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Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2901
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The National Hotel Tap & Grille is a full service restaurant serving...
The National Hotel Tap & Grille is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The outdoor porch overlooks the harbor and offers a great view of the ocean. The menu specializes in steaks and seafood but has a wide variety for all tastes. We also have an indoor and an outdoor bar with live entertainment every weekend in July and August.
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Terrific linch

Service was excellent. Lots of people to tend to, but they make it work. Clam chowder good, fish n chips delicious. Fish was fresh and prepared just right. A relaxing view of the harbor makes it worthwhile if you are on the porch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Ballwin, Missouri
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We've eaten at the National many times before, and were really looking forward to eating here again. However, I hesitate to recommend this going forward. Had dinner here one night and it was okay, but breakfast the next morning was so bad it will be laughable at some point. Case in point - waitress asks my hubby what he'd like... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Service was excellent. Lots of people to tend to, but they make it work. Clam chowder good, fish n chips delicious. Fish was fresh and prepared just right. A relaxing view of the harbor makes it worthwhile if you are on the porch.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Early Sunday evening dinner on the veranda. Atmosphere, service, and view are excellent, overlooking Old Harbor from the raised porch on a beautiful evening. We have made it a custom to have a meal here each time we go to Block Island, but will not go there next time. The food arrived about four minutes after ordering: fish and chips... More 

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NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this review

I am very sorry to see this review. I can certainly assure you that none of the food was pre-cooked nor was the quesadilla fried but obviously it did not live up to the standards that you have experienced in the past. In both the hotel and the restaurant, we are very lucky to have many guests that return each... More 

Rhode Island
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Hot Summer day, and had a great lunch on the front porch overlooking Old Harbor. Wonderful welcoming staff and good food. And while featuring steak and seafood, there are vegetarian options for sandwiches, appetizers, and salads. A bustling place, but did not feel cramped or crowded.

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New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Running ahead of schedule on Sunday, we had time for breakfast before catching the ferry and stopped here. A little pricy (isn’t just about everything on the island?!) but it was worth it. I had the eggs, English muffin and home fries, and DH had eggs, bacon, toast and home fries. Patrick was right there with coffee as soon as... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We enjoyed a nice lunch here on a day trip to Block Island. First off, the staff was universally friendly and helpful. The view of the harbor was lovely as was the porch setting. We each had the lobster roll, which was not the best I've had but still good. (The roll was a little too doughy for me and... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

While staying at the National, we wanted to give their restaurant a try. We sat outside on a breezy beautiful night with a gorgeous view. The waitstaff was prompt and attentive. Our food was really good. We had steamers, lobster roll and scallops. The food was fresh, tasty and the cocktails were delicious as well. This was the best food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

First night staying at the National and wanted to try their restaurant. Very cozy, inside and out. We had the caramelized sea scallops and shrimp oreganata - both were excellent. Good service, a nice bottle of wine.... Not inexpensive, but well worth it!

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Ossining, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went there for lunch. This restaurant has a nice terrace overlooking the Marina with great views. We had the clam chowder, mussels and Lobster fetuccine. The chowder was really good, one of the best I've tried. The fettuccine was full of lobster meat, together with mushrooms and creamy sauce, really decadent. My husband was very impressed. And my mussels... More 

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NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this review

We certainly appreciate you taking the time to review the National and I am very glad you enjoyed your meal. Hope you can visit us again soon! More 

Long Island, NY
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159 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had an enjoyable lunch on the veranda overlooking Water St. The lobster roll was full of lobster meat and the clam chowder very good. The service was good but I thought the prices a bit high. I suppose there was a surcharge for the view. Nice place - centrally located - for a meal.

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Additional Information about Tap & Grille

Address: Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: +1 401-466-2901
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-2901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Description

The National Hotel Tap & Grille is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The outdoor porch overlooks the harbor and offers a great view of the ocean. The menu specializes in steaks and seafood but has a wide variety for all tastes. We also have an indoor and an outdoor bar with live entertainment every weekend in July and August.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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