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36 Water St, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-2901
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Ranked #18 of 52 Restaurants in Block Island
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Medfield, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The porch was a perfect atmosphere for a leisurely lunch. The view was amazing! The crab cakes were delicious and full of crab, not breading. Would recommend!

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Wrote a review for this place under National Hotel... Overall could have been better... No beer on tap despite the name "Tap & Grille" - only offering was Bud Light. Went with apps for lunch because of the high-ish prices. Clam Chowder was tasty though a little watery. Heirloom tomatoes w/mozzarella were not bad but overpriced. Sweet views of the... More

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NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at the National while you were on the island. I am surmising by our lack of beer choices that you dined with us on our final weekend of being open for the season. For most of the peak summer months we have 12 draft beers but as we get ready to close we do eliminate them.... More

Lincoln, Rhode Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Let me start by saying you should not call yourself the "Tap & Grille" if you have no beers on tap, just Bud Light in aluminum bottles. Stopped here for lunch on a Sunday -- not impressed by the service, but the New England Clam Chowder, though thin, was tasty. Heirloom tomato salad with mozzarella was not bad either, but... More

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a fab place, great food, service and breathtaking porch view! The lobster roll is to die for. Full of large chunks of great quality lobster meat on a fresh toasted roll. Good selection of wines and beers. A must at Block Island!

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Dover, New Hampshire
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431 reviews 431 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
1,104 helpful votes 1,104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

On an organized tour to Block Island, we had lunch at The National Hotel Tap & Grille which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The National Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located in the heart of Old Harbor. Since it was a beautiful day, we were set up outside to dine... More

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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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351 reviews 351 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Address: 36 Water St, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: 401-466-2901
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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