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Ernie's Old Harbor Restaurant

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212 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-2473
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Old Fashioned Breakfast

Ernies is always our go to spot for Breakfast! Get there early because the lines can become very long. Strawberry Panckes and Grits are our number one choice

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Miquel756
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Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ernies is always our go to spot for Breakfast! Get there early because the lines can become very long. Strawberry Panckes and Grits are our number one choice

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Thank Miquel756
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A reasonable place to eat a great breakfast. Eggs, toasts, bacon and potatoes were all delicious. The location is PRIMO being next to a gift shop and on Water St.

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Thank 751Prospector
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Overall disappointed. View was nice but food was awful. My wife's breakfast sandwich had the heal of the loaf as one of the pieces. Coffee was terrible. Sorry. Just not good.

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1 Thank Patrick S
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Routine breakfast fare. Had a surcharge on my omelet (noted on menu). Omelet came with toast but no potatoes. $3.75 to add potatoes to egg dish. I've never heard of an omelet being served without breakfast potatoes. The omelet came to the table hot as did my wife's pancakes. Friendly and fast service.

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Thank Allan K
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Was..a patron of Ernie's until on a recent visit was refused a cup to take my ice in! Didn't even want water..just a cup! The owner(a scowled-face older blond woman) told the waitress to have us buy a bottled water! Food was always ok.. How bad can breakfast/eggs be?? Somewhat over-priced..I'll NEVER return. There are many other,more hospitable places on... More 

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1 Thank skykingandpenny2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Great spot to visit right off the ferry. My husband and I had a delicious breakfast that was standard breakfast fare and that's exactly what we wanted. Would have liked to sit on the deck but it wasn't open? They had a reason, can't recall what it was. Not a big deal. Small place but cute and comfortable. Had a... More 

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Thank Greenhilllocal
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Greasy spoon to be avoided. We wanted a quick breakfast before heading out on bikes. Wish we had found a different place or skipped breakfast all together. Three out of four of us dealt with upset stomachs all day as a result of our breakfasts,

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Thank Beenthere1950
Topsfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Ernie's really is a pretty standard diner. However, due to the location right in Old Harbor (get here early for a deck seat), basic breakfast fare with the gorgeous view earns it a very good in my opinion. It's a good option if your B&B does not offer a hot breakfast but you don't want to spend a lot.

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Thank brookespater
Meriden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

we loved this cute little place for our breakfast every day. food and coffee were outstanding and views of harbor were great. beautiful breezes while eating

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Thank marianne b
Rye, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Ernie's is a must do for any BI vacation. They open at 6:30am and will be crowded shortly afterwards. The food is fantastic, service is prompt. Coffee is plentiful but a little weak. It is tightly packed with chairs and tables - no room for a stroller, and a tight fit for larger people. Overall a good value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: 401-466-2473

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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