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Edgewood Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Edgewood CafeSee Edgewood Cafe Video ($$)
(85 ratings)

1864 Broad St Map It!
Cranston, RI 02905
(401) 383-5550
www.edgewoodcafe.com
  • Littleneck Special
    not a regular item; littleneck clams sauteed in wine sauce, chorizo, grape tomatoes & corn; served on spaghetti; looks good
4.5 out of 5
85 ratings
opened in 2008; a quaint family-owned & operated BYOB restaurant in the Historic Edgewood section of Cranston; "comfort food w/ a gourmet touch"
2
  • Brasato Sandwich
    brasato is Italian version of roast beef (beef braised w/ white wine); served w/ salsa rosa (giardiniera-like), lettuce & tomato on 12-inch roll made in-house; ask "with the works"; looks good
  • Meat Tortellini
    homemade meat tortellini made in tortellini machine; served w/ ragu bolognese; available on Sat nights only; looks good
4.5 out of 5
184 ratings
since 2005; owners/chefs are brother-in-laws; Italian market & restaurant; everything is homemade including the pasta (made in the "pasta room"); Other Recipes: Orecchiette, Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
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Nordic Lodge: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Nordic Lodge ($$$$)
(284 ratings)

178 E Pasquiset Trl Map It!
Charlestown, RI 02813
(401) 783-4515
nordiclodge.com
As Seen On:
Buffet Paradise
  • Buffet
    prime attraction is all-you-can-eat lobster; other seafood that includes Alaskan king crab legs, bacon-wrapped scallops, steamed clams, half-shell oysters
4.5 out of 5
284 ratings
since 1963; open seasonally; "nestled deep in the woods of southern Rhode Island on over 100 acres of beautifully manicured lakeside grounds…(that include) hammocks, fountains, and a lakeside fire pit" (from its website); hunting lodge decor
4
  • Hot Wieners
    "best hot dogs I've ever ate"-Guy Fieri; topped w/ mustard, onion, meat-cream sauce
  • Hot Wiener Challenge
    challenge: 15 fully loaded wiener dogs in 45 minutes; at airing, only 1 person has won; each wiener is topped with mustard, homemade meat sauce, onion, celery salt and all served on a steamed bun; looks good; Connor McQuade (local rugby player) lost
4.5 out of 5
375 ratings
est. in 1946; beef, pork & veal blend wieners are cut to traditional bun-size from 3-foot links called "ropes"; line up buns up the arm; no sauerkraut
5
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Providence"
  • Spinach and Mushroom Pizza
    grilled pizza; thin crust; freshly sauteed mushrooms, spinach, garlic, olive oil with parmesan, Romano and feta cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
75 ratings
specialize in grilled pizzas...olive oil-soaked crust is first grilled on one side, then flipped to the other side, then sauce, cheese & toppings are added as the second side cooks
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Al Forno Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Al Forno RestaurantSee Al Forno Restaurant Video ($$$)
(528 ratings)

577 S Water St Map It!
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 273-9760
www.alforno.com
  • Golden Delicious Apple Tart
  • Baked Pasta w/ Five Cheeses
    Pecorino Romano, Fontina, Gorgonzola, mozzarella, ricotta in tomato-cream sauce in pasta & baked; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
528 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Italian); opened in 1980; dishes are re-crafted to reflect the products of New England's farms & waters cooked in wood-burning ovens & on grills over hardwood charcoal fires; opened for dinner only & closed on Sundays & Mondays
7
  • Kung Pao Calamari
    squid rings w/ hot peppers, plum chili sauce, peanuts & scallions; looks good
  • Stuffed Quahog ("Stuffies")
    breading mixed w/ clams, chourico, peppers, onions & spice; served in quahog shell & baked; Guy adds hot sauce
4.0 out of 5
783 ratings
est. 1956; fish market & restaurant
8
  • Luna-Sea Burger
    freshly ground salmon mixed w/ pistachio pesto, baked in phyllo dough & grilled before served; w/ a side of orange-chipotle mayo
  • Whassupy Burger
    ground beef spiced up intensely w/ a combo of horseradish, garlic & Worcestershire sauce; topped w/ gooey Brie cheese & home-made red onion rings & served on a whole wheat bun; comes w/ side of wasabi-chipotle mayo; looks good
4.0 out of 5
583 ratings
"serving soup to nuts since 1995"; offer 31 different burger including vegetarian burgers; funky environment w/ funky cloth napkins
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Modern Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Modern DinerSee Modern Diner Video ($)
(235 ratings)

364 East Ave Map It!
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 726-8390
moderndinerri.com
  • Meat Loaf, Crusty French Toast, Granola
  • French Toast
    topped w/ custard sauce, candied pecans, raspberry syrup; looks good
4.0 out of 5
235 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); recognized as the first diner in the nation housed in factory-built Sterling Streamliner; serve breakfast & lunch only
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Original New York Systems Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Original New York Systems Restaurant ($)
(28 ratings)

424 Smith St Map It!
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 331-5349
  • Hot Dog
4.0 out of 5
28 ratings
#74 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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  • Braciola
    thin slices of beef rolled as a roulade stuffed w/ salt pork stuffing; served on fresh-made pasta & tomato sauce
3.5 out of 5
187 ratings
since 1924; using recipes from 1924; Other Recipes: Emilio's Special (Pasta w/ Broccoli) | Pasta Grande w/ Shrimp
12
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Crunchy"
  • Fried Clam Roll
3.5 out of 5
509 ratings
Other Recipes: Flo's Clams Casino
13
  • Clam Chowder
    made from scratch; looks good
  • Coffee Milk
    Rhode Island state drink; coffee syrup & milk
  • Johnny Cakes
    traditional Rhode Island staple; combo of pancake & grits; made of Kenyon's Grist Mill (Usquepaugh RI) white cornmeal; served w/ butter & New England maple syrup
  • Turkey Sandwich
    sliced roasted herbed turkey, sliced tomatoes, fresh pea greens (the leaves) on toasted bread w/ mayo; looks good
3.5 out of 5
109 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 1947; local coffee hangout in diner car listed on the National Historic Register; serve only breakfast & lunch; 1% of profits are used to purchase Dutch-Elm Liberty Elms to re-tree Elmwood Avenue and the South Providence neighborhood...nice!
14
  • Barbecued Chicken Cheese Ravioli
    stuffed w/ chopped BBQ chicken, cheese & spinach & topped w/ marinara sauce; "that right there is as good as any ravioli you will find...off the hook!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Granola Pancakes
    w/ homemade granola
3.5 out of 5
175 ratings
since 1947; family-owned & operated restaurant by 2 brothers; catering to a large college population; Other Recipes: Pumpkin Pancakes
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Mediterraneo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mediterraneo (CLOSED)See Mediterraneo Video ($$)
(196 ratings)

134 Atwells Ave Map It!
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 331-7760
  • Spaghetti Alle Vongole
    spaghetti served w/ manila clams sauteed in garlic, olive oil, white wine & a dash of crushed red peppers; choice of red or white sauce (Guy got white sauce)
3.5 out of 5
196 ratings
CLOSED; est. 1997; celebrities who have eaten here include Alec Baldwin, Danny DeVito and his wife Rhea Perlman, Rudolph Giuliani, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon & Steven Tyler
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  • Clam Cake
    signature dish; a Rhode Island specialty; deep-fried dough w/ chunks of clam...like a clam hush puppy; fried in beef shortening; recommend dipping in chowder
  • Strawberry Shortcake
    w/ homemade biscuits
3.0 out of 5
262 ratings
since 1920; fourth-generation family-owned summertime shack minutes away from beach; many awards & recognition including James Beard Foundation Award ("America's Classics" - 2007)
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  • Lobster Chow Mein
    5-oz lobster atop a hot chow mein gravy & local crispy noodles
  • Rhode Island Clam Chowder
    more like a brothy-creamy chowder
  • Whole Fried Clams
    dry batter (which makes a lighter batter so that you can taste the clam)
  • Clam Cake
    deep fried clam-balled batter; recommend dipping in chowder
3.0 out of 5
196 ratings
since 1969; clean, comfortable & relaxed family atmosphere w/ covered picnic table area overlooking Nanaquacket pond; dock available for boaters
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Haven Brothers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Haven Brothers ($)
(86 ratings)

12 Fulton And Dorrance St Map It!
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 861-7777
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Providence"
  • Triple Murder Burger
    3 beef patties, bacon, egg, sauteed onions & mushroom topped w/ mayo, mustard, relish, ketchup, lettuce & tomatoes; Adam special requested a runny egg (w/ yolk intact); looks good
3.0 out of 5
86 ratings
started in 1888 as a horse-drawn diner in front of city hall; it's now a truck-drawn diner w/ some outdoor seating
Rhode Island   (18 restaurants)