 335 Water Street Warren
Blount Clam Shack Crescent Park 684 Bullock's Point Avenue Riverside, East Providence
Cap'n Jack's 706 Succotash Road Matunuck, South Kingstown

Coffee Milk

Milk mixed with coffee syrup. It’s the Rhode Island state drink.
A.B. Munroe Dairy, Inc. 151 Brow Street East Providence
Arruda's Dairy Farm 408 Stafford Road Tiverton


A prefabricated structure, built in a factory, and transported to a location for food service. Diners were invented in Rhode Island, so we’re rather fond of them.
Beacon Diner -- CLOSED 2939 South County Trail East Greenwich
Bishop's 4th Street Diner -- CLOSED 184 Admiral Kalbfus Road Newport


Fried hamburger, peppers, onions, tomato sauce, and crushed red pepper, served on a torpedo roll. Like a sloppy Joe on crack.
Barbara's Place 77 North Main Street Woonsocket

Frozen Lemonade

Granulated ice flavored with lemons and sugar. The best part of summer.
Del's 1501C Hartford Avenue Johnston

Hot Wieners

Small hot dogs with a natural casing, slathered in mustard, meat sauce, chopped onions, and celery salt, and served in a steamed bun. Finding inconsistent spellings of “wiener” is part of the fun!
A&W Root Beer Stand 460 Putnam Pike Greenville, Smithfield
Baba's Original New York System 424 Smith Street Providence
Barbara's Place 77 North Main Street Woonsocket
M&M New York System Restaurant 361 Waterman Avenue East Providence

Johnnycakes (or Jonnycakes)

Pancake-like disks made specifically from Rhode Island ground white flint corn. Asphalt roofing tiles, just like the settlers ate.
Beacon Diner -- CLOSED 2939 South County Trail East Greenwich
Barn, The, aka Breakfast in the Barn 13 Main Street Adamsville, Little Compton

Pizza Strips

Rectangular slices of crust slathered with spicy pizza sauce. They have no cheese and are properly served at room temperature.
Albertino's Pizza and Bakery 1073 Park Avenue Cranston
Borrelli's Bakery 805 Charles Street Providence
Buono's Italian Bakery 559 Hartford Avenue Providence
Calvitto's Pizza and Bakery 1401 Park Avenue Cranston
Calvitto's Pizza and Bakery 285 Park Avenue Cranston


A&W Root Beer Stand 460 Putnam Pike Greenville, Smithfield
Allie's Donuts 3661 Quaker Lane (Route 2) North Kingstown
Coffee Milk Cuisine-related Statewide
Of Clams and Clam-bakes Cuisine-related Statewide
Recipes Cuisine-related Statewide
Zeppole and Saint Joseph's Day Cuisine-related Statewide