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456 Chapel St., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-5230
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really Great

Excited about Alexander V's Bona Fides, but I think, based on his review, he's referring to himself, with references to his eating resume. This isn't a European Parlor of eating or a Museum like dining experience. Its fun, a bit rustic, and good. Lets be clear, Really good. Isn't that what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
armitage11
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New England
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
New York
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here for years and always found the found interesting and appetizing. That was not the case this year. The food was average at best. Our party of ten, who are all previous patrons of Eli's, were all thoroughly disappointed with our meals. The meals were over seasoned, shrimp bland, steak cooked improperly, and crusted fish with no... More 

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New England
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Excited about Alexander V's Bona Fides, but I think, based on his review, he's referring to himself, with references to his eating resume. This isn't a European Parlor of eating or a Museum like dining experience. Its fun, a bit rustic, and good. Lets be clear, Really good. Isn't that what food should be? Ive eaten in France, Spain, Next,... More 

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

Eli's is eclectic food that is expertly prepared and delicious. Nice wine selections and excellent desserts too.

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Strypes
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

great food, small setting but a nice atmosphere in the busy Chapel Street area. Not a huge selection on the menu, but what they serve is quality.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After reading some of the reviews on this restaurant I was reluctant to criticize since everyone seems to love it. Before I begin let me say that my wife and I have dinned all over the world including Paris, Rome, Berlin, London, and many of the larger cities in the US. My wife is an avid cook she subscribes to... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great staff and good food make this a memorable dining experience. A can't miss location with a wide ranging menu for a dinner on the more adult side.

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Wellington, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Eli's provides small intimate dining with first rate everything. The eclectic menu has something for everyone and is far from ordinary food. Everything is exceptional from the service, to the warm bread, to the seared scallop. The calamari with a Thai chili sauce is exceptional. Even the wines were amazing. Admittedly, what it lacks in atmosphere it compensates for with... More 

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had an amazing meal and great service at Eli's. It was difficult to choose what to have but we weren't disappointed and will definitely return on our next visit. We did arrive early just before they opened at 6:00 and the dining room filled up pretty quickly. The tuna nachos were terrific as were our main dishes and dessert!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Plan on going early. We arrived just before it opened and by the time we finished our dinner, the place was full. The melon soup appetizer special was delicious, as were the sashimi and the tuna tartar. The snapper was fresh and cooked to perfection. My husband had the pasta which he thought was excellent and I thought a bit... More 

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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Oh those tuna nachos, how I love you. The surf and turf is great. The chef Evan can cook a fish better than anyone other chef out here. And that bartender Rosemary always makes that Fowlers with froth on it. Elis is small, and hot, and doesn't take reservations, but damn if that food isn't worth it. I love elis.

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Additional Information about Eli's

Address: 456 Chapel St., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: 401-466-5230
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 456 Chapel St., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: 401-466-5230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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