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456 Chapel St., Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-5230
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Today
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tops on BI for a sit-down dinner

Most food on the island is basic - pizza, fish 'n chips, sandwiches, etc. That being said the seared Ahi sandwich at the little shop next to Star Dept is tops - my favorite. Eli's is probably the best place for a nice sit-down dinner around but small, oh so small. If you can get it, try the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Nieroda
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Campbell, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Campbell, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Most food on the island is basic - pizza, fish 'n chips, sandwiches, etc. That being said the seared Ahi sandwich at the little shop next to Star Dept is tops - my favorite. Eli's is probably the best place for a nice sit-down dinner around but small, oh so small. If you can get it, try the roasted beet... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Get in if you can, small and known by the consistent "summerers" as the best. 5 minute walk from the Ferry, but not noisy and large like the National etc...

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Setauket, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a Small, Busy restaurant with good drinks and great food....friendly quick service with unique dishes. a MUST when on Block Island

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Sparta, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were thankful they were open since we visited BI during the off season. I was anticipating a great meal and i was not disappointed. The menu is limited but they have something for everyone the combinations of flavors was terrific. My husband had the steak and I had salmon...he raved about his meal! Salmon was wonderful. We will def... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The five of us crowded into this cozy little restaurant. Our table was right beside the bar, so conversation was somewhat limited. No reservations accepted. The cod was perfect, salmon very good, hen a bit overdone, macaroni and cheese was excellent, and the steak was very good as were the sides. Loved the bread! Dessert was shared by all -... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Tuna Tacos wow!! and GREAT Service! Wasn't fancy but it was cozy...the food had amazing flavor! Great location as well. We'll def be back :)

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Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It's a small place, but the food is amazing! If you're looking to see something different on the menu than the typical "island food" on BI, this is the place to go.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

How can you not love a dark and stormy followed by a fabulous dinner of game hen, pumpkin risotto and spinach salad with goat cheese? My husband had the halibut, and loved his dinner as well! Great service.

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mattapoisett, ma
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place would be great if it was on the water with a view or if the decorations were more "beachy". It felt like you could have been anywhere. They didn't take advantage of being on block island. The calamari appetizer was excellent and the lobster mac and cheese was great - just very filling. Worth a try.

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Port Hedland, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Lovely meal and great service. It is a pity that the noise levels make conversation a little difficult. We had to wait for a table as it was so busy but that did not deter us. Overall a good dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 456 Chapel St., Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island
  • Phone Number: 401-466-5230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?