Iggy’s Doughboys & Chowder House has secret off-season deals! During summer months, Iggy’s at Oakland Beach is swarming with tourists from near and far. As soon as swimming season wraps up, everything slows down – even during pandemic-free times. We discovered the secret off-season deals via an envelope full of Valpak coupons. They have some of them listed online as well, but there is a wider selection on the physical coupon.
About Iggy’s Doughboys & Chowder House
“It all started with a promise and from there it was built on a vision. Gaetano Gravino was a hairstylist who had found part time work at a doughboy shack in Oakland Beach. This part time work turned into an opportunity that spoke to his entrepreneurial spirit – the same spirit that lives on in his wife and children: Sally, MaryAnn, David, and Guy.
When the chance came to lease the establishment, Gaetano and his wife Sally took it. And in 1989, Iggy’s Doughboy and Chowder House was born – coined after a nickname given to him by his son, David. The featured dish at the time was the red chowder – the recipe a family secret created by Sally herself.
The Next Level
The Gravino’s took the helm with the mission of preserving the spirit of the original stand and the goal of keeping the livelihood of the Midway alive – and they did just that. Shortly before David’s father passed away, he asked David to make a promise – to carry on with the family business. Despite being a senior at Johnson & Wales with the open future ahead, he honored his father’s wish and in doing so, had a vision.
He saw beyond the stand and the long lines of people waiting for their doughboy fix during the hot summer months. He saw beyond the surrounding area that had fallen into disrepair. David saw the Oakland Beach of long ago married with the Oakland Beach of the future. The realization of this vision then became an integral part of the already important plan.
In 1999, it began with a dining room that was added to the doughboy stand in Warwick. In 2000, the Narragansett doughboy and chowder house was opened and the beginning of the Iggy’s Brand began to take shape. The original stand was completely renovated in 2008 with a nod to New England in both look and decor. In 2015, Iggy’s expanded once more and added The Boardwalk Restaurant to the family as well as a brand new establishment for the Narragansett location – both styled after the renovation of the original Iggy’s.
The summer of 2015 saw Iggy’s Creamery open its seasonal window and joined the growing family. Today, Iggy’s represents a promise kept and a mission well underway, but far from complete – and the red chowder is still on the menu. David is excited for what the future holds and looks forward to sharing it with all of you.” – Iggy’s Website
Secret Off-Season Deals
Iggy’s is already an affordable local spot with great seafood. Iggy’s Boardwalk restaurant has a wider selection of menu items including slightly fancier seafood. These secret off-season deals refer to the more fast-food style options including clam cakes, chowders and a select number of dinners.
You don’t need a coupon to get these deals, just call and order online and ask for the special offers:
- $24.99 for 12 Clamcakes, 2 Pints of Chowder, 2 Fountain Drinks
- $26.99 for 2 Fish & Chips, 6 Clam Cakes, 2 Cups of Chowder or 2 Salads
- $14.99 6 Clam Cakes, 2 Cups of Chowder, 2 Fountain Drinks
Our Favorite Special
There are more deals mentioned on the physical coupon that we got in the mail. One of the best options is $34.99 for 2 dinners, 6 clam cakes, 2 chowders or salads. You can pick from the following dinners:
- Fried Scallop Dinner
- Fried Shrimp Dinner
- Lobster Roll Dinner
- Clam Roll
- Scallop Roll
- Pint of Fried Clams
- Fried Calamari
- Stuffed Quahogs
Most if not all of these come with fries and coleslaw. Plus, if you opt for chowder as a side, you can pick between white, red and clear.
Summary: Iggy’s Doughboys & Chowder House
Iggy’s Doughboys & Chowder House is a great spot to enjoy a typical Rhode Island meal. The Oakland Beach location is unique because they offer various types of seating. This includes a sandy area with picnic tables that is decorated with imported palm trees most summers! Of course, this year everything is different, but hopefully Iggy’s will return to its fun, busy, palm-tree decorated self this upcoming season. In the meantime, you can enjoy their secret off-season deals from the comforts of your home.