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Wakefield (Rhode Island)

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Wakefield is a village of the town of South Kingstown, located in the state of Rhode Island. Settlers came to Wakefield early in the 18th century due to it’s proximity to the Saugatucket River. In the middle of the 19th century, Kenyon’s Department Store was founded, and Wakefield soon became the business center of South Kingstown. As time progressed, the mills throughout the village became bigger and allowed for population growth. By 1895, there were 1,543 people living in the village. The first hospital was created in 1919 inside a house, and by 1925, the South County Hospital building was erected. It is still in the same location today. The village of Wakefield is rich in history, and its proximity to beaches and other attractions bring in thousands of tourists each summer.


Wakefield Center

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • T.F. Green Airport, 2000 Post Rd, Warwick, +1 888-268-7222, [11]. Parking as low as $11 a day or $56 a week (Lot E). T.F. Green Airport is easy to get to off RI Interstate 95 North and South at Exit 13. It is also accessible via Rt.295, connecting to 95.

By car[edit]

  • From Boston/All points north

I-95 S to Exit 9 in RI. Stay left to take RI-4 S (Exit 9) toward North Kingstown. Merge onto Tower Hill Road/ Rt. 1 by taking a slight right. After 7 miles, take the Wakefield ramp off the right.

  • From New York/ Connecticut

I-95 N to Exit 92. Take a right onto Liberty St/ Rt. 2. Merge onto CT-78 E toward Westerly. After 5 miles, take a left at the light to go onto Rt. 1 N. Take the Wakefield exit off the right.

Get around[edit]

Due to the small size of Wakefield, you can get anywhere by talking a walk through town. If you have a car, it only takes 5 minutes to get from one side to the other. If you prefer public transportation, there are busses that run from Wakefield to other locations all over the state. There are also several cab companies serving the Wakefield area.

  • Wakefield Cab Company, 73 Emmett Lane, +1 401-783-0007. Small, locally owned cab company located on the edge of town. They’ll pick you up where you may be, whenever you need a ride.
  • RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transit Authority), +1 401-781-9400, [12]. The RIPTA has many pick-up and drop-off locations scattered throughout Wakefield, and the busses travel all over the state. The 66 bus, which is the one that services Wakefield, runs from 6:00am to 10:05pm on weekdays, and until 10:25pm on weekends. It starts at Kennedy Plaza in Providence and ends at the Block Island Ferry (Galilee). Fare costs $2.00 per ride, and $6.00 for a day pass. Weekly passes are also available for $25.00.
  • Eagle Taxi, 20 Middlebridge Rd, Narragansett, +1 401-783-2970. 24 hour taxi service located in Narragansett and serving the Wakefield area. Known for their timely, polite, and professional drivers.

See[edit][add listing]

Wakefield is centrally located to all of Rhode Island's beaches, ranging from Misquamicut beach on the western edge of the state to Second Beach in Newport. South Kingstown, the township of which Wakefield is a village, is home to three of the most beautiful beaches in the state, East Matunuck state beach, South Kingstown town beach in Matunuck, and the Moonstone Beach National Wildlife Refuge, the longest stretch of undeveloped beach in the state. There are numerous tourist destinations within an hour's drive, including the mansions of Newport, Rhode Island's Renaissance city Providence, the aquarium and seaport at Mystic (Connecticut), the world's largest casino Ledyard (Connecticut), and the ferry connecting to the breathtaking beauty of Block Island Block Island.

  • Hannah Robinson Tower / Rock, Intersection of Rt. 1 and Bridgetown Rd.. This 100’ tower was constructed in honor of Hannah Robinson, daughter of wealthy townsperson Rowland Robinson. The tower was constructed in 1938, and was rebuilt in 1988. It overlooks Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean (on a clear day).  edit
  • Warden Pond Family Campground, Worden Pond Family Campground 416A Worden Pond Road. ☎ (401) 789-9113. The park is family owned and family friendly. Fishing, swimming, and other water activities are allowed.
  • Burlingame State Park, 4800 Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879-2239 ☎(401) 322-7337. The campground features conveniently located restrooms with shower facilities, a playground, arcade, freshwater beach, boat ramp, canoe rentals and hiking trails. The season is from April 15th until October 30th and reservations for sites and or cabins can be made on their website. Fishing, swimming, and other water activities are allowed at this site. Pets are also allowed as long as they are trained, get along with people and other animals, and are cleaned up after, however Burlingame has a strict one pet policy.
  • Tuckertown Park, 1268 Tuckertown Rd Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879. Located next to a pond and it has baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, picnic area, and a playground. Fishing, swimming, and other water activities are allowed at this site. Pets are also allowed as long as they are trained, get along with people and other animals, and are cleaned up after.
  • South Kingstown Dog Park, 349 Broad Rock Road, Wakefield, RI, but access to the park is actually via St. Dominic Road, off Broad Rock Road. St. Rules and Regulations can be found at

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Entertainment Cinema, 30 Village Square Drive, +1 401-792-8008. Entertainment Cinema is located off Rt. 1 in the South Country Commons. It offers Wall-to-Wall Screens,Digital Sound, and Stadium Seating. Admission for adults $8.25, children $6, and seniors $6. On Tuesday’s nights, all seats are $6. They feature Handicap Access, 4-Stand Concession, and Theatre Rentals. Located in walking distance to Applebee’s and other shops and restaurants.
  • Lady K Sportfishing Charters, 410 Gooseberry Rd, +1 239-565-2949. Fishing out of Snug Harbor Marina, the Lady K sportfishing vessel is owned and operated by Captain Steve Babigian. The Lady K is a Custom Built 43 foot Carolina Express Fisherman. Capt. Steve has over thirty-five years of experience on the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The Lady K is available for full day and half day fishing trips where up to six people. can fish inshore for striped bass and fluke, or offshore for shark, tuna and mahi-mahi. Captain Steve also offers tournament fishing, intercoastal waterway navigation, and transport of private vessels along the East Coast.
  • Old Mountain Lanes, 756 Kingstown Road, +1 401-783-5511. Old Mountain Lanes is a great place to bowl with auto scoring, cosmic bowling, billiards, and two large restaurants, one with a sports bar. On Friday and Saturday night, Old Mountain Lanes has “Rockin-Bowl” between 9PM-1AM, where they play loud music and flashing lights, which is popular with the youth/teenage group. Open from 9AM-1AM Monday through Sunday.
  • Old Mountain Field, Rt. 108, +1 401-789-9301. Over 60 acres with skating park, softball field, baseball field, basketball court, nature trails, tennis courts, picnic area, and swings. Every Fourth of July, Old Mountain Field becomes a popular destination for fireworks. With attendance of hundreds of people, the fireworks at Old Mountain Field have become notorious within the area, attracting families and groups of friends of all ages. Admission is free and usually starts around 10PM. There is parking available at South Kingstown High School, which is located a street away on Columbia Street, or if arriving early enough, there is free parking along Rt. 108. During the summer, Old Mountain Field Camp occupies many of the recreational activities, so it can be busy during the day between May-September. Also, softball and baseball leagues occasionally occupy the fields. During Easter, Old Mountain field has an Easter Egg hunt for children 8 to 10 years of age.
  • South County Bike Trail. Beginning at the Kingston Train Station, the South County Bike Trail extends 8 miles, passing through Peace Dale and Wakefield, ending into Narragansett. The trail offers scenic views, as it passes through the Great Swamp, which has a variety of wildlife. It is in excellent condition and is very spacious, allowing room for many. During spring, summer, and fall months, the trail is occupied by runners, bicyclists, walkers, and rollerblading. The trail is a fun spot to exercise, with beautiful surroundings. Parking is available at the Kingston Train Station (on Rt. 138), where the trail begins. Enjoy the beautiful scenery while you run, jog, walk, bike, skateboard, and rollerblade along the smoothly paved bike path.
  • The Neighborhood Guild, 325 Columbia Street, +1 401-789-9301. With over 1,000 programs, the Neighborhood Guild provides activities for all ages. They manage the town parks, the South County bike path, Old Mountain Field, and the Town Beach. The Neighborhood Guild offer classes for children, teens, and adults, ranging from subjects of art, financial planning, heath and fitness, nature, sports, dance, music, and general interest. In the summer there are camps for children and teenagers, specially designed for specific interests, or general activity. At the Neighborhood guild there are tennis courts, a playground, and a picnic area. During the winter months, the tennis courts are converted into a skating rink, where many town residents come to enjoy the winter sport.
  • Saugatucket River. Kayak or Canoe on the Saugatucket River. Kayak or Canoe rentals are available at Narrow River Kayaks, 26 Lacey Ln. 401-789-0034  edit
  • Adventure Rhode Island Fishing Charters, 1175 Succotash Rd., 401-359-1785, [1]. Enjoy charter fishing with this family owned charter. Set sail right out of Jerusalem.  edit
  • Old Salt Fishing Charters, 10 Amancio St., 401-783-4805, [2]. Old Salt is a sport fishing charter boat located in R.I. Old Salt fishes for striped bass, blues, fluke,cod,porgy, sea bass and black fish.  edit


  • Snug Harbor Fourth of July Parade, Gooseberry Rd, Snug Harbor. What began as a few people celebrating in the streets of the quaint village of Snug Harbor, has grown into an event celebrated by people all over and outside of the state. Every Fourth of July, the people and businesses of Snug Harbor celebrate our independence by parading their handmade floats throughout the streets. With a somewhat wild atmosphere, the Snug Harbor Fourth of July parade provides a small town New England perspective on a national holiday.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Main Street has a variety of shops of all kinds, including jewlry, shoes, and clothes. There are also a number of antique shops. *Seaside Style, formerly Basketcase 212 Main St, (+1 401-284-1551. M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 12-5PM. This friendly and quaint shop has jewelry and accessories, bath and body products, cards, dishware, home décor, gourmet foods, music, linens and aprons, and specializes in customizing gift baskets
  • Little Bits, 50 South County Commons Way, Unit E1, +1 401-284-3933, [13].
  • OOP, South County Commons, South Kingstown RI, "+1" (800) 281-4147. provides limited edition comtemporary americancraft, jewelery, furniture, toys and fun stuff.
  • Sweenors Chocolates, 21 Charles St., Phone: +1 401-783-4433, [14]. Their novelty chocolates have been making visitors and natives mouth’s melting for more than 50 years. Their wide variety and assortments are worth a visit.
  • The Purple Cow, Main Street. 9AM-7PM. Small, eclectic store that has a wide variety of gifts, from clothing to jewelry to furniture.
  • The Glass Station, 318 Main St., 401-788-2500. Glass creations made right before your eyes! These glass blowers create some amazing pieces of art, and there’s a gallery connected to the workshop where you can buy them.  edit
  • Snug Harbor Marina, 410 Gooseberry Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879, 401-783-7766, [3]. Seasonal, Summer Hours: 5:00 am to 8:00 pm daily, for fall hours please call. Snug Harbor Marina is a full service marina that carries saltwater fishing bait and tackle, including products from Penn International, St. Croix, Old Harbor Outfitters, Grundens and Gibb's Lures. The tackle shop also offers charter boat fishing booking and daily fishing reports. During the summer hours, the marina offeres a full service fuel dock featuring Valvetec Marine Fuels. Aside from fishing needs, the marina also has a fish market that features daily caught fish and lobsters. Gift cards are available.  edit
  • Stedman's Bike Shop, 196 Main Street, +1 401-789-8664. A full service bike shop offering repairs, rentals, and wide range of gear. This hometown shops also hosts road rides that leave the shop on weekday nights.
  • The 401 Studio, 396 Main Street, +1 401-783-5110. A locally owned screen-printing shop providing custom and creative logo design, as well as screen printed jerseys, apparel, stickers, and posters. Known by locals for their fast turnaround and great customer service.
  • Looney Tunes II, 562 Kingston Rd, 401-782-9860, [4]. M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 10AM-5PM. A quaint yet novel record store in the middle of all the hustle of Wakefield, Looney Tunes provides reliable and friendly service that knows just what to do for their customer's musical appetite. Be it the latest best-selling CD, or your favorite LP, Looney Tunes is bound to have it for you. If the product you are looking for isn't in stock, you can always have them pre-order it for you online as well. The employees have a very deep appreciation of music of all kinds; you can approach any of them for their opinions on what is commendable, and they are enthusiastic about what they know.  edit
  • Belmont Market, 600 Kingston Rd, 401-783-4656, [5]. Mon-Sat 7am-10pm, Sun 7am-8pm. One of Wakefield's most well known, and most popular grocers, Belmont Market is a supermarket located within the very center of Wakefield's busy traffic. Originating as a produce exclusive market, the Siravo family quickly gathered a gratuitous amount of business and eventually expanded into an official supermarket, allowing for others to sample from some of the finest local produce that made Belmont Market so famous to begin with. Continuing to flourish, Belmont's attracts a large balanced crowd of both the travelling and the regular customers. The food's quality is what has made it well known and, in most cases, favored over the many other chains such as Stop n Shop and Shaws.  edit
  • South County Food Co-Op, 344 Main Street, ''+1'' 401-789-2240, [6]. Mon-Fri 8:30am-8:00pm, Sat&Sun 9:00am-6:00pm. Wakefield's only organic food co-op, providing high quality natural foods. Local foods are often featured, and many foods can be bought in bulk. The store also features daily prepared foods, natural and organic beauty products, and small gifts.  edit
  • Wakefield Music, 58 Main Street, 401-783-5390, [7]. Mon-Fri, 10:00am-5:30pm, Sat 9:30am-5:00pm, Closed Sun. One of the finest local stores around, Wakefield music provides all musical instruments of a great variety to the customer, and for a fair price (as far as instruments go, their prices are rather exceptional). Ranging from harmonicas to guitars, pianos and drum kits; saxophones, and bass guitars, Wakefield Music will have what you plan on picking up. However, their staff also will repair certain instruments upon request, so this serves as quite the helpful service. In addition to carrying spare reeds, guitar strings, and sheet music booklets, Wakefield Music is the place to get your instrument tuned up and ready to play.  edit
  • Wakefield Mall, 160 Old Tower Hill Road. The Wakefield Mall is not much of an attraction for the serious shopper, but it does have some claim. It is one of the smallest malls in New England. It occupies less that 200,000 sq. ft. It is home to Panera Bread, Shaw’s grocery store, Staples, FYE, Olympia Sports, Payless Shoe Store, Fashion Bug, GNC, Jennifer’s Chocolates, Hallmark, POW Science, and soon to be the home of Wet Seal as well. While not vastly populated with customers, locals and tourists alike walk the corridor do find what they need in the mall. The busier spots are the larger businesses that call the mall home, like Shaw’s. This is also a bus stop for the Route 66 bus into and out of Providence.

