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“White Sandy Beach on Block Island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar

Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar
42 Water St, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-2231
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Ranked #8 of 53 Restaurants in Block Island
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American
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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.
Ocean BEach
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“White Sandy Beach on Block Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The beach was super clean, no trash just sand and driftwood. The adjoining restaurant had great service and the guy singing was very good. Had drinks and a munch, very satisfying...

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Greetings Jay:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests.

I am glad to hear that everything met your expectations on visit. We do work hard at keeping our beach clean and enjoyable for our Guests.

See you soon!

Sharon C.
Manager
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New York
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Ballard's is a true Block Island experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The food is great, the service is wonderful, the crowd makes you feel like a local, the music is the icing on the cake! We go to ballards whenever we go to Block Island - it wouldn't feel like summer without at least one lobster from Ballards. They have great outdoor seating and their own beach.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Greetings:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to Ballard's Inn. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests.

I like the pictures of the 2lb lobsters you took, and I am glad that you enjoyed them! We are very proud of our fresh seafood, and truly appreciate when our Guests enjoy it.

I am glad that the service is great, and that you enjoy the music while you are here.

We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are on the island!

Sincerely,

Sharon C.
Manager
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East Schodack, New York
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“Party Bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stopped in for a drink to check it out. It was a very open building with a large bar. Drinks were over priced and nothing to talk about. There was live music and dancing on the patio. The Bathroom was closed which caused some issues primaily for the partying college crowd. So depending on what your looking for i wouldn't remove this as a place to check out.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Greetings:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to Ballard's Inn in July.

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the live music and dancing.

I am sorry that the bathrooms were closed during your visit. We do close them temporarily to clean them and do minor maintenance from time to time, though we do have a second set, so there usually isn't too much of a problem. I am sorry that it affected your visit.

We hope to see you the next time you are on the island.

Sincerely.

Sharon C.
Manager
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Providence, Rhode Island
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“If you want to enjoy the island life, this is where you come!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Balalrds has always but a must stop for us when visiting BI. It's a great spot for drinks, food and atmosphere. Sitting on the beach you are able to enjoy a beautiful sunset, outdoor dining and a menu to provides the best of the ocean.

The portions, prices and variety are just a few reasons why we are repeat customers.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Greetings:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to Ballard's Inn. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us.

Looking forward to having you visit again!

Sincerely,

Sharon C.
Manager
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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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“Sun & Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great beach, Ballard's is the place to go if you enjoy a beautiful beach and some cocktails. Nice place for lunch.

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach Club Restaurant Bar, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Greetings:

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We appreciate hearing from our Guests.

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

We hope to see you again soon!

Sharon C.
Manager
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