Jamestown, Rhode Island Finally Got Its Foodie Reputation

It has become usual to post enchanting, fusty images of Jamestown, Rhode Island on Pinterest. Therefore, we figured that we can contribute to the genre by highlighting the gastronomic record of southern New England. Well before the 20th century, this area was actually picking up cred as a gastronomy hub all across Little Rhody.

Farmers originally moved here because the available space was major. The goal was feasibly simply to feed themselves and their hungry families. Eventually though, the residents worked to help sustain the prosperous economy of Rhode Island. The normal food of these initial men and women were thrifty and strange. Rhode Islanders generally used squid, flounder and lobster which was readily available before refrigeration.

At present, cuisine in Jamestown, Rhode Island is refreshingly daring. And the decors can be downright dignified at a few of the contemporary saloons. Generally speaking, around Bristol, Kent and Washington counties, the folks may like their steaks and salads when they taste slightly sweet. But in this community, savory and sour remain the fashionable choice.

Look, we can’t blame anyone for wanting to check out the Newport Jazz Festival. But you are selling yourself short if you don’t find a way to taste the restaurants here while in Rhode Island. This municipality is still promoting the recipes and easy, breezy eating habits of yesterday. Simplicity is a virtue in the kitchen.

Superior menu options like steaks or salads are never tiresome when made from scratch. That’s how it was when your cordial grandparents worked the mess halls and canteens during the war. Please realize that people have to taste these foods for themselves to surely digest the glory.

Wherever you may live now, you might vicariously experience the sapid Midwestern-style options of Jamestown, Rhode Island by reviewing our masterly recommendations. We suggest you treasure the robust traditions while they last.

Tallulah’s Taqueria


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The Shack
252 Narragansett Ave
Jamestown, RI 02835