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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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Rye, New York
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Meriden, Connecticut
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Rye, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We regularly have breakfast Ernie's whenever we visit Block Island. They only do breakfast but if you eat it late enough in the morning you can call it brunch. Keep in mind that it is an old style breakfast "greasy spoon". This is not an indictment of the food or the atmosphere, but rather a feel to the place like... More 

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Ernie's was a short walk from where we were staying and a great spot for breakfast. There are a variety of choices and the food and coffee were very good. The wait staff was also very attentive and friendly. There's also a great view if you eat outside.

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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great food and ocean view.... great service..... outstanding and great value......The waitress are great.... with a upbeat and fun like style..... great to feel such happiness first thing in the morning!!!! Fun, fast service and great tasting food!!!!Thank You Ernies....

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

You know you're getting close to Ernie's when the smell of Bacon suddenly fills your nostrils. No matter when you last ate, you're hungry again! We stopped into Ernie's for a late Breakfast just yesterday when visiting Block Island. The smell of fresh cooked bacon and simmering coffee was enough to draw us in, and away from our plans for... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ernies is a great place to get breakfast or lunch on Block Island. It is your standard diner type establishment serving up classic breakfast and lunch items. Place has a nice charm to it , great outdoor patio and friendly work staff. We always have breakfast here when we visit Block Island.

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had breakfast here twice. Sit outside on the covered deck for a leisurely meal while watching the activity in the harbor. The food is good and reasonably priced (cash only). The service could have been better. Pancakes, omelets, and eggs were all good.

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This place is CASH ONLY which is only mentioned in a small line on the bottom of the back of the menu. Luckily we saw it before ordering more than coffee. The coffee was excellent, but we didn't stay for food.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Just what you want in the morning. Great food, terrific service, reasonably priced right by the harbor. We went there every morning during our stay.

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

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  • 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

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