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Eli's

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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 113
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal in a cozy restaurant on a romantic island.

Eli's is right across the street from the ferry on a small side street. As soon as you walk in you will be in love, small tables, intimate setting, helpful staff and fabulous food! Meals are very creative and just downright delicious!!! Have paid much more for comparable dishes elsewhere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Decaf7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Eli's is right across the street from the ferry on a small side street. As soon as you walk in you will be in love, small tables, intimate setting, helpful staff and fabulous food! Meals are very creative and just downright delicious!!! Have paid much more for comparable dishes elsewhere. Congratulations to chef for bringing such high quality food to... More 

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2 Thank Decaf7
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Always rated among the top restaurants on the island here on Facebook. We were;t impressed. The room is pleasant but nothing special. The food was so-so and a bit over-thought. A little restraint in the recipes would have gone a long way.

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Thank Ken L
New Haven CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Every trip to BI centers upon a night or two at Ell's! Fresh & creative preparation never disappoints! Everything sounds so wonderful that it's sometimes difficult to choose what to order! We sat at the cozy little bar & had winderful service! We love seafood:Tuna tartare was amazing! Swordfish: just delish!

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2 Thank Lois F
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Probably the best restaurant on the island. Great food. Great service. Intimate setting, warm and friendly. One of the best calamari I've tasted!

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3 Thank SirRead
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We went off season during the week around 6:00 and had no wait at all. This was without a doubt my favorite meal on block island. We had the tuna nachos, pork buns and oysters for an appetizer. The tuna was super fresh and all of the flavors and textures mixed so well together. Brisket in the pork buns was... More 

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3 Thank Joanna P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Some of the best oysters and scallops that I have ever eaten- the food at Eli's is delicious, fresh and imaginative.

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2 Thank Sally-Anne H
Valley Stream, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Great small restaurant. No reservations get there by 6 unless you want to wait. Very good service. The pricing was good & we all enjoyed our meal

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4 Thank Sue W
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

After visiting BI once before and seeing this place slammed, without even a chance at a table, we made it a top priority to get there early the next time we were out there. And it was worth it - the service was good, food was good. I like pretty much everything, but I did find that their menu was... More 

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Thank Nancy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Charming restaurant, great waitress and amazing food-what more can you ask for? My husband has the hanger steak and I had the cod; both were incredible. The cod was perfectly seared but moist, with a fantastic coconut herb sauce and an ethereal curry custard. I can honestly say it is one of the most tasty fish dishes I have ever... More 

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5 Thank Henspowl
Guilford, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

For our final dinner on Block, we went to Eli's to try Chef Wargo's new creation: An 8 oz burger made of ground chuck, brisket and short ribs, with the added touch of Montreal Steak Seasoning. Next comes a marmalade of chirizo and carmelized onion. The third laer is 10 oz of lobster chunks which have been poached in a... More 

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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?