Talking About Traffords

Trafford Restaurant opened in June 2011 by William Kane, Marguerite Kane, and Russell Goyette. In November 2012 Russell Goyette took full control of restaurant operations and things have been soaring ever since. Russell was nice enough to meet with me for this write up and provide an inside look at his pride and joy beautifully located on waterfront in Warren’s historic district. From our conversation it was clear to see his passion for the restaurant and the people who work there.”

East Bay Chamber of Commerce


Dock Your Boat for Waterfront Meals and Views that Can't be Beat

Trafford in Warren offers great views, dining on several levels and al fresco, and two spots for docking to dine. The Warren Town Dock is also close by.”

the providence journal


Warren, RI is a Vibrant Village Packed with Arts, Boutiques, History

Trafford Restaurant (285 Water St., 401-289-2265,, entrees from $15), opened a year ago to great reviews, owing to the food and terrific location over the Warren River. From its second-floor dining room, you can watch boats glide by as you devour some sweet, juicy, fat-bellied fried clams.”

The Boston Globe


2012 Review: Trafford Restaurant, Warren, RI

"I love Warren, Rhode Island. The smallest town in the smallest county in the smallest state. Warren has an historical, artsy, nautical vibe with eclectic shops, antique stores, a world class theater, and an assortment of waterfront restaurants.One of these crown jewels is Trafford located at 285 Water Street."

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2013 Review: Trafford Restaurant, Warren, RI

“Some places are worth reviewing again (and again), as is the case with Trafford located in historic Warren, Rhode Island.

I am happy to say the food and service were even better than my prior experience!

One of the things I love most about Trafford’s is it’s cool, contemporary, nautical decor. Everything from the the shades of blue gray to the twinkling white lights – work. 

It feels like you are walking into a photo shoot for Coastal Living Magazine. It is truly pleasant and adds to the whole dining experience.

As like last time, service was as quick and friendly, and really, what can one say about views like this?"

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Dine Out: Warren, RI Restaurant Offers 5-Star Fare

“I’m always scouting for restaurants to review in this column, and get ideas from family and friends, as well as other publications.

Such was the case with Trafford Restaurant, which was recently mentioned in a Boston Globe travel feature. Within a couple of days of me reading that article, my friend Jean highly recommended this Warren, R.I., spot, where she had dined a few times.

Well, I don’t have to be told three times, so Loring and I made plans to make the 35-minute drive from Fairhaven to Trafford, located on the waterfront in the historic district, on the site of the former Sears Coal Mill. If you arrive by boat for a meal, there’s even dock space to tie up.”

south coast today