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Finn's Seafood Restaurant

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212 Water Street, Water St., Old Harbor, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2473
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tradition!

Classic Block Island simplicity! Good for lobster dinner inside but I usually have fried clams outside on the picnic tables. Others go for the lobster rolls.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Lavida2016
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McLean, Virginia
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McLean, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Classic Block Island simplicity! Good for lobster dinner inside but I usually have fried clams outside on the picnic tables. Others go for the lobster rolls.

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Thank Lavida2016
New Haven, Connecticut
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We are Block Island regulars, but have neglected Finn's for many years because we're vegetarians. On a lark, we decided to go. The Gardenburger was outstanding--there's also a grilled portobello mushroom and several substantial salads. But what makes dining at Finn's something special is the deck at dusk--brightly whitewashed, dramatically lit, and adorned with a brace of American flags. It... More 

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East Amherst, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We had read mixed reviews of Finn's and it was a mixed dinner that we received. I was looking for a whole lobster dinner and since it was late in the season Finn's was the only place I could find that was still serving it. My 1 1/2 lobster was tasty and the meal was quite satisfying. Nothing spectacular. My... More 

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1 Thank Ron C
New York
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

During my girls weekend trip to Block Island last summer, we had early dinner here. Friendly staff, great view, open space and good food. Perfect place to eat if you want to catch your ferry right after since it's only a few minutes walk. We really enjoyed all the seafood here except tuna. With everything we ordered for dinner, it... More 

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Thank IraNYC14
Seekonk, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We stopped here for a light dinner after reading favorable reviews. We had a bowl of chowder and split a portabello mushroom sandwich. Both items were enjoyable. As it was cool out we ate inside, which is getting tired. They seriously need to freshen the place up. As Finns has lots of outside dining this may not affect your visit,... More 

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Thank Jodnay
Enfield, Connecticut
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We visited this establishment on a early Sunday evening before attending a movie. We sat at the empty bar. The bartender was personable and pleasant. The food was very good but one order was incorrect and had to be sent back. Also, a discount was advertised but not given on our bill.

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1 Thank Sue R
Pottstown, PA
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A seafood restaurant right next to the ferry depot on Block Island. Convenient but average. The wait for a table for a large party was going to be very long so we chose the take out window and take out seating. The food was just average. One couple's food was not ready until everyone had fiinished eating; be forewarned if... More 

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Thank kp1612
Stockton Springs, Maine
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We stood at the hostess station for 15 minutes, waiting to get a table. No one came to assist us. Not wait staff, not the woman working the take out window.

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Thank J H
Massachusetts
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had dinner here during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Although my dinner was terrible, the others had delicious food. The waitress had the chef prepare me another piece of fish and again it wasn't right. I'm happy to say the manager came over and apologized and took the meal off the bill. I thought the staff handled the problem... More 

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Thank Atticus177
Dunedin, Florida
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I asked the server to rate their lobster roll from 1 to 10 and she said 9. Well she should have said 5 as it was very small pieces of lobster with no taste. She never came back to ask me how I liked it. I wonder why

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 Water Street, Water St., Old Harbor, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-2473

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?