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221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-8820
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classic Block Island Sunset Bar

The Oar is not about the food so don't go if you want a gourmet meal. However, if you want to experience a perfect sunset over a boat filled harbor The Oar is it. A really happy place with good drinks, friendly staff and bustling but comfortable ambience. Any trip to BO should include a stop at The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Andrew P
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Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States
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  • Bar scene
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Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The Oar is not about the food so don't go if you want a gourmet meal. However, if you want to experience a perfect sunset over a boat filled harbor The Oar is it. A really happy place with good drinks, friendly staff and bustling but comfortable ambience. Any trip to BO should include a stop at The Oar.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a casual seafood, sushi restaurant that overlooks the Marina and Boat Basin. The view is incredible. Its a short dinghy ride from your boat if you are staying on the water. The restaurant is open air and comfortable. The Adirinodack Chairs at the edge of the grounds are the perfect spot for a sunset cocktail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We always go to the Oar when we are on Block Island. I love the Susi & the lobster grilled cheese. Beautiful view and great atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We always make a stop at The Oar when we are visiting on Block Island. It is a very popular restaurant that does not take reservations so plan to wait a bit for a table. The Oar is the epitome of Block Island - good food and drinks, great view and an casual island experience. The sushi is excellent and... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Oar is a great place to have a drink and food while sitting outside watching the boats. The sushi was really good while the rest of the food is certainly adequate. However the manager of 16 years is extremely rude and non professional. Two of our party had gone ahead to reserve a table. They were told they couldn't... More 

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Daytona Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went for an early dinner, seated at the tables closest to the harbor. The view was spectacular, and the service quite good. We both ordered their fried chicken (I know, why at a seafood restaurant?) which was excellent. We've eaten here many times, and never disappointed. The location alone is worth the price of dinner. Two thumbs up.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Lot's of fun and amazing sunset views of Salt Pond. We love the Smilin Bob's Smoked Fish Dip and their Sushi is fresh and delicious. It's a place we visit at least daily on our visit.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Have been eating and drinking at the Oar since 1989. A trip to Block without drinks at The Oar soaking up some rays while taking in the view should be a crime. Best afternoons are when us dads bail from the beach ahead of the group and drink the trifecta. A dark n stormy or mudslide back to back to... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We enjoyed a great lunch at The Oar this past Saturday. Beautiful view and excellent food. Will definitely be back again soon!

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Hadn't been back to the Oar since the '90s, and it did seem to change a bit. Sat at the bar. Still was tasty, food was quite good, and the drinks and the waitstaff was wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: 401-466-8820

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?