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221 Jobs Hill Rd, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-8820
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Place for Your Group to Gather!

They are particular with their rules, but they are for the benefit of all customers. So humor them. Best place to be on the island in a rain storm. Settle in and call a taxi when leaving. Fun cornhole while waiting and they serve you drinks out there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Matthew B
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Westport, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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English first
rhode island
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Oar is an island classic. Decorated with oars that have been painted by islanders and visitors since the 70's... There are now hundreds of them, and they are most special to the people who painted them. Then, there is the location: it is without a doubt the best place in New Harbor, to have a great breakfast or lunch,... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Oar, with its 800 some hanging oars, is so popular, expect to wait, no matter when you go. The manger can be abrupt, but he does an incredible job moving both food and people in a small space. The food is good basic food. Their burgers and fries are great and they have a good sushi bar. Be sure... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

They are particular with their rules, but they are for the benefit of all customers. So humor them. Best place to be on the island in a rain storm. Settle in and call a taxi when leaving. Fun cornhole while waiting and they serve you drinks out there.

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

The service at this place is so awful, I would never go here again. Our waitress, Roberta, was so uninterested in us it was insulting. After her rude attitude reached a climax, we told the Manager, who identified himself as 'George - the GM', he was even more rude. We were so disgusted it ruined our trip to Block Island.... More 

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Clayville, Rhode Island
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Best restaurant on the island. Great burgers. Fresh sushi. Many vegetarian choices. Excellent bar. A view second to none. Open for lunch and dinner. No complaints. Can't wait until spring,

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

can't beat the view especially if you sit at the outdoor bar with more than a 180 degree vista of the harbor. All the food and drinks are good to very good; our favorites are the peel and eat shrimp, rice and beans, salads. The one down side is the wait which once took 2 hours. I'm not sure what... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had the calamari wrap, my husband had sushi. I enjoyed the food, but thought it a bit pricy for what it was. The service was okay at best.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
235 reviews 235 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I can’t believe I’ve never written a review for The Oar. This is an absolute must every time we come to Block. Their mudslides are killer, and can’t beat the view. There's nothing better than coming here for happy hour, sitting outside on the Adirondack chairs, and getting some mudslides and food. Their sushi is really good, and so is... More 

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CT
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We always stop here for lunch when we're on the island. The food is consistently good (burgers, sandwiches, etc). Drinks are good too! :) I've had good burgers, chicken salad sandwiches, and my friends have always commented that the seafood choices are delicious. Great views from the deck of the Harbor.

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Setauket, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Looking to kill some time before our B&B would let us check in. Most restaurants were closed since it's after Labor Day. Thankfully The Oar was still in business. We got there at 12 and the place was packed by 12:30. Simple menu (plus sushi rolls), nice draft beer selection, great view of Great Salt Pond. We didn't want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Jobs Hill Rd, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island
  • Phone Number: 401-466-8820

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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