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Tap & Grille

Water Street, The National Hotel, Block Island, RI 02807
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Ranked #20 of 52 restaurants in Block Island
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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86% Recommend
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English first
McDonough, Georgia, United States
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290 reviews 290 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Way overpriced, average food. You are paying for the view, not the food. Plenty of better local food around for the price and the lobster roll was average at best for the area. Am I going back? No. Just look around and you'll find better value and better food.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fish tacos, crab cake sliders and spring rolls were all excellent! We would go back again! The french toast was just okay...too much syrup on them.

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Newburgh, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Eating on a porch of a historical hotel overlooking the ferry terminal and the ocean, on a brilliant summer day, gave the Tap a nice head start. The restaurant featured clam chowder soup that was an award winning entry versus other establishments. It was a bit flour laden but otherwise delectable. We had the special Santa Fe salad with scallops... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had dinner at the National Tap and Grille and it was pretty good. Just had hot lobster rolls because that was what we were craving and they were pretty good and very fresh, but definitely overpriced. 2 lobster rolls and a beer and the bill was $81. There are definitely other places to go for better food, but you... More

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family came here for dinner during our Vacation Week after the 4th of July. We had rented a house, but needed a night off from cooking at home. There were 8 of us, 5 adults and 3 kids. We came for an early dinner (6:00pm), were warmly greeted by the Hostess and quickly seated on the expansive front porch,... More

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New London
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were spending a day in Block Island and we wanted to have a good lunch somewhere. I checked trip advisor reviews( very helpful) and we chose this place. The service and food was good, a little bit pricey. But overall great experience!

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Syracuse, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great porch to sit outside on the ocean while you eat. Food was good, especially the sweet potato fries.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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115 reviews 115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Yes the Food is as good as the view ... But I came for the Bloody Mary ... We also had a bunch of apps like calamari, mussels and the crab and shrimp spring rolls... All Excellant ... And again the view is fantastic by the water and a great people watching spot

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Alexandria, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

The clam chowder was excellent! The steak and frites were also great. The steak was cooked perfectly! The lava cake was also very good! The service was great as well.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We flew into Block Island for a day and wanted to grab lunch overlooking the water. The Tap and Grille is on a huge porch overlooking the harbor . We had the delicious award winning clam chowder and a salad. Everything was fresh and tasty . The salads took a while and the manager came to apologize - offering us... More

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