To think, I lived on the tiny island of Jamestown for over a year and never went to Tricia's Tropigrille even once. I was stunned by the quality of the food and the prices are just amazing. While the prices aren't down as low as, say, TGI Friday's or Olive Garden, they're as close as I've ever seen in a place with such delicious food. Atmosphere is totally unique. Lots of little touches make you feel tropical, and on a hot summer night the illusion is convincing enough. The pillow-strewn upstairs lounge feels more like some hookah bar, though. It's an experience, I'll tell you that much. The outside tables is where it's at. As night falls, it can get problematic if the wind is moving at a decent pace. The mosquitoes can eat you alive. Service was fast and friendly. Not very professional, but a relaxed atmosphere is a nice break from the professionalism of Providence eateries. The drinks are enormous and deliciously like candy, being loaded with fruity flavors. Appetizers are so large as to constitute meals unto themselves. The conch stuffies are the biggest I've ever seen... and you get TWO of them. Oh, and by the way, they're also fantastic. The mixed grille gives you a wide taste (for only $20), and fun entrees like Chicken and ""Barnacles,"" and the Hawaii Five-O never fail to satisfy. A few gaffs include a bean dip served cold, pizza that seems totally out of place, and comparatively bland quesadillas. Closing touches are sure to entertain, including the dessert ""message in a bottle."" It literally is a message in a bottle. The dessert menu comes out rolled into a sand-filled beer bottle. Desserts are simple, but cheap-cheap-cheap and sinfully good in their simplicity. The Chocolate Treasure and Chocolate Chip Wreck are ooie-gooie, warm, large, and scream to be eaten. Tricia's Tropigrille offers flavors like nowhere else in Rhode Island for prices to make you smile. It's definitely worth a look.
Pros: Excellent food, good service, and cheap as all get-out.
Cons: Some menu items are sub-par, service can be slow on busy days.