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Top 10 Restaurants In Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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Top 10 Restaurants In Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Home of the first fully mechanized cotton-spinning mill in America, Pawtucket is a city in Rhode Island, Pawtucket has built upon its industrial successes with a growing reputation for its arts, culture and, of course, food. Here is our updated guide to the 10 best restaurants around.

Modern Diner

One of the oldest and most historic American diners in the nation, Modern Diner is featured among the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently one of two diners in the USA shaped like streamlined trains and still able to operate despite having been established more than 70 years ago.

Modern Diner, 364 East Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, USA, +1 401 726 8390

The Heritage Tap

A friendly and casual local restaurant in Rhode Island, the Heritage Tap Bar & Grill welcomes all for mouthwatering and unforgettable experiences. Visitors leave happy with the high-quality meals, particularly the thin-crust pizzas, marinated steak tips, the crab cake or the kale soup.

Heritage Tap, 266 Grand Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, USA, +1 401 725 8245

Courtesy of Doherty's Irish Pub
Courtesy of Doherty’s Irish Pub

Doherty’s Irish Pub

One of the most popular nightspots in town, Doherty’s Irish Pub is a unique eatery that offers a menu full of comfort food, vegan options and beer, along with special events such as weekly Trivia Nights. Doherty’s is also known for its vast selection of draft beers, with a wide variety of ales on offer.

Doherty’s Irish Pub, 342 East Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, USA, +1 401 725 9520

The Bread Lab

With at least 20 years of operation and service to the community, The Bread Lab has developed a dedicated following. The bread is famous for its soft and expandable content, even though the crust is firm and crunchy. The Bread Lab uses extreme care to prepare its bread without the use of machinery, which allows the bread to maintain its uncontaminated, unbleached flour. Their freshly made bread captivates guests’ attention with its aromatic and fresh qualities.

The Bread Lab, 999 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, USA, +1 401 475 6129


La Arepa

La Arepa represents Pawtucket’s Venezuelan culinary culture. Its name ‘Arepa’ is derived from the South American term for flatbread that is made of ground maize dough, which is an common ingredient in Venezuelan food. La Arepa features traditional Venezuelan cuisine such as sweet-corn cakes, filled-corn cakes, and pabellon criollo, all of which are common dishes in Venezuelan culture.

La Arepa, 574 Smithfield Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, USA, +1 401 335 3711


Garden Grille
Cafe, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$

Garden Grille

A small vegetarian café, Garden Grille is known for its support for the sustainable, organic movement and its effort in procuring healthy organic ingredients from local food sources whenever possible. With Garden Grille’s endeavor in selecting organic and non-GMO merchandise, the quality of food is noticeably on distinctive and delicious.

Garden Grille, 727 East Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, USA, +1 401 726 2826

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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Lunch, Dinner



Boundary Brewhouse

Boundary Brewhouse does not only produce and serve beer. It is a world-class burger restaurant and bar scene that is popular among friends as well as families. Every burger is handmade with thick, juicy slices of meat and fresh toppings and homemade sauces of the customer’s choice, and served with ice-cold beverages.

Boundary Brewhouse, 67 Garrity Street, Pawtucket, RI, USA, +1 401 725 4260


Established in 1978, Spumoni’s is a locals’ favorite, high-end Italian seafood restaurant that was founded by an Italian immigrant, Papa George. It has been built based upon Mr. George’s principle that eating meals and spending time together are daily routines as well as occasions; thus, the staff emphasizes the importance of gatherings, whether it is for simply a meal or for a banquet.

Spumoni’s, 1537 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, USA, +1 401 726 4449


Wildflour is an unusual combination of three separate culinary establishments: a vegan bakery, a juice bar and a café. Wildflour’s objective is to provide the community with healthy yet delicious options ranging from baked goods to juices. The bakery aims to combat obesity and unhealthy lifestyles by using organic ingredients and unrefined sweeteners as often as possible, and by procuring ingredients from local sources.

Wildflour, 727 East Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, USA, +1 401 475 4718


Award-winning Rasoi Restaurant is one of the best, if not the best, Indian restaurants in the state. It offers a vast arrangement of traditional Indian dishes. As a result, the surrounding community is able to taste great Indian cuisine close to home.

Rasoi Restaurant, 727 East Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, USA, +1 401 728 5500