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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods

I'm stretching "my neck of the woods" a little today.  I'm featuring a restaurant in Harrisville, Rhode Island.  It's called Wright's Farm Restaurant.  I have been to this restaurant probably a dozen times over the past 40 years.  It is located in the northwest corner of Rhode Island at 84 Inman Road.  The one thing you can count on at this place is consistency;  as I said, I've been there maybe a dozen times with sometimes 4 or 5 years between visits, yet the meal is always the same, always fresh, always delicious.  I would visit much more often, but it's about 2 hours from my house!  (Yet there have been a couple of times when we've actually just driven there for lunch!)

The place has several dining rooms and can seat 1200 diners...yes twelve hundred!  Wright's employs 180 people, and has 75 ovens in their two kitchens. 






The place is huge!  There are two bars and lounges, should you have to wait for a table.  The day we were there, the New England Patriots had a home game, and the waitress said that always decreases their customer count.  We were seated immediately.  From the looks of the parking lot, not everyone was at the Patriots' game!


If you are looking for variety, this is not the place for you.  They serve one meal, and do it with perfection.  Food is served family style--they bring bowls to the table, and keep bringing them until you cry, "Uncle!" because you are full.  No one needs to leave Wright's Farm hungry!


 (I apologize that the photos aren't clearer....I guess I was hurrying because I was hungry and couldn't wait to dig in!)  We started with tossed salad with Writght's own Italian dressing.


 Wonderful homemade rolls with butter!


 Pasta shells with the delicious house marinara sauce--yummy!

(Wow, that one was really a blur)  Fresh cut french fries...a treat worth driving there for themselves!



And lots of succulent baked chicken, both breasts and legs.  There's no waiting.  Because that's the only meal on the menu, the kitchen just keeps putting it out there, and your food is brought to your table almost immediately.

When you get a little of everything on your plate, it looks like this!  My mouth is watering just remembering the taste of everything!  All of that for around $10.00 per person;  and don't forget, they keep refilling the bowls as many times as you'd like!  We had enough with the original servings, but many around us had seconds and thirds.


This chicken border is in all the dining rooms, and there's also a huge gift shop on the premises!


This New England Patriot meets you at the door of the gift shop.  The day we were there, they were having a special fudge sale.  Buy a pound and get a quarter pound free!  How could I resist such a deal?  We had some chocolate walnut, penuche walnut, and chocolate peanut butter--all of which were to die for!  I think the penuche was my favorite, even though I love chocolate dearly.  It was just that good!



Sadly, we said goodbye to Wrights, until the next time.  You may want to visit their website to learn more about them--it's Wrights Farm Restaurant.
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24 comments:

RNSANE said...

It sounds like a great place...and, goodness, are the prices ever reasonable!

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Lynn said...

Wow, that sounds amazing! So large, but still so good. Not always a combination. It's nice to hear they have kept the quality up even after at least 40 years.

Amy said...

Now I'm hungry!

I'll have to remember that place for the next time I'm in New England. :)

Tara R. said...

I love homestyle restaurants, but I always eat too much. It all looks delicious.

Jen said...

I've been there once, with my husband and another couple...and it is just as you pictured it!!We were amazed at how they refill every dish at your table instantly. One might wait before being seated, but once seated ----the waiting is a thing of the past!! Liked it very much.

Steven Anthony said...

your neck of the woods always sounds so yummy :)

lakeviewer said...

I love these places, homey and predictable, with lots of food. I guess a vegetarian might have some trouble finding protein. The rest, will be full and satisfied.

Joann Mannix said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. I wish I lived 2 hours away from that amazing place, I'd be there every weekend.

the pictures are mouth watering.

Kristina P. said...

What an interesting concept! Looks really good.

natalee said...

Wow... family style.. you dont see that very often... what was for dessert..ps i had a lobster roll yesterday and thought of you...lol

Brian Miller said...

1200 people....if they ever fill all the way up...wow. the chicken looks great...my pics might have been blurry too so i could dig in...

Lost in Translation said...

Wow that looks like a lot of fun. I would love to visit a restaurant like that. And the price is fantastic. Did it include beverages as well?

Claudia said...

sounds like a great place - and the food looks fantastic - no wonder you didn't manage to take clear shots…smiles

Joanna Jenkins said...

The stuffed cabbage is making my mouth water. But I what I like so much about this restaurant is that it's been there for FORTY years! That's awesome.

Happy SIMC, jj

Elenka said...

I don't know about the restaurant but you just explained life to me in yesterday's post.
woof woof

The Retired One said...

No wonder why a lot of the population in the U.S. is obese, right? If they "keep filling your bowls" there....but I suppose for a "once in a while" splurge it would be an interesting place to go..the food certainly looks fresh and delicious...but the size of even the original portions are so huge, I don't know how anyone there would have seconds or thirds. LOL

Reeni said...

What a huge place! And a neat concept. Never heard of a place like this before!

She Writes said...

well, now I am hungry for the perfect meal :)!

Eva Gallant said...

RNSANE: It is a great place, and the price had gone up from 5 years ago, but $10.00 is still cheap for all that great food.

Jen: We were lucky and didn't have to wait that day, but have sometimes in the past.

Steven: Those yummy places are my downfall! lol

Lost: No, the price did not include beverages, but I think the bill came to $23.00 for the 2 of us!

gaelikaa said...

I love the concept! Just one meal and done to perfection. Terrific!

I envy your Sunday lunches!

SIMC greetings from Lucknow, India.

Bossy Betty said...

How fun! Thanks for taking us along!

Kebeni said...

wow what a huge place!

Pat said...

Good food, great prices, and my stomach is growling!

Eva Gallant said...

Kebeni: Yes, it is huge, but it's divided into several dining areas, so it doesn't feel that huge when you are dining.