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At The Charlestown Rathskeller, in Charlestown, fresh, local ingredients inspire creative and authentic dishes. page 26

The USDA Choice Bone-in Ribeye and a Moscow Mule to drink


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Oceanfront Dining

MISQUAMICUT BEACH, USA Every Mon. Tues. & Wed. ~ Beach Games in Tikki Beach! Mon. - Svedka Monster Mondays Rehab Beach Party! Tues.-Sunset Dinners in Tikki Beach! (starting in July) Wed.- Family Style Meal Night! Thurs.- Kid’s Foam Party! (every other, starting 7/10) Fri. - Foam Fridays DJ Dance Party ~10pm Sat. - Live Bands ~10pm Every Weekend Tikki Beach Dance Parties 1pm-5pm & Deck Party w/ Acoustic Music 3pm-7pm


Host your function here ~ No event too large!

159 Atlantic Ave. | Misquamicut Beach, RI 02891 401.596.2610


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Pleasant View Inn, Misquamicut..........................2 Paddy’s Restaurant, Misquamicut .......................3 Casa Della Luce, Westerly ...................................5 Phil’s Marketplace, Westerly ...............................6 JDML Group, Inc., Westerly .................................6 The Original Famous Pizza, Westerly ..................7 84 Tavern on Canal, Westerly ..............................9 Guytanno’s Cafe, Westerly ..................................10 Perks & Corks, Westerly ......................................10 New China Pavilion, Westerly..............................11 Joyce’s Everyday Gourmet, Westerly ..................11 Ocean House, Watch Hill .....................................12 Weekapaug Inn, Weekapaug ...............................12 Venice Restaurant, Misquamicut .........................13 Olympia Tea Room, Watch Hill.............................13 Pavilion Steak House, Ashaway ..........................14 Brick Oven Restaurant, Ashaway ........................15 Dragon Palace, Wakefield, Wyoming, Coventry .....15 K&S Pizza, Charlestown ......................................16 Wilcox Tavern, Charlestown.................................17 The Breachway Grill, Charlestown.......................18

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Crazy Burger, Narragansett .................................19 Arturo Joes, Narragansett ...................................19 Vetrano’s Restaurant, Westerly ...........................20 Two Ten Oyster Bar & Grill, Wakefield .................22 Oceanside at the Pier, Narragansett....................22 ShoGun, Wakefield, Warwick ................................23 Trattoria Romana South, Wakefield .....................23 Station House Restaurant, Kingston ...................24 Delilah’s Deli, West Greenwich ............................24 Charlestown Rathskeller, Charlestown................25 Mariner Grille, Narragansett ................................29 Iggy’s Doughboy & Chowderhouse, Narragansett .. 30 George’s of Galilee, Narragansett ........................31 Dinner Party Restaurant Guide ..............................32 C.C. O’Briens Sports Cafe, Pawcatuck.................34 Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill, Stonington ...................35 Harp & Hound, Mystic .........................................36 Pizzetta, Mystic...................................................37 Mystic Diiner, Mystic ..........................................38 Pete’s Famous Pizza, Westerly............................40





Dine and relax on our outdoor patio! We deliver to ALL of Westerly!

Check out our Full Menu online at

WWW.CASADELLALUCE.NET Follow us for weekly specials 105 Franklin Street • Mill Pond Plaza Westerly, Rhode Island • Across from Home Depot




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HOMEMADE ITALIAN SPECIALTIES • Meatballs • Eggplant Parm • chicken parm

• Prepared Dinners • new york breads

EAT-IN OR TAKE-OUT • Sausage & Peppers • venda ravioli products



FULL SERVICE DELI • Boar’s head & other quality meats • CHOOSE FROM 30 MADE-TO-ORDER GRINDERS

Granite Center • 116 Granite St • Westerly 89574R


Make McDonald’s your Favorite Place for a Summer Drink Run Visit our Locations: 135 Granite St., Westerly, RI 262 Post Rd., Westerly, RI 14 Kingstown Rd., Wyoming, RI 465 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT



“The one and only Original Famous Pizza with the Original Receipes Don’t be fooled by the Imitators.”

