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==Day/Night One==
 
==Day/Night One==
Start by heading to '''Phil's Restaurant''' (323 Main Street, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-4073) for breakfast.  If you are lucky, there is parking directly on Main Street, otherwise, take the first right after Phil's restaurant for a parking.  Phil's has a long-standing reputation in Narragansett for a cheap and delicious breakfast.  Phil's is often busy, but the service is great and the wait is short.  As a traveler, avoid Phil's of Bonnet, as it is frequented mostly by hung-over college students recapping their weekend activities.
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Start by heading to Phil's Restaurant for breakfast (323 Main Street, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-4073).  If you are lucky, there is parking directly on Main Street, otherwise, take the first right after Phil's restaurant for a parking.  Phil's has a long-standing reputation in Narragansett for a cheap and delicious breakfast.  Phil's is often busy, but the service is great and the wait is short.  As a traveler, avoid Phil's of Bonnet, as it is frequented mostly by hung-over college students recapping their weekend activities.
  
After breakfast, explore the novelty and souvenir shops on Main Street or grab a coffee at '''Orbie's''' (396 Main Street, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-792-4340). (Orbie's is a not very well known in the Narragansett area, but has a handful of regulars. It is a nice place to sit with your coffee if you are looking to relax for a little before moving on.)
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After breakfast, explore the novelty and souvenir shops on Main Street or grab a coffee at Orbie's (396 Main Street, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-792-4340). (Orbie's is a not very well known in the Narragansett area, but has a handful of regulars. It is a nice place to sit with your coffee if you are looking to relax for a little before moving on.)
  
Next, head back up Main Street following signs for RT 1.  At intersection, take a left following signs for Peacedale.  Continue to '''Old Mountain Bowling''' (756 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-5511) for some afternoon bowling.  Old Mountain Bowling can be busy at nights, but is generally pretty open during the afternoon hours.   
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Next, head back up Main Street following signs for RT 1.  At intersection, take a left following signs for Peacedale.  Continue to Old Mountain Bowling (756 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-5511) for some afternoon bowling.  Old Mountain Bowling can be busy at nights, but is generally pretty open during the afternoon hours.   
  
After bowling, follow Kingstown Road back into Wakefield.  At the major intersection, take a right and head towards '''Pick Pockets''' (231 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-792-3360) for lunch.  The sandwiches are expensive, but they are made in large portions and full of flavor.   
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After bowling, follow Kingstown Road back into Wakefield.  At the major intersection, take a right and head towards Pick Pockets (231 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-792-3360) for lunch.  The sandwiches are expensive, but they are made in large portions and full of flavor.   
  
After lunch, follow signs from Wakefield’s major intersection towards Narragansett.  Across from the beach will be Narragansett Pier.  Catch a movie at the local '''Pier Cinemas''' (3 Beach Street, Narragansett, Rhode Island, +1 401- 782-2077).  Be aware that there are very limited show times and the cinema runs on winter hours so call ahead.  If Island Cinemas is closed, head to '''Entertainment Cinemas''' in South County Commons (30 Village Square Drive, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, +1 401-792-8008) for more regular show times.  Tickets are priced around $9 and $6 on Tuesdays ($6 on Wednesdays as well with a student ID).
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After lunch, follow signs from Wakefield’s major intersection towards Narragansett.  Across from the beach will be Narragansett Pier.  Catch a movie at the local Pier Cinemas (3 Beach Street, Narragansett, Rhode Island, +1 401- 782-2077).  Be aware that there are very limited show times and the cinema runs on winter hours so call ahead.  If Island Cinemas is closed, head to Entertainment Cinemas in South County Commons (30 Village Square Drive, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, +1 401-792-8008) for more regular show times.  Tickets are priced around $9 and $6 on Tuesdays ($6 on Wednesdays as well with a student ID).
  
