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Champlin's Seafood Deck

256 Great Island Rd., Narragansett, RI - (401) 783-3152
While the fried clams are good, we were far more impressed by the fried flounder, a broad filet of sweet, moist meat encased in an elegant crust. The flounder is available by the piece or as half of a fish and chips plate. While the French fries on that plate are fine, we highly recommend substituting boiled red potatoes, which are cream-textured with an earthy spud flavor.
88% Approval Rating (9 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Lobster Roll
Onion Rings
Fried Flounder
Snail Salad
Fried Clams
Linguine with Clam Sauce

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"On the channel at the entrance to Galilee Harbor, where the ferry leaves for Block Island and where Rhode Island's largest fishing fleet is berthed, Champlin's is a place for in-the-rough seafood lovers. Everything is served on disposable plates and customers carry ..."   [Read More]
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Sally Lerman
July 17, 2012
"This might have been my favorite lobster roll during a weekend in Narragansett. It's a tough call between this one and and the one from Jim's Dock, but Jim's had price and parking issues, so. Come to think of it, I did get dropped off here, so maybe they have the same ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

256 Great Island Rd., Narragansett, RI
(401) 783-3152

http://www.champlins.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Summer, Fall, Spring
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Good fried clams: nutty-rich, their bellies creamy-sweet, their crust fragile and savory.
"Good fried clams: nutty-rich, their bellies creamy-sweet, their crust fragile and savory."
Michael Stern





An only-in-Rhode Island specialty: snail salad. This one is cool, the slices of snail are sweet and tender, and the chopped vegetables add a bright variety of flavor, but we miss the garlic punch that usually characterizes this hors d'oeuvre.
"An only-in-Rhode Island specialty: snail salad. This one is cool, the slices of snail are sweet and tender, and the chopped vegetables add a bright variety of flavor, but we miss the garlic punch that usually characterizes this hors d'oeuvre."
Michael Stern


I was stunned by the powerful hopsy taste of these thick-battered onion rings where, miraculously, the onion stays within its batter rather than slithering out at first bite.
"I was stunned by the powerful hopsy taste of these thick-battered onion rings where, miraculously, the onion stays within its batter rather than slithering out at first bite."
Michael Stern


Champlin's outdoor dining area offers a view of the fishing fleet as well as the omnipresent seagulls.
"Champlin's outdoor dining area offers a view of the fishing fleet as well as the omnipresent seagulls."
Michael Stern


A single piece of fried flounder. The meat has an ultra-fresh flavor and the crust is fine and fragile. An elegant hunk of fish!
"A single piece of fried flounder. The meat has an ultra-fresh flavor and the crust is fine and fragile. An elegant hunk of fish!"
Michael Stern


Here is where you place your order and pay, then pick it up when your number is called.
"Here is where you place your order and pay, then pick it up when your number is called."
Michael Stern


These plump, whole belly clams are encased in a crunchy batter that doesn’t detract from the nutty flavor of the clam. Boiled red potatoes instead of fries were a wise choice.
"These plump, whole belly clams are encased in a crunchy batter that doesn’t detract from the nutty flavor of the clam. Boiled red potatoes instead of fries were a wise choice."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Champlin’s has huge indoor dining rooms, plus an open deck in the rear that overlooks the fishing docks.
"Champlin’s has huge indoor dining rooms, plus an open deck in the rear that overlooks the fishing docks."
Chris & Amy Ayers



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