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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 #13 of 53 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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East Quogue, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We decided to sit down here & have a drink & wait until our room was ready at our hotel. Then we decided to have lunch, what a breathtaking view! the food was great & we decided to sit out on the patio & listen to some live music.. life is good! we will always visit Ballards when we go... More

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have gone to Ballard's many times and have always enjoyed the food, service and surroundings. The blackberry mudslide is a must try!

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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 glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself, and more specifically that you enjoyed our signature drink, the Blackberry Mudslide. We hope to see you again the next time you are on the island. Sharon C. Manager More

New York
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is huge! A bar for every taste. A perfect spot for lunch and some cocktails with a little beach as well. The lobster was great!

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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 glad to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere, the drinks, and especially the lobster. We hope to see you again the next time you are on the island. Sharon C. Manager More

Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We took a Day trip to ballard's, We received drink service on the beach, they were fast and pleasant, Then we went and had lunch on the outdoor patio amazing view, Our server Rory was the best waiter i have ever encountered, friendly,nice, fast. He got us everything we asked for in a very quick timely manner, He made our... 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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This cavernous place right on the beach just a few hundred yards from the ferry is hopping! Sit at a picnic table under an umbrella on the patio that meets the sand or take a table indoors in the enormous bar/restaurant area. Views of the sand, surf, swimmers, and sunbathers are possible from indoors and outdoors. And, as others have... 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 after they have visited. It is good to hear that the lobster tacos encouraged you to return, that is really high praise. I agree, the people watching from the patio is always a treat. Thank you for letting us know that... More

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Ballard's on a beautiful Saturday evening when the island was extremely crowded. Our table was on the patio next to the beach. The seafood dishes were quite good, and we were pleasantly surprised at how attentive the service was. There were lots of attractive young people still on the beach. My husband particularly... 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 the time our guests take to let us and others know about their experiences. It is great to hear that even though it was busy you felt that everyone was attentive. I also appreciate hearing that you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you... More

Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A nice place, maybe the best, on Block island. The food was very good, if not great but the location was excellent as we ate outside under the large canopy. We were there early and our waiter was able to give us total attention and the staff was very accommodating. Not sure if we had come during the busy part... 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. I am glad to hear that everything met your expectations while you were here, and that our employees were good with your family, including your Granddaughter. We do strive to make sure that each and every member of the family feels... More

St. James, NY
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

After 20 years we were excited to return to Ballard's with our three teens during a day trip to Block Island. After several hours of biking we worked up an appetite and visited the restaurant. We were seated immediately and after a few minutes our server, Julietta, took our drink and food orders. Even though the restaurant and bar were... 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 visit to Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. I am happy to hear that Julietta was attentive even though we were busy. It is always nice to hear good things about our servers. It is good to know that you enjoyed the food, and that the... More

Connecticut
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We came here after trekking to/from Mohegan Bluffs. Our hostess let us pick our own table, since we needed a break from the hot sun, and wanted to dine outside, but in the shade. Service was prompt despite the crowd. Food was good. We splurged on getting a frozen margarita in a pineapple, but were disappointed to find the pineapple... 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 visit to Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. I hope you enjoyed your trek to the Mohegan Bluffs and back, the views on the island are something that people shouldn't miss. I am sorry to hear that your pineapple was leaking your drink. We do try... More

Lincoln, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I ordered the lobster roll and should have asked for another bun as the lobster was just overflowing onto my plate!! And the clamcakes we got as an app were as good as they get. A clam in every cake? How about a clam in every bite!! Our server Karolina was both polite and personable. Can't wait to go back!!

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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 visit to Ballard's. We always appreciate the time our Guests take to write reviews. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the lobster roll. It really is surprising how much lobster our chef tries to fit into that roll! It is also nice to hear compliments on... More

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