The Original Famous Pizza & FAMILY RESTAURANT Dine In - Take Out - Delivery

401-596-4004 Pizza, Grinders, Wraps, Pasta, Seafood & Much More. 76 ½ Oak St. • Westerly, RI Sunday-Thursday 11am - 10pm Friday & Saturday 11am- 11pm




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Seasonal American Cuisine Fine Food, Craft Beer, Cocktails & Wine

Private Dining Available


Fri-Sat 11:30-5pm


Sun-Thur 5-9pm; Fri & Sat 5-10pm

$8-$4 Happy Hour Menu 3-6pm Everyday

24 Craft Beers on Draft


15 Canal Street | Westerly, RI 02891 401-596-7871


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Featuring Signature Pasta Dishes, Great Salads, Fresh Local Seafood, and Succulent Steaks.

Daily and Nightly Specials Serving lunch and Dinner Monday thru Saturday - Dinner Sunday 89463R

Cold Fusion Gourmet Gelato and Sorbet Full Service Bar | Fine Wine and Drink Specials • 62 franklin st, westerly, ri • 401.348.6221

Perks & Corks Coffee & Martini Bar

62 High Street, Westerly RI • 401-596-1260

Newly Expanded Lounge Songwriter’s Open Mic, Original Music Mondays 8-12pm Live Entertainment Nightly - Monday through Sunday until Last Call 1am Check website for Entertainment Schedule: Panini and Grilled Cheese - Food All Day Over 50 Martinis, 25 Vino Choices, 45 Beers 89209R

Available for Private Parties • Fully Air Conditioned • Dine In or Call In for Take Out


Chinese & Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar FULL BAR EAT IN OR TAKE OUT WE DELIVER

10% OFF 10% OFF with purchase of $10.00 or more

with purchase of $10.00 or more

One per purchase. Can not be combined.

One per purchase. Can not be combined.

SUSHI LUNCH SPECIAL 3 rolls for only $11.95 Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri & Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 12noon-10pm

105 Franklin St. (Mill Pond Plaza) Westerly, RI 401-596-9888 • 401-596-0058

• Prepared

Foods To Go •

A Wide Variety of Entrees, Sides, Soups, Salads & Desserts for 2 or more! Gluten Free Entrees & Baked Goods Daily Stromboli • Pizza • Panini & Focaccia Sandwiches • Catering Available 105 Franklin St., Mill Pond Plaza, Westerly, RI Stop by Monday-Friday 10-6 • Saturday 10-4

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Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine of the Atlantic Northeast at Rhode Island’s only Five-Star Enjoyresort farm-to-table cuisine of theorAtlantic at spectacular Rhode Island’s onlyviews. Five-Star with intimate indoor outdoorNortheast settings and ocean resort with intimate indoor or outdoor settings and spectacular ocean views.

Seasons Seasons A fine dining restaurant serving A fine dining restaurant serving sophisticated New England farm-to-table sophisticated New England farm-to-table cuisine cuisine with with an an ocean ocean view view at at breakfast, breakfast, lunch lunch and and dinner. dinner. Verandah Verandah Experience Experience aa raw raw bar bar menu menu with with ocean ocean breezes breezes and and sweeping sweeping views views of of the the Atlantic. Atlantic.

Seaside Terrace Seaside Terrace Panoramic views make this Panoramic views make this oceanfront deck the ideal place oceanfront deck the ideal place for casual lunch. lunch. for aa casual Bistro Menu Bistro Menu Enjoy comfort food-inspired food-inspired Enjoy aa comfort menu at the the bar bar or or in in the the menu at Winter Garden. Winter Garden.

Weekly Lobster Boils (July & August) On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the summer, join Ocean House for a traditional New England lobster boil on the beach. Enjoy live music, family-style seating and seafood fresh from the ocean! p.m. to to 99 p.m.; p.m.; $110/ $110/ adult, adult, $55/ $55/ child child (plus (plus tax tax and and gratuity), 66 p.m. gratuity), children children under under 55 free; free; Reservations required required Reservations One Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, RI



One Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, RI 401.584.7000

With dishes inspired by the Mediterranean and coastal New England cuisine, our comfortably

With elegant dishes inspired by the and Mediterranean coastal New England cuisine,experience. our comfortably dining venues picturesque and scenery create a truly memorable elegant dining venues and picturesque scenery create a truly memorable experience. T h e R e s ta u r a n t

T h e Raemodern s t a uinterpretation rant Offering of New England coastal cuisine utilizing Offering a modern interpretation of traditional native foraging, local produce New England coastal cuisine utilizing and fresh off-the-boat seafood. traditional native foraging, local produce Join fresh us for off-the-boat Sunday Brunch ~ and seafood. Reservations are strongly Join us for Sunday Brunchrecommended ~ Reservations are strongly recommended

The Garden Room

T e Ga r d espace n Rwelcomes oom Ah casually elegant guests and elegant neighbors to enjoy cocktails A casually space welcomes by the and bar or in the lounge. guests neighbors to enjoy cocktails by the bar or in the lounge. The SeaRoom Casual and views T h e ambiance SeaRo o splendid m offer a quiet respite, for enjoying Casual ambiance andideal splendid views a cocktail andrespite, light meal. offer a quiet ideal for enjoying a cocktail and light meal.

T h u r s d a y N i g h t C l a m b a k e s (June 26, July & August) Celebrate summer at our Thursday Night Clambakes. Feast on a variety T h u r s d a y N i g h t C l a m b a k e s (June 26, July & August) of clambake fare served family style, and then gather at the fire pit for s’mores Celebrate summer at our Thursday Night Clambakes. Feast on a variety under the stars. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; $80/ adult, $25/ child (plus tax and gratuity), of clambake fare served family style, andReservations then gatherrequired at the fire pit for s’mores children under 5 free;

under the stars. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; $80/ adult, $25/ child (plus tax and gratuity), children under 5 free; Reservations required 25 Spray Rock Road, Weekapaug, RI 401.637.7600 or 888.813.7862

25 Spray Rock Road, Weekapaug, RI 401.637.7600 or 888.813.7862

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SKY BAR at Venice Great Ocean View

Monday-Friday 4:00pm–1:00am Saturday & Sunday 12 Noon–1:00am Bar Menu, Multiple TV’s, Jukebox & Pool Table

MISQUAMICUT OYSTER BAR Dining Room & Lounge Open Daily at 4pm Buck-A-Shuck Oysters Daily 4pm-6pm Wednesdays: Pasta Bar Saturdays: Bone In Prime Rib Lobsters Daily Children’s Menu • Take Out

Coastline Swing Band

First & Third Thursday of Each Month

165 Shore road (SCENIC RTE. 1A) MiSquaMicut/ WeSterly, ri 401-348-0055 •


Featuring great food and our Award Winning

Wine Selection on the waterfront since 1916


Olympia Tea Room R E S T A U R A N T

74 Bay Street, Watch Hill 401-348-8211 41, 18.632’ N by 71, 51.488’ W


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Every Friday Night through Columbus Day!

Enjoy A Great BBQ On The Greens Tented Pavilion, Covered Patio!

Having an Event?

We Cater Sundays, Memorial Day to Labor Day Lobster & Steak Fry Dinners Lobster Boil • Surf & Turf Boil • Raw Bar Steamers • Ice Cream • Kids Menu



Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Daily Specials Homemade Soups, Pies & More Kid’s Menu Available 209 Main St., Ashaway, RI (401) 377-2230


Serving Beer & Wine


Open Tuesday – Sunday, 7am – 8pm Closed Mondays

Family Owned & Operated

SUN-THUR 11am-10pm FRI & SAT 11am-11pm 733 Kingston Rd, Wakefield 401-789-2300 / 401-789-2308 1210 Main St, Wyoming 401-539-1112 577 Tiogue Ave, Coventry 401-828-0100 86231R


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Seed to fork initiative: New greenhouse and gardens coming this summer.

fresh • local • delicious

401-364-0040 401-364-0041

Seafood Shack Grand Opening May 23rd Wednesday to Sunday

New Menu 469 Carolina Back Rd. Charlestown, RI






Open at 5:00pm for Dinner Old Post Road, Rt. 1 Charlestown, RI • 401-322-1829


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1 Charlestown Beach Road phone 401.213.6615 Charlestown, RI Open 7 days for lunch and dinner



Serving soup to nuts since 1995 Open at 8a.m. seven days a week

Open Breakfast Lunch & Dinner


144 Boon Street Narragansett, RI • 783-1810 •

Est. 1996

Italian Grill & Martini Lounge Chicken • Veal • Pork • Steak • Shrimp • Fish • Pastas • Sandwiches Salads • Soups • Wood Grilled Pizzas • Appetizers • Children’s Menu • Cigars Hours: 11:30am-1am • Lunch & Dinner • Late Night Menu • Take-out Catering Available • Book your party for the holidays 140 Point Judith Road, Mariner Square, Narragansett, RI 02882

401-789-3230 • Gluten-Free Family Restuarant •

Gift Certificates Available • New Stimulus Menu from 4-5:30pm



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Dine In or Take Out website & facebook for menu specials 1-322-1901 • Rd, Crossroads Plaza, Westerly, RI 02891



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Great scenic views overlooking Salt Pond

Open 7 Days

Lunch and Dinner

210 Salt Pond Road, South Kingstown RI 02879 401-782-0100 |

AT THE PIER Restaurant & Bar Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily

Live Music • Open 7 Days •Indoor/Outdoor Seating •Open Year Round •Private Parties •Catering Available

1 Beach St., Narragansett, RI (401) 792-3999 87819R

Kitchen Open 7am-11pm. Late night menu Fri & Sat


87548R Sun: 4-9 pm, Mon-Thur: 5-10pm, Fri & Sat: 5-11pm

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HOURS TUE, WED, THUR, & SUN: 4:30PM-9:00PM FRI & SAT 4:30PM-10:00PM Open Monday June, July and August 4:30-9:30

71 SOUTH COUNTY COMMONS WAY • WAKEFIELD, RI 02879 • (401) 792-4933


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Station House RESTAURANT

~ Serving Breakfast All Day ~ Lunch: 10:30am – Close ~ Open ~ Monday–Saturday: 7:30am till 1:45pm Sunday: 8am till 12:45pm, Closed Tuesdays ~ Take Out Menu ~ 3711 Kingstown Road • 401-783-0800 2 Miles West of URI on Rte. 138, Over the Amtrak Bridge We accept Visa, MasterCard & Discover

Catering Available, Inquire Within 89428R



Now that you’ve decided what to eat the next step is to look for activities and places to visit on your stay.





You can find the information you need in our Summer Fun edition. 91563

You can pick up a free copy along the beach and throughout town.


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the Charlestown Rathskeller Tavern

489A Old Coach Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813 (401) 792-1000 •

Blending the Best of Present and Past By Anna Maria Trusky • Special to The Sun

The Charlestown Rathskeller Tavern bears only a large, stylized letter “R” by way of identification. Of course, that stands for “Rathskeller”—but it could also stand for relaxed (as in the atmosphere), reasonable (as in the prices) and delightfully retro (as in the décor). Oh, and return, which you will no doubt do once you’ve dined, imbibed, and been merry there! The reason for the lone “R” is actually to reflect the Rathskeller property’s past as the site of a 1920s-era speakeasy. Back in those desert-dry days, the shadily intrepid entrepreneurs who wished to purvey spirits had to be sneaky about it, which necessitated subtlety in advertising. New owners Mark and Tom Ready and Nate Holloway were wise, when refurbishing the building last year, to preserve many of its special bygone-era features, including a large stone fireplace in the tavern and the murals, which were painstakingly restored. The murals in the bar feature 1920s boxing champs Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney, while those in the dining-room are fun and quirky depictions of such Prohibition imagery as a jazz band, languid ladies with pencil-thin brows—and, above the “kissing booth,” a comically inebriated chap encountering an equally pickled pink elephant. Story goes that the murals were painted by a regular back in the 40s to pay off a bar tab. “Back in the 20s, the speakeasy was in a spring house on the property. Then in 1933 the original own-

The Seared Scallops with tomato butter and saffron green pea risotto

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The loaded fries with a cheese burger and a frosty cold beer

ers build the small bar and restaurant so they could serve alcohol legally,” explains the tavern’s manager Ryan Pincince. “The old Rathskeller operated here from 1933 until 2002 and then went out of business. Mark and Tom Ready and Nate Holloway purchased it in 2011 and recreated it from concept to execution.” It was a natural decision for the trio; Tom and Mark own Ready Excavating and Nate owns ABRI Construction, all located in Charlestown. Mark and Nate actually grew up within quarter mile of the original Rathskeller. Nate’s wife is related to the original owners of the property, the Lezner family. The new owners rebuilt the place mostly from scratch, maintaining the original windows as well as the fireplace and murals while carefully replicating the design and décor of the original establishment, right down to the booths. The new Rathskeller opened in September 2013, and has been a resounding success. The popular tavern claims to have the coldest beer in Rhode Island; The 18 beers on tap, which feature everyone’s favorite domestics as well as craft beers from New England, are kept to a frosty 28 degrees Fahrenheit and served in chilled mugs. There are also copious cocktails to be enjoyed, including the classic Moscow Mule—vodka, ginger beer, and muddled lime presented in—what else?—a shiny copper mug. “Our full-service bar features handcrafted bourbons, higher-end scotches, and local spirits such as Sons of Liberty Royal 9 vodka, which is made in Peacedale,”


the Charlestown Rathskeller Tavern

Ryan points out. “We also have a full-service outdoor bar and patio area as well as a ‘fireside shed’ bar, which was built where saunas used to be.” The menu, characterized as Traditional American, features plenty of seafood, pasta, and steaks. When the owners were designing the menu with Head Chef Wayne “Butch” Bush, they agreed to base many of the menu items on old menus from the Rathskeller’s earliest decades. For example, one of the most popular items is the tavern’s hand-pressed fries. They are prepared to order just as they were back in the day, and served with such mouth-watering toppings as shortrib gravy; truffled pecorino; and bacon, cheddar, sour cream and chives. Butch and his team prepare everything from scratch. The lunch menu, served until 5:00 p.m. daily, features burgers and a wide array of sandwiches including the classic Reuben; a crab cake with tabasco aioli and sprouts; a hot roast beef with horseradish sauce and cheddar; a tofu burger with cheddar, avocado, and aioli; and a Monte Cristo—ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese between two slices of French toast. Soups and stews on the menu include oyster stew, classic French onion, and clam chowder with or without cream. Of course, there are also those famous Rathskeller fries, which are meal all by themselves!

The Rathskeller’s standard dinner menu includes center-cut filet mignon with classic Béarnaise sauce, USDA Choice bone-in ribeye with melted butter or roasted tomato vinaigrette, old-fashioned NY club sirloin sliced over toast points with garlic butter, flat iron steak with blue cheese fondue or Chimichurri sauce, and prime rib (Saturday only). There are also pork chops with braised red cabbage, fingerling potatoes, and mustard demi-glace; chicken saltimbocca with prosciutto, fontina cheese, sage, and tomato demi-glace over red bliss mashed potatoes; surf and turf; and pasta dishes. The Rathskeller also offers an extensive roster of local seafood including broiled Point Judith flounder, seared scallops, and fish and chips. There are also salads for diners seeking lighter fare; a popular standout is the roasted beet salad with goat cheese, dates, and hazelnuts. “We have something to appeal to everyone,” Butch See Rathskeller / Page 32


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Open for Lunch and Dinner

7 days a week

Soups, Salads, Appetizers, Steak, Seafood, Burgers, Daily Specials, Sandwiches, Kid’s Menu

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Check out our weekend entertainment lineup on our website

Outside Patio Dining and Bar




Sensational Summer Flavors Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily Mariner’s Seafood, Traditional & Seaside Favorities along with Hearty Beef, Pork & Chicken Entrées Monthly Wine Tastings Daily Specials

Enjoy your next Dining Experience at

Open 7 Days

Mon-Sat 11:30am & Sun from Noon Having a Rehearsal Dinner, Birthday Party or a Special Occasion?

We have Banquet Facilities for up to 50 persons Greek Calamari, Duck Wellington, Down East Fisherman’s Platter, Baked Stuffed Lobsters and Much More Come Visit our reknowned Bartender Mike Healey

Join us for our Tavern Appetizer Specials 11:30-6pm • All Day Sunday Over 10 appetizers at $5 each


140 Point Judith Rd. (Mariner’s Square) Narragansett, RI 02882 • 401-284-3282


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Rhode Island Tradition Open Daily from 11am

889 Oakland Beach Avenue Warwick, RI 02886

1157 Pt. Judith Road Narragansett, RI (Seasonal)







2 Fish & Chip, 6 Clam Cakes, 2 Cups of Clam Chowder or 2 Salads

With Coupon • Expires 9/30/14 May Not Be Combined With Any Offer.

