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Jimmy's Portside Restaurant

321 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-5627
+1 401-783-3821
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good6%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“flounder” (4 reviews)
“chowder” (15 reviews)
“lobster roll” (8 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
321 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-5627
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place could drop the hammer price-wise since it is so convenient for tourists going to the ferry...but it does not. The food was good, the service was nice, and the prices were reasonable. I half expected to be bludgeoned seeing as this was across...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We are on vacation. It's October and there is no wait for beach restaurants. We read good things about Jimmy's and tried it. I got friend clams on grilled roll. My husband got stuffed clams and clam chowder. None of it was worth writing about....More

Thank christine w
James P, Owner at Jimmy's Portside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Sorry you did not enjoy your meal. Our chowder is homemade and not thick style chowder. We do butter are rolls on a flat top grill and our fries are not hand cut, but we use a expensive Simplot 3/8 straight cut real potato. I'm...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Despite being locals, today was our 1st visit, to this establishment. It was a rainy, foggy day - well past tourist season - yet, the window was still open. Our order taker was very friendly & helpful. She even made suggestions that saved us money...More

Thank clamcake67
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The lobster roll was terrible. The lobster was overcooked and very chewy and it tasted like it had sat and soaked in butter for a long time before I ate it. The color of the lobster indicated as much too. The bread was soggy and...More

Thank Emily S
Management response:Responded 13 August 2017

You must of ordered the sauté roll, we sell so many a day I can't understand it. I apologize and next time your in town stop by I will make it up to you. I know there not cheap and my goal is to make...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

First, let’s be clear about what type of place this is and is not. It is not fine dining. It’s a clam shack right across from the Block Island Ferry. It has a full bar but the wine list consists of 4 very cheap whites...More

Thank Tamjr
Management response:Responded 3 August 2017

Thanks for the kind words we are glad you enjoyed them.

Reviewed 13 July 2017

The perfect stop on your way to Block Island as the ferry is right across the road. We had an early lunch on our way over - seafood for two of us, a so-so salad for one, and chicken fingers for our 4-year-old. The seafood...More

Thank Nancy N
Management response:Responded 3 August 2017

Thanks for the kind words, hope to see you again enjoy the rest of your summer.

Reviewed 11 May 2017

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...More

Thank RITripper
Management response:Responded 3 August 2017

Thanks for the kind words my mother and I work very hard to keep the place running strong.

Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank Barry N
Management response:Responded 3 August 2017

Thanks for the kind words we work very hard to keep the family tradition.

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...More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 19 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
Description
On the main street of Galilee right across from the dock of the Block Island Ferry.
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