When the movie is over, head to '''Crazy Burger''' (144 Boon Street, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, +1 401-783-1810) for dinner.  Crazy Burger is a local gem with a great indoor atmosphere, and outdoor during the summer, and an extensive burger menu (vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options). Crazy Burger is also known for its home-made ketchup (mixed with applesauce) and smoothies with a wide range of possible flavors.
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When the movie is over, head to Crazy Burger (144 Boon Street, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, +1 401-783-1810) for dinner.  Crazy Burger is a local gem with a great indoor atmosphere, and outdoor during the summer, and an extensive burger menu (vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options). Crazy Burger is also known for its home-made ketchup (mixed with applesauce) and smoothies with a wide range of possible flavors.
  
After dinner, head to '''The Coast Guard House''' (40 Ocean Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, +1 401-789-0700) if you are traveling 21+.  The Coast Guard House overlooks Narragansett Beach and is a great place for travelers to get a feel for the area while getting drinks (Food is also available).  Be aware that The Coast Guard House occasionally holds events attended by many college students.  
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After dinner, head to The Coast Guard House (40 Ocean Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, +1 401-789-0700) if you are traveling 21+.  The Coast Guard House overlooks Narragansett Beach and is a great place for travelers to get a feel for the area while getting drinks (Food is also available).  Be aware that The Coast Guard House occasionally holds events attended by many college students.  
  
 
==Day Two==
 
==Day Two==
Start the morning off like the locals.  Follow the directions to Bonnet Shores and grab a coffee and breakfast sandwich at '''Coffee Connection'''.  A family owned and operated business, Coffee Connection is loved by the locals and known as the cheapest, most delicious coffee in ‘Gansett, with equally cheap and delicious breakfast sandwiches.  For non-coffee drinkers, Coffee Connection also has teas, hot chocolate, and various other drinks, as well as many food options.  
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Start the morning off like the locals.  Follow the directions to Bonnet Shores and grab a coffee and breakfast sandwich at Coffee Connection.  A family owned and operated business, Coffee Connection is loved by the locals and known as the cheapest, most delicious coffee in ‘Gansett, with equally cheap and delicious breakfast sandwiches.  For non-coffee drinkers, Coffee Connection also has teas, hot chocolate, and various other drinks, as well as many food options.  
  
After your morning coffee, head to Narragansett Beach following Bonnet Shores Road/RT 108 straight to the beach.  Hang out by the Narragansett Beach wall and watch the waves.  If the weather is nice enough, grab ice cream at '''Nana’s''' (28A Pier Market Place, Narragansett, Rhode Island, 02882, +1 401-782-2705) while you watch.  Nana’s is slightly pricey and is known for its out-the-door lines in the summer months, but the ice cream is held in high regard.  The ice cream shop is not fully operational during the winter months, but does have some winter hours, so call ahead to be sure they are open.
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After your morning coffee, head to Narragansett Beach following Bonnet Shores Road/RT 108 straight to the beach.  Hang out by the Narragansett Beach wall and watch the waves.  If the weather is nice enough, grab ice cream at Nana’s (28A Pier Market Place, Narragansett, Rhode Island, 02882, +1 401- 782-2705) while you watch.  Nana’s is slightly pricey and is known for its out-the-door lines in the summer months, but the ice cream is held in high regard.   
  
 
While in the area, peruse the local shops in the '''Narragansett Pier'''.  The shops are great for souvenirs and trinkets to remind you of the Narragansett lifestyle.   
 
While in the area, peruse the local shops in the '''Narragansett Pier'''.  The shops are great for souvenirs and trinkets to remind you of the Narragansett lifestyle.   
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==Alternatives:  Eat==
 
