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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: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    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
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Great little spot in the middle of the more touristy part of town. Above par food and great drink selection. There is a nice patio if you want to sit outside that has corn hole, or you can cozy up at the bar inside. The staff is very friendly and they have a great beer selection. Most nights... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Julie S
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little spot in the middle of the more touristy part of town. Above par food and great drink selection. There is a nice patio if you want to sit outside that has corn hole, or you can cozy up at the bar inside. The staff is very friendly and they have a great beer selection. Most nights during the... More 

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Thank Julie S
Warren, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

lots of people from local to tourist very laid back place with outdoor picnic tables and a nice indoor bar they also have a few games you can play outside good place to have a drink and relax

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Plenty of options on the menu at reasonable prices. I had a cheeseburger topped with onions which was small but very tasty. Came with chips and for $2 more I could have fries. My friend had a greek salad which was good.

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Thank mjayBoston
Kings Park, New York
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Very busy the night we went, and we got seated in a remote corner by the back door and kitchen. The food was very good, but the staff was lacking... just not enough servers to cover the crowd. We were their late in the season (end of Sept) so possible that much of the staff were already gone for the... More 

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Thank Marie D
Bayside, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We ate the lobster rolls as well as the lobster mac and cheese; we dined outside, our waitress was polite and efficient. The lobster rolls were served on stale hot dog buns that fell to pieces as soon as we picked them up. The food was decent but nothing compared to other local establishments that served the same cuisine at... More 

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Thank Joe F
NC USA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Great food, professional service in a casual atmosphere. We had the pizza and it was fantastic. We visited on a stormy weekend when most restaurants were empty, but this place was packed!

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Thank KJBNcUsa
Killingworth, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a nice little pub, no better or worse than many you've experienced. Beer selection is a little limited with a couple of microbrews on the menu. My wife tried the chowder and said it was very good so food could be their big draw. For the two afternoons we visited the music bordered on muzak.

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Thank Rick200WCW
Seekonk, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We enjoyed a light dinner during a late September visit to PPP. My wife enjoyed the crab cakes and I enjoyed a large salad. We ate outside to enjoy a setting sun. Our waitress was personable and responsive. This is the second time we have eaten here and won't be the last. Wonderful specials and a great bar area. Reasonably... More 

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Thank Jodnay
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We tried this place because we saw lots of people here outside having a great time. We also sat out side and enjoyed good hearty food, chili and greek salad, and my friend had the caesar slad and a burger he loved his too. We liked it so much we went again sunday for lunch and it was packed with... More 

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Thank sbdesign
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We went for the first time here this trip and it was really good. a great menu and friendly and efficient staff. the salads are big and really good, its a causal atmosphere and there were lots of people enjoying the outdoor eating area. The game was on sunday and it was packed. everyone was having a ball and the... More 

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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?