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Eli's

456 Chapel St., Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-5230
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Ranked #3 of 48 restaurants in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

On a recent late fall visit our B&B hosts both strongly suggested Eli's for dinner. With only 3 local restaurants open we decided to follow their recommendation. From our Block Island B&B the restaurant was a short walk, yet on a dark, deserted, windy island night it was a spooky journey. We turned onto the small alley street of the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We finally made it to Eli's after several years of visiting BI in the offseason. We had heard great things but always seemed to miss them by a week (they close for the winter). We were honored to be there for Eli's last dinner of the season this year and were very impressed. I highly recommend the calamari appetizer.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I really enjoyed dining at Eli's! The food was very delicious and the service was great. The place is small; but the hospitality is gigantic! If you go to Block Island, then one of your dinners or maybe more should be at Eli's. My daughter lives on BI; and she thinks that Eli's is the best restaurant on the whole... More

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Durham, NH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a must for all who travel to Block Island. It's an intimate restaurant with top quality cuisine. We had a party of ten and every meal was beautifully presented and amazingly delicious. We all loved it!

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Sat at the cozy bar and ate an amazing meal. Not a good bar scene because it's small and most are waiting for a table but really great bartender and very friendly people. Highly recommend it!

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Warwick
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Everybody is so friendly and happy, really enjoyed everything about this place. The food, drinks and the service were all excellent.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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73 reviews 73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Recommended by the hotel we were staying in. Nice place--nice ambiance and service was very good. The FOOD?? My wife had the salmon and she loves salmon. Sat on a bed of some type of creamed veggies? She said it was good but strange. I had the tuna nachos. Interesting mix. The nachos were homemade and the sushi grade tuna,... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We went here during a trip to the island back in mid-August. We were initially told that it would be about a 30-40 minute wait but we decided to go for it anyway. They took down my cell phone number and within about 10-15 minutes of strolling along the main drag killing time shopping they called and said they just... More

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We had a last minute overnight over on Block Island with our boat and stayed in the Old Harbor. We didn't get to Eli's over the summer because it is small and usually there is a wait so we decided to take a chance in the off season. We had to sit at the bar because the restaurant even in... More

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Tiki Island, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Stopped by the bar for apps and cocktails. The bartender, Becky, as AWESOME! Great to talk to, gave us lots of things to do and made wonderful recommendations. Will definitely stop back on our next trip up from Texas. Had the calamari and the tuna nachos - unbelievable!!

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