Fodor's Expert Review Aunt Carrie's
Family owned for four generations, this iconic Point Judith dining hall has been a must for Rhode Islanders every summer since it opened in 1920. Its peerless location and unpretentious atmosphere are the main draws, along with comfortable favorites like clam cakes, steamers, and fish 'n' chips. For a true native experience, try the Rhode Island Shore Dinner, an orgy of seafood served in several courses. The clam chowder comes three ways (red, white, and clear), and lobster figures in many dishes. Many of the recipes for namesake Carrie Cooper's pies are still in use, and some folks come from far away just for the Indian pudding, a traditional dessert made with cornmeal, molasses, and spices. Eat in the 125-seat dining hall or order at the take-out window and head to the picnic tables across the street—although the lines for both can get pretty long in the thick of summer. The restaurant serves beer and wine and operates an ice cream stand across the street.
1240 Ocean Rd.
Point Judith, Rhode Island 02882, USA