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Little Compton, RI is a hidden jewel on the South Coast. Nestled between the towns of Westport and Tiverton, the winding country roads where flowers for sale adorn the ends of driveways and farm stands, and quaint downtown shops add to its quintessential New England charm.

Charm is not the only reason to visit Little Compton this summer! Friday nights through September 16th, Simmons Cafe & Market transforms when live music is served up alongside a fresh, clambake-style lobster dinner. Served in the café garden from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, meals are $24.95 per person (reservations required). “Lobsters are ordered Friday morning for that night’s dinner,” according to owner, Jen Marshall Grantham. “I love these types of events, because they provide another venue for local resources, and help drive the local economy,” she added. The lobsters are delivered to Simmons ocean-fresh from Sakonnet Lobster in Little Compton.

“Simmons is a staple for us,” offers Chris Brislin, who lives in North Attleboro, MA, and spends summer weekends in Little Compton with his wife Lindsay and their four young children. “The local and organic produce sold at the market is great. We are there at least once a week for groceries and to grab something from the prepared food section. It makes for a nice dinner on the beach or an easy meal at home.”

Whether you stop in for their local produce and housemade baked goods, locally sourced ice creams (Acushnet Creamery), or visit for a Friday night lobster dinner you’ll quickly realize Simmons has forged a strong connection with their community that goes beyond food. From promoting local events on their Facebook page to featuring what’s likely the most chock-full bulletin board in town, this hotspot foodie-haven is a great place to start (and finish) a visit to Little Compton.

Simmons Cafe & Market
78 Crandall Road
Little Compton, RI
(401) 635-2420
facebook: Simmons Cafe and Market

Tatum McIsaac lives on the South Shore in Kingston, MA with her husband and two children. During the summer, she likes to explore the South Coast shoreline. Day trips often take her to Newport, Westport, or Little Compton.