Before fishermen discovered the edibility of fish, they used each catch as bait for larger species, hoping in the end to hook the biggest fish of all—friendship. Enjoy other satisfactory benefits of fish with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of seafood and drink at Carousel Grille in Warwick.
Named the "Best Bang for the Buck in Oakland Beach" by editors of Providence Phoenix in 2010, Carousel Grille serves up a menu of hearty seafood, sandwiches, pasta, and more. Starters cull inspiration from nearby Narragansett Bay, with dressing-topped Clams Casino ($7.99) and clam cakes paired with a bowl of chowder ($6.59), celebrating America's favorite bivalve. Dive forkfirst into the deep via Carousel Grille's seafood entrees—grilled salmon ($15.99) pulls diners onto the piscine plane, and captains can sink hooks into fried scallops ($13.49) or classic fish 'n' chips ($9.99). Grounded gourmet options include chicken marsala ($13.99), pasta and meatballs ($9.99), and the 12-ounce grilled sirloin steak ($17.99).
Sidle up to Carousel Grille's newly revamped bar to watch sports on high-definition televisions while resting a cold brew on the tough-but-tender granite countertop. On Wednesday nights, the restaurant turns over its aural real estate to the sounds of karaoke, and Friday and Saturday nights host some of the area's best local bands.
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The outdoor patio of Carousel Grill nestles near Narragansett Bay, bathed in the warm coastal sun. Baskets of fried clam cakes and cups of chunky clam chowder travel to tables in the arms of servers, who cradle them with the tender spirit of a stork. Carousel Grille’s menu revolves around fresh seafood, showcasing clams on the half-shell, dressed up for the casino, or stirred into creamy red or white chowder. Inside, a granite bar corrals barkeeps who serve up bottles of Boston-brewed Sam Adams beer under the glow of high-def TVs that broadcast Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots games.