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Poor People's Pub

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33 Ocean Avenue Block Island, RI, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8533
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Great hang out bar

Beers are cheap, and their lobster mac and cheese is very easy on the taste buds. Looks like a great hangout place in the evenings. Would come back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
DST001
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Northern New Jersey
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Northern New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beers are cheap, and their lobster mac and cheese is very easy on the taste buds. Looks like a great hangout place in the evenings. Would come back.

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31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I had the special, lobster quesadilla, which was quite good. The burger and fries was good as well. Pub feeling, laid back like most the island. Most places on the island made me feel like I was being gouged, poor peoples made me feel this less so. We were there for early dinner but could sense that it felt more... More 

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FORT LAUDERDALE
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Food was delish and live music made it fun! The bloody Mary's were made perfectly Really enjoyed the brunch had the frittata and my friend had the soft shell crab eggs Benedict.

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Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were here the last weekend of the 2014 season. What a perfect time. I have been daydreaming about the most delicious margarita I think I may have ever had (& I have had a lot). Made with local ingredients (wild berries, honey puree) ... The food was great. We had the Lobster Mac & Cheese (chunks of lobster, exactly... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Not a bad pub for a quick beer or cocktail. The menu does not include any seafood and the stuff they serve you can get at home so why bother. Sort of an inland location so there is no ocean view to hold you there for more than one drink. On a Saturday afternoon the other patrons were loud and... More 

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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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?