Eat[edit][add listing]


  • The Bluebird Cafe, 554 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield, 401-792-8940. Serving breakfast and lunch opened until 2pm.  edit
  • Breakfast Nook II, 575 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI 02879, (401)783-1555. Open 6:30AM-3:00PM. Closed on Christmas.. American Diner. Breakfast and Brunch. Omelets, Belgian Waffles, French Toast, Stuffed French Toast, Pancakes, Hashbrowns, Bacon, Sausage, Juice, Coffee. Specials Every day, kids menu. Great for groups, great for kids, prepared foods, eat-in, phone orders, takeout available, handicap accessible. Reservations not accepted. Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options. Omelets $5-$8, Waffles, French Toast $3-$6, Muffins, Bagels $2-$3, Specials $2-$9, Lunch $4-$9..  edit
  • Chen's, 60 Tower Hill Road, +1 401-793-8516. Classic Chinese restaurant, a Wakefield institution.
  • China Garden, 564 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI 02879 (401)782-8838" Sunday; 11:00AM-10:00PM. Monday-Thursday; 11:00AM-10:30PM, Friday-Saturday; 11:00AM-11:00PM" Appetizers $2-$17, Entrée $7-$14, Combos $7-$10, Specials $10-$15, Special Combo $11, Luncheon Specials $5-$6" Chinese. Chicken, Beef, Pork, Tofu, Vegetables, Soup, Rice, Noodles, Takeout/pickup or eat in. Staff is friendly, food is made quickly.
  • Calvitto’s Pizza and Bakery, 60 S County Commons Way, Wakefield, RI 02879, (401)782-2285. Open 9:00AM-8:00PM.. Baked goods. Lunch/Dinner. Pizza, Calzones, Pies, Bread, Cupcakes, Pizza strips, Stromboli. Takeout available, Handicap Accessible. Vegetarian Options, Eat-in, Phone Orders Accepted, Prepared foods. Incredibly inexpensive and delicious food. Servers are friendly and welcoming, the restaurant always smells delicious, there are tons of options. Great idea for parties for takeout. . $2-$20..  edit
  • DB’s Pizza, 546 Kingstown Road, 02879 ☎ (401) 789-4222. Pizzeria. Calzones, Pizza, Appetizers, Salads, Appetizers. $2-$12, Pizzas $7-$14. Handicap Accessible, Delivery/Takeout, Alcohol Served, Large Portions, Pizza by the Slice. Staff is friendly, and efficient. Orders available through Hungry Rhody online for University of Rhode Island students. Sunday-Saturday 11:00AM-10:00PM.
  • Del’s Lemonade of South County, 49 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield RI 02879, (401)789-2600. Famous Rhode Island Iced Lemonade. Flavors include: Lemon, Watermelon, Cherry, Peach/Mango, Blueberry, Light Lemon, Grapefruit, Pomegranate. You can also purchase liquid lemonade and at home mixes in the following flavors: Low Car Granita Di Caffe, Soft Frozen Lemonade, Soft Frozen Cherry, Soft Frozen Watermelon. They also serve some tasty snacks such as pretzels and chips. Closed during winter months, fast service, all of the flavors are absolutely delicious. $0-$14..  edit
