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Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar

42 Water St, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-2231
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Ranked #17 of 51 restaurants in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. ONLY BALLARD’S HAS IT ALL.
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Saint Peters, Missouri
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had dinner (eight of us) outside overlooking the beach and the view was outstanding. We also enjoyed lobster and other seafood delights. The venue and the food make this a must do on the Island.

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. I am happy to hear that you had a chance to enjoy the view while you also enjoyed the seafood. We always strive to have every dish exceed our Guest's expectations. We look forward to seeing you the next time you... More

upstate ny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What could be better than a bar,with a beach,with live music on the beach and next to the bar,and wait service to your towel? Love Ballard's!

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We hope to see you again the next time you are here! Sharon C. Manager More

Honolulu, HI
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very loud, lots of people partying. Great beach front stop where they serve drinks and what appears to be a good time. I had the frozen Del's Lemonade with Vodka. The bartender put very little effort into making it, but it did come with a lot of vodka and a brainfreeze. It seemed like a fun place, if dancing, live... More

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We always enjoy hearing from our Guests. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your Del's with Vodka. We hope to see you again the next time you are on the island! Sharon C. Manager More

Center Moriches, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place really has a good vibe to it. On the beach, great structure to the restaurant with some cool touches (hanging fish) . Stopped here after dinner because we had passed it so many times and couldn't leave the island without making a stop here. We only ordered dessert & a drink. Now, Im from New york (long island)... More

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to Ballard's Inn. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. I am sorry that you were not pleased with your dessert choice. We would have happily replaced it for you at the time if we had known. The Strawberry Cheesecake is more of a... More

Mount Sinai, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Ballard's Beach is a short walk from town; offers live music, drinks served on the beach, open patio for lunch, indoor seating for casual dinners or lunch. It is on the ocean side so there is some surf. More of a beach for young adults.

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on our beach. We hope to see you again the next time you are on the island. Sharon C. Manager More

Bronx, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was fantastic. The girls and I had a great time. The idea was to have a relaxing beach weekend. We chose Ballard's because it was close to the ferry (just walk across the parking lot) and it has bar service on the beach. Sam from Poland was the best, literally ran everywhere. The food was better than we anticipated... More

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on your recent visit to Ballard's Inn. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. I am happy to hear that the whole experience was great. I am glad that the food was better than you were expecting. We are always striving to exceed our Guest's expectations. We hope to see... More

Staten Island, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My family and I have been going to Ballards for generations and on a visit 2 years ago my wife and I decided to use the venue for our wedding on 06/28/2014. Everyone in attendance called it an exceptional experience.....many saying it was the best wedding they'd ever attended! Over 130 meals for our New England Clam Bake came out... More

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review about holding your wedding at Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. I appreciate learning about the background music, and will make sure to mention it to the event managers. Besides that, I am happy to hear how much you and your guests enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you again soon! Sharon... More

Vernon, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I attended a wedding this past weekend on Block Island and the night before we had a family get together at Ballard's. All of the staff was amazing. Very friendly and helpful, everyone had a smile on and did their jobs to perfection. The food was delicious and so were the drinks. We had dinner out on one of the... More

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. I am happy to hear that the pre-wedding celebration was enjoyable. We love the fact that we can provide our Guests with the unique opportunity of having a bonfire right on our beach. We will make sure to pass on your nice compliments to all of our staff.... More

New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Food as good as the view... Great food and views and service ...we had fish and chips, burger, Ceasar salad with salmon, and crab cakes... All very good and the view by the beach is great... You can't go wrong at Ballards

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's and for posting the pictures. I am happy to hear that everything was to your liking. We hope to see you here again soon! Sharon C. Manager More

Charlestown, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Ballards is part tavern, indoor restaurant, part beach bar, and a beachfront al fresco dining experience all in one. You can dine wherever your state of mind takes you because the beach is just beyond the cafe tables. The service was excellent. The food was the best I've had at Ballard's in a while. I enjoyed the calamari and sea... More

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's Inn. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the calamari and the scallops, a couple of the more popular dishes on our menu. We hope to see you here again soon! Sharon C. Manager More

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