South County, Rhode Island

Lobster Is Always in Season

While lobster conjures up images of summertime, sitting by the water eating a cold lobster roll or enjoying a lobster boil or clambake, lobster is always in season. In fact, lobster is said to be even sweeter in the colder months when the lobsters have their hard shell packed with sweet meat. Lobster is abundant in South County, Rhode Island, as are other types of fresh seafood. 

The quiet fishing village of Galilee is the largest fishing port in the state, bringing in more squid than any port in the Northeast – which explains why calamari is Rhode Island’s official appetizer. Lobsters and crabs are sold right off the fishing docks in Galilee. Local fish markets carry fresh seafood. Or, you can charter a fishing boat and catch cod, flounder or striped bass depending on the season. Several restaurants, like George’s of Galilee, will cook your catch and serve it to you. 

South County’s unique cuisine features ingredients grown on our farms or plucked from our ocean. Learn about aquaculture as you tour the oyster farm at Matunuck Oyster Bar then hop across the pond to visit the organic vegetable farm where the restaurant’s vegetables are grown before sitting down to a true farm-to-table dining experience. 

South County is not just for foodies. Wrapped around the southernmost part of the state, South County features 100 miles of coastline and 20 public beaches. Nature lovers will relish our unspoiled nature preserves offering miles of hiking and biking trails with opportunities to glimpse rare migrating birds. Water lovers can paddle our quiet inlet waterways while thrill seekers can surf the waves or get a bird’s eye view via a helicopter tour. Visit South County, Rhode Island for a taste of everything we have to offer. 

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