On a Saturday afternoon just a month or two ago, Jeanine and I decided to make a detour on our way home from the beach to this famous little drive in in quiet Tiverton, RI. We'd been to Evelyn's several times before and knew it was the place to get a lobster roll. Warm, grilled hot dog bun overflowing with lobster meat, mayo on the side. This lobster roll is just plain lobster on a bun, and a lot of lobster. Spending a long day at the beach, I was starving, so in addition to the lobster roll I ordered up some fried whole belly clams and Jeanine had a cup of Evelyn's Rhode Island clam chowder. Rhode Island clam chowder is different from New England clam chowder in that the RI version has no cream, it is a clear broth with clams and potatoes; Manhattan clam chowder is the tomato based chowder.
Stuffing ourselves with great, fresh seafood at Evelyn's was the perfect ending to a great day. Next time you're in southern Rhode Island, make it a point to stop at Evelyn's, you won't be disappointed!
Another cool thing about Evelyn's is that they were featured in Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network! Check this out:
2335 Main Rd.
Tiverton, RI 02878
Ph. (401) 624-3100