***** (4 stars, based on 2 reviews)
256 Great Island Road, Galilee (Narragansett), RI 02882
Champlin's Restaurant is a seafood restaurant in the Galilee section of Narragansett, RI, that Boston's Hidden Restaurants has not yet reviewed, but is considered a restaurant of interest by this Web site. Below is a section where our readers can give us their own reviews of Champlin's Restaurant.
Sample items on the menu at Champlin's Restaurant include baked flounder, fried clams, lobster dinner, steamed mussels, and fried squid.
Cost: moderately inexpensive
Location: south coast of Rhode Island
One Reason to Go: upstairs deck overlooking the water
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*****Eric H. from Walpole, MA, says:
If we were taking guests from outside New England to a seafood restaurant, Champlin's would be one of our first choices. You get great water views, indoor and outdoor dining (in the warmer weather), and fresh fish served on your plate, straight off the boat. We recommend going with the lobster, lobster rolls and Rhode Island clam chowder here. Galilee is a pleasant, although slightly rough-around-the-edges live fishing village, so going to restaurants like Champlin's is about as authentic as it gets. It's kind of like a seafood pipeline from the fishing boats. To make the experience that much better, Salty Brine State Beach is right across the street for a wonderful summer ocean beach experience.
Eric, at VisitingNewEngland.com
(Posted on 12/1/08)
*****EC from Boston, MA, says:
Champlin's is a truly old-fashioned, fresh-off-the-boat fish restaurant. They are located right at the end of the causeway in Point Judith. There are many tables inside, and a few outside, where you can watch the boats unload their catch or the ferries head to Block Island. It is rustic to say the least - working waterfronts are not exactly pristine. There is no wait service and there can be a lot of competition for sticky tables and a long, long wait to place your order.
The wait is for a reason, though. Champlin's serves an amazing aray of seafood dishes (the best are the fried options). They also have excellent, incredibly fresh lobster (dinners or solo), lobster rolls, and grilled fish. They have all three types of chowder, but their New England style will be too watery for any true lover of the cream-based variety.
There aren't any frills here, but they serve up sizable portions of the freshest seafood. They also have a liquor license (so you can wash down those clam cakes with a Narragansett if you so desire) and can top it all off with homemade ice cream from the shop downstairs if you still have room.
(Posted on 11/24/08)
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