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IGGY’S COUPON 12 Clam Cakes, 2 Bowls of Chowder & 2 Fountain Drinks



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Waterfront Seafood Restaurant A Rhode Island Landmark since 1948

Waterfront Seafood Restaurant A Rhode Island Landmark since 1948

OPEN DAILY Port of Galilee Narragansett 401-783-2306 •

Waterfront Seafood Restaurant OPEN DAILY • Port of Galilee, Narragansett

OPEN DAILY Port of Galilee Narragansett 401-783-2306 •


A Rhode Island Landmark since 1948 401-783-2306 •


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Choosing the right restaurant for your dinner party Getting together with family and friends for a good meal is a great opportunity to reconnect and share a few laughs. A dinner party at a local restaurant is a lot less stressful for the hosts. There are a number of things to emphasize when looking for the right restaurant to host your dinner party. PROXIMITY Whether entertaining family and friends or a business dinner, the restaurant where you will be gathering should be easily accessible to all people who plan to attend. Try to accommodate those guests who don’t drive by choosing a restaurant that’s accessible via public transportation. PRICE Perhaps the only downside to hosting a dinner party at a restaurant is that such gatherings tend to be more expensive than parties at private residences. Hosts should first determine who will be paying the bill. If everyone has agreed to pay their own portion of the bill, this gives you a little more flexibility when choosing a restaurant. If the host intends to pick up the tab for everyone, then you might want to find a nice restaurant with reasonably priced entrees. If each guest intends to pay for his or her own meal, discuss with guests how much they would like to spend before making a reservation.

MENU The menu is important for hosts to consider when choosing a restaurant. People adhere to certain diets or lifestyles that restrict what they can and cannot eat, and you will want to find a restaurant that can cater to as many of your guests’ needs as possible. Discuss any dietary restrictions with your guests before you begin the process of finding a restaurant. If the responses are slow to come in, you can still go ahead with your search, but look for restaurants that offer vegetarian and gluten-free fare. ACCESSIBILITY When looking for a restaurant, try to find one that’s easily accessible for any older guests who might not get around as easily as they used to or any guests who might have a disability that requires handicap accessible seating and restrooms. Many restaurants can fill both of these needs, but it’s still up to hosts to ask in advance so all guests have a comfortable evening. The parking lot should not be too far away, but if it is, ask the restaurant manager if valet service is available for those guests who might prefer it. A dinner party at a restaurant with family, friends or even professional colleagues often makes for an enjoyable evening for guests and hosts alike. But hosts must consider several factors before ultimately choosing where they and their guests will dine.

Rathskeller from Page 27 says. “Our daily specials are almost like a whole additional restaurant, with Southern, Asian, German, and French-influenced dishes. We don’t get into the fusion concept. Instead we replicate each dish as authentically as possible. Some specials include German sausages and spaetzle (a homemade noodle), chicken-fried steak, duck confit, and coconut curry The Roasted Beet Salad chicken stir-fry. “We get inspired by the product that comes in and we have fun putting our creativity to work,” Butch notes. The Rathskeller will be bringing in lots of fresh, local ingredients such as fish from Point Judith and produce from a farm that’s literally a stone’s throw from the restaurant, he adds. The Rathskeller is building a reputation as a destination for not only refreshment but recreation. The

grounds feature a full-sized bocce court and three horseshoe pits. There is live entertainment in the tavern several nights per week. This summer the Rathskeller will host clambakes, car shows, and other special events. The Charlestown Rathskeller Tavern is located at 489A Old Coach Road in Charlestown. It is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; the bar is open until 1:00 a.m. The Rathskeller does not accept reservations but does have a call-ahead policy. For more information, call (401) 792-1000, send an email to, or visit www. The Rathskeller is also on Facebook, where it posts daily specials, entertainment, and upcoming events.

