The 10 Best Places for Appetizers in Rhode Island!

An appetizer sets the tone for the rest of meal to follow. So, it’d be wise to select a restaurant with outstanding appetizers to ensure a memorable meal. These 10 restaurants in Rhode Island offer such a wide variety of appetizers and showcase seasonal specialties and seafood freshly caught from the surrounding Atlantic.

1. Beehive CafΓ©, Bristol, RI

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on specific days of the week, the Beehive Café is a great bet for any meal. However, if you are looking for a spot to simply enjoy appetizers while chatting with great company, then you are in for a treat at the Beehive Café. On the menu, you’ll find a shareable Mediterranean plate as well as a mezze plate. Individuals will also find soup and delicious cornbread with honeyed butter—perfect to warm you from the inside out on a cold day.

Lil snack #hummus #bristol #yum #fall #summer17

A post shared by Rachel (@rachel9119) on

2. Kimberly’s, Block Island, RI

Kimberly’s is the highest rated restaurant and catering service on Block Island. This delicious establishment has an eclectic list of fine appetizers and is a great option for seafood lovers. Sourcing as many ingredients locally as possible, the menu reflects its island roots with mussels, calamari, oysters, and littlenecks in several dishes.

Shrimp tacos

A post shared by Kimberly's (@kimberlysblockisland) on

3. Los Andes, Providence, RI

Transport yourself to the mountains of South America while dining at Los Andes. This Bolivian and Peruvian restaurant takes the best flavors and dishes from both cuisines and offers them side by side on the menu. If you just want to dip your feet into the flavors of South America, the appetizers list offers numerous scrumptious options. Taste a saltena, empanada, cunape, ceviche and more.

A Peruvian and Bolivian dinner

A post shared by Navin Lao (@kvinstagrammer) on

4. Siena, Multiple locations

Siena is an elegant restaurant that calls for relaxation with loved ones over a glass of wine and delicious food. Choose from their impressive selection of meats, cheese, and olives to create an antipasti board to linger over. Signature tasting boards are also available that will bring you to the likes of Florence, Lucca, and Arezzo and are served with crostini, fig jam, and candied nuts.

5. Crazy Burger, Narragansett, RI

Crazy Burger is a great casual option for appetizers. In their indoor or outdoor seating, guests can dine on stuffed spinach crepes, fried calamari, zucchini latkes, and delicious sweet corn risotto fritters. If you have space after stuffing your face with the amazing appetizers, the burgers at Crazy Burger are top-notch and there are several gluten free and vegan versions as well.  

6. Pho Horn’s, Pawtucket, RI

Vietnamese appetizers are perhaps kings of appetizers in Asian cuisine. At Pho Horn’s you’ll have the best of the best with fried spring rolls, delicate summer rolls, crab Rangoon, scallion pancakes, Vietnamese crepes, and more.  

crunchy crunchy scallion pancakes & summer rolls

A post shared by just a hungry peasant πŸ³πŸŒΏβ˜•οΈπŸ‘… (@suckerforbrunch_) on

7. Providence Oyster Bar, Providence, RI

Enjoy a fine wine or handmade cocktail along with a raw bar and wide selection of starters at Providence Oyster Bar. The raw bar has eight fresh seafood options. Other starters include coconut shrimp, lobster wontons, locally caught calamari, moules frites, and more.

8. Den Den, Providence, RI

To dine on what might be the best Korean food in Rhode Island, head to Den Den Café. After taking a seat amidst exposed brick walls and checking out the handwritten menu, opt for one or several of their 16 appetizer options. Highlights include the potato twister, gyoza, Den Den monkey balls, and grilled eggplant.

One of our signature dishes and customer favorites, Gyoza!

A post shared by DEN DEN HOSPITALITY (@dendenhospitality) on

9. Simpatico, Jamestown, RI

The seasonally inspired menu at Simpatico begs to be enjoyed with family and friends. Their calamari appetizer is so highly rated that it was ranked a 2016 favorite by Yankee Magazine. Other appetizers include New England clam chowder, chicken spring rolls, a meat and cheese platter, mussels, fritters, and much more.

Best fried calamari ever. Thank you!!#foodporn #foodlover #dinner πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ½

A post shared by IzhAguilAr (@xxizhabellaxx) on

10. Cook and Brown Public House, Providence, RI

Twelve delicious appetizers feature on the menu at the trendy Cook and Brown Public House. Expect numerous seafood options like lobster bisque, sardines, mussels, and bluefish and potato fritters. For carnivores who prefer strictly land animals, there is also chicken liver pate and two sizes of their charcuterie board.

#foodiesofig#eatlocalri #pvdfoodie #pvd#foodie

A post shared by JeN Aldrich (@seawinkle401) on

Select a Rhode Island town to find the Best Things-To-Do and Places To Go around you
Find Restaurants Near You
Enter City / State or Zip code below