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Jimmy's Portside Restaurant

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321 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-5627
+1 401-783-3821
11:00 - 21:30
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Rhode Island
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local and very aware that most people who go to The Portside are mostly tourists and people who use the Block Island Ferry. I hadn't been to The Portside in many years, but had a gift certificate, so my husband and I decided to try it out. I remembered it as nothing more than one of the... More 

Thank RITripper
Coventry, Rhode Island
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1,836 reviews
1,356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

an older location and that is a good thing. very steady. you can sit and have a burger,or a sandwich and just relax near the water. wait for the ferry. parking lots in the area. day parking for the ferry all around you. I love to go to the smaller places like this and get a good sandwich/light lunch or... More 

Thank Barry N
Swanzey, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were starving for lunch and needed to find a place that had outdoor seating that would accommodate our dog. We got the white clam chowder, clam cakes (fritters), and fried bay scallops. The clam chowder was not the thick New England style, so we were disappointed with it. Fritters were doughy. Scallops were tasty but either grease or water... More 

Thank Liz D
Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Just spent a week in Rhode Island determined to find the best lobster roll and here it is! Clean, unassuming place serving amazing food. Grab one on the way to the ferry!

Thank Leslie650
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176 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

They sell something called Clam Cakes which are a french-fried ball of dough with a couple of clam chunks in them. For flavor you have to dip them in something. These seem to be popular around here. We fed them to the seagulls then had to find a place to wipe the grease off our hands. I found out from... More 

Thank capndrake
Seekonk, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We started with a special, 2 lbs of steamed mussels as our appetizer, delicious! The broth was great, waitress offered to package it for me, going to steam littlenecks at home with it! I had spaghetti with clam sauce , hubby had flounder fish and chips, both delicious. Using the flounder for fish and chips, you do not get the... More 

1 Thank Timbie1
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Good stop. Decent value. thoroughly enjoyed a cheap double cheeseburger with those thin fast food patties. Not as happy with lobster roll, which had too much mayo and celery. Cheap beer.

Thank aloysNJ
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I went here because I was told it was a classic Narragansett spot. I was suspicious but tried anyway. The interior dining area is as sterile as an old cafeteria - not even a picture on the walls. The outside is typical picnic benches. If you order alcohol you must sit in the roped in area with no view of... More 

Thank Homerpigeon1
Southington, Connecticut
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here since I was a kid,the plain clam chowder and clam fritters are absolutely fantastic! The restaurant has been newly remodeled and there is plenty of seating. You really can't go wrong here there are plenty of options to pick from the menu and everything is fresh to order and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Joanne G
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

July 19th - Clean, great oyster sandwich and lobster rolls, nice view of Block Island ferries coming and going.

Thank Rod H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-5627
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Narragansett
  • Phone Number: +1 401-783-3821
On the main street of Galilee right across from the dock of the Block Island Ferry.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?