We were in Rhode Island a few weeks ago on a short vacation. On Saturday we went to a cookout at my cousin Nina’s house. After several hours, the kids got a bit restless, so we went back to our hotel for a little nap. We were going to let the kids sleep for an hour or two before returning to Nina’s for fireworks, but none of us woke up until about 9 PM. There weren’t many places open by the time we were ready to go. We searched the website Visit Rhode Island and found the Crow’s Nest Restaurant. We showed up about 45 minutes before it closed when most of the patron’s were leaving. We were just getting our second wind. Tourists!
Crow’s Nest Restaurant Review
The Crow’s Nest was empty when we arrived. It was almost closing time, and I felt guilty for piling in on them while the staff was working hard to close up for the night. The restaurant is rather large. The decor of the two dining rooms is warm and kind of homey—at least one of the dining rooms has a fire-place. The service, too, was warm and friendly. Our server was wonderful. She had a great sense of humor, which she managed to keep while serving us and closing up for the night. Service was quick once we ordered. The Crow’s Nest ran out of a few things, so we didn’t get our first choices. I suppose that’s to be expected when you show up at closing time.
Crow’s Nest Menu
The Crow’s Nest is a seafood restaurant, but it also serves steaks, chicken dishes, pasta, sandwiches, and smaller portions of some of the more popular dishes. Speaking of dishes, my friend was telling me that they had a breakdown with their dishwasher recently, thankfully they had some Dishwasher Spare Parts and fixed it quickly but I digress. I started with a cosmo; it was a must have after spending the last few hours locked in a hotel room. Fresh baked rolls soon followed. The rolls were hot and tasty. I think we may have devoured the basket before it hit the table. We ordered a basket of clam cakes, which were some of the best we had while we were in Rhode Island. We all had a cup of the New England Clam Chowder. Like the clam cakes, the chowder was delicious.
My son wanted the Mahi Mahi, but they were out. He settled for the fish and chips. It was good, he said. My daughter and nephew both ordered the fried seafood platter (a heaping platter of fried clams, scallops, fish, and shrimp). Both of them were a little disappointed in the quality of the food. My daughter bit into a shrimp that was not healthy. She abandoned the whole dish after that experience. The kids ordered chicken strips, which neither of them attempted to eat. They were just too tired.
I ordered the Clams Zuppa. The server added additional chopped clams to the dish (clams are my all time favorite). The dish was okay. The clams in the shell were good, too, but the additional chopped clams were tough. I think the quality of the some of the food suffered because of the late hour. Overall, the Crow’s Nest restaurant is worth a try. I will certainly try it again the next time I’m in Warwick.
Crow’s Nest Price $$$$
Prices for seafood are about average for the Providence area. Portion sizes are more than adequate. You won’t leave hungry.
Crow’s Nest Cuisine
The Crow’s Nest restaurant serves seafood and American food. On the menu you’ll find red and white chowder, clam cakes, stuffies, lobster rolls, steak, pasta, chicken and steak entrees, sandwiches, and much more. Check out the full menu and take out menu on the Crow’s Nest restaurant website.
Crow’s Nest Hours
The Crow’s Nest restaurant opens at 11:30 AM every day of the week. It closes at 10:00 PM Monday and Tuesday, and at 10:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday. Call for group reservations.
Crow’s Nest Location
The Crow’s Nest restaurant has been located under the bridge by the marina since the 1960’s. If you don’t know your way around Warwick, then program the address in your GPS:Crow’s Nest Restaurant
288 Arnold Neck Drive
Warwick, RI 02886
You can also find directions to the restaurant on the Crow’s Nest website.