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Ernie's Old Harbor Restaurant

212 Water Street, Block Island, RI 02807
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Ranked #27 of 53 Restaurants in Block Island
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 12, 2014
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English first
Daytona Beach
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Neshanic Station, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Had breakfast here twice while on our trip. Service was great and fast. Breakfast is reasonably priced and the omelets are really good. They have a early bird breakfast but I never got up early enough to go for that. Would go here for sure. Also, great view of the ferry's coming and going from the outside deck.

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Ocean BEach
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Seems "everyone knows your name" if you're a local. We weren't but got the same home style treatment as the regulars. Food was good, coffee hot and strong...what more do you need in the morning!

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Danbury, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Quaint and simple breakfast spot, good food, service and views. Line out the door all morning, which tells you that they mus be doing something right!!!

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