McGrath Clambakes & Catering

64 Halsey Street, Newport, RI 02840 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About McGrath Clambakes & Catering

McGrath Clambakes & Catering is a full-service caterer located in Rhode Island with over 49 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
McGrath Clambakes is one of the few caterers that specializes in authentic old-fashioned clambakes, but they also offer a variety of traditional catering menus. They have many menus to choose from under each category, and they are all available to customize as well. So if you want a range of lobster, buffet, or barbecue, McGrath Clambakes & Catering offers all of these diverse options and more.

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Susan & Louis Manzo · Married on 07/19/2019

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    Spectacular Clambake Experience Beyond Expectations

    McGrath Clambakes exceeded all of our expectations for the rehearsal dinner of our son and his bride. Planned from 3000 miles away the dinner went off without a hitch. Guests were blown away by the reveal of the cooking process as well as the unbelievably delicious food. Of all our event planning for the evening, McGrath was truly the most wonderful to work with. Their communication and reassurance along with their professionalism and sincere kindness was 5 star! We recommend McGrath for any clambake plans you might have. You will be thrilled with the results and so will your guests!

    Sent on 07/19/2019

    McGrath Clambakes & Catering's reply:

    Hi Susan and Louis,

    Thank you both so much for your kind words! It was such a pleasure to work with you both to kick off the big weekend for Nick and Allie. We're so happy you enjoyed the experience as much as we enjoyed providing it!

    - Gillian
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    Aly Puzzo · Married on 06/15/2019

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    Wonderful people and delicious food

    Our guests raved about the food and experience of the clambake. The staff was unbelievably accommodating, friendly and professional. It was such a unique experience and added an element of fun that you don't typically get at a wedding. I could go on and on about McGrath!

    Sent on 06/19/2019

    McGrath Clambakes & Catering's reply:

    Hi Aly,
    It was such an honor to be a part of your big day with Steve! Thank you for your kind words.
    -Gillian

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McGrath Clambakes & Catering FAQ

  • 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, Dessert, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations
  • What types of cuisine do you cater? American, BBQ, Italian, Local, Mediterranean, Sandwiches, Seafood, Southwestern
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate? Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide? Liquor License, Bartender(s), Open Bar, House Beer, Specialty Beer, House Wine, Specialty Wine, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Premium Liquor, 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 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.

  • 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.

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  • 64 Halsey Street Newport, RI, 02840 See on map
    401-262-5836 (Phone number)
    4018470340 (Fax Number)
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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