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Poor People's Pub

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33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8533
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great prices, and close to town

We went with a party of 7 and ate outside. It was a short walk from the beach and easy walk back to the Ferry. We all really enjoyed the food. There were so many good options that it was hard to decide. We enjoyed the Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, the Macaroni and Cheese Grilled Cheese with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Teresa N
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Springfield, Virginia
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  • Dining on a budget
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Fun place! Off the beaten path but close walk from ferry. Laid back and staff was great. We were a group of six and readily seated. I had an Italian grinder and it hit the spot. Would return.

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Springfield, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went with a party of 7 and ate outside. It was a short walk from the beach and easy walk back to the Ferry. We all really enjoyed the food. There were so many good options that it was hard to decide. We enjoyed the Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, the Macaroni and Cheese Grilled Cheese with Bacon, the Pizza,... More 

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Rhode Island
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a good family and friendly restaurant .i had the French onion soup....lots of cheese.Great gathering place...good food and drinks!!! Walking distance from town...prices are very reasonable 😄

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Good food that is reasonably priced. It is an easy walk from the ferry but away from the busy hustle and bustle right near the ferry, making it much quieter. The service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a great spot in the bar nook on the island. It is fun to go to at night and the only bar in that particular spot that doesn't charge a cover. There is always a DJ on the weekends and yummy drinks served by friendly bartenders. This was "our spot" when we went on vacation for a week... More 

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Connecticut
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Used to be a great place for pub grub. Went last night and the food was no where near what it was earlier in the summer. Did the chef leave? What is going on. Very disappointed.

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Newport, Rhode Island
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Service was excellent, food was good, decent prices. Had a lobster omelet, very tasty. Good spot to go after the beach.

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Daytona Beach
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had our first dining experience here last evening, my wife ordering poblano poppers and French onion soup, and I having the Lil Kahuna burger. All three dishes were very delicious, and reasonably priced. The drinks are typically a bit more expensive, being on the island and at a full service restaurant.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you wanna take a break from pricey dining while on Block Island, give this place a try. Quirky, fun atmosphere, a lot of beers on tap, and great pub food, at affordable prices. Does one need anything more??

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Connecticut
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You can get cheap beer and pub food here or you can order off a remarkable board of daily specials. Stuffed beef heart? Here's the place. Reach sometimes exceeds the grasp, but you have to love the ambition

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-8533

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?