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C.C. O’Brien’s Irish Sports Café Just over the Westerly, RI & CT state line

“Serving full menu daily from 11am-11pm”

Choose one of 28 beers on tap! We specialize in local and regional brews

Watch a variety of Sports on 20 TV’s

burgers, Charbroiled homemade , s g in w lo a buff s sandwiche soups and

8 Mechanic St., Pawcatuck, CT 860-599-2034


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163 South Broad Street Pawcatuck, CT 06379

860-495-5758 Dine In & Takeout

Sun-Thur: 11a-10p, Fri-Sat: 11a-11p

Authentic Mexican Cuisine, from Our Family to Yours Over 70 Authentic Dishes Full Bar & Flat Screen TVs The BEST Margaritas Authentic Kids’ Menu 90252R

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A fine “public house” with good food, good drink and good times. • Great selection of draft and bottled beers • Fine choice of Irish and Scottish Whiskies • Irish coffees, Martinis and other Cordials for your drinking pleasure • Small “Pub Grub” menu • New Menu & Full Kitchen Available everyday starting at Noon • Live English Premiere League & European Champions League Football on choice of our 3 flat screen TV’s • Happy hour Monday – Friday 4 pm-6 pm with discounted food & drinks

Entertainment: Live bands every Tues, Fri, & Sat nights Free Trivia w/ TriviAcademy every Wednesday night with prizes awarded to top winning teams Available for hosting Benefit Charity Nights

Party Room with its own personal bar, bathroom, server/bartender available by reservation for:

private dinners • cocktail soirees charity golf tournaments • birthday celebrations wedding receptions • work luncheons • holiday banquets

4 Pearl St, Mystic, CT 06355 (860) 572-7778 Check out our other locations:

The Brazen Hen The Black Sheep


4 Canal St, Westerly, RI 02891 247 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357 (401) 348-8100 (860) 739-2041


7 Water St. Mystic, CT 06355 Open Daily 11:30am – 9:00pm 860.536.4443

$5 OFF $25 Purchase One order per coupon, Exp. 12/31/14

Outdoor Dining • Live Music Pizzetta Pie (cheese and sauce) 15” X large 11.00

Pepperoni Sausage Bacon Hamburg

Black Olives Kalamata Olives Spinach Mushroom

Fresh Garlic Fresh Basil Goat Cheese Gorgonzola Cheese

Combination Pie



Feta Cheese

each item 1.50

Meatball Onion

Carmelized Onions Artichoke Hearts

Ricotta Cheese items below add $3.00

Kids Style Sauce The same recipe as our traditional Chunky sauce, made SMOOTH

Peppers Broccoli Eggplant Jalapeno

Sundried Tomato Diced Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Banana Peppers

Marinated Chicken Smoked Pulled Chicken Soupy Sausage Marinated Shaved Steak

Specialty Pizzas Most pizzas can be made RED (without mozzarella) or WHITE (without sauce)


Chicken Wings – ½ dozen 6.95; dozen 12.95 (plain, buffalo, BBQ) Vegan Nuggets – ½ dozen 6.95; dozen 12.95 (plain, buffalo, BBQ) Eggplant Parmesan 8.95 Chicken Tenders (free range, no steroids or hormones) (6) 8.95 Mozzarella Sticks (5) 6.95

Salads: Mesclun, Greens, Caesar, Greek, Spinach 6.95 Garlick Bread 5.00 Groovy Beverages 2.50 Sensational Sandwiches:

Tuna Cheddar Melt (albacore, celery, mayo, cheddar) 7.99 Chicken Club (chicken, bacon, let, tom, mayo ) 8.99

Perfetto Panini:

Famiglia Ricetta Panini 8.99 (chicken, spin, mozz, roasted pep, oregano) Veggie Ranch Panini 7.99 (broccoli, peppers, onion, mushroom, ranch) Homemade Meatball Panini 7.99 (homemade meatball, marinara, provolone) Pollo Pancetta Panini 8.99 (chicken, bacon, ranch, mozz) Nona’s Eggplant Parmesan Panini 8.99 (eggplant, mozz, toms, garlic, basil, marinara) Buffalo Chicken Panini 8.99 (breaded chicken, buffalo sauce, mozz) Pesto Chicken Panini 8.99