==Alternatives:  Eat==
*'''The Breakfast Nook''' (575 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-1555):  The Breakfast Nook is not the most revered breakfast diner in the area, but it has been around a long time and is said to have a great cup of coffee.
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*The Breakfast Nook (575 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-1555):  The Breakfast Nook is not the most revered breakfast diner in the area, but it has been around a long time and is said to have a great cup of coffee.
*'''Ye Olde Lighthouse Diner''' (120 Knowles Way, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, +1 401-284-3883):  Ye Old Lighthouse Diner is a B.Y.O.B restaurant.  With low priced and good food, a great staff, and a friendly atmosphere it is a good place for breakfast or lunch.
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*Ye Olde Lighthouse Diner (120 Knowles Way, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, +1 401-284-3883):  Ye Old Lighthouse Diner is a B.Y.O.B restaurant.  With low priced and good food, a great staff, and a friendly atmosphere it is a good place for breakfast or lunch.
*'''Mew’s Tavern''' (456 Main Street, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-9370):  Mew’s has a large lunch and dinner menu with possible burger, pizza, burrito, and vegetarian options.  During the day, there is generally no wait, but at night, the wait can be very long – as Mew’s Tavern doubles as a popular bar.  
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*Mew’s Tavern (456 Main Street, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-9370):  Mew’s has a large lunch and dinner menu with possible burger, pizza, burrito, and vegetarian options.  During the day, there is generally no wait, but at night, the wait can be very long – as Mew’s Tavern doubles as a popular bar.  
*'''Calvitto’s Pizza & Bakery''' (60 South County Commons Way, RI 02879, +1 401-782-2285)‎:  One of the most local bakeries in Rhode Island.  Stop in for a freshly baked pizza or calzone. Calvitto’s is great for lunch or for a snack in between activities. Be aware that Calvitto’s also has limited hours for the winter.  
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*Calvitto’s Pizza & Bakery (60 South County Commons Way, RI 02879, +1 401-782-2285)‎:  One of the most local bakeries in Rhode Island.  Stop in for a freshly baked pizza or calzone. Calvitto’s is great for lunch or for a snack in between activities. Be aware that Calvitto’s also has limited hours for the winter.  
*'''Kabuki''' (91 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield, Rhode Island, 02879, +1 401-788-0777):  Kabuki is one of the only sushi restaurants in the area.  That being said it is averagely priced and has good food and a nice staff.   
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*Kabuki (91 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield, Rhode Island, 02879, +1 401-788-0777):  Kabuki is one of the only sushi restaurants in the area.  That being said it is averagely priced and has good food and a nice staff.   
*'''Iggy’s Doughboys''' (1157 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, +1 401-783-5608):  Iggy’s is known for its clam cakes, doughboys, and chowder.  The restaurant has limited indoor seating, as it is a primarily beach restaurant, but Iggy’s does run on winter hours.  If you are interested in trying some New England Clam Chowder, Iggy’s is a good option.   
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*Iggy’s Doughboys (1157 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, +1 401-783-5608):  Iggy’s is known for its clam cakes, doughboys, and chowder.  The restaurant has limited indoor seating, as it is a primarily beach restaurant, but Iggy’s does run on winter hours.  If you are interested in trying some New England Clam Chowder, Iggy’s is a good option.   
*'''Spain''':  Spain is one of the only upscale restaurants in the local area, besides The Coast Guard House.  Spain also runs on winter hours so be sure to call ahead for hours of operation and for reservations.  
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*Spain:  Spain is one of the only upscale restaurants in the local area, besides The Coast Guard House.  Spain also runs on winter hours so be sure to call ahead for hours of operation and for reservations.  
  
 
Food on the go:
 
Food on the go:
 
Wakefield is center to a variety of fast food options, in the case that you are looking for some cheap food alternative.
 
Wakefield is center to a variety of fast food options, in the case that you are looking for some cheap food alternative.
*'''McDonald’s''' (140 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-5393)
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*McDonald’s (140 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-5393)
*'''Burger King''' (126 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-789-7479)
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*Burger King (126 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-789-7479)
*'''Kentucky Fried Chicken''' (139 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401- 788-9143)
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*Kentucky Fried Chicken (139 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401- 788-9143)
*'''Pizza Hut and D’Angelos''' (71 Old Tower Hill, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02880, +1 401-789-2050)
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*Pizza Hut and D’Angelos (71 Old Tower Hill, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02880, +1 401-789-2050)
  
 
==Alternatives:  Drink==
 
==Alternatives:  Drink==
 
Bars are often frequented by college students.  If looking to avoid students, avoid going to the bars on their most popular nights.
 
