Middletown Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Middletown

April 15, 2018 Trinity Boughner

Middletown, Rhode Island, is home to miles of wide sandy beaches, thousands of acres of unspoiled nature preserves, historic attractions, outdoor recreation and many restaurants. Bordering the popular resort city of Newport, this diverse coastal community is where you’ll find the Norman Bird Sanctuary, which encompasses more than 325 acres of diverse habitats and seven miles of marked trails, as well as the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, which offers a 2.5-mile trail with panoramic ocean views.
Things to do in Middletown

1. Becky's BBQ

82 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842-4912 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 401-841-9909
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Becky's BBQ

Reviewed By Debra4762 - Falls Church, Virginia

A delicious pulled pork sandwich (go for the large), house-made potato salad, coleslaw and corn bread made for a great quick and easy dinner on a rainy October evening. Although lots of folks were popping in for takeout, the friendly staff, nice tunes playing in the background, and excellent prices made this very small and very casual dining room (fewer than a dozen tables) a cozy spot for a visiting solo diner.

2. Corner Cafe

110 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2750 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 24 +1 401-846-0606
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 844 reviews

Corner Cafe

Reviewed By gubelmom - Palm Beach, Florida

Medium food and service. Washed all tables with same rag, cold and not washed kind of the only breakfast in NPT accept Handy lunch and Franklyn Spa.

3. Restaurant Bouchard

505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 52 +1 401-846-0123
Excellent
81%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 962 reviews

Restaurant Bouchard

At Bouchard Restaurant, a warm relaxed ambiance and gracious welcome signals your arrival. The restaurant serves fine French cuisine in a 1785 Georgian-style house.

Reviewed By LaFontaine - San Antonio, Texas

I always look for the good places to dine when I travel, so I researched this one in advance of my trip, and made sure to make a reservation several weeks in advance (a must!). So glad we were able to dine here. It was a superior experience all the way around -- ambiance, food, service. A must-try, if you're a foodie.

4. Anthony's Seafood

963 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842-7202 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 401-846-9620
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Anthony's Seafood

Reviewed By Jon from Dallas - Dallas, Texas

We lucked out and got in the door before they locked us out. It's a good thing, because there were plenty of disappointed diners left hungry out in the parking lot. They missed some great seafood...fried-up fresh and hot with no-nonsense sides.

The world famous Stuffed Quahog Stuffie was worth the wait!

5. Atlantic Grille

91 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842-5611 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 26 +1 401-849-4440
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 401 reviews

Atlantic Grille

Reviewed By Jackstraw1_12 - Ledyard, Connecticut

We spent the weekend in Newport, RI for our annual office Holiday Party. When we asked several people from our office where to go for breakfast, the unanimous choice was The Atlantic Grille. We arrived around 10:30 and were promptly seated; although a steady stream of regulars, locals and visitors like us kept pouring through the doors even though the snow was coming down. It was fairly easy to spot the locals; they were in shorts and tee shirts despite the weather! After reviewing the menu, my wife and I both decided on the Farmer's Omelette...an amazing creation! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and it held us throughout the day, and most of the evening. The service was great, the food terrific and the ambiance is what one would expect at the beach. We finished our meal and were of to explore Newport in the sleet and snow. The breakfast kept us going...cannot wait to return!

6. Blue Plate Diner

665 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842-6352 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 401-848-9500
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 276 reviews

Blue Plate Diner

Diner fare with an upscale, unique twist. Casual atmosphere. High quality, homemade food. Local eggs, local seafood, pancakes, waffles, omelets, burgers, sandwiches, salads, steaks and so much more! Local's favorite.

Reviewed By bluefinz1 - Dover, New Hampshire

We swung in due to Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. We were greeted by a very pleasant manager and seated quickly. Our server, Ebony, was so nice. We were pleasantly surprised when we repeated back our order to make sure she had it correct.

There was just a different (positive) feel to this place. You felt the inquiry "how is your meal" was sincere and not just what they needed to do. Glad we found it.

7. Rosemary and Thyme's Rustica Kitchen

382 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6874 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 10 +1 401-619-7551
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 481 reviews

Rosemary and Thyme's Rustica Kitchen

Chef / Owners Matt & Anna Tscheulin welcome you to visit Rosemary & Thyme , a small artisan style bakery and cafe located in historic downtown Newport, R.I. All our baked goods , pasteries, soups , salads, and atisan sandwiches are scratch made daily in our kitchen . All daily leftovers are donated to our local food pantry. We invite you to spend some time with us

Reviewed By JDBonthemove - West Hollywood, California

This little shop has great sandwiches, soups, and salads. We had the ham/egg/cheese stuffed croissant. But, our favorite was the black forest ham/gruyere/dijon stuffed croissant. Their fresh baked pastries are also excellent..until they run out. Don't miss the pumpkin chocolate chip croissant with salted caramel (I'm guessing this one is seasonal).

Because this place has so few seats, I would recommend coming early or waiting until slightly after the breakfast/lunch hours. It's VERY COZY. Then again, you could order to go and enjoy a beautiful stroll around the neighborhood.

8. Carmella's Pizzeria Middletown

330 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842-6328 Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 401-847-2424
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

Carmella's Pizzeria Middletown

Reviewed By Spectaccc

Excellent pizza, great customer service. My wife and I had a slice each before we hit the road back home and we were treated the same as the family of 5 ordering the entire menu. I'm a bit of a pizza snob since I live in jersey but can honestly say it was great pizza. Wish we had time to have dinner and order more but were in a rush.

9. Mission

29 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2544 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 401-619-5560
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 309 reviews

Mission

Reviewed By hikingchickie - New York City, New York

This place literally makes the BEST burger, and I have eaten MANY burgers. The hormone and no antibiotics used meat is ground in house, and cooked to perfection. I had the Mickey D's burger, simple with mustard, pickles, tomato, lettuce and sharp cheddar. The chili dog was ok, and the falafel was good, just ask for extra tzatziki.

10. Coddington Brewing CO

210 Coddington Hwy, Middletown, RI 02842-4884 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 401-847-6690
Excellent
30%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 338 reviews

Coddington Brewing CO

Reviewed By RhodyPhotographer - Warwick, Rhode Island

I went here after spending a day in Newport. This is actually in Middletown right outside of Newport. Not necessarily hard to find but you have to make your way out of Newport proper to get to. The restaurant has that old type of New England Feel to it with modern amenities. The beer was good, nothing amazing but better than any of the normal mass produced garbage. The food was good, the portions were good and the service was great. This is a good choice if you are in the area.

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