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Beachhead

455 Ocean Ave, New Harbor, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-2249
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Ranked #21 of 48 restaurants in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $27
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Can't go wrong buy and choices on the menu, from seafood to burgers it's all great. You can sit inside with great ambience or outside and have a beautiful view.

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Block Island, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Great open air atmosphere, wide selection of beers. Fast prompt service... Margaritas a little on the small & weak side.

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Block Island, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Burgers are the best, but the Corn Neck Calamari was bland with a very light batter coating and a thin drizzle of balsamic vinegar. There was a side of dipping marinara, but overpowered the calamari. Would be better with a drizzled hot sauce and the balsamic as the dipping. The sea scallops were OK, but the side of scalloped potatoes... More

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Wilton, CT
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Recently we ate at the Beachhead right across from the Sound on Block Island. By accident the waiter spilled clam broth all over the sleeve of my new white sweater. I thought the sweater was a total loss but one of the staff helped me wash it in the ladies' room and then offered to wash it by machine. They... More

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

After working outside much of the day decided on take away rather than eat-in. Wife is vegetarian but we thought nachos would be a good choice. The Beachead menu doesn't offer this version but they asked what we might like as part of the dish. The result was excellent, price reasonable, service on point. Will go back next time out.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Took our boat out to Block Island for lunch on Saturday, October 19th. Lovely day...clear and 60's. As it was rather late in "the season", options for lunch were rather limited but we received a short list from the Chamber of Commerce office in Old Harbor. The Beachhead was a winner. While it had a pretty substantial lunch going, the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I'm surprised at the number of negative reviews. I've been there three times. Twice for the last trip and once when we stumbled upon it pre season this year. The staff are great, funny and helpful. The first time I went we were only going for a drink and sat at the bar and of course the view just grabs... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch ate inside due to high winds outdoor dinning was rough! Server was strange just walked over to our table and just stood there and never spoke we ask for drinks and then ordered, asked him if there were any must order items like you know " local seasonal seafood " got very little response ,wife ordered... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Visited this restaurant in the past and had a good experience. Was hoping for a repeat today but that didn't happen. Our initial welcome and bar service was great. But once we were seated our experience ended. The table in front and behind us had immediate service. After a 20 minute wait and a beer later and no service we... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Beachhead has been here for as long as I can remember. The one great thing about it is the view from the porch. The food was uninteresting and unimaginative. If you want to stop for a drink (limited variety), enjoy the view, but save your lunch or dinner money for somewhere else.

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