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42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-2231
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently...
Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. ONLY BALLARD’S HAS IT ALL.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch and Music by the beach

Had lunch here at the suggestion of a friend. They have live music playing from 2 to 6 outside by the bar. It was a very crazy, bustling place. Choice of eating outside or inside and some tables are right on the sand.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
FoodFan2911
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Cheshire, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here at the suggestion of a friend. They have live music playing from 2 to 6 outside by the bar. It was a very crazy, bustling place. Choice of eating outside or inside and some tables are right on the sand.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went for a drink after the beach last Saturday. They have a band-lots of scantily clad, tattooed 20 something's & older getting inebriated.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Was at Ballards on a hot Sunday afternoon, World Premier Band was playing, drinks were going down fast, so decided to grab lunch on the patio, awesome seawall table overlooking crystal clear water and watching everybody having a great time. Food was excellent. Awesome new beach bars right on the sand, just steps away from the beautiful ocean..Can't wait to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yes Ballards have bout 6/8 rooms upstairs a few with 2 queen beds an some with a king an some rooms with a Balcony! These rooms are All A/C an state of the art there just mayb 4 years since they renovated . The only down side is there isn't any breakfast here so other than that it a gray... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

while staying at ballards we enjoyed seafood, deliscious drinks and exceptional service. cant wait for 2016

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Ballard's. We look forward to seeing you again! Sharon C. Manager More 

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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had both lunch and dinner here during our stay. Food was very good and we loved sitting outside on the patio. Drinks were awesome as well. Both nights had live entertainment that was fun.

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant a couple times while you were here. As you stated, we have live music every day both during the lunch hours and during the dinner hours. We hope to see you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We sat around back, table, chairs and feet in the sand around sundown. The food was very good, and the waitstaff very freindly and helpful, eager to please. Certainly enjoyed the view out to the ocean as I enjoyed my little neck clams and garlic aoili pasta.

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our new table service right on the beach. It is a great spot to sit back and relax and have some food while enjoying the Ocean. Nothing like being able to wiggle your... More 

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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Yes, this is a busy spot, but while you are here, you feel like you are on a tropical vacation. Get here early to get a spot close to the water. We came over on the ferry from New London which was great. At Ballards, we rented sand chairs ( They also rent chaise lounges, umbrellas, and cabanas) there is... More 

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My son and I had lunch at Ballard's this was my second time at Ballard's and the food and drink was excellent, my son had the lobster taco and I has the smoked scallop lobster bisque (I love a good bisque) and an Island dream martini yes it was 11am but it's happy hour somewhere. We sat at the bar... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the bisque while your son enjoyed the lobster tacos. And of course, at 11am, it is most definitely Happy Hour somewhere, so we are glad you tried our Island Dream martini! We hope... More 

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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went with friends for afternoon drinks. Turns out the patio seating is for dining only, not drinks. So into the bar. Service was okay; tough job in such a busy place. Large and spacious and plenty of people indoors and out. Party on the beach. Pipe running above the bar dripping water at a good annoying rate due to condensation... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. While it is true that the patio along the beach is only for dining service, we do also have the patio by the outside bar where you are able to sit for drinks. You might want to check that out the... More 

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Additional Information about Ballard's

Address: 42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: 401-466-2231
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: 401-466-2231

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene

Description

Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. ONLY BALLARD’S HAS IT ALL.

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