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Eli's

456 Chapel St., Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-5230
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Ranked #2 of 51 restaurants in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a small restaurant with a very casual atmosphere, but with very good food. The stuffed clams and beet salad were very good. There is no real outlook from the dining room but we stayed at the Atlantic Inn which more than makes up for walking into town after being at the scenic porch of the Inn.

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tennessee
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had the NY Strip. I was expecting the typical steak on a plate. Not here. They cooked the steak to perfection. Sliced it with a special pepper sauce, can't remember exactly what it was but I said I'll go with what the chef recommends. Boy were they spot on. The Steak was fabulous and the sides were wonderful as... More

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Burlington, Vermont
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We spent the last week on Block Island and tried many of the restaurants. Eli's was hands down our favorite. The menu is well thought out and so many of the dishes appealed to my husband and I that it was hard to decide. I ended up choosing the scallops and my husband had the steak. Both cooked perfectly, just... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Named after the owner's now-deceased dog, this is a wonderful little restaurant located on the first floor of an old house just off the main street in Old Harbor. Service is attentive, and the food is special. The setting is intimate, but unfortunately the view is only of the street; there's no water view. It's a bit pricey, but your... More

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Lex, MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great food and service equal a fantastic dining experience. We were skeptical we would find a memorable meal on the island - but Eli's exceeded all expectations. Must go to place if looking for a special place to eat on Block Island - and the bill was an incredible value.

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Excellent services, NY strip it's amazing, scallops very tasty and very well prepare, highly recommend. Thank u so much ..!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I'm never disappointed with the food at Eli's. You can't go wrong with the fresh fish. It's a close call whether Eli's is better than Winfield's

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Commack, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We luv, luv the food at Eli's. We highly recommend it. We had the mixed green salad that was delicious. Big enough to share with someone. I had salmon, so delicious, didn't even taste like salmon. My husband had the pork dish, it was incredible.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

First, a disclaimer - my son has worked at Eli's for the past 3 summers. He started as an intern, moved up to cook, and is now Sous Chef. So, there may be a bit of mother's pride in my review. However, I have eaten at a lot of nice restaurants, and would be back every time I made it... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Don't let the homely decorations or limited menu dissuade you. The food is excellent! My husband ordered the rib-eye steak, and I had an appetizer salad. Both dishes had unusual, fresh flavors and were delicious. If you are on Block Island, make this one of your eating destinations!

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