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McGrath Clambakes & Catering is a full-service caterer located in Rhode Island with over 50 years of industry experience. They have worked with many couples over the years, using their culinary expertise and event planning skills to give them the wedding of their dreams.

Services Offered
Along with their high quality catering, McGrath Clambakes & Catering also offers many event planning services to make your wedding day run smoothly. These services include:

  • Event coordinators
  • Decor
  • Tents, tables, and chairs can be included in package
  • Variety of setting options
  • Lighting and florist recommendations
  • Suggested wedding venues
  • Variety of customized wedding packages

Cuisine
With over 50 years of industry experience, McGrath Clambakes has worked with many couples, using their culinary expertise and event planning skills to give them the wedding of their dreams. We're one of the few caterers that specialize in authentic old-fashioned clambakes, but also a variety of traditional catering menus. We have many menus to choose from under each category, and all are available to customize as well.

Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
China
Linens
Flatware

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
BBQ
Italian
Local
Mediterranean
Seafood
Southern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Reviews of McGrath Clambakes & Catering

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McGrath Clambakes and Catering is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for wedding events. The menu options are plentiful and the staff, including Melissa, TR, and Alexis, are described as helpful, professional, and friendly. Reviewers are impressed with the presentation and taste of the clambake, with some guests claiming it was the best lobster they have ever had. The team at McGrath's is praised for their attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to exceed expectations, making them a top choice for a unique wedding dining experience.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

McGrath Clambakes and Catering is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for wedding events. The menu options are plentiful and the staff, including Melissa, TR, and Alexis, are described as helpful, professional, and friendly. Reviewers are impressed with the presentation and taste of the clambake, with some guests claiming it was the best lobster they have ever had. The team at McGrath's is praised for their attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to exceed expectations, making them a top choice for a unique wedding dining experience.

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Susan S. Sent on 01/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

McGrath promised/ McGrath delivered

As mother of the bride, it was my job to help make wedding planning as easy on the bride as possible. And forging that plan from a thousand miles away was no easy task! The concern of finding vendors that would be the right fit was daunting. Discovering and securing McGrath Clambakes and Catering happened to be one of the best decisions we made!

Their menu options were plentiful and working with Melissa in the office was effortless. The office conveniently handles organizing the ‘packing lists’ for the vendors for tables, chairs and place settings to ensure all match the headcount. As time got closer to our event, there were many loose ends; however, there was no concern in the catering department.

The day was drizzly, but that didn’t hold back the crew from arriving promptly and setting up their bake. When the time was right, TR was ‘center of attention’ (second only to the bride) as he unveiled his masterpiece and explained it’s history and the process by which the ‘bake’ was systematically assembled and presented.

We thought we knew what to expect, but when the tarps were peeled back, our guests were enthralled, impressed and entertained!
We ALL were amazed with the presentation and explanation!

So. A sincere and heartfelt thank you TR and your ‘crew’! Apparently, a clam bake is both a science AND an art!

(Also. Our guests, weeks later, are still telling us it was the best lobster they’d ever had!)
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Amy R. Sent on 12/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous, from start to finish!

We had the worst weather of the entire season (rain and wind), but the best event thanks to McGrath! Clambake was delicious, desserts and bar offerings as well, our guests were raving during and after—huge success. One guest even asked if McGrath would go to NJ to cater their daughter’s wedding!

Also, staff were helpful, professional and friendly both at the office and onsite. Highly recommend!!
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Kim F. Sent on 11/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So awesome to work with!

My daughters wedding day was in our backyard and it was rainy and got muddy! The whole team still managed to be so professional and deliver a great meal for all of us. From beginning to end McGrath's was easy to work with, communicated well and served a great meal. I highly recommend.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Eventfully Planned Eventfully Planned Wedding Planners

I am a local Rhode Island Wedding planner. I have worked with McGrath's catering a handful of times in the past 7 years. Every time was a very nice experience. The guests were happy, they worked as a team with all the other vendors and the events rean seamlessly. This coming season I have many events on the books with them...so our role in working together in the planning process has been more involved. The customer service, and planning process has been very pleasant and I have to say I really enjoy working with this caterer. The prices are good and competitive and they are willing to create a custom menu if you are looking for something else. The bake in the ground clambakes are just so special and fun for your wedding guests.

Aubrey Greene Photography Aubrey Greene Photography Wedding Photographers

I can't say enough good things about McGrath's. Their attention to detail is unsurpassed and their staff is as friendly as can be. After the event, my clients are always raving about their experience. I look forward to every wedding I do with them.

Simply Events By Alana Simply Events By Alana Wedding Planners

very professional and food was amazing.

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