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The Oar

221 Jobs Hill Rd, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-8820
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Ranked #19 of 53 Restaurants in Block Island
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It's hard to give anything less than average, or good, to a place that allows you to bring your dog. As with every other place on the island the servers were lovely (thanks Miko) we all had clam chowder (probably tied for #2 with Finns' chowder) fried chicken, sweet potato fries and broccoli slaw. Everything (except the chowder) tasted sweet... More

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syracuse ny
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Ate multiple times during vacation......as always, the best mudslides on the island. Food choices are prlentiful whether looking for a full lunch or just an appetizer.......suchi is great, lobster and scallop rolls are always excellent. Smoked fisk dip at the lawn tables is a nice small appetizer. Staff always friendly. You should't spend time on B.I. Without at least one... More

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Goshen, Connecticut, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Oar overlooks a large marina at Great Salt Pond in the "New Harbor" area of Block Island a couple of miles northwest of Old Harbor, the town center and ferry terminal. Great Salt Pond has ocean access. As such it is popular with boat folks and visitors arriving by ferry. Nothing fancy about this place, but the food is... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

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

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

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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