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“Best of Rhode Island!”

Matunuck Oyster Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are visiting RI or live here, you must go to Matunuck Oyster Bar. It is quintessential RI. The setting is overlooking the water with beautiful sunset views. The outdoor seating area is lovely and relaxing with a large bar. The indoor seating is quite nice as well and it is fun to watch the chefs work at the raw bar. Of course you must get the oysters which are as fresh as they come along with all the seafood (scallops, lobster, clams). The menu has a variety of options for those who prefer items other than seafood. Make a reservation though since it is always quite crowded and be prepared for the valet to take your car and park it for you. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Imagine eating lunch outdoors on a sunny Indian Summer day and have the impression that you are sailing on a boat as you view the water inlet surroundings. If you prefer you can step up to the oyster bar and have your raw shellfish shucked in front of you and eaten immediately as you enjoy your favorite adult beverage. You can be seated at outdoor tables in the sun or dine indoors in the shade but I prefer the out of doors tables. I can not more highly recommend the fare because it is all delicious and varied. Wait service is prompt and courteous and they are very attentive to patron's needs. The restaurant is open all year but for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Go- Dine- and Unwind here!

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Waldomagoo
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Raw oysters very fresh & delicious but small and overpriced. ask for the biggest ones they have with your choice of accompaniments on the side. Not a fan of their remoulade sauce. Too much hot sauce. Call me old fashioned I prefer horseradish, just a touch. don't order fried oysters they are over breaded and over cooked. What a waste. Salad limp and not enough dressing or variety. ask for it on the side. fries fabulous but then so is MacDonald's. Bread doesn't come with butter it comes with olive oil and (too much) Parsley which makes it bitter. Drinks overpriced and somewhat weak. don't even think about a pony. this restaurant has mandatory valet parking and is mostly outdoors. Nice views. Very crowded seating. Our server was lovely. I sincerely hope that smell outside near the front door was low tide.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Whenever I visit Rhode Island this is my first stop! Plan to wait a long time in summer season but it is worth it! Love getting a drink at the outside bar, Shrimp cocktail are huge and sold at the perfect price. Ask for a romantic table by the water like we did and you will have the best night! Valet is very tricky and gets full QUICK come early come often!

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank sydngavin
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Food is always great, raw bar as fresh as you get, service top-notch, atmosphere and bar scene10+! The only restaurant where you will always wait 1-hour and do not care. Its as much an event as a restaurant. The owner is on the floor, busing tables and greeting every guest!

Date of visit: August 2016
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