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Flo's Clam Shack

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4 Wave Ave, Middletown, RI 02842-7009
+1 401-847-8141
11:00 - 21:00
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New England
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like going here for lunch. It's casual,so if you go right after the beach, you are ok. If you decide to eat outside you can eat on the picnic tables. There is also a 2nd floor. There's a beautiful fish tank upstairs to look at. New England clam chowder & clam cakes are good.

Thank Diana C
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286 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

They know how to fry clam strips, they know how to fry Oysters. They know how to shuck Oysters and Clams. All the food is very good and since there is no service, the service is good too! All I would wish is for better wines in the small bottles!

Thank UbErich F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food in a totally no frills local dive. Absolutely worth a visit to experience local food without the touristy draw. Be prepared for a line and very limited parking, but it's worth it if you don't mind those two things.

Thank Casey S
Middletown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun to eat in or you can take out. v\Views of the ocean and easy access to Newport's first (Easton's) Beach.

Thank kempen261
Westport MA USA
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130 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want it fried, heres the place to go. Maybe they do not deep fat fry the lobster? Beach shack with typical fried foods, Fill the family up for a reasonable price, Take extra napkins. Tables provided at this take out were not cleaned and it was not very busy when we visited.

Thank pearlyww
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their seafood was amazing, and in walking distance of the hotel I was staying at. The service was great as well!

Thank mkenziepacheco
Portsmouth, RI
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Even though their prices went up this year it is still a place worth going weekly especially during the summer months. Selection is somewhat limited but everything they do serve is excellent. Their clam chowder, clear or creamy, fried clams, clam cakes and calamari are particularly good. Portion sizes are good and service is very good. I prefer the shack... More 

Thank Bob W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Try their fried clam roll or clam chowder and calm cakes. Old Newport beach front hangout. Also try the original Flows on Island Park in Portsmouth.

Thank Philip V
Montreal, Canada
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I admit, I was hungry, so I went for the Fisherman's plate without realizing, it was ALL fried. I never finished the plate, way too much fried in there. There are other items on the menu not fried, go for those, I certainly made the mistake. Long lines to order at meal times but you're on vacation. Draft beer was... More 

Thank Capncrunch17
Newport, Rhode Island
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a must do if your in Newport..enjoy a shore dinner, clam cakes hot dogs. Burgers and or lobster with an ocean view on the upper deck!

Thank sandra r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Wave Ave, Middletown, RI 02842-7009
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-8141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?