Division G : The Big Guns

Matunuck Oyster Bar v Fluke

Division G : The Big Guns

nicks on broadway (1) v Salvation Cafe (8)
Matunuck Oyster Bar (2) v Fluke (7)
Gracie’s (3) v. north (6)
Al Forno (4) v. Mission (5)

Four Providence restaurants face off against four beachy destinations in Newport and South Kingstown. Ones to look out for in this category include north, last year’s second place finisher, and top seed nicks on broadway, fresh from a James Beard Award nomination. This conference skews towards higher-end dining, but lone outlier Mission – a three-year old burger-in-a-basket joint in Newport – could pull off an upset against the favored Al Forno. Another interesting match pits two waterfront destinations against one another: Fluke, located in touristy Bowen’s Wharf, faces the long lines of locals at the Matunuck Oyster Bar.

1. nicks on broadway
500 Broadway, Providence

2. Matunuck Oyster Bar
629 Succotash Road, South Kingstown

3. Gracie’s
194 Washington Street, Providence

4. Al Forno
577 South Water Street, Providence

5. Mission
29 Marlborough Street, Newport

6. north
3 Luongo Square, Providence

7. Fluke
41 Bowens Wharf, Newport

8. Salvation Café
140 Broadway, Newport

(images: Matunuck Oyster Bar/Facebook and Fluke/Facebook)