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The Surf

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32 Dodge St, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
(401)-466-2241
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 47
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best bar view in New Shoreham

Loved sitting at the bar overlooking the beach, especially for sunset views. A great place to go for drinks or dinner (which can also be served at the bar). Friendly bartenders. My girlfriend and I came here a few times during our brief trip because we enjoyed the views and food so much. The clam... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Loved sitting at the bar overlooking the beach, especially for sunset views. A great place to go for drinks or dinner (which can also be served at the bar). Friendly bartenders. My girlfriend and I came here a few times during our brief trip because we enjoyed the views and food so much. The clam chowder was not the best... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Best ocean view, over looking at the harbor and the beach, Best ahi tuna ... Best margarita and best bartender Julie ....!!!!

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Stowe, Vermont
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful and quiet spot overlooking Old Harbor. We had a light lunch here as we were attending an afternoon wedding. I ordered the Endless Summer Salad and it was very fresh and delicious. My date had the Shrimp Po-boy with fries. Our guests had the Coconut Shrimp, the Endless Salad and Fish and Chips. The menu offers... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Gorgeous view of the Atlantic Ocean and beach. It was delightful watching dogs swimming for frisbees while having a drink. Help barely responsive. Not friendly.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My 12 year old son and I loved this restaurant. The seating is beachfront, with amazing fish, salads and breakfasts. Expensive, but given that all other restaurants in the area are the same price, this one is a reliable bet. Great fried fish (light and flaky), fried calamari, salads, lobster roll and breakfast. We ate here 3 times, my son... More 

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The back of the hotel has a full bar with a gorgeous ocean view. The front you can sit on the deck and enjoy a nice glass of wine, which is what I did. I recommend this place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Can't say anything good about the food at this hotel. Suggest eating anywhere but here. Lots of other establishments with great meals.

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rhode island
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

spent a couple of evenings at the surf - the first was for a party with appetizers and drinks - food was very good - the staff did a wonderful job our second visit was for drinks at the bar -

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Niantic, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We arrived on the Thursday 2-for-1 high speed ferry for dinner. A very short walk down to the hotel/restaurant which is in a beautiful location. Dinner seating started at five so we walked around a bit before returning. We had the outer-most table for two overlooking the water. Beautiful spot. Our server was a young gentleman from Florida, very friendly... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Sat on the outdoor deck and enjoyed the panoramic view of the Ocean and Harbor. Our first round of drinks were great. Very cold bottled beer and plenty of large pieces of strawberry in the mojito. The second round of drinks, the beer was warmer and the mojito had only a few pieces of strawberries. For an appetizer we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Dodge St, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: (401)-466-2241

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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