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Ernie's Old Harbor Restaurant

212 Water Street, Block Island, RI 02807
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Bacon, eggs and coffee were good. Service lacking. Veranda overlooks harbor. Very nice setting. Walkable from "downtown."

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews 127 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were there early in the morning for breakfast, there was only one server and she was very busy. It took some time to get waited on and then the meal was ok - the toast was burned and my friend's eggs were not cooked properly - wouldn't go back.

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Columbia, CT
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This bustling breakfast-only restaurant always seems to have a line waiting to get in, but the wait is well worth it. Longest we've ever waited was 20 minutes. The food is delicious, plentiful, and very reasonably priced. The view of the harbour from the porch seating is relaxing, but it's OK sitting inside, too. Service was prompt and courteous. One... More 

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Daytona Beach
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This popular breakfast-only spot overlooks Old Harbor, and features great omelets, pancakes, and good coffee. Wait for a table out back, on the shaded deck overlooking the bustle of the ferry dock. Our server was able, the breakfast delicious, and the prices reasonable. We dine here at least once during each annual visit.

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New England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We happened to be up really early and our hotel did not start serving breakfast until 8 AM so we went for a walk and discovered Ernie's. We had a great early bird special - 2 eggs, toast and home fries for $3.99. Good basic breakfast food for a great price.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great breakfast with friendly service and at a good price! Though very crowded, we did not feel rushed and the coffee just kept coming... a lovely way to start a day on Block Island.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Breakfast at Ernie's is served upstairs from Finn's, or you can enter at street level near the statue of Rebecca. This place has been here for decades. I loved my blueberry pancakes - just what I wanted. Others in my group ordered breakfast sandwiches and were very satisfied. Service was just okay. It was late in the season and summer... More 

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Oxford, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I believe Ernie’ is only open for breakfast. It was recommended by the desk clerk at the Harbor Side since their restaurant had closed for the season. (That’s a problem with visiting Block Island in the “shoulder” season”. Most restaurants are closed; those that aren’t are getting ready to close and offer a limited menu. Ernie’s opens at 7:00. When... More 

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Arlington, VA
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I loved this place. I was on Block Island for two nights and the Front Desk Clerk of the Harborside Inn recommended Ernie's for breakfast. It was delicious; they have the best tasting pancakes I have ever had. Usually, pancakes are a vehicle for the butter and maple syrup, but these had their own flavor. One day I got the... More 

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Sussex, Wisconsin, USA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Had breakfast there on the final day of our visit to Block Island. Fun atmosphere. Definitely local flavor. Staff and service was very good. Loved the food smell as we walked in. Hit the spot, although we prefer hash browns vs. the American fries. Cook wished us a good day as we left.

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Address: 212 Water Street, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: 401-466-2473
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island
Cuisine: American

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