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The Oar

221 Jobs Hill Rd, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-8820
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Ranked #18 of 51 restaurants in Block Island
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Brattleboro, VT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Upon arrival to Block Island we hit happy hour and enjoyed the freshest tuna sashimi, creamy frozen mudslides, and amazing service. Roberta was phenomenal. Happy hour is a perfect time to stop in... Especially on the deck with the beautiful New Harbor view.

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Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Did you read the title of this review? If you like frozen mud slides and decent (not outstanding) food. Great service

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Yummy Sushi, long wait for a table, but they had games out side and a place to watch the sunset and have a drink while we waited. I was completely surprised at how amazing the sushi was. They incorporated local fish and produce. Really yummy food. Loud though.

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Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The decorative oars will always make this place have charm but the food - and even the mudslides - have become average. The sushi is pretty good but the other items on the menu are not as good as other restaurants on the island. We have been coming to the Oar for 15 years and have noticed the quality decline.... More

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tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have dined at the Oar on three different occasions and each time is has been delightful. We started with some appetizers. Great for the adults cause the kids won't touch calamari and some of the other treats we enjoyed. The food is great and the indoor-outdoor seating is awesome.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We drove here one night in an attempt to enjoy some sushi, as they advertise. The Oar was packed to the point where there was almost no parking. Additionally, there was a very long wait (30+ minutes for a table). The only way they communicate that your table is ready is by text message. How do the people who do... More

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Foxboro
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great fast food place with nice views of the marina. Oysters were great, as were the fish tacos and sushi. Wuild go back!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Oar is my all time favorite place to eat on block island. Their clam chowder is to die for..the service is excellent the staffs are friendly and very efficient. The Oar is in an absolutely perfect spot great all around view. Family friendly.... Enjoyed my time there very much........love it.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the oar for dinner anywhere between 25-30 times. We had Roberta as a server tonight and she gave us the best service we have ever had here! Quick, attentive, hardworking and personable. She made the experience extra great!

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very good food, very nice views of New Harbor. Another Justin Abram's Family owned establishment. All their establishments are well run, and offer a large degree of hospitality. Enjoy the experience......

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