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Tap & Grille

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Grill, American, Seafood
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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: 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
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Scenic Place fro Lunch

This is by far my favorite place for lunch on Block Island. I had the fish and chips with, of course the local Narragansett Beer. The batter on the fish was so light and flavorful, I couldn't believe it. It is also a great place to view the old harbor and all the people coming over on the ferry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
James P
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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We stayed in the National Hotel and enjoyed a dinner that was delicious and loved the hot lobster roll! We also had great pancakes & bacon for breakfast. Convenient location, great selection of food and very good service too.

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Thank MamaG11
Plainville, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Burger was good but cheesesteak was average . views of the ocean price is reasonable for lunch. close to other shops

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Thank Alex E
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

There was nothing extraordinary about the National Hotel Tap and Grille - the food was good, don't get me wrong and the portions were perfect. Not too much - just enough to fill you up so you can go play at the beach, but the food was just ordinary. It was well prepared and flavorful but the same could be... More 

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Thank lovedasunAtlanta_GA
Blackstone, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is by far my favorite place for lunch on Block Island. I had the fish and chips with, of course the local Narragansett Beer. The batter on the fish was so light and flavorful, I couldn't believe it. It is also a great place to view the old harbor and all the people coming over on the ferry from... More 

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Thank James P
Durham, Connecticut
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We have been to Tap & Grille for cocktails before but never dined. We decided to try something different and have lunch at National. We were greeted warmly and seated on the porch rail, a great view of the harbor and passers by. I ordered an extra dry Beefeater martini that, when served looked beautiful and would be the start... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us and posting this review. I did just want to let you know that we are definitely not in the practice of watering down our liquors. The only explanation I can think of is that the bartender let the alcohol sit on the ice while chilling it for too long and that caused the martini... More 

Stowe, Vermont
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It was a hot night on the porch at the Tap & Grille. We decided on the Lobster Salad and some iced tea for dinner. It did not disappoint. There's a great view of Old Harbor, the Ferry and Water Street from the porch and it is a great place to start your weekend on Block Island. The dinner and... More 

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Thank JillCull
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

WOnderful dinner on the porch! Ambiance and food was great! Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly, appetizers were delicious!

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Thank Mary D
Florida
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Our first night on Block Island we sat on the Tap's porch right on the rail. It was wonderful. The food was very good. The service was very good. What more could you ask for?

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Thank DHuntCT
Newton, Massachusetts
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390 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We return every year because the front porch is lively and fun. Every year, and this year was no exception, I walk away thinking "we should've just had drinks and eaten elsewhere." The staff is friendly and fun and service is fine but the food is nothing better than just OK and at a pretty high price. Also, this year... More 

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

As I have written before, we never like to see a negative review and I am sorry that your experience was not what it has been in the past. We certainly accommodate many groups throughout the season and they typically go smoothly so I am not sure what happened on the day you were there. We always strive to be... More 

Ballwin, Missouri
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

I am sorry that your experience was not what it should have been. I will address it with both the managers and the service staff, in particular the breakfast servers. They are young but they do need to learn. I certainly hope you will give the National another try in the future and feel free to bring any issues up... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Cuisine: Grill, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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