Bites Nearby: The Fish Market

Fresh seafood beautifully prepared is drawing crowds to one of the town's newest restaurants.

Don't arrive at during the weekend dinner hour without a reservation...unless you're prepared to wait. Thinking of just grabbing a seat at the bar? Yeah, all those seats are probably filled, too.

Since its February opening, the restaurant's fresh food, impeccable preparation and open, elegant atmosphere have found an audience.

Dishes range from the ever-popular and excellent fish and chips at just $8.95, including fries, coleslaw and cup of chowder, to the broiled seafood platter at $25.95. The butter-drenched broiled sea scallops are delicious and in demand, as are the baked stuffed shrimp and moules frites.

Seafood lovers will find virtually all of their favorites: a well-stocked raw bar, chowders and bisques, breaded Point Judith calamari, stuffed quahogs, crab cakes, clam and lobster rolls, whole steamed lobster, stuffed lobster, and pasta dishes, including linguine with clam sauce and lobster mac n' cheese.

Don't love fish? The filet mignon is popular, and you can enjoy savory chicken parmesan, roasted free-range chicken, and grilled steak, too.

The tables have fresh flowers, the dessert comes with French-press coffee. The bar offers Stella Artois and Sam Adams seasonal on draft, plus 15 varieties of bottled beer. The wine list ranges from bottles at less than $20 to Dom Pérignon.

No, there's no kids' menu, but for a grown-up dining experience here in North Kingstown, The Fish Market has raised the bar. 

The Fish Market, 7659 Post Road, North Kingstown, RI, 02852, (401) 583-7882, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday, 4-9 p.m.


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