Wright's Farm Restaurant
***** (4 stars, based on 36 reviews)
84 Inman Road, Harrisville, RI 02830
Wright's Farm Restaurant is an American restaurant in Harrisville, RI, that Boston's Hidden Restaurants has not yet reviewed, but is considered a restaurant of interest by this Web site. Below is a section where our readers can give us their own reviews of Wright's Farm Restaurant.
Sample items on the menu at Wright's Farm Restaurant include chicken, macaroni, and french fries.
Location: Northwest Rhode Island
One Reason to Go: family-style chicken dinners
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fries are ok, salad is droopy and soaked in bitter dressing, chicken is greasy and gross. pasta, forget it, ragu all the way. the only thing worth eating is the rolls and the diet coke.
they really should have other choices other than all that gross stuff
(Posted on 11/10/13)
*****Tom from Branford, CT, says:
Always will have great memories here. Had many family gatherings with Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles and Cousins. Good food, good prices, Great Memories!
Going tomorrow for my parents 60th !!
(Posted on 11/10/12)
*****P.J. from Dedham, MA, says:
Always a great family get together tradition. Love the whole experience!
(Posted on 10/26/12)
*****RM from Worcester, MA, says:
Long waits. Unfriendly staff. Cold fries and chicken. Chicken is very dry and they don't give you any gravy. Salad has too much dressing and it doesn't even taste that great. And they do like to try and rush you especially on the weekends when there is a crowd. I don't know what they're waiting for.
(Posted on 10/22/12)
*****Elana L. from Brooklyn, CT, says:
I've been to Wrights many times and each time it's the same boring stuff. The wait is unbelievably long and the food well, it's not worth the wait. The chicken is very bland but edible but the rest of the meal, it's just barely average. The pasta and salad were nearly tasteless, the fries soggy and forget about asking for any other dressing besides Italian. I only go when another family member insists because my memories of it are just not that good and they haven't changed over the years. Skip it and find someplace else, there's lots to choose from where the wait isn't the half your evening.
(Posted on 8/26/12)
*****Stacey from Worcester, MA, says:
Great price for the amount of food you get. Good food, you can exactly expect to get the same quality of food everytime even if you go with a party of 25. (which we do every year) I definitely recommend Wright's at least once if you are traveling to MA or RI
(Posted on 2/25/12)
*****AB from Scottsdale, AZ, says:
We used to go all the time when we lived back East. You really have to have had the experience for this type of food growing up. It is sorely missed. Out here it is the same chain restaurants repeated every 6 blocks. Miss Wright's chicken. Definitely not a restaurant for ambiance. All the good has always been well prepared.
(Posted on 8/30/11)
*****Babs from Taunton, MA, says:
My friends & I tried restaurant yesterday. Although we enjoyed the food, we were disappointed the waiter was not friendly. I would have thought he would have asked us if it was our 1st time dining there & what to expect. Once served, he never returned until I had to locate him to ask for cranberry sauce & more rolls. It would have been extremely more enjoyable if the rolls had been warm instead of cold & if the salad was cold instead of warm. Chicken was moist & well seasoned. Would we take the long ride to give it another try....probably not.
(Posted on 8/28/11)
*****LD from Medway, MA, says:
This place has great food and it's very well priced. Great for families.
For the people complaining about children crying - if a manager EVER told me to bring my daughter outside I would be furious. It is not the manager's responsibility, it's the mother's. If the mother doesn't bring their child out, you do not blame the staff!
(Posted on 4/29/11)
*****Emil Barrette from El Mirage, AZ, says:
Every time that we visit Rhode Island we go to Wright's Farm for the family style chicken.
(Posted on 4/11/11)
*****CIS from Chesapeake, VA, says:
Have always enjoyed Wright's Farm. Have gone for over 30 years. We are transplanted New Englanders and when we have the opportunity to visit, Wright's Farm is always on the list for a good and filling meal. Planning a trip to RI this summer and wouldn't miss it.
(Posted on 3/12/11)
*****Anita Reguin from Baltic, CT, says:
We have been going there for several years now and never get sick of it. The Smilers from Baltic look forward to this every year.
(Posted on 1/26/11)
*****Susan from Richmond, RI, says:
We have been going to Wrights for many years - 3 years ago we started an annual trip for our local non profit volunteers - its been nothing but great every time we go - we have so much fun and the food is just great!
(Posted on 1/18/11)
*****rac from North Kingstown, RI, says:
I love eating here; great food especially the salad and pasta.
(Posted on 10/27/10)
*****BL from Framingham, MA, says:
Busy restaurant and you would think from the size and crowd that they are doing something special. However, I've never seen such a packed restaurant that served such subpar food. First of all the menu is limited to two items: steak and chicken - most go for the chicken - nothing special greasy chicken. It's all you can eat and they give you a mediocre family style bowl of salad - not very fresh with Italian dressing no choice and some pasta shells with sauce thrown on. I couldn't figure out why they were so busy until I took a second look at the clientele. This is definitely [for people] who love all you can eat and probably don't eat out much.
(Posted on 8/8/10)
*****amk from Foxboro, MA, says:
When our daughter turned 21 she chose Boston's Top of the Hub for her "special" birthday dinner. Our son turned 21 this week and he asked for "Chicken Farm" for his dinner. The daughter that had HER dinner at Top of the Hub is FURIOUS because she has to work when we are planning on going to Wright's this weekend. Does that not tell you that Wright's is a full experience of delicious food and family tradition?
If we all lived on "gourmet" food, we would be missing out on some of the most treasured memories of our lives.
(Posted on 4/30/10)
*****kali from Coventry, RI, says:
I have been going to Wright's for many years. For whoever says the fries are greasy and chicken are..... Anyway they aren't. You do not get rushed. It's just that the complainers eat too fast.
Service is always great. When you leave there you continue to crave that special taste of the chicken, fries and salad.
As far as cafeteria style a picture is shown of the dining rooms. Cafeteria style is when you walk around aimlessly in a hall with a tray. These meals are served to your table. Also if you felt you were being rushed just tell them you are there to eat and relax. We do and we are there for a couple hours.
This family has a reputation to uphold. I do not think that after all of these years in business they would do anything to attempt to ruin it.
Also pertaining to the gift shop...I can't wait to get in there. Reasonably priced trinkets (not junk but collectibles), fudge like you have never tasted before. Penny candy from way back when. For those who complain that the chicken is greasy...I am assuming you do not go to KFC either??? Let others decide for themselves.
(Posted on 4/21/10)
*****L.W. from Shrewsbury, MA, says:
We've been a couple of times for parties. But the serving of the pasta and sauce gets real old. The sauce is not very good. BTW, we purchased one of Wright's frozen chicken pies at Weepin' Willy's in Shrewsbury. The pie was terrible. Will never purchase that again.
(Posted on 4/13/10)
*****Donna from Worcester, MA, says:
It's cheap food. Don't go if you want any kind of conversation with your co-diners. One time I happened to glimpse at a woman eating her meal. She couldn't cram it in fast enough. I've had good eats, and bad eats at Wrights. You take your chances.
(Posted on 3/15/10)
*****Dianne M from Pawtucket, RI, says:
Wrights Chicken Farm is a New England Family tradition! For those of us who have grown up here, it's something we all enjoy, it's not about being cattled in, it's about eating good food in a family style atmosphere. It's a place where you know you will see someone you know, for those who are from somewhere other than New England and do not appreciate the home atmosphere, you don't know what a true New Englander is, it's comfort, family, food! My large family be it siblings and nieces and nephews, my own children and husband, it's where we go for a relaxed family gathering! Wrights is the place!
(Posted on 3/12/10)
*****dep from Springfield, IL, says:
First of all the waiters were very good.. and the food oh the food was great.. will go there again.. wish they had one in Illinois.. I would be there everyday...
(Posted on 3/5/10)
*****JD from Whitman, MA, says:
Noisy family style restaurant. Food was fine. Chicken was good, falling off the bone tender. Salad was just ok. Fries were good and the pasta was nothing special. It was a real slice of an America gone by. This is roadside America. Places like Wright's used to abound along Americas roadways.
