Downright fabulous is this award-winning Sunday brunch with a panoramic ocean view, from Narragansett Town Beach to Newport off in the distance. A former Coast Guard station, this historic restaurant is perched on the rocks next to the fairy tale-like Towers of Narragansett. Ardent fans liken dining here to being on a cruise ship with a sumptuous buffet and water, water everywhere. We’re talking serious food – prime rib, ham, beef bourguignon, salmon, roasted chicken, pasta dishes, cheese and fruit platters, various fresh salads, and classic desserts such as tiramisu garnished with fresh berries and New York-style cheesecake. Basic breakfast fare, such as omelets and crepes, is available as well, but with a $25.95 price tag most folks opt for the gourmet dinner items. The per-person charge includes a Mimosa, coffee, tea and juice. The cost for children age 10 and under is $10.95. Brunch is available from 10am to 2pm.
For those craving a no-frills, back-to-basics breakfast, this is the place for you. Actually there are two Phil’s – one on Main Street in Wakefield and the other on Boston Neck Road in Narragansett, both serving breakfast from 6:30am to 2:30pm. And both places are well known for their friendly atmosphere. Phil’s is famous for its “Twos” – that’s two eggs, two sausages, two strips of bacon, toast, home fries and a pancake, all for $6.25. The fanciest stuff on the all-American menu are the omelets, filled with everything from kielbasa to hash. In the mood for something exotic? Try the Mexican omelet ($6.25), overflowing with jalapeno peppers, salsa, sour cream and tomatoes. Your sweet tooth will be more than satisfied with the Texas French toast and Belgian waffles, flavored with your choice of strawberries, blueberries, bananas or chocolate chips. Top it off with walnuts and whipped cream for a truly decadent experience.