629 Succotash Road, South Kingstown | 401-783-4202
A Dining Experience Unlike Any Other
By now, everyone has heard about Matunuck Oyster Bar’s stellar reputation. That deck. That view. Those oysters. But the secret to the restaurant’s success is that it’s at once gourmet and completely unpretentious: fine dining without the fuss, the kind of place you’re equally comfortable having a romantic date night or strolling in fresh from the beach.
The casual vibe of Matunuck Oyster Bar belies an incredible attention to detail in the food and the service, lead by owner Perry Raso. Over time, the restaurant has grown in popularity and in size - and so have Perry’s sustainable sensibilities. He grows most of the produce himself at Matunuck Organic Vegetable Farm, and the restaurant serves about a million of his own oysters (grown next to the restaurant in Potter’s Pond) in a season. The menu offers simple preparations of perfectly fresh food, whether from the ocean or the land. Expect to find quite a lot of seafood, but also meat, pasta and vegan options - all seasonal, all delicious.
Advocating for Aquaculture
Perry started oyster farming in 2002, and is making innovative inroads in local aquaculture, including the first crop of his own scallops, which are notoriously difficult to grow, that he served this spring. He’s a vocal advocate for promoting aquaculture in Rhode Island, not just because of the economic benefits, but the environmental ones. This spring, Perry gave a talk on aquaculture at TedX Providence entitled “The Importance of Sustainable Aquaculture in Our Future” (find it on RhodyOysters.com).
The Rest of the Country is Noticing
No other restaurant in Rhode Island can come close to offering oysters as fresh as they come at Matunuck Oyster Bar - and people across the country are taking note. Matunuck Oyster Bar has a heap of national accolades, recently landing on USA Today’s list of the country’s 10 best oyster bars, Time Out’s 21 best seafood restaurants in America and Travel & Leisure’s best oyster bars in America. But don’t take their word for it. Stop by on a sunny afternoon and experience Matunuck Oyster Bar yourself.
Dive Right In: Perry Raso offers tours of the oyster farm in Potter’s Pond, which is just off the restaurant’s patio. Check RhodyOysters.com to find upcoming dates.
Farm to Market: Matunuck Oysters are available throughout the state at farmer’s markets. Check FarmFresh.org for one near you.
Pistachio Encrusted Atlantic Cod
Saffron basmati rice and toasted curry butter
Grilled zucchini, summer squash and peppers finished in a tomato pomodoro with fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil
Alaskan King Crab Entree
1 1/2 lbs of steamed Alaskan king crab, drawn butter, roasted potatoes
Fried oysters, jumbo shrimp, chicken and spicy andouille sausage in a Cajun tomato sauce over rice
Slow cooked crispy duck legs with apple five-spice chutney, whipped sweet potatoes
Grilled Atlantic Salmon
With a sweet and spicy ginger chili glaze, sauteed snow peas and sticky rice