Hey Westerly, we packed a change of clothes and made the journey south! We know…it’s about time.
Oak St. B & B – “Not Bed and Breakfast…Burgers and Breakfast” was originally a participant in our Top 10 New York System Weiner Challenge, and we knew at the time that a return visit was a necessity.
We had to sample at least one of their specialties, and today it was their burgers and fresh-cut “Oak Chips,” which are already lovingly known in the Westerly Community. It appears that Oak St. B & B burgers have already won some “Best Of” accolades in the past. This converted Gambrel Cape sits modestly on the corner of Oak and Tower Streets – just off the tourist radar.
We ordered the classic Oak Burger (American cheese, pickles and Oak Sauce) and it was delicious. The sweet Portuguese roll, the Oak sauce and the grilled onions really put some distance between this burger as compared to many other so-called “best burger” joints around the Northeast.
It wasn’t an enormous burger, and I liked the manageability from first to last bite. There was no need to hose down my hands afterwards! If we had one minor suggestion, I would be a grilled roll. The originality of the burger menu is one that encourages repeat visits because of the curiosity factor; The Buffalo Bleu, The Popper, The HCL Burger (with ghost chili sauce), The Fun Guy, and The Elvis (yes, peanut butter and bacon!) to name a few.
We applaud the side of fresh-cut potato chips. Fabulous, and with names like Naked, Dressed, Smoked and S’oaked, we felt like the meal should be eaten in private! The Buckhead Diner in Atlanta serves house-made chips with a Maytag Blue Cheese Dressing. We would love to see that show up on the menu because Oak St. B & B chips were better! You can even call them “Singing the Blues!”
And the pièce de résistance, the staff is friendly, attentive, and very accommodating. It made the whole experience a true “Fork in the Rhode“. Stop by early and eat breakfast, walk it off, and get back there for in time for lunch – let us know if there is a Swift sighting…..
Oak St. B & B | 87 Oak St | Westerly, RI 02891| 401-315-2520