2.12.09

MARTINIQUE












MARTINIQUE Seafood & Steakhouse
was located on
Broad Street in Providence. Closed during the late 70s-early 80s.

“What I remember about this place was it’s massive neon sign sitting
atop the building -
ran almost the entire length of the front facade.
Would drive this place to/from Roger Williams Park
& Zoo,
but, as a youngster, never made it inside!"
- Robert Schwartz

10 comments:

  1. My aunt Fanny, my mom & I would go there on Wednesdays for their delicious baked stuffed shrimp & other seafood dishes.

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  2. Stopped here on many an evening in the early 60's for a night cap. Those were the days as I look back to my early 20's.

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    1. Coincidentally, I also remember stopping by in the late evening for a nightcap. Bartenders, whom I can still picture in my mind, were so, so polite. I, as well was in my early twenties.

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    2. My grandmother was a waitress there for many years

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  3. I think it may have burnt down

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  4. I heard it burnt down. My grandfather was a chef there

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  5. I lived across the street...and yes it did burn down...

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  6. My parents would take the family there many a Friday night after school in the early to mid 60's. Wonderfully cool air conditioning on hot muggy evenings. My favorite dinner was pork chops, baked potato and peas. Marked us as Protestants in a Roman Catholic town.

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    1. If I recall correctly, the big sign had at least one huge Martini glass...

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  7. My family loved the Martinique! We lived on the Terrace in Riverside and would go there when we wanted yummy seafood.

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