  • El Fuego, 344 Main St., Wakefield, RI 02879 ☎ (401) 284-3353. El Fuego is a Mexican Grille located right on Main Street. Formerly Surfin’ Tacos, it carries a very similar menu focusing on tacos, burritos, nachosand quesadillas. The prices are very good if you’re on a budget and easily customizeable for picky eaters. The most expensive thing on the menu is the El Fuego Winnebago at $8.99. El Fuego makes their own tortilla chips which is served with every meal and even offered as an extra side. You can choose from chicken, turkey, beef, steak, fish and veggie. Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday where patrons automatically receive half off of all the tacos purchased for pick up or dine in.It is a small restaurant but it makes up with tasty tacos. Burritos come in 11 styles to choose from which does not include daily specials and burrito contest winner. Quesadillas can be cheese, veggie, chicken, steak, or turkey. Salads are available for those who want to eat a little healthier. Meat can be added upon request. Lastly, their nachos are made with their signature chips and topped with cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce. Can add meat, rice or beans as well. Restaurant is kid friendly and offers a kids menu which includes their homemade chips as well. Bottles sodas, juice and water are available however liquor is BYOB. Open for lunch and dinner. Delivery is available in South Kingstown.
  • Kingston Pizza, 63 Briar Lane, Kingston, Rhode Island, 02879, (401)783-9130. Open from 10:00AM-2:00AM. American-Italian Dining. Pizza, Salad, Calzones, Sandwiches, Appetizers. Takeout/Pickup, Delivery, Eat In, Hungry Rhody Options available for University of Rhode Island students. Gluten free and Vegetarian options. Staff is friendly and understanding of food allergies. Fast delivery, very nice and knowledgeable of their menu. Pizza $7-$17, Specialty Pizza $11-$22, Sheet Pizza $13-$25, Appetizers $2-$8, Dinners and Platters $5-$11.  edit
  • Lickety Splits Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe 36 South County Commons Way, Unit C4, South Kingstown RI 02879, "+1" 401-789-4035. A great place for a tasty treat located near the movie theater. Has many ice cream flavors and toppings such as M&Ms, gummy bears, sprinkles, cookie crumbs, etc. Can either eat inside or sit on a bench outside in the store if they weather is nice.
  • Peking Tokyo, 120 Fortin Road, Kingston, RI 02881, (401)788-9588. Open Sunday-Thursday 10:30AM-11:30M, Friday and Saturday 10:30AM-12:00AM But they are often still open later than midnight.. Japanese, Chinese Cuisine. Soup, Salad, Sushi, Sashimi, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Tofu, Vegetables, Fried Rice, Noodles, Appetizers, Combo Platters, Luncheon Specials. Friendly service, food is fast and delicious, sushi is fresh, luncheon special is a great bargain. Inexpensive, large portions. Available to order through Hungry Rhody for University of Rhode Island Students. For pickup give 15 minutes notice, for delivery give 45 minutes notice (minimum amount $8). Specials $11, Appetizers $2-$13, Combo Platter $9 comes with entrée, rice, soup, egg roll, Sushi by the piece $2-4, Sushi by the roll $3-$7.  edit
  • Phil's Restaurant 323 Main St., 401-783-4073. This little diner offers great breakfast and lunch, and just recently started serving dinner. You definitely get your moneys worth at Phil's. Known for the homefries. <$10.
  • Pier Pizza, 328 Main Street, (401) 788-8181.
  • River's Edge Cafe, 406 Main Street, +1 401-789-5960. Popular with the locals, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


