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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 40
    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
Try the Mudslides!!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Nancy B
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New Fairfield, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Long Island, NY
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Oar is an institution on BI and a must for lunch while there! The classic lobster roll is always good and the sushi is even better! Gorgeous views of New Harbor. Indoor and outdoorseating and corn hole games on the lawn!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Block Island has one great historic scenic hotel and restsurant after another. This is the one closest to the sea. The ambience is unbelievable, service impeccable and food outstanding. We never wanted to leave. But, we shall return!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place is the landing pad to the island with ample toilets/showers for boaters and a place to quench your thirst with their famous mudslides. Ambiance galore with oars from mariners near and far, each with a story to tell. great place to refresh and refuel for a meander on the island.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

You must visit The Oar if you are on Block Island. As soon as you approach, you get the sense that this place is a Block Island establishment. It does not disappoint! The food is fantastic and fresh, we got Block Island oysters (just after passing by the oyster farms on our Pond and Beyond kayak tour!), clam chowder, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The best place on the island to eat. You will find boaters, residents, and tourists all coming together in one place with awesome seafood and corn hole. The drinks are great and if you plan in advance, create an oar and leave it with them to hang!

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We showed up with a service dog and they said "you can sit on the lawn with the other dogs." We sat on the lawn but never got served so we left.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My favorites, lobster roll, fried chicken and the hamburgers. Did I mention that they have outstanding mudslides? Well they are not to be missed. The view from the porch is amazing.

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Whippany, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a little ways away from the center of town, so we had to take a cab. It's a beautiful setting. You can pull up to the dock on your boat. There is a spot to grill (I assume for parties), Adirondack chairs to watch the sunset and wait for a table, outdoor seating, and you can play beanbag... More 

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Additional Information about The Oar

Address: 221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: 401-466-8820
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi

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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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