Matunuck oysters. The Narragansett Indians inhabited this area and called it Matunuck meaning “look out”. Maybe the name reflected a need for security, or maybe it was the view. But the real star here are the oysters.
University of Rhode Island aquaculture grad Perry Raso farms the delicacies close by on Potter Pond. His pond-to-plate concept at Matunuck Oyster Bar is a winner and his restaurant is on our must-visit list whenever we are in Rhode Island. Three varieties: Matunuck, Rocky Road, and Wild Goose. So sweet and tender. Rocky Roads are our favs.