1157 Putnam Pike
Chepachet, Rhode Island
Tavern on Main is one of our favorite RI restaurants, especially to take out-of-staters. It's got the old-time ambiance that we love, the wide-planked uneven hardwood floors, mismatched tables and chairs, lots of colonial tschotschkes and decor.
But of course the best part of all is the food and the service. We've been to the Tavern on at least five or six occasions and not had a bad server. They're friendly, cheerful and knowledgeable.
Bear loves the seafood pasta, and my favorite is their pecan-crusted chicken with butternut squash ravioli. The Sunday Colonial Cuisine dinners are also tasty.
Like many old buildings , the Tavern also has a ghost, and Bear likes sitting at the "big table" (upper right of the first interior photo) to read the notes that other patrons have left for it. There used to be information about the ghost on the Tavern's Web Site, but now there's just a link to a video of the ghost.
Although we try to check out new restaurants as often as we can, we also keep coming back to the Tavern on Main as a favorite.
Uptake also has a review of Tavern on Main.