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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, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    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
a rich experience at the poor people's pub

a great wide ranging menu full of great homemade fare and supplemented by a solid bar experience. great for the family or without.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
jlillie1961
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Wilton, Connecticut
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Wilton, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

a great wide ranging menu full of great homemade fare and supplemented by a solid bar experience. great for the family or without.

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Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Another great experience at the PPP. Cheap beer and good food. I ate the pulled pork sandwich which was delicious. There is a nice patio (dog friendly). This is worth the trip when visiting BI.

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Brooklyn, New York
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Surely a nice, non-pretentious place to drink and eat (the food menu looks more sophisticated than not) but my drink was very expensive and extremely weak. Many of the mixed drinks on Block Island are served as doubles but I resent having to pay so much for a drink with so little alcohol in it. We went there strictly to... More 

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Interesting pub we visited for lunch. Great menu including blackboard items, very different than expected, so try it. The flatbread with hummus and Caesar salad is incredible. Enjoyed the outdoor patio.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Sat inside as the outside was a long wait. split a burger as we had a big day of biking ahead and didn't want to be to full. It was good a little on the greasy side. the beer selection was excellent. Service was great! would go back for lunch and probably try another sandwich not a burger.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great pub and eatery. The chocolate chip cookie pie served in a cast iron skillet with ice cream and whip cream is a must !! Get lots of spoons and if you are with a large group get two. Grilled cheese sandwiches are heavenly and the menu is quite diverse. Great outdoor seating and steps away from the shopping areas.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Although tasty, skip the burgers and go for the house smoked pork bbq and lobster chowder, both worth returning for. The pork is delicious and plentiful. Although we did not order the Junk Fries, they threw me into a salivating cardiac ecstasy when delivered to the table next to us...give them some serious consideration...fully loaded. And, the chowder is some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This Pub is one of the few places open all year long, so if you come off season or even early May it might be the only place for lunch. Thank goodness is it sooo GOOD! My husband is more health conscience than I and he had a vegetarian special he went back for a second time. My BLT was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place keeps getting better and better. They have perfected the art of bbq and macaroni and cheese. They have added fun events at night like sin sin Tuesday etc. The food is amazing, the specials change every day, and the price is fair. All around a decent place you can always rely on.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This usually well reviewed pub failed to shine for our family dinner on a midweek evening. The service was rushed from the word go, as wait staff appeared to nearly run through the restaurant throughout our meal. Unfortunately, our server failed to come back to us even once after food was quickly dropped off by available staff as we were... More 

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Additional Information about Poor People's Pub

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

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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?