Eat Local Dining Guide

Last Updated September 12, 2015
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Plating a local dish

Enjoy locally grown vegetables and fruit, locally-raised meat and poultry, locally landed seafood, locally farmed shellfish and locally crafted artisan foods at the following establishments.

Bakeries: These bakeries produce everything from fresh bread to cupcakes. You can enjoy coffee and tea on many of their premises.

Cafés/Delis: Some of these informal restaurants offer a range of hot dishes while others serve made-to-order sandwiches and coffee.

Caterers: Rhode Island has a budding catering scene with everything from raw foods to homemade ice cream available. Whether in a ballroom or for an intimate family event, these caterers will use local ingredients to suit your needs.

Contemporary American: Contemporary American cuisine uses a variety of cooking styles and draws influence from both traditional European and Asian cooking. The focus is on fresh, seasonal and locally produced ingredients. Find everything from upscale comfort food to fine dining.

French-inspired: These restaurants use classical French cooking techniques and offer traditional dishes with contemporary twists.

Italian: The offerings at these restaurants reflect Rhode Island’s local ingredients in traditional and inspired Italian cuisine. Look beyond Federal Hill to uncover these Italian gems.

Mexican: These Mexican-inspired restaurants offer a casual fare packed with flavor.

Seafood: Rhode Island is famous for its outstanding seafood and these restaurants offer quality local fare. Try Rhode Island’s legendary oysters and clams.

Taverns: Gather in these cozy venues for a drink and a hearty meal or some simple snacks.

*If you find we need to update any of the information on our list, or if we’ve missed one of your favorites, please email us at Thank you!

Eat Local in Providence Metro

Artisan coffee at Dean Hotel
Al Forno 577 S. Main St., Providence 401.273.9760 Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday Italian Bacaro 262 S. Water St., Providence 401....

Eat Local in Aquideneck Island & Jamestown

Local burger and fries
22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille Bowen’s Wharf, Newport 401.841.8884 Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday Contemporary American...

Eat Local in East Bay

Beehive Cafe 10 Franklin St. Bristol 401.396.9994 Open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Sunday, also open for dinner Thursday through...

Eat Local in West Bay

Mixed Grille Catering 681 Providence St, West Warwick 401.529.9374 Caterer Natale’s Deli 2708 S County Trail East Greenwich 401.884.0558...

Eat Local in Southern Rhode Island

Celestial Café 567 S. County Trail #101, Exeter 401.295.5559 Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday Café The Cooked Goose 92...

Eat Local in Northern Rhode Island

Fresh fruit and cream cake
  Blackie’s Bulldog Tavern 181 George Washington Hwy. Smithfield 401.231.4777 Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday Tavern...
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