In addition to freshly prepared entrees, our service is prompt, on point, polite and accommodating. Our award-winning and extensive menu of American and Italian cuisine features more than 130 items including appetizers, salads, pastas, sandwiches, grilled burgers, seafood, steaks and chops. The Kids menu includes fresh-to-order favorites including a selection of healthy items for the Oaks pint-size guest. The lively environment is created by colorful staff, classic music and flat screens in every direction showcasing the day's news and sporting events. Twin Oaks is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or gather your family for dinner. The restaurant, named for the oak trees that shade its pastoral grounds, has been operating as a family owned business for more than 80 years. It had its start as a speakeasy in 1933 during the prohibition era and made the transition from a small eatery with 60 seats to the current operation with 650 seats, 6 separate dining rooms and 3 bars. The restaurant is the largest independent operation in Rhode Island.
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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Our grandfather, William DeAngelus Sr., founded Twin Oaks in 1933. In 1928 during prohibition, he began distilling whiskey to sell to his friends and his basement became a "speakeasy" (They use to call it Moonshining) - that is until Federal Agents destroyed the still in 1933. Later on that same year, Twin Oaks was born.
It had two small private dining rooms that held only sixteen people, and a main dining room which could accommodate up to forty people. But it was a labor of love - our Grandmother, Eva DeAngelus, prepared all the food, and our Grandpa cooked it. The restaurant grew very quickly due to the excellent food and the reasonable prices, which are still in existence today. Bill “Sr." died in January 1979, and our father Bill “Jr.” took over the management of the restaurant.
In February, 1980, the restaurant was totally destroyed by fire. While the new building was being constructed, Twin Oaks rented the former Gregory’s Restaurant on Oaklawn Avenue in Cranston, RI. Our customers were very happy that they would not have to do without our fabulous food. We re-opened again in our present building in October 1981.
Under the direction of our father, William DeAngelus Jr., Twin Oaks became the largest independent operation in Rhode Island, and is ranked number 66 in the United States. We now have six dining rooms that seat 650 people, and have 180 employees.
Tue - Thu: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm