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The Nordic

178 E Pasquisett Trl, Charlestown, RI 02813-3708
+1 401-783-4515
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab legs” (42 reviews)
“lobster” (168 reviews)
“prime rib” (55 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
178 E Pasquisett Trl, Charlestown, RI 02813-3708
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the first time I tried the place. It was not that busy as we arrived on a Friday night at 8pm. The staff there is extremely friendly. I was not able to eat too much as I'm not a big eater. I just...More

Thank Peggy168
Lisa B, Owner at The Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

TY very much for sharing Peggy. Yes, on Fridays guests can usually walk right in with little or no wait so that is a great time to come and see us. We will hope to see you again someday soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious and I ate way more than I normally do due to the price. I didn’t get my monies worth but my husband did. Definitely a special treat and the staff was super friendly and nice. Definitely a special occasion place!

Thank tinascakes
Lisa B, Owner at The Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

That sounds like a 5 star review to me. So glad you enjoyed your time with us. We'll be happy to have you back when your next special occasion comes.

Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the king of buffets and there is nothing they do not have from prime rib to lobster and everything else that you can think of. the place is fantastic but it is expensive. at last count over 90.00 per person.Is it worth it....More

Thank Barry N
Lisa B, Owner at The Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Barry. Your are absolutely right. We are expensive. It costs to offer unlimited quantities of so many high end foods but our guests deserve only the best so we are here to provide it. We really appreciate you sharing and we'll...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fifteen family members celebrated my Mom's 75th Birthday at The Nordic and everyone had a fabulous time! I am not a fan of buffet style eating or of places visited by tour buses but this restaurant was impressive. The food was fresh and delicious. The...More

Thank Lorraine S
Lisa B, Owner at The Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for sharing such a kind and detailed review Lorraine. The Nordic is definitely an awesome place to celebrate any kind of special occasion and we're so glad you chose us. Visiting on a good weather day is definitely something we hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was on a business trip from Indiana and decided to try the Nordic. Food was great and my server (Hannah) was even better. I came in as a walk-in at 1:30 on a Saturday when they were open early for several tour buses, they sat...More

Thank Chad C
Lisa B, Owner at The Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing Chad. We will look forward to hosting you again if ever your travels take you into the area again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I honestly think this place is not worth your money. $98 per person for a lobster buffet, sure, sounds good in theory. But in reality how many lobsters can one eat in 2 hours? My husband and I ended up only eating 1 each. I...More

1  Thank Popsicle-t0es1
Lisa B, Owner at The Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ty for sharing Popsicle. Very sorry you did not enjoy our offerings.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mussels had a weird taste, Garlic bread had an odd taste, Some desserts tasted not homemade, but made with preservatives, old taste. The restaurant was full. $98. buffet (price went up) is definitely not worth it anymore. First two trips within the last 5 years...More

1  Thank reviewer572
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A casual atmosphere with an extremely decadent buffet for seafood and meat lovers! Stay away from bread and potatoes and save space to crush the Lobsters, Crab, Scallops, Shrimp and sooooo much more!

Thank DrinkDineTravel
Lisa B, Owner at The Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing ! Your suggestions will be will heeded by many I'm sure. We will look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed May 14, 2018

We enjoyed the buffet a lot. We had to wait for a little over an hour, but we were expecting that, so no complaints. Everything was fresh (clams on the half shell, oysters). We each had two lobsters and they were delicious. Crab legs were...More

Thank garcia52018
Lisa B, Owner at The Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

How nice ! Sounds like we met or exceeded your expectations which is just perfect. Thank you so much for taking the time to share. We are grateful for that. Please come and see us again soon.

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

My son has wanted to go to Nordic for years so I took him for his 30th birthday and it was well worth the cost. They don’t take reservations but if you check their website they will list best times to visit. They had early...More

Thank maggiezpa
Lisa B, Owner at The Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

How nice Maggiezpa. Thank you so much for sharing such a kind review. It is our hope that you may have begun an annual tradition with your son and that many more wonderful memories will be made in the future with us.

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Questions & Answers
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Lisa B | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Visit on a Friday and you will likely walk right in with no waiting at all! The Best times to visit page of our website is a great resource when planning a visit. Updated weekly it shares what we... More
Kim T
November 27, 2017|
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Response from lorri1976 | Reviewed this property |
No they do not
Linda Martin Z
October 26, 2017|
Response from heracr | Reviewed this property |
yes, and they are wonderful people - beautiful and quaint place to stay on the wood river - we've also stayed at Phil and Ann's motel which is also wonderful and actually closer to the Nordic and the beach. enjoy either you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$90 - US$100
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 E Pasquisett Trl, Charlestown, RI 02813-3708
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Charlestown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-783-4515
Unlimited high end buffet featuring lobster, prime rib, filet mignon, scallops, shrimp, oysters, clams, fresh fruits, seafood and many other salads, gourmet dessert bar including chocolate covered strawberries and cherries, carrot cake, cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, apple blossoms and even Haagan Dazs ice cream bar.
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