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“The Largest Two Pound Lobsters” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar

Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar
Old Harbor, Block Island, RI
401-466-2231
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Ranked #5 of 48 restaurants in Block Island
Price range: $7 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. ONLY BALLARD’S HAS IT ALL.
Plainview, New York
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“The Largest Two Pound Lobsters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I didn't order the lobster special, but these critters of the sea were definately much larger than 2 pounds.

Visited August 2012
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Taunton, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Great outdoor venue, Highly enjoyed the outdoor bar with ocean view, the live entertainment (The Crankers) played everyday that we were there. The bartenders are great, we really did not eat much while we were there.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“The Life of the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

You cannot visit Block Island with a trip to Ballard's Beach. Great food, drinks and live entertainment daily starting at 2PM. This is where the people go to party!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Renovation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

They have done a great update at this place. It had a great location to begin with, but they have now added bathroom access for just the beach and patio, updated the bathrooms with glass tile and added 2 showers.
They have moved in inside bar to the center of the huge space, added iridescent tile and granite bar top. New bathrooms were added where the stage used to be, making it more comfortable/clean for the restaurant-only crowd.
We sat on the beach and the cocktail waitresses now have the ability to put in your drink orders directly from a hand-held device, drastically reducing the wait-time for drinks. We ordered dinner here, I got the fisherman's platter (HUGE amount of food, I have enough for at least 2 more meals), my friend got the pasta with clams (very yummy!).
As far as the beach, we purchased 2 chairs ($10 each, totally worth it!) and we got a little with the chair order which was great for keeping the sand out of our drinks. The waves were great, I wouldn't recommend the jetty end of the beach for little kids, the surf can be a bit rough. Don't put your blanket too close to the edge of the beach, a few rouge waves soaked quite a few belongings of people around us. Sean's band was great afternoon entertainment- I wish he had been there all day.
This was a great freshening up for this place, I hope to be back soon!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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“Great Outside Seating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Outside seating, with a view of the beach and the sea. Just had a quick lunch, good food and very fast service. The place is huge, I wouldn't imagine there would be a wait for dinner. They also had the cleanest restroom around!

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