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The Oar

221 Jobs Hill Rd, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-8820
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Ranked #17 of 52 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
Lowell, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Well, this is my first review in awhile lol.. Well, after a recent (too short) vacation with my girlfriend to Block Island, this is the first place I have reviewed. Anyways.. The Oar Restaurant excels at many things, weather it be a nice location overlooking New Harbor, a nice family atmosphere, great value, or excellent mudslides, this place has something... More

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Daytona Beach
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A must-do part of our annual Block Island visit is lunch or dinner at the Oar. The view of the Great Salt Pond is incredible, and the food and service are top notch. Their lobster roll is delicious, and loaded with fresh meat, and the fried chicken is easily the best on the island. Inn-keeper friends go there just for... More

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Best mudslides on the island. I always try to go to The Oar when I am on BI. Great atmosphere, food and drinks. Never had a mad experience. Even on a busy summer Saturday you can just go to the bar and get a drink if you are in a non-waitress area outside. A must go to while on BI!

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We spend an afternoon at the Oar and had some appetizers and some drinks. The food was good but the atmosphere and view were amazing. We played corn hole and relaxed on the lawn. I would recommend sitting down and having a drink first before going to play the games. The Adirondack chairs overlook the New Harbor and it is... More

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Rhode Island, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have dined her before and it was average. This past weekend we visited the Block again and made a trip to The Oar. We sat at the bar and ordered a few drinks (there were five of us). One of the drinks required 7-Up but they said they were out. My buddy, then ordered another drink. Half way into... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We chose the Oar in the anticipation of finding a good selection of seafood, very limited but good Sushi. The location is great open air excellent view of the Harbor. The food, Pub food the fried chicken that was highly recommended fried to death, my fish Taco (lettuce Taco) should have brought my own fish. You would think there was... More

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Coral Gables, FL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

... I would recommend The Oar! No other restaurant on BI is as much fun for people of all ages as The Oar, located on the water in New Harbor. It is more than a restaurant - it's also place to hang out, playing corn hole (bean bag toss) on the lawn with the kids or having a drink in... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to have a seafood lunch sitting by the water. We chose The Oar because of it's location and reputation. We were able to get a picnic table on the lawn which gave us perfect views of the harbor. There are tables inside if that is what you prefer and there are also chairs along the edge of the... More

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Westchester County, New York
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150 reviews 150 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Oar is a long time institution to boaters who visit Great Salt Pond. The food (burgers etc.) is good, the portions decent, and the prices are acceptable. Great view and dining outside overlooking the Great Salt Pond. The only real way for boaters to get here is to leave your dinghy at the Block Island Boat Basin and walk... More

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews 127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our group of 10 took the high speed ferry to Block Island and hand a great lunch. Beautiful location and property over looking the harbor with plenty of outdoor seating with picnic tables. Our server was very good and friendly , but several of the Eastern European? hostess were not very friendly and almost rude. One especially had a scowl... More

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