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456 Chapel St., Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-5230
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9:00 am - 5:00 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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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
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This is the best food on the island, from this writer's less than exhausting experience. The scope of the offerings are fairly limited, but what they have is excellent. Go early as they don't take reservations and they are small. The service was absolutely perfect. You have to go at least once when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Roycethevoice
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Connecticut
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is the best food on the island, from this writer's less than exhausting experience. The scope of the offerings are fairly limited, but what they have is excellent. Go early as they don't take reservations and they are small. The service was absolutely perfect. You have to go at least once when you're on the island.

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Yonkers, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stayed 3 days on BI and Eli's was the best meal we had. Not large but intimate. Friendly service with a diverse menu. Ask most BI people and they would concur that Eli's is rated #1.

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The menu is limited, which disappointed me at first - nothing seemed to appeal to me. However, I finally chose the red snapper with smoked potato puree and it was delicious. The restaurant was small and cozy and the service was very good. I would definitely recommend it and would go back again if I find myself on Block Island.... More 

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Manchester, Vermont
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

While on block island, there are many choices for dining out. We chose Eli's on our last night and it was worth the visit. Eli's is a small no reservations, restaurant, with a cozy feel and delightful food options. Our server, was professional friendly and knowledgeable, of the menu. T he chef was kind enough to adjust an entree to... More 

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Danbury, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I liked the fact the menu only has like 6 items, it cuts down on how long it takes to make a decision. The food was excellent and so was Martha our server.

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Campbell, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Eli's

Address: 456 Chapel St., Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: 401-466-5230
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
Cuisine: American

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?