University of Rhode Island: Best Late Night Food Spots

Sometimes as a college student all you want is a quick bite from the hours of 9 p.m. to about one in the morning. Call it a food run, a beer run or a snack run, the results are about the same: grab a bite and get back to your studies. If you’re in the area of the University of Rhode Island, you have plenty of great options. Here are the best late-night food spots in the area. 

1. The Rhode House, Kingston, RI

As it turns out, the best place to get late-night food when you are a URI student is at the URI on-campus emporium. Serving paninis, wraps, salads, calzones, strombolis, and mash bowls, the Rhode House is the ultimate quick bite. Choose from a vast selection of  Have several appetizers, like doughboys and garlic knots. Call ahead for pick up and on-campus delivery.

2. Mews Tavern, Wakefield, RI

Originally a small fisherman's tavern which opened in 1947, this lively pub has dozens of craft beers on tap, a scotch list, and an array of large screen HD TVs. With an extensive menu that offers locally-sourced seafood, meat, and produce, Mews offers down-home cooking and pub food in a casual eating environment. Start with "High Gravity" Cheese Tots, Old Bay fried pickles, or bourbon teriyaki sticky ribs before moving on to entrees.

3. Kabuki, Wakefield, RI

Kabuki offers sushi and modern Japanese fare in a casual dining room. There is also a fully-stocked bar in the lounge and a late-night menu with a live DJ on most nights. Get a wide variety of Asian cuisine, sushi, and signature cocktails. At Kabuki, they use only the freshest fish, and you can choose from Rocky shrimp tempura,  mango shrimp, Angry Dragon Roll, Six Flags Roll, Wakefield Roll, and more.

4. Chophouse Grille, Wakefield, RI

The Chophouse has been dishing out heaping portions of quality steak and seafood dishes since 2014. With a late-night menu chock full of appetizers and sandwiches, notable items include a nine-ounce burger with caramelized onions, roasted tomato, and sharp cheddar cheese. Plus, be sure to try the bacon wrapped meatloaf, the inside out Beef Wellington, or the surf and turf with tenderloin medallions and lump crab.

5. Gregg's Restaurants & Taverns, Multiple locations

Established in 1972, Gregg’s quickly became famous for their award-winning home-style desserts. Plus, they offer an extensive menu of down-home favorites that are made from only the freshest ingredients.  Find gourmet sandwiches, chicken & biscuits, pot pie, home-style soups, chowder, and an extensive beer/wine menu. As for dessert, try just under 50 cake, pie, and strudel options.

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6. Mariner Grille, Narragansett, RI

Established in 2006, Mariner Grille is locally owned and operated with a warm and inviting lounge. Featuring a vast menu of daily specials, live music, and Sunday Brunch, Mariner is famous for their Drunken Scallops, Steak Healey Ribeye Sandwich, and seafood risotto. Plus, enjoy signature cocktails, appetizers, and a special lounge menu.

7. Oak Hill Tavern & Bar-B-Que, North Kingstown, RI

Featuring house-smoked barbecue ribs & chicken, steaks, seafood, burgers, and more, Oak Hill Tavern is a large, airy, saloon-style bar dishing out pub food and a unique beer list. Plus, Monday night is steak fry night, and the black bean burgers will rock your world. And don’t miss an offering of over 10 Belgian ales, almost 45 bottled beer, an extensive whiskey list, and more.

8. The Charlestown Rathskeller, Charlestown, RI

This restored speakeasy comes complete with 80-year-old original murals, elevated eats, an outdoor patio, and multiple large-screen TVs. The menu features seafood, steaks, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, daily specials, and the “famous Rathskeller fries.” Plus, find pub snacks, soups, salads, and short rib gravy—because everything's better with short rib gravy.

9. Charlie O’s Tavern, Narragansett, RI

Established in 1990, the O serves hearty American fare and specialty drinks in a casual space with pool tables & large-screen TVs, and there is always a game on at Charlie O’s. Plus, get weekly specials including Monday Night Pint Night, featuring $2 pints and 50-cent wings. And don’t forget about house-made kettle chips, baby back ribs, and an entire menu page of appetizers.

10. Duffy’s Tavern & Restaurant, Wickford, RI

Get ample grilled and fried seafood options at Duffy’s. Plus, find a raw bar, huge portions, and low prices. And don’t miss out on the triple lobster special or Duffy’s award-winning Quahog chili or Quahog chowder. But make no mistake, at Duffy’s it is all about one thing: seafood. So get it baked, broiled, boiled or fried—just make sure you get it.

My favorite meal? Steamers and cream soda! Yum. #duffystavern

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