Family friendly, including Four Legged Friends welcome on patio


Spinach Leaf (RED) (spinach, fresh garlic) $14.00 Hawaiian (pineapple, canadian bacon) $14.50 Alternate Diet Choices: White 3 Cheese (mozzarella, asiago, ricotta, fresh garlic)* $14.00 ~ Gluten Free Crust 12” (add $4.75) Mac N’ Cheese* (mac n’cheese on a pizza) $14.00 ~ Gluten Free/Dairy Free Crust 14”(add $5.75) White Greek* (spinach, feta, fresh garlic) $15.50 ~ Dairy Free Cheese (Italian blend) Margarita (fresh mozz, tomato sauce, fresh basil and garlic) $15.50 ~ Plant based Chicken Veggie Garden (red)(onion, peppers, broccoli, mushrooms) $17.00 ~ Plant based Fakin’ Bacon Pesto Splash (pesto, diced tomato, fresh garlic) $17.00 ~ Plant based Smart Pepperoni Buffalo Chicken (pulled chicken, hot sauce, mozz, onions) $17.00 ~ Plant based Smart Sausage Veggie Pesto (pesto, sundried tomato, artichoke hearts, asiago) $17.50 ~ Plant based Nuggets White Shrimp (shrimp, onion, capers, mozz, fresh garlic) $18.50 White Chicken Pesto (pesto, pulled chicken, mozz, fresh garlic) $18.50 White BBQ Chicken (bbq sauce, smoked pulled chicken, mozz, gorgonzola, onion) $18.50 Meat Lovers (pepperoni, sausage, hamburger) $16.50 Chicken Parmesan (pulled chicken, marinara, parmesan, garlic) $18.50


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253 GREENMANVILLE AVE., MYSTIC, CT 860.415.4625 • MYSTICDINER.COM • Exit 90 I-95


the Mystic Diner

By Marshall Williams • Special to The Sun

The man behind the Parthenon diners in Branford and Old Saybrook, CT. has brought the same classic comfort food to Mystic. In the Mystic Diner just off the Mystic exit on I-95, John Sousoulas has created a “home away from home” for local folks as well as tourists. “What I really want is to bring back the idea of a home away from home for people,” Sousoulas says with a big grin – “a great old-fashioned diner that people can frequent often, where they know the food will be affordable, and will have a really high quality and consistency.” His menu for the 290-seat diner features some Greek specialties reflecting his family heritage along with classic diner fare. “We have great omelettes, and weekday breakfast specials including coffee that we hope will attract people who work in the local businesses and come from the community, and who will make it a regular thing. We keep our prices low so this will be possible, and we’re continuing the traditions we’ve learned from our diners in Branford and Old Saybrook.”

The Cobb Salad

For lunch and dinner, Souloulas offers daily specials as well as his own favorite recipes like Chicken Souvlaki, Baked Moussaka and Spanakopita. Along with the Greek dishes he serves up a signature Monte Cristo hot sandwich featuring turkey, ham, and Swiss cheese on French toast, Italian dishes like Penne a la Vodka and Chicken Francese, seafood including Sea Scallops, and classic diner fare like Baked Meat Loaf with Gravy, Baby Back Ribs and Chicken in a Basket. “We’ve combined all the things we’ve done well in Branford and Old Saybrook,” Sousoulas says, “and our goal is that people will come back again and again when they realize how good it is, and how affordable.” Sousoulas learned the business from his father, who ran the recent award-winning Parthenon Diner in Branford in the 1980s and he knows the local area well because he worked as a computer engineer at Electric Boat while helping out his Dad on evenings and weekends. “I guess that it got to be in my blood,” he says with a laugh, “but this is what I really love to do.”

Bananna French Toast

The Mystic Diner & Restaurant is at 253 Greenmanville Avenue in Mystic, just off I-95 Exit 90, and next to the Howard Johnson Inn. The diner is open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., with Breakfast served all day, as well as Lunch served after 11 a.m., and Dinner, served from 4 to 10 p.m.


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Restaurant Guide, Spring/Summer 2014  

Sun Publishing Co.

Restaurant Guide, Spring/Summer 2014  

Sun Publishing Co.