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Ernie's Old Harbor Restaurant

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212 Water Street, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-2473
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice job on the Buttermilk Pancakes and good coffee!

You know you're getting close to Ernie's when the smell of Bacon suddenly fills your nostrils. No matter when you last ate, you're hungry again! We stopped into Ernie's for a late Breakfast just yesterday when visiting Block Island. The smell of fresh cooked bacon and simmering coffee was enough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Rhode Island
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Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

You know you're getting close to Ernie's when the smell of Bacon suddenly fills your nostrils. No matter when you last ate, you're hungry again! We stopped into Ernie's for a late Breakfast just yesterday when visiting Block Island. The smell of fresh cooked bacon and simmering coffee was enough to draw us in, and away from our plans for... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ernies is a great place to get breakfast or lunch on Block Island. It is your standard diner type establishment serving up classic breakfast and lunch items. Place has a nice charm to it , great outdoor patio and friendly work staff. We always have breakfast here when we visit Block Island.

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had breakfast here twice. Sit outside on the covered deck for a leisurely meal while watching the activity in the harbor. The food is good and reasonably priced (cash only). The service could have been better. Pancakes, omelets, and eggs were all good.

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This place is CASH ONLY which is only mentioned in a small line on the bottom of the back of the menu. Luckily we saw it before ordering more than coffee. The coffee was excellent, but we didn't stay for food.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Just what you want in the morning. Great food, terrific service, reasonably priced right by the harbor. We went there every morning during our stay.

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BI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

they have a great breakfast with views of the ocean (outside tables) there can be a wait....great homemade oatmeal & great blubbery pancakes

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New Haven, Connecticut
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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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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  • Address: 212 Water Street, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island
  • Phone Number: 401-466-2473

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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