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Poor People's Pub

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33 Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8533
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Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Even better every year

This pub is closed for the winter right now (as are most island restaurants) and we really miss it. Not just bar food. The regular menu has all the usual bar items (burgers, pizzas, nachos etc,) and I really do love their French onion soup and lobster stew. However, the specials board offers all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Blockislander
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Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This pub is closed for the winter right now (as are most island restaurants) and we really miss it. Not just bar food. The regular menu has all the usual bar items (burgers, pizzas, nachos etc,) and I really do love their French onion soup and lobster stew. However, the specials board offers all kinds of interesting options more commonly... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Overall a 10. We absolutely loved this place. The servers were nice, but the food was UNREAL! So good, and this is from world travelers. Top notch. Best restaurant on the island, and we ate at almost them all over our stay.

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Setauket, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a local hangout, pub food and great drinks....Great food fun atmosphere and over a great place to meet locals

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This another place we hit twice during our off season stay (we were on island a week before the season started, choices were limited). I am not even a little embarrassed to say I ate the same thing twice! I had the chicken and waffles, which I think was a special. I have actually considered taking a trip back just... More 

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Blauvelt, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

the lobster roll and lobster chowder,,,,scrumptous !!! very casual setting great location nearby to center of town. a must on your list while visiting Block Island

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Delicious food, especially the ever-changing specials board! Super cool and neato staff! Great beer!

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Westchester County, New York
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Good value, yummy sandwiches and burgers. Sit outside and people watch. Inside is fun, a bit noisy, but happy. Skip the overpriced places, or spend the money on other things. You will be filled up with delicious food at a very good price.

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Putnam, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

we stopped by for lunch and a cold beer and we both had great sandwiches and a good selection of beer. I recommend the chicken baguette

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Long Island, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Cool, laid back bar with pretty good food. My husband had their pulled pork sandwich and I ordered the cheese pizza. Both were good. We saw they also do a Sunday brunch but we didn't get to try it. Next time!

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After I morning of biking to see the island, my wife and I needed some lunch. We ate on the porch and the service was great. I enjoyed a bowl of chili (very meaty, few beans but tasty) while my wife had chicken quesadillas, we both enjoyed a glass of local brew. The pub is large and the menu is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-8533

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?