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Monahan's Clam Shack By the Sea

190 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-1345
+1 401-782-2524
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam cakes” (53 reviews)
“chowder” (38 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast food, Soups
$$ - $$$
190 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-1345
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything looked and smelled wonderful so we ordered way too much fried food - especially since there was a line and we didn’t want to queue up again. We liked the stuffed quahogs best.

Thank Traveler65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is usually a line for Monahan's. They have wonderful lobster rolls, which can be ordered hot with drawn butter or cold, as well as a full list of fried seafood, burgers, salads, and sandwiches. It's right on the water, so it's fun to get...More

Thank barracudas26
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a simple little clam shack by the ocean in the middle of Narragansett Pier. It's very busy all summer long and there is a reason for that. GREAT clam shack food. Yummy clam cakes and the best lobster roll in South county. There...More

Thank RITripper
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We went based on reviews but were so disappointed. The food came out very fast but it was just terrible. The "white" chowder was good but the clam cakes while cooked to perfection and looking fluffy were tasteless....nothing just a mouthful of air. The worst...More

Thank Oddmark3268
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were disappointed with a previous visit and decided to give Monahan's another try. We were very happy. The fried whole belly clam roll had a generous portion of clams cooked perfectly. They came on a fresh buttered roll with a bed of quality greens....More

Thank Keesar
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped on the way to Narragansett Town Beach (just up the road from here.) And so happy I did! Hot lobster roll and White Clam Chowder were out of this world! There's a seating area on the side of where you place your order or...More

Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Went for some chowda and clam cakes after a evenings surf and the food was delicious, the food was great and the new renovations are very nice. One off setting part of my time there was the state of the restroom, which was dirty and...More

Thank matthew m
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Had high hopes due to the reviews and found that although this is not a bad place, they didn't meet my expectation. The hot Lobster Roll was fine but the spices were a turn-off. The quahogs had zero taste of clam. All breading and no...More

1  Thank conciergeinnewyork
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Very long line. Fish was very salty. We had clam strip, clam cakes, cold lobster roll, and fish and chips. I expected the fish to be more fresh, used to Gloucester, MAfish!

Thank Nicolina74
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great food. Big portions. Reasonable prices. Fast service. Was great to sit outside after a long day at the beach and have a good meal. They also have a great ice cream shop for dessert. Family friendly.

Thank 588dennises
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Susan L
25 September 2017|
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Response from Cathy F | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately No, and you would think so since they have Lobster...Odd but no.
Kim S
11 June 2017|
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Response from Marinertoo | Reviewed this property |
No. But there's a liquor store nearby. And they seem fine with BYOB
Steevo L
28 August 2016|
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Response from tessa c | Reviewed this property |
Hi I asked them and they are unsure yet they will be closed two days a week but this will depend on their student workers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-1345
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Narragansett
  • Phone Number: +1 401-782-2524
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