  • Brickley’s Ice Cream, 322 Main St, +1 401-782-8864. Brickley’s is very popular with locals, and is very busy during the summer months. Located on Main St, many people enjoy their ice cream while walking downtown or sitting on a bench nearby. The family owned and operated ice cream shop has a second location in Narragansett at 921 Boston Neck Rd., which is where all of the ice cream is made.
  • Camdens, 756 Kingstown Rd, 401-782-2328. Homestyle food. Connected to the Old Mountain bowling alley.  edit
  • Estia Restaurant and Pizza, 28 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield, 401-782-8800. Monday-Saturday 11:00AM-12:00PM. They are closed on Sundays.. Greek cuisine. Lamb, Spanikopita, Calzones and Pizza, Pasta and Seafood. Staff is welcoming and friendly and very knowledgeable of their menu, very warm and welcoming. Authentic delicious Grecian food. Entrees $10-$22  edit
  • Fat Belly's Pub, 333 Main Street, Wakefield RI, 02879, (401)284-4540. Open 11:30AM-1:00AM. Irish Pub. Salad, Pasta, Burgers, Sandwiches, Chicken Wings, Pizzas, Appetizers, Panini, Wraps, Cheesecake, Cake, Beer (Draught and Bottle), Wine (Red and White), Specialty Drinks. Family friendly pub with a large food and drink menu. Kitchen is open late. Gluten free options available. Extremely friendly and a fun pub feel! Appetizers $7-$15, Salad $5-$11, Pasta $11-16, Sandwiches $8-$13, Pizza $8-$20. $4 drafts / $6 mixed drinks.  edit
  • Rhody Joe’s, 515 Kingstown Road, ☎ (401) 783-0008. A sports bar and grille featuring pool, video games, large TV screens, and beer on tap. The menu is a typical bar and grille menu with burgers, pizza, pasta and entrees. The pricing is about $7-20, and is open for lunch and dinner.
  • Luk Thai Cuisine, 249 Main Street, +1 401-284-4370. Delicious BYOB Thai cuisine. Luk is known for their fresh and creative dishes. Offering take-out, and a full lunch menu with discounted menu prices.
  • Sa-Tang, 402 Main Street, +1 401-284-4220. Fine Thai and Asian cuisine. Offering lunch specials that include salad, appetizer, and entre. Their menu also features gluten free options.
  • Tony’s Pizzeria & Ristorante, 1916 Kingstown Rd, ☎ (401) 789-8383. Though Tony’s specializes in pizza and pasta, they also serve burgers and subs. The restaurant is well maintained and a pleasant setting for eating. The price ranges from about $7-15, and is open for lunch and dinner.
  • Trattoria Romana, 71 South County Commons Way, (401)792-4933. This Italian restaurant has an extensive food and drink menu.


  • Kabuki,:91 Old Tower Hill Rd Wakefield, RI 02879. Kabuki is a modern Japanese restaurant offering everything from classic sushi to Kabuki’s original rolls to Japanese interpretations of delicious American dishes. A unique dining experience with an upscale setting. Offers 15% off for URI students.
  • Shogun II, Japanese Restaurant 59 S County Commons Plaza, South Kingstown +1 401--284-0444. A great Japanese place. They have fantastic sushi and habachi. Great for family eating or a date!! Quite upscale and appropriate dress is required.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Mew's Tavern 456 Main St. 401-783-9370. 69 draft beers on tap, including one specifically made by Magic Hat for the Mews. There are three different sections to the bar, including an bar upstairs known as the “Celtic Pub”. $5 drafts / $6 mixed drinks.
  • Casey's Grill and Bar 191 Old Tower Hill Rd., 401-789-9714. Another bar in the center of Wakefield. Enjoy the fun atmosphere with reasonably priced drinks. Come watch the game with friends, or enjoy 10 cent wings on Tuesday nights. $4 drafts / $5 mixed drinks.
  • Fat Belly's Pub 333 Main St., 401-284-4540. Family friendly pub with a large menu. There are many drink choices as well. And if you get hungry, the kitchen is open until 11pm! $4 drafts / $6 mixed drinks.
  • Rhody Joe's 515 Kingstown Road (401) 783-0008. Friendly college atmosphere. Great food and great prices. 20 cent wings every monday. "Come Get Rammed"

