Aug 2009

Clam Shack Of The Week: Matunuck Oyster Bar


Matunuck Oyster Bar

629 Succotash Road

South Kingstown, RI

(401) 783-4202

More than just a clam shack, Matunuck Oyster Bar mixes locally grown produce with farm-raised and wild-caught seafood to offer the freshest dishes in Rhode Island. Located in East Matunuck, their raw bar serves several varities of oysters from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island estuaries, and even from distant regions. You can also enjoy crisp cherrystones, littlenecks, jumbo shrimp, and chilled lobster tails. Their seafood market sells local lobsters, fish, and shellfish including Matunuck Oysters which are grown in the waters of Potter Pond right off their patio. Take a tour of their oyster farm and see how the oysters are raised from the size of a grain of sand right up to market size. Since they farm the oysters themselves, you get the freshest ones as soon as they’re ready. In the spirit of Rhode Island, of course their restaurant also serves frieds clams, calamari, and both Rhode Island and New England style clam chowder. Stop in next time you are in Matunuck or visit them online at oceanstateaquafarm.com. You can even find them on Facebook.