Ocean Mist895 Matunuck Beach Rd.
Wakefield, RI 02879
Ready for a bit of adventure? Ocean Mist is a former “biker bar” located right on the water in a building hovering above the beach and the waves. You park on Matunuck Beach Rd. and climb a couple of steps to the porch, follow along a walkway and into the side of the building.
Not going to be easy to get a wheelchair up here although it looks like they may have a ramp system in the works (when I was there last there was construction going on.) Not too pet friendly either, unless you took your meal outside and down to the water.
Inside the place is dark. To your right is a rough wooden stage – painted black. Overhead are some Klieg lights. To your left is an island bar. Beyond that are some small tables and a view of the ocean that makes the trip worth it.
Ocean Mist has an outer deck that is open in summer. In colder weather the interior is your best bet. In spite of the dreary appearance, the food here is first rate. The service can be a bit spotty in the morning as things are sorting themselves out from the concert the night before. But, despite initial appearances the place is kept clean, the staff is friendly, and the meals worth a couple of extra minutes.
There are several different dishes that are worth trying. Check the menu online and dig a bit and you will be surprised at the variety of offerings.
I was very pleased with the Jungle Pile Up, a delicious combination of Mexican and American foods. The omelet was tasty as were the beans, guacomole, and mushrooms. The salsa was not too hot (but they can warm it up if you ask.) The nachos were fresh, and the cubed homefries had a touch of spice as well. There are several other dishes that mix American and Mexican recipes and those I tried were consistently well done.
Of course, being near the ocean there are seafood combinations as well. They offer a lobster, a crab claw, and a salmon benedict. For those of you who love Hollendaise they actually have ten different benedicts you can try beginning with the Classic and stretching to an Irish Benedict. Several have different ingredients added to the basic Hollendaise that sound intriguing.
So it you are heading to the beach for a day of fun and sun consider starting a bit early and hitting the Ocean Mist for a breakfast worth having.