Wine & Spirits[edit]

  • Wakefield Liquors, 667 Kingstown Rd., 401-783-4555. Opens at 9:00 every morning until 10:00 at night. Sundays 12:00-6:00. The largest liquor store in wakefield, this sprawling three room establishment offers a wide selection of fine wine, beer, and spirits. With two full rooms devoted to wines from countries all around the world such as: Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, South America, France, and Italy with a section designated entirely to wines from California and even carrying several local selections as well. Wakefield Liquors has the largest selection of microbrews, imported beers and small batch bottle-conditioned beers in Rhode Island. With two full aisles of beer to choose from and 14 cooler doors, their selection is unmatched. Three more shelves offer a wide selection of spirits. Also offers cigars, cigarettes, soda, and snacks. Wine tastings are offered on Fridays from 4:00-7:00 and Saturdays 2:00-5:00, and also offer beer tastings on Saturdays from 4:00-6:00.  edit
  • Geaber's Liquors, 231 Tower Hill Road Wakefield, RI 02879, 401-783-8313, [8]. Monday-Saturday 9am - 10pm Sunday 12pm - 6pm. Family owned since 1966, Gaeber’s offers a decent selection of wines, beer, and spirits. They also offer cigars and tobacco products, as well as lottery.  edit
  • Sweeney's Wine & Spirits, 408 Main Street, 401-784-555, [9]. Open 7 Days a Week Monday - Saturday 9am to 11pm Sundays Noon to 6pm. Located away from the center of town, Sweeney’s offers the typical selection of wines, beers, and spirits. Offers a monthly beer special.  edit
  • Patsy's Package Store, 520 High St, (401) 783-5043. A family owned and operated store that has been in business for over 50 years. The liquor is kept behind the counters and is inaccessible to customers, while wine and beer are kept on a counter that circles the rather small store. $ Out of $$$$.  edit


  • Bagelz, 90 Perhsing Ave, 401-783-9700. Opens at 6AM every morning. They offer WiFi at both locations and tables and chairs for the students and workers as well as couches and more relaxed seating for those who just want to enjoy the atmosphere. Bagelz is true to its name and offers a variety of bagels and spreads as well as breakfast sandwiches. There is also a full menu of non-breakfast items including soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, not to mention other baked goodies, like muffins and cookies. Also on the menu is a variety of coffee beverages, teas, and bottled juices, milks, and energy drinks. Bagelz is frequently habited by students, but the menu is very eclectic and appeals to people who appreciate their gourmet coffee blends, and unique bagel flavors and spreads. There are also a number of vegetarian and vegan food options available.  edit
  • Brewed Awakenings Coffee Shop, 60 S County Commons Way, Wakefield Rhode Island, 02879, (401)783-0496. Sunday-Thursday 5:00AM-10PM, Friday-Saturday 5:00AM-10:30PM. Coffee house. Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert. Breakfast sandwiches, scones, muffins, pie, cake, salads, sandwiches, bagels, coffee, tea, smoothies, milkshakes. Staff is welcoming and personable. No delivery, take out orders online. Sugar station available, Wifi available. Cozy atmosphere, comfy chairs and couches. Staff is welcoming (even when it is early in the morning) and knowledgeable and more than happy to help you pick out what to order. Coffee $2-$5. Frozen Drinks $4-$7. Entrees $4-$7.  edit
  • Java Madness, 134 Salt Pond Road, 401-788-0088, [10]. If you’re looking for a quality coffee shop overlooking a quiet marina, then this is the place to be. Whether you like a cup o’ joe or a fruit smoothie, Java’s got it. The unique thing about Java Madness is its support for local art; Java features new artists every month, hanging their paintings around the shop and selling them for reasonable prices. They host local musicians on the regular throughout the summer season and even host a local theater company’s improv troup once a week.  edit
  • <drink name="Sweet Cakes" alt="" address="1227 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-5:00PM, Sunday 8:00AM-2:00PM, Lunch Served 11:00AM-3:00PM Monday-Saturday" price="Soups and Sandwiches $4-$7, Coffees/Drinks $2-$6" late="" long="">Egg tarts, scones, bagels, breads, cakes, cookies, pies, soups, sandwiches. Organic, Local, Free Wifi, Wonderful Staff, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Vegetarian Options, Handicap Accessible. Staff is absolutely wonderful, extremely friendly, and aware of allergies or life choices regarding the exclusion of products. Everything is fresh baked, beautiful outside seating as well as inside seating. Everything is delicious and beautiful, always something new to try.

