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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner

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  • 60
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 10
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and view

We enjoyed our lunch and had great service by the staff but especially our waitress Hannah. Great food to go with an amazing view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Hartford, Connecticut
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23 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went to The Beachhead last Saturday for dinner. Based on some reviews we made the hike from downtown to their location on the edge of town. Most of the diners were on the porch harborside facing, there were still some tables available, but they chose to seat us on the side porch facing the dumster and setting sun. Worse still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our lunch and had great service by the staff but especially our waitress Hannah. Great food to go with an amazing view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visited here while staying on Block Island recently. Easy walk from town and a great spot right across from the beach. We were able to score a seat out side on the patio on a nice evening. The place offered lots of seafood. The fish was great and I thought a good value. Would definitely go back!

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Newton, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The service was horrible, food was over priced for the quality. Waiter did not bring plates for appetizers forgot what we orders to drink, it was only soda, totally forgot to bring our salads and then ask if still wanted them after we eat our main course. I will never go there again even if it was free.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After a long day sittin around on the beach, we headed to The Beachead. We were seated on time, and the wait staff was super friendly. We had a large group, and they seated and served us in a very timely fashion. I got the steak tips which were delicous, everyone else in my party was totally satisfied with their... More 

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VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

But is a clear clam chowder (no milk no tomato). It is excellent. Also, good seafood dishes at a great location across from beach.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to dinner here while on vacation with a group of friends. We wanted a date night alone so we went off by ourselves. It is a beautiful spot right on the water and we watched the sun set while eating outside. I had the scallops and my boyfriend had the lobster mac. The food was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went here for an impromptu lunch which was delicious and healthy. We had a great view of the water and the weather was beautiful for outdoor dining. Would definitely eat there again. Great location!!

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Daytona Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Across from the beach, the Beachead is one of the places that locals use during the off season, and is very busy during the summer tourist season. We had lunch today, my wife having the Po-boy shrimp wrap, and I the Au jus sandwich. Both were good, but not cheap by any means. The oceanfront view is excellent, and the... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Have no complaints. Stopped here on the way back from crescent beach. We were seated immediately and had great service. They also had an animal free option there so I was happy with my veggie burger. Great bloody marys too!

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?