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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Rhode Island

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Rhode Island? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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5.0
5 (196)
$30 and under
American
Pawtucket
About the restaurant
Welcome to Boundary Kitchen Bar. Our team is dedicated to giving you a hospitality experience to remember. Our motto TEST YOUR BOUNDARIES is clearly what it reads. Our goal is to challenge your taste palate as well as deliver an eclectic yet upscale interior atmosphere, and vibey exterior patio area. We serve an array of American, barbecue, hand-crafted burgers, smoked meats, inovative appetizers, and steel pan pizza. Our bar and Lounge area represents a feel for the cocktail scene of Manhattan where we display our knowledge and skillset in a way that craft cocktails are served in a comfortable setting. Our kitchen and bar team are passionate and strive to give you the best quality eats & drinks. we are located on the direct border of Attleboro Massachusetts and Pawtucket Rhode Island. We are within seconds off route 95. We look forward to serving you.

Cheers!
Executive Chef
Jarrod Ilkowitz
Boundary Kitchen Bar & Events
Top review
DawnNvip
Dined on May 31, 2024
The staff were very conscientious and the food was really tasty. Try to pickle Pizza. I know it sounds odd but it was really delicious.
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4.8
4.8 (469)
$50 and over
American
Providence
About the restaurant
Nicks on Broadway is a contemporary American restaurant located in the West End of Providence. Nicks specializes in seasonally inspired, locally focused food, put forth humbly with thoughtfulness, passion and honesty.
Top review
JaneD
Dined 7 days ago
The food was great as usual. Unfortunately it took 45 minutes to get out food in a half full restaurant. I will say that’s not the usual wait time.
A photo of Cork and Rye restaurant
4.8
4.8 (624)
$30 and under
American
Warwick
About the restaurant
Cork and Rye Gastropub is a small whiskey and wine bar with a scratch kitchen, specializing in upscale pub food. We have carefully selected local and domestic labels, along with a touch of craft cocktails & brews and combined it with a local and fresh menu comprised of classic comfort foods and beyond. We have high top tables and limited amount of low tables. If your party requires a low table, please inform us ahead of time. We are operating 90 minute table times during peak volumes.
Walk-ins and reservations welcome. Our outdoor patio is now open for the season. Bar and Patio seating served on first come first serve basis. *Service animals only please. (UPDATE: Please note: our patio will be closed May 13th-June 14th for renovations.)
Please call the restaurant directly for parties larger than 5 as our space is limited.

To keep track of the latest and greatest Cork & Rye info, check out our website, Facebook and Instagram page - and don’t forget to join the CORK’D CLUB!
Top review
billjrvip
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent food and service. Shrimp farm raised. Wine pricey. I will go back.
A photo of The Barn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (658)
$30 and under
American
Block Island
About the restaurant
The Barn is one of Block Island's best kept secrets. This unique dining venue features an open kitchen and a wood fired grill, which creates wonderful flavors that cannot be duplicated at home. As soon as you step into the Barn, you immediately feel welcomed. A combination of our culinary staff cooking right in front of you and the intimate ambiance creates a perfect evening. ** Reservations are highly recommended and credit cards may be taken to hold your time. A $100 charge will be incurred if a reservation is not canceled within 8 hours of your scheduled arrival time. This setting is designed for a quiet dining experience for adults and children above the age of 12 only.
Respectful dress required. **

Please be aware of booking counter top seating. Please know if you do make a "counter top" reservation, this will be at our Chef's Bar, which will be at bar stool height.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food cooked right near your table. Would definitely dine at The Barn again!
A photo of The Shanty restaurant
4.8
4.8 (696)
$30 and under
American
Warwick
About the restaurant
OUR MISSION
The Shanty is a modern American restaurant pairing local farm fresh ingredients with unsurpassed service in a comfortable ‘locals' atmosphere.

We offer a great variety of craft brews and classic cocktails with a hint of eclectic. We strive to educate and inspire through food by letting the local ingredients shine.
Top review
Jber97vip
Dined 6 days ago
The food was good. They were out of a lot of things
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4.8
4.8 (228)
$30 and under
American
Westerly
About the restaurant
WHERE STARS ARE TREATED LIKE LOCALS 
& LOCALS ARE TREATED LIKE STARS
The Café is a concept born of our family’s belief that a community is stronger when it gathers to celebrate, discuss ideas, relax, and enjoy. Our unique downtown location and partnership with the newly renovated United Theatre will yield an endless number of these memorable experience opportunities for years to come. The design of our venue, menus and service are a proper mix of aspirational and comfortable.

We are honored to be a part of this incredible region and look forward to having you join us.

Top review
Jordanvip
Dined 6 days ago
One of our regular places. Great food, service and ambiance.
A photo of The Lawn Terrace restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2869)
$31 to $50
American
Newport
About the restaurant
This time of year, Lunch at Castle Hill menu continues to be served daily from 11:30am - 3:00pm at indoor tables as well as at the Terrace Bar. By booking online, you're reserving an indoor table - while the covered terrace bar does not require or accept reservations.

We accept reservations of up to seven guests no more than four weeks in advance. Private events and overnight guests can book further as well.

Top review
LynnMvip
Dined 3 days ago
The view, food, and service was wonderful! Our server, Kate, was great! Definitely recommend if visiting Newport!
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4.8
4.8 (3539)
$30 and under
American
Portsmouth
About the restaurant
15 Point Road, A special treat in Portsmouth Rhode Island along the Sakonnet River. Busy, but not crowded, 15 Point offers casual upscale dining with an enchanting moonlit river view. A traditional menu, strongly influenced by the local bounty (especially from the sea), pleases most everyone and house specialties are an ever-changing eclectic delight of innovative and contemporary dishes. Once inside you will be entranced by the view of the Sakonnet River which leads out to the ocean beyond through the panorama of windows. While enjoying Al Fresco dining on our deck, across the river you will occasionally notice the local fishing boats as they make their way to the Tiverton fish market. If you're lucky enough, you might even catch one of the local lobstermen heading out to tend his lobster traps in Mount Hope Bay!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
What a lovely experience in celebrating a couple of birthdays. Erin was efficient and fun as our server. All staff were pleasant and it was a beautiful spot on the water. Food was delicious from apps to deserts. No complaints from our 7 person party. Well done!
A photo of BEECH restaurant
4.8
4.8 (803)
$30 and under
American
Jamestown
About the restaurant

Beech is an all-seasons remake of an iconic Jamestown gathering place. Conceived by a group of Jamestown locals who wanted to give their community a restaurant that feels like home. Kevin and his team are serving up inspired creations across 5 dining areas that run the gamut from a lively bar scene to intimate, twinkle-light dining.

Requests for seating, be it outdoor seating in season or room requests during the colder months is a request only and not guaranteed. Beech will try and accommodate your request if there is seating available at the time of your reservation.

In case of inclement weather, Beech will make every effort to accommodate reservations and move the reservation inside, however such accommodations cannot be guaranteed based on Beech's inside capacity. Beech reserves the right to cancel reservations in the event of bad weather.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
This has become our go to in the Newport area. Never a complaint. Outside is lovely too.
A photo of Waterman Grille restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4638)
$30 and under
American
Providence
About the restaurant
Offering a setting that is unlike any other in Providence, Waterman Grille is situated along the Seekonk River in a former bridge gatehouse that dates back to 1871. Serving dinner nightly, and brunch on weekends. Offering weddings and celebrations in an intimate, waterfront location.
Top review
JoeE
Dined 5 days ago
Food was absolutely delicious service was speedy and the server was the perfect amount of attentive. Price was actually a little low for quality of food! Will definitely be back again.
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