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  • Eden Manor 154 Post Rd.,401-792-8234. Romantic Rhode Island bed and breakfast near beaches, Newport, Block Island, University of RI. Check [15] for rates and photos.
  • Hampton Inn, South County Commons, +1 401-788-3500, [16]. Offers the finest accommodations in the region. Enjoy the oversized indoor pool and whirlpool after a workout in the state-of-the-art fitness center. The area near the Hampton Inn South Kingstown-Newport Area Rhode Island hotel has numerous restaurants with water views of Narragansett Bay featuring fresh seafood that the area is famous for. Is in walking distance to shops and dining located on-site in the Commons. The hotel's location is ideal for both the business traveler and vacationing families.
  • Silver Lake Cottage, 361 Woodruff Avenue, +1 401-782-3745, [17]. Located right on Silver Lake, this waterfront Colonial offers guests a scenic and relaxing stay on the water. Once used as a summer home in the 1900’s, Silver Lake Cottage has the charm of the past. There are five bedrooms, all which have a private bath, AC, and the beautiful scenic views. A complimentary breakfast is included. The cottage is in Wakefield, within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Special events such as bridal showers, reunions, luncheons, teas, small dinner functions, business meetings, brunches and cocktail parties can be accommodated.
  • Sugar Loaf Hill Bed & Breakfast, 607 Main St, +1 401-789-8715. Located on 1-1/2 acres, Sugar Loft Hill B&B is in a charming historic area, right in downtown Wakefield. The back of the house was built in 1720 and was used as a farmhouse and then in the mid-1800's, the main house was added to the front. Sugar Loft Hill B&B has three rooms, all with private baths. Twin, queen, and king size beds are available. Breakfast is served at 8:15 AM. The Inn is located right in the center of Wakefield so it is in walking distance of all the shops and restaurants on and nearby Main St.


  • Worden’s Pond Family Campground, 416A Worden Pond Road, +1 401-789-9113. Family owned and operated for the last 33 years, Worden’s Pond Campground offers great camping services. They have recreational activities such as fishing, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, basketball court, and sand volleyball courts. In terms of camping, they have electric hook-ups (20 & 30 amp), water hook-ups, rest rooms, showers, picnic tables, ice, firewood, and public telephones. While here, sail on the pond, or entertain the kids at the playground. Trailers are available for rent. During the summer, there is live entertainment such as karaoke and DJ. Stay for a night, or an entire season.


  • 108 Salon and Day Spa, 532 Kingstown Road, +1 401-789-4108, [18]. Opened in 2003, 108 Salon & Day Spa offers the highest quality of service where they strive to help make customers look and feel pampered and relaxed. Their first-class services include hair care, massage therapy, nail care, and spa treatments. Day spa packages are also available. Qualified, professional and friendly specialists will work with customers to customize the perfect services to get the perfect look and feel. 108 Salon and Day Spa require a twenty-four hour notice of cancellation and request that all customers arrive 15 minutes prior to the appointment.
  • A Royal Tan, S County Commons, South Kingstown, +1 401-284-1991, [19]. Need to get tan before you hit the beach? Stop by here for a full line of tanning services and accessories.
  • Bi-Design Hair Salon, 382 Woodruff Ave, +1 401-783-8292. A salon that accommodates both men and women for their hair-styling needs. A bit pricey, but a great value for the money.

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As mentioned before, most of the people that come to Wakefield end up vacationing on one of the many beaches close to the town. If that doesn't appeal to you, here are a couple of things that you might want to do.

  • Mystic, Connecticut, a 45 minute drive from Wakefield offers great shops and restaurants by the water. Mystic Aquarium is on 55 Coogan Blvd, and is ideal for families with children who want to get away and enjoy a stroll or the shows that are available. Mystic is a great place to get ice cream or a drink and sit by the water and watch the boats and relax.
  • Newport, RI - Newport is one of the most beautiful places in RI. There are many fine restaurants and bars that are in walking distance of each other. If that doesn’t sound like something you’d like to do, take a ride down Bellevue Ave. to see all of the historic mansions. First beach is also right next to the mansions if you want to catch some rays.

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