RI Clam Shacks



Book- Steamships once plied the waters of Narragansett Bay, carrying thousands of guests to feasts of clams prepared in every way imaginable at scenic spots like Rocky Point and Crescent Park. After hurricanes and pollution destroyed Rhode Island’s soft-shell clam and oyster beds, the quahog became the state’s favorite bivalve, and Rhode Islanders took to their automobiles and drove to the beach for clam cakes and chowder at the shacks and chowder houses that carried on the old traditions. Quahogging remains a major business in Rhode Island, where men and women continue to make a living from the sea. The long lines at take-out windows attest that the future of Rhode Island’s clam shacks is secure as they successfully balance changing tastes with time-honored recipes.

by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI

Along the coast of Rhode Island
There are many places to unwind
Where you can savor a seafood treat
With chowder, clam cakes and lobster meat

The aroma of salt and fried batter is sweet
As you admire the waves and seagulls' feet
Rhode Island clam shacks are a delight
A summer tradition you don't want to slight