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“Much more promising that it looks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Poor People's Pub

Poor People's Pub
33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8533
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Ranked #6 of 53 Restaurants in New Shoreham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating
New York City, New York
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144 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Much more promising that it looks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This looks like a beer battered blooming onion kind of place, but it is a step up from that, and here and there they make some great dishes.

For example, their lobster roll was the best our party tasted on our off the island on our trip. Really meaty and fresh, toasted bread, not too much else, yum. They do a good job on the whole menu, but that , and a "homewrecker hotdog" were the big standouts. Don't expect too many healthy fare choices, of course. Service is efficient and warm.

In deep off season they are one of only two restaurants open, and the menu shrinks.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Albany, New York
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Island hospitality at it's very best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We have visited this spot several times now and I just have to send this review along the way. The place is awesome, food is out of this world, friendly staff and the locals really do accept you here. One of the best places on the island. The local folks actully talk to you and share stories with you and actually give you great pointers about where to go and what to do while visiting the island. The Burgers are top notch and the chowder is the best. This is the place we always stop at when on the island, you should too.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Lobster & Corn Chowder Soup”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Our group enjoyed the build your own burger and the lobster and corn chowder soup. Creamy base with chunks of lobster! YUMMY!

Visited October 2012
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Holliston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Casual atmoshphere, great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

You just have to stop here for their famous lobster and corn chowder! A meal all by itself! And your canine companion can join you on their outside patio!

Visited September 2012
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Tamarac, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pretzel Sticks to die for.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Quick trip to Block Island and stumbled upon this small restaurant. Server recommended the Pretzel Sticks - and these are the most awesome appetizer. As much as I tried, I couldn't eat them all and shared with the couple at the next table, who commented that I must have seen them drooling while watching me eat. Also enjoy the stuffed Quahog - just wonderful.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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