On the Market
Where to purchase the freshest lobsters and seafood.
Ferry Wharf Fish Market
Hop off the Block Island Ferry after a weekend away, and you might get a case of the Mondays. Breeze into this fish market, pick out a couple lobsters and going back home won’t feel so bad after all.
296 Great Island Rd., Narragansett, 782-8088
The fourth-generation family-owned business run by the Pirri family stocks fresh fish, shellfish and live lobsters. Call ahead to have lobsters steamed (free of charge), or take home oven-ready stuffed lobsters.
1365 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, Mass., 508-336-6800, tonysfreshseafood.com
Buy lobsters caught daily right off the coast of Little Rhody. Not a local? Not a problem. No matter where you are in the world, check out Champlin’s online seafood market and have fresh lobsters, whole fish, shellfish or even a whole clambake shipped overnight.
256 Great Island Rd., Narragansett, 783-3152, champlins.com
Captain’s Catch Seafood
Captain’s Catch will do the dirty work for you and steam lobsters for free with advance notice (lobsters up to twelve pounds can be special-ordered). You’ll find pre-prepped options like clambakes, stuffed lobster and straight-from-the fryer fish and chips.
1 Centerville Rd., Warwick, 738-6762; 1702 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, 353-6350
It may not be right on the water, but you can still get your claws on the freshest lobster and seafood. Wilfred’s offers live lobsters ranging from one- to two-and-a-half pounds, plus shucked lobster meat and occasionally lobster stew. 805 Cumberland Hill Rd., Woonsocket, 769-6260
The Fishery The Fishery handles as many local Rhode Island lobsters as possible, from the usual pound-and-a-quarters up to four pounds.
271 Post Rd., Westerly, 322-7700, westerlyfishery.com
Dockside Seafood Marketplace
Looking for one-stop surf and turf shopping? Seafood arrives right off the boats, including one-and-a-quarter-pounders to two- and three-pound lobsters. Meat, poultry, produce and dairy are also available.
2275 Warwick Ave., Warwick, 921-5005, docksideseafoodri.com
Sakonnet Lobster Company
If you ask owners Jim and Margaret Mataronas where their lobsters come from, they’ll point straight to their sons. Sakonnet Lobster Company is family owned and operated right down to their forty-foot boats that haul in off the coasts of Sakonnet Point, Newport, Cox’s Ledge and other local areas.
26 California Rd., Little Compton, 635-4371
Whether you’re looking for something fresh to prepare at home, or a dish to pick up and pop in the oven, find it all under one roof. A gourmet seafood market stocks live lobsters, and it’s also a restaurant with a full bar.
2706 South County Trl., East Greenwich, 885-8100, ridimare.com
The fourth-generation market, open since 1937, is ideally located on the water between the Sakonnet River and Nanaquaket Pond, where fishermen drop off their catch of the day. Get live lobsters as well as shucked meat.
2117 Main Rd., Tiverton, 624-4411