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Flat Waves Restaurant

Fusion, Hawaiian, Polynesian
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1130 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842-5205
+1 401-847-9283
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Small venue but great food! Five star service and a great family atmosphere. The chicken and pork plates are amazing and the burgers are worth the trip. We eat Fat Waves at least once a week. And they deliver to the local area!

Thank Paul M
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Grew up in hawaii eating all sorts of hawaiian foods like plate lunches and plently of spam dishes. I digress... We got a few orders to go and I have to tip my hat to them. The pulled pork was done quite nicely but I have to fail them on the classic loco moco... The burger tasted... flavorless and the... More 

Thank Daniel G
Long Island N Y
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went there first on a VERY hot day and really loved their shave ice-3 flavors, huge, and very reasonable. Returned for dinner that night-my husband had the kalua pig dinner and I had the shrimp tacos...everything was delicious and such a bargain! Rhode Island is lucky to have this place so far from the Big Island!

Thank YujiOda
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I am a huge fan of Flat Waves! I typically eat there once a week. I highly recommend you try everything on the menu although my two personal favorites are the Shrimp Tacos and the Musubi

Thank BillyB0nes
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Having never been to Hawaii, I can't vouch for whether this is authentic. What I do know is this was fresh, made to order, and low cost. I asked the attendance at the window, "What's good?" He replied, "You want the pulled pork over rice with a sauce and side." Oh, was he more than correct. Wonderful BBQ sauce over... More 

1 Thank Paul B
Newport, Rhode Island
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This restaurant has good food, good staff, but the issue with the place is they are semi-short staffed and they are overhyped and are busy due to that. I usually go their truck that they have during Gulls Games. I don't usually buy anything because Im a Ballpark Classic kind of guy but I do buy their Shave Ice, their... More 

1 Thank Green M
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Warm, inviting staff. They took the time to explain their menu for those who know about Hawaiian food. We chose this place because the restaurant was featured on the travel channel. It was worth trying something new to the palate. The portions are huge and also very tasty. Souvenirs available... Tried spam for first time...not my thing but I encourage... More 

1 Thank Lisa W
Middletown RI
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

If your looking for a taste of the islands then this is your place. Kailua pork!, all the food is really good

2 Thank Lcrawford
Boston, Massachusetts
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229 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I'm so delighted there's a Hawaiian take out place here in RI. Its just down the road from Newport Vineyards so save your appetite for some Hawaiian yumminess! Everything is made to order so be patient as the cooks make your order. No where have I've found Kalua Pig tacos made the authentic way. The glutinous rice is also made... More 

1 Thank lighthouselady63
1 review
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Seriously, this might be the best Hawaiian food east of the Pacific. The Kalua Pig Tacos were to die for. My wife had Quesadillas with Kalua Pig, which "was the jam." A real favorite with the locals, and has developed a real following.

Thank Eric L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Fusion, Hawaiian, Polynesian
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1130 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842-5205
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-9283
Flat Waves was established in 2010 with the goal of serving great food at a great price. We are a quick service restaurant serving breakfast burritos, Hawaiian plates, fish tacos, specialty burgers, wraps, shave ice and more! We carry a variety of fresh and healthy food options as a great alternative to fast food and your typical take-out.

Flat Waves also offers a wide variety of catering options ranging to fit any of your party needs from beach and backyard to rehearsal dinners and corporate lunches.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?