(Posted on 1/25/10)
*****pm from Shrewsbury, MA, says:
Management should know how to handle screaming children. It doesn't take a PHD to ask them to take the child out.
(Posted on 1/24/10)
*****rcder from Marlborough, MA, says:
I have been going to Wrights for years. It is not a place where you sit and converse with family. It's loud, and not at all intimate dinning. Most people go there to eat and eat and eat. The food is good but not out of the ordinary. For a quick meal at a reasonable price it's okay and an interesting experience but not some place I would go to more than once every few years.
(Posted on 12/28/09)
*****rg from Auburn, MA, says:
This is a great place to take the family.... if you all enjoy eating in a military mess hall. The noise is unbearable, you are served by people who couldn't care less if you enjoyed your meal ( don't even consider registering a complaint), and the food is absolutely horrible. Wilted salad, greasy fries, cold pasta with colder marinara sauce and greasy chicken that had the visual appeal of road-kill make this an unforgettable experience.
You can top off the day with a visit to the gift shop where you can choose from thousands of useless items that must have been donated by yard sale merchants who wanted to get rid of items that they themselves could not sell.
(Posted on 11/2/09)
*****F.B. from Virginia Beach, VA, says:
First off, we visit New England every year and we love the amount of independent restaurants in the area. On the advice of family members who live in RI, we gave this place a a try.
And I've yet to give them my greatest thanks! One day into our vacation we went to Wrights Farm. And from that we will have a memory of a lifetime. For it was by far one of the worst dining experiences we have ever had. The food is simply terrible. Salad was wilted and brown edged, the fries were obviously made last year and are still waiting for the grease to be wrung out. The chicken...ahhh the chicken, it came to the table stacked high on a single platter dripping with grease. The pasta... well I think elementary schools serve better.
This place is beyond bad...
But, it served to be the highlight of the vacation, for the rest of the week at every following meal, be it home made or restaurant served. The joke at the table was Wrights Farm and the laughter it brought and will continue to bring I am extremely greatful for.
(Posted on 10/17/09)
*****KB from Milford, MA, says:
(Posted on 10/14/09)
*****Tim Pellegrino from Oviedo, FL, says:
I was born in Massachusetts and my family and I used to go to "Wrights" quite often. The chicken is absolutely outstanding. I live in Florida now and still dream of Wrights in my sleep. I do not know how they make that fall off the bone CHICKEN like that?? Trust me, I have tried to duplicate it countless times without success. Is it roasted?? broiled?? a little pressure cooked?? What?? All I know is it is unmatched. I will be visiting family soon and I plan on camping out in the parking lot. lol. The food is that good, the chicken is the best I ever had.
(Posted on 8/24/09)
*****Pam from Worcester, MA, says:
Simply the best!
(Posted on 8/24/09)
*****kw from Medfield, MA, says:
Love, love love this place. It's a lot of fun.
(Posted on 6/27/09)
*****Sarah from Harrisonburg, VA, says:
It was all ok.
(Posted on 4/29/09)
*****Clayton Sibley from Monson, MA, says:
Good salad, rolls and butter. Everything else horrible. Chicken overcooked, dry and greasy. Fries soggy, drenched in dripping fat. I and my friends will not go back. We had enough of it for a lifetime there.
(Posted on 4/19/09)
*****fd from Massachusetts says:
Cafeteria-style eating. Loud place, cheap food, "chicken" at a reasonable price. What makes it so attractive to people is not the quality, but the all-you-can-eat part. In my opinion not any restaurant that brags they can seat 1000+ is not worth going.
(Posted on 3/13/09)
*****Smith/LaRose/MacCarthy from Warwick, RI, say:
On one of our daughter's birthdays we head out to Pezza Farms, buy fall mums, take a hayride, pick pumpkins, and make a scarecrow. Then we head to Wright's for shopping in the gift shop and dinner!!! We all love it....right now there are 8 of us, this year we'll introduce our newest addition to our tradition. :)
(Posted on 1/22/09)
Good food but poor service; they rush you to eat like cattle.
(Posted on 1/2/09)
*****jerry lacomfora from Worcester, MA, says:
It's the very best.
(Posted on 10/13/08)
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