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Evelyn's is a little "hole in the wall" as we say. It's a small restaurant at the water's edge, which specializes in fish and chips. Several fish delicacies plus a small variety of other foods are offered. The draw is that you can sit outside under this funny shelter with picnic tables underneath. Scraps fall to the seagulls who spend their time circling overhead. The sun bounces off the water, boats in the little cove, and the fish is fresh and delicious. Not fancy, by any means, but very "salty" indeed.
Updated Jul 5, 2009
Address: along the main road towards Tiverton 4 Corners
UPDATE: Back for lunch in 2009 after antiqueing. This time I enjoyed a turkey wrap served with swiss cheese, sprouts, lettuce, tomatoe, and hummus. Served with homemade potatoe chips. It was interesting, flavorful and ample.
I've never been disappointed here. It's clean and pleasant altho simple. Not many of these small operations privately owned that are good anymore. I've got my eye open for them all the time....No MacDonald's for me! I am still pulling for the small businessman. And well I should. With burgers like this guy's, who would ever dream of a Mac again?
Favorite Dish: There is a 6oz. cheeseburger with bacon, tomatoe and lettuce....real french fries...not limp old frozen shoestrings. Excellent.
Updated Jul 5, 2009
If you have been drinking coffee for any length of time you will notice a number of things. Alot of restaurants serve bad coffee. This is a tragedy unless you are in the coffee buisness. But if you take your time with getting what you need, or with what delights your palate you will discover many things. The worst offenders in the coffee area seem to be sub shops. For some reason they seem to buy bad coffee and then they make it worse by leaving it on the heat too long or not at all. Many small restaurants are equally ignorant when it comes to coffee. Instead of buying good coffee; they buy in bulk from someone who specializes in bulk foods not coffee. Maybe at this point I should be out there selling the stuff door to door. But it really isn't all that difficult to get good coffee and I am amazed that patrons put up with the abuse. And don't tell me that it is all about money, because I know that it isn't. Some good Coffees on Aquidneck Island include Custom House in Middletown and Portsmouth. Coastal Roasters in Tiverton is great! Coffee Exchange on the east side of Providence is very good.
Favorite Dish: The best way to get coffee is to get whole roasted beans and grind it freshly and then pour on the hot water!
Written Dec 22, 2006