Editor's Note: This property has closed.
by Wildcat Dianne
June 17, 2003
I was putting money into the meter for my car when I looked across the street and saw the Rhode Island Quahog Company. Its big red, white, and blue sign was calling my name to go and eat there.
So, I ran across Thames Street and to the Rhode Island Quahog Company. I asked the hostess to seat me outside if there was a seat so that I could enjoy the beautiful Newport day and smell the ocean. I got a seat on the patio, and my waitress, Claire, immediately asked me if I wanted a drink.
After my drink, I ordered the restaurant''s claim to fame, Stuffed Quahogs or Stuffies ($5.95), a favorite food from my days growing up in Rhode Island and never seen anywhere else in the USA, as an appetizer. Then I noticed that they had stuffed, baked lobster on their specials menu for $10.95. You can''t get lobster any cheaper than that and I ordered that for lunch because I was going to enjoy my day in Newport.
A few minutes later, Claire brought my Stuffies to me with a smile. They were nicely arranged on a small plate with herb butter. I never ate Stuffies with herb butter before, but I gave it a try. The Sutffies were stuffed with a spicy bread stuffing and quahog meat, and the butter made them nice and moist.
A few minutes later, Claire, brought the piece de resistance, the stuffed lobster. It was a work of art. The lobster had been cut in half and stuffed with a bread, crab, and scallop stuffing, and its claw was still on. There was lemon, coleslaw, and french fries with the meal. After I stopped drooling, I dug into my meal. It was one of the best meals I have had in my life, and I enjoyed cracking the lobster claw open with the nutcracker they gave me and enjoying the sweet meat. Yes, I cleared my plate, and Claire noticed it too. "That lobster had no chance with you, Dianne," she said.
The restaurant was clean with an old wood bar inside and an ocean theme throughout. There is a history of the quahog on the menu and on the wall as you enter the restaurant. The prices are very reasonable and the food is to die for. The service is courteous and quick, and they are there to refill your drinks and answer your questions. So the next time you are in Newport and crave seafood, go to The Rhode Island Quahog Company.
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