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The Beachead

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596 Corn Neck Road, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
401 466 2249
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty restaurant right not he water!

I enjoyed a delicious, fun dinner on the patio of The Beachead one weekend evening last summer. I believe my friends and I closed the place down. We were tempted to walk across the street after dinner and swim since it was so humid. Food was great, service friendly and timely even though they were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Susan S
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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us went here (summer) and all agreed this was the best place on the island. I had their lobster roll and it was delicious. Service was good too.

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Thank Shopaholic_x0
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, drinks, location, view, service, decor, ambience, all good. Be sure to go here for lunch!

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Thank SandyNeck59
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I enjoyed a delicious, fun dinner on the patio of The Beachead one weekend evening last summer. I believe my friends and I closed the place down. We were tempted to walk across the street after dinner and swim since it was so humid. Food was great, service friendly and timely even though they were quite busy. Great menu selection.... More 

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Thank Susan S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Had the clam chowder, lobster roll and a Bloody Mary. IT WAS ALL GREAT!! Check them out and enjoy, great view and good food make this a worthwhile stop.

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Thank scrmonster90
Liberty, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We found this place by chance when we were out walking. We loved it and went back again the next day. The food was great and the staff was friendly.

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Thank happyvacationers246
Boston, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Loved their version of clam chowder - just terrific! Lots of clams in a broth that is delicious. A must! Had the beet salad and that was also quite good and satisfying with the hot bread and soup. My friend had the baked haddock and the portion was generous and good. The couscous could have had more flavor she said... More 

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Thank Laurie B
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great little lunch spot with excellent service. Lots of people bicycle on the island and this is an excellent spot; also across from the beach

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Thank mtgresrc
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We visited here after Labor Day. We came for the dollar oysters and were charged three dollars a piece instead of the special price. Oysters were rather large and not quite cold enough. Our sandwich was okay, but nothing special. The manager fixed the bill to meet the advertised price, which we appreciated. Seating is nice on the porch, but... More 

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Holbrook, New York
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186 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

First Time on Block, Took A ferry from Montauk, we Docked around 1120am and We Headed For "Town". After Shopping we stopped in This Eatery to Grab some Lunch, Glad We did, We Had A Great View of the Water and We Had A Very Nice Server, ( Megan ) great service, she Was Awesome! The Hot Lobster Roll was... More 

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Thank vegman58
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Clear broth chowder that is unlike anything anywhere else. If I'm ever sentenced to death, this would be the last meal. And Megn!!! Superb service, and an extremely wonderful person. Felt at home immediately. A young woman with an old soul.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 596 Corn Neck Road, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: 401 466 2249

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 27
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?