I grew up in Rhode Island and am there once a month...I am Woodstock Generation and in all my years , somehow Twin Oaks got by me. It IS a Rhode Island institution. At my Ma's suggestion, she, my aunt, and I went there for lunch Saturday. The menu is quite large traditional Italian. There were people who were actually eating pasta and chicken parm and such for lunch. I had a shrimp cocktail; and, one can buy it by the piece. My Mother and I split a lobster salad which they willingly split in the kitchen. My aunt had the same and brought back some to my uncle. And that ain't all...they bring sides WITH the meals. I thought that lobster salad was a bargain at 17.00 (MP that day); I could not finish my half. Also, Twin Oaks is old fashioned in the way that you see groups of people, families, etc., and, they are all conversing with one another, not on their cell phones. Even in the lobby, when we were leaving, I was observing...again, not one person on a cell phone....people were ACTUALLY engaging one another. (The cell phone thing is an issue with me...what does everybody else know that I do not? Why would one bother to go out for a meal and then hang on the phone? I am convinced that many people wait until they are at their table, and THEN turn the phone on...can't it wait until after lunch or dinner? And I commend the restaurants who have a definitive policy about cell phones in the dining rooms)...Okay, the rant is over. I bought two jars of the Twin Oaks marinara sauce to take home (I live in the Berkshires). To anybody reading this who lives in Rhode Island, I would recommend Twin Oaks as a real Rhode Island instituion.