Bars are often frequented by college students.  If looking to avoid students, avoid going to the bars on their most popular nights.
*'''Charlie O’s''' (2 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, +1 401-782-2002):  Charlie O’s is known for and popular with college students on Saturdays and ‘Sangria Sunday,’ as well as their chicken wings.  
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*Charlie O’s (2 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, +1 401-782-2002):  Charlie O’s is known for and popular with college students on Saturdays and ‘Sangria Sunday,’ as well as their chicken wings.  
*'''Bonvue''' (1230 Ocean Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, +1 401-789-0696):  Bonvue is popular on Thursday nights with the college students and often reaches capacity before 10:30 p.m.
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*Bonvue (1230 Ocean Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, +1 401-789-0696):  Bonvue is popular on Thursday nights with the college students and often reaches capacity before 10:30 p.m.
*'''Ocean Mist''' (895 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-782-3740):  The Ocean Mist is known for ‘Ticket Tuesday.’  The bar is right near the Matunuck beaches and on Tuesdays admission is $5, but you received two tickets, each good for either a Rum and Coke or a beer.  Tuesdays is also reggae night and popular among the college students.  Arrive before 9 p.m. to avoid having to wait in line or getting stuck waiting as the line becomes one person in, one person out.   
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*Ocean Mist (895 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-782-3740):  The Ocean Mist is known for ‘Ticket Tuesday.’  The bar is right near the Matunuck beaches and on Tuesdays admission is $5, but you received two tickets, each good for either a Rum and Coke or a beer.  Tuesdays is also reggae night and popular among the college students.  Arrive before 9 p.m. to avoid having to wait in line or getting stuck waiting as the line becomes one person in, one person out.   
*'''Rhody Joe’s''' (515 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-0008):  Relatively new to Narragansett, Rhody Joe’s is a branch of Chelo’s family restaurant and is primarily a college bar and staffed by a majority of University of Rhode Island students.  It is most popular on Monday and Wednesday nights.
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*Rhody Joe’s (515 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-0008):  Relatively new to Narragansett, Rhody Joe’s is a branch of Chelo’s family restaurant and is primarily a college bar and staffed by a majority of University of Rhode Island students.  It is most popular on Monday and Wednesday nights.
  
 
For the coffee fiends, Dunkin Donuts are abundant, but for a more local cup of coffee, try one (or more) of the following:
 
For the coffee fiends, Dunkin Donuts are abundant, but for a more local cup of coffee, try one (or more) of the following:
*'''Brewed Awakenings''' (60 S County Commons Way, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879 +1 401-783-0496):  Brewed is one of the most on-the-clock coffee shops in the area, as it is open until 11 p.m. nightly, and it has a nice staff, food, and abundant seating.  It is one of the more generic feeling coffee shops and usually populated by studious college students and high school students around 3 p.m., but it has a multitude of options for food and drinks.  
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*Brewed Awakenings (60 S County Commons Way, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879 +1 401-783-0496):  Brewed is one of the most on-the-clock coffee shops in the area, as it is open until 11 p.m. nightly, and it has a nice staff, food, and abundant seating.  It is one of the more generic feeling coffee shops and usually populated by studious college students and high school students around 3 p.m., but it has a multitude of options for food and drinks.  
*'''Java Madness''' (134 Salt Pond Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-788-0088):  Overlooks a marina and is great on a beautiful day.  Java Madness has a friendly staff with a lot of local focal points within the store (trivia questions, historical pictures, etc.) and often has acoustic sets or local jewelry sellers in store.   
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*Java Madness (134 Salt Pond Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-788-0088):  Overlooks a marina and is great on a beautiful day.  Java Madness has a friendly staff with a lot of local focal points within the store (trivia questions, historical pictures, etc.) and often has acoustic sets or local jewelry sellers in store.   
*'''Bagelz''' (90 Pershing Avenue, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-9700):  Bagelz is a nice local feeling coffee shop, staffed by many University of Rhode Island students.  Bagelz has many coffee flavor options, as well as food options.  
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*Bagelz (90 Pershing Avenue, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, +1 401-783-9700):  Bagelz is a nice local feeling coffee shop, staffed by many University of Rhode Island students.  Bagelz has many coffee flavor options, as well as food options.  
  
 
==Stay Safe==
 
==Stay Safe==

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