Open main menu

Wikitravel β

Kingston (Rhode Island)

Revision as of 19:50, 10 March 2010 by Stolengood (talk | contribs)

Kingston is a village in South Kingstown in Rhode Island.

Get in

By air

The closest airport to Kingston T.F. Greene airport to the north in Warwick RI. This major airport is the main air travel hub in Rhode Island. It's located about 45 minutes away from Kingston by car, and Taxis are available.

By car

Route 138 runs east and west through the heart of Kingston Rhode Island. But you can also use route 2 (also known as South County Trail) and Route 1 which intersects with 138.

By Train

Kingston train station has affordable fares and regularly scheduled departures/arrivals. Located in west Kington, the train station is small and easy to navigate. Also the station has a small museum open during operating hours.

Get around

RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transportation Association) is a cheap and efficient way to bus around Kingston, Rhode Island. Offering services from the train station to all around URI campus, the bus was originally meant for students but it is open to the general public for the fee of $1.00.


  • The University of Rhode Island, 14 Upper College Rd., 1-401-874-1000, [1]. URI's Kingston campus has a wonderful atmosphere. If you're interested in having a picnic, don't hesitate to have it in the quadrangle. The Botanical Gardens are open to the public and free at all times and showcase environmental landscape plants and practices.


  • Shades of Sunderland (Tattoo Parlor), 99 Fortin Road (near the CVS in the Kingston Emporium), 401-783-1026, [2]. open every day. Wednesdays are walk-in.. Tattoo parlor frequented by college students. Very clean and professional atmosphere. Price depends on tatoo.


  • University Spirt, 99 Fortin Rd, 401-783-6763. Great store to find your URI apparel! Not only do they offer awesome sweatshirts, t-shirt's, sweat pants, and other hoodies, but they have a customizing section of the store. University Spirit is very well known for its personal designs on sweat gear. Very popular with greek life at URI.


  • Albies, 99 Fortin Rd., 401 792-3860, [3]. 8:30 am -11:00 pm. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials all day with delivery available. Albies is famous for their burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and fries. Caters to many URI students living on campus.
  • Bagelz, 99 Fortin Rd., 401 782-2295, [4]. A cozy cafe and deli nestled in the heart of the URI Emporium. They offer a wide range of bagels and coffee. This cafe caters mainly to URI students and faculty.
  • Burger Shack, 99 Fortin Road, 401 284-0037, [5]. 11:00 am - 10:00 pm. Serving up American classics, including burgers, fries, shakes, and assorted salads. Reasonably priced meals and comfortable atmosphere for a quick bite to eat when your on-the-go.
  • International Zone (Izone), 100 Fortin Rd., 401 782-2321. 12pm-3am. Specialty in many types of calzones and strombolis. They also offer soda and ice cream. Delivery takes up to 45 minutes but rarely longer. Make sure to have them repeat your order back. The food is reasonably priced for the large portions they offer. 8.95 per stromboli/calzone.
  • Peiking Tokyo, 120 Fortin Rd., [6]. 10:30 am - 10 or 11:00 pm. Japanese food restaurant in the Emporium on URI campus. Very reasonable lunch specials and dinner combinations. They also offer a wide range of sushi and sashimi. Never takes more than 15 minutes for pick up orders. 5.95 lunch specials.
  • Dunkin Donuts, 120 Fortin Rd.. 6:00 am - 10:00pm. As any typical Dunkin Donuts around the world, they offer Bagels, Breakfast sandwiches, and coffee for the student on the go. Very reasonably priced and great service.
  • Papa's Bistro, 99 Fortin Rd, 401.284.3995, [7]. 9:00 am - 10 pm (weekends open until 1 am). Offering fabulous breakfast, lunch, and dinner specialties. Famous for their variety of panini's and omelets. They also offer salads, burgers, sandwiches, and more. A little pricier than other restaurants in the emporium, but well worth the money.
  • Varanasi Indian, 99 Fortin Rd., 401.782.0111, [8]. 11:00 am - 9:00 pm. Offering unique Indian flavor to the URI emporium! Varanasi's menu includes Indian style chicken dinners and spicy rices. They also serve Curried dinners of many varieties. Also a great place if your looking for a vegetarian meal.
  • International Steak House, 99 Fortin Rd, (401) 792-0190, [9]. 10:30 am - 9:30 pm. Looking for a Mediterranean lunch or dinner? International Steakhouse is home to amazing Kabob plates and falafel pockets. They specialize in gyros and veggie sandwiches. Large plates for a decent price, worth the visit.
  • International Pizza, 99 Fortin Rd, 401.515.0055, [10]. 10:00 am - 2:00 am. Pizza by the slice, or personalized pies. International Pizza offers a wide variety of toppings and sides. Menu also includes hot & cold subs, salads, soups, pasta, and more. Plain cheese slice is only 1.99.
  • Ronzio Pizza, 50 Lower College Rd., 401.782.8360, [11]. 11 a.m - 10/11 p.m.. Located in the URI Memorial Union, Ronzio's caters to many students and faculty on campus. Offering Pizza, subs, calzones, salads, and pasta's. Great option for delivery on campus.
  • Cucina Twist, 2095 Kingstown Rd., 401-789-5300, [12]. This is a trendy restaurant in a very casual, family oriented atmosphere. Half of appetizers everyday between 4-6 p.m. Price ranges are from $12-20.
  • Ram's Den, 50 Lower College Rd., 401-874-5830, [13]. Located in the University of Rhode Island's Memorial Union, it holds a wide variety burgers, sandwiches, salads, pizza, and snacks and serves breakfast all day. Hours are M-Th: 7:30am-7:00pm, Fri: 7:30am-4:00pm, and Sat-Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm. Prices range from $2-7.



Get out

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!