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All 51 Block Island Restaurants

Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar

42 Water St, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-2231
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Ranked #9 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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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were greeted at the door by a very friendly hostess, very welcoming! Asked us how our bike ride was, because she had seen us out on our bikes earlier & remembered us. Our waitress, Ashleigh, was also very nice & helpful. Their New England clam chowder was excellent & a great deal. I asked for a cup ($6) &... More

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Setauket, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Hit this place for lunch. It's perfect for the marina crowd and town folk and beach goers. Location is everything. Totally redone inside with new tile. Large bar area and plenty of outdoor seating overlooking the ocean. Food was good but a tad pricy. $15 for fish tacos. But it was fresh. They were out of anything white in the... More

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We did nit eat here but the bar scene was the best. Right on the beach! Live music, a cold one and your feet in the sand! It doesn't get better than this!

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

Thank you for writing your review about Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our guests. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your beverages on the beach. We hope to get to see you again soon, and that you get a chance to try our menu. See you soon! Sharon C. Manager More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The location, view and music were great. The drink prices were typical Block Island high and the food was very high. 2 minute walk from the ferry with a great beach.

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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, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. I am glad that you enjoyed the location, the view and the music. I am sorry to hear that you felt the food prices were very high, we feel that our prices are competitive with the rest of the restaurants on the island.... More

florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had lunch on the patio right by the beach, The mussels were tasty, fish tacos were delicious and the atmosphere was very relaxing and unhurried, Service was good, multi-national waitstaff with nametag and country of origin, efficient and friendly.

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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 enjoyed the mussels and fish tacos. We do have a lot of staff from all over, who are very proud of their countries and heritage, and enjoy wearing name tags stating where they are... More

Stratford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were here for a post-wedding bunch and it was great. Excellent buffet, and Ballards has a really beautiful beach. There are not a lot of beach facilities on the island, so this would be the place to go for lunch and a day on the sand. They accommodate walk-in's and provide lockers as well as beach chairs and beachside... 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 the time our Guests take to let us and others know their thoughts. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the post wedding brunch that was held here. We are always pleased when the Guests enjoy the events that we hold here. We... More

Worcester, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We came here for dinner at the beginning of September. Tourist season was almost over so the island itself was quiet. We checked out Ballard's after reading good reviews on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. The place is HUGE. I had no idea walking up to it, but the bar is massive. The hostess lead us to the other... 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 appreciate hearing from our guests. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner outside. We enjoy being able to provide our guests with some spectacular views while they dine. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your food. I am sorry that you... More

Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wonderful fresh cod sandwich. Best I ever had. Was given a table overlooking the beach. Great food with a great view.

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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. We always appreciate hearing from our guests. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the fresh cod sandwich while sitting on the beach. We hope to see you again the next time you are on the island. Sharon C. Manager More

Valencia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was skeptical of this place because its close to the ferry and it looks like a resort (meaning overpriced chicken fingers and watered down drinks) but the BF and I were starving and it was blazing hot so we wanted to be near the water (why else are you on an island?) Boy were we surprised!! They have lots... 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 your recent visit to Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our guests. I am glad to hear that we exceeded your initial expectations. It is great to hear that the swordfish and lobster were so well enjoyed. Then to hear that you were able to enjoy our other amenities... More

Attleboro, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great beach with lots going on. Live bands, food and drink service on the beach, chair and umbrella rentals and LOTS of good people watching. Will definitely return!

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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. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your day and where able to take advantage of the many amenities we are able to offer. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are on the island. Sharon... More

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