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“Not to be missed!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eli's

Eli's
456 Chapel St., Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-5230
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Ranked #3 of 55 Restaurants in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner
Rhode Island
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3 reviews
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

No reservations, expensive, very small and usually a long wait- yes it's worth it. It may not be the best choice for bringing your kids but for those who appreciate fresh, local, and innovative food it is as good as Block Island has to offer.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Sharon MA, USA
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182 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“ask for special Vegetarian Menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

we read online that they catered to vegetarians, but when we were seated we saw only meat/fish items. We were about to walk out and asked the waitress about vegetarian options. She then gave us a complete vegetarian menu.

Food was very good -- it was great to have options -- this is rare for Block Island at this time of year.

The place is small and the background music consisted of pop songs not to my liking.

Visited October 2012
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New York, NY
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“Most Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

In our minds Eli's is the best place on the island but in truth the 1661 Inn is equally joyful. But Eli's is small and dead-center in town and the wait staff are experienced and calm, and the steaks and seafood melt in your mouth, and the artwork is vibrant, even the three horses overlooking the barn.

Visited September 2012
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Woodstock, Connecticut
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“Delicious, Romantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely the best dinner on the island- so yummy and fresh - so glad we went there! Expensive but worth it! Plus, there is an option to share a plate for a minimal charge. The bread was to die for.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Absolutely the BEST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Every time we visit Block Island, we dine at Eli's. We have never been disappointed in any area of our dining experience. The last time there we had their mussels with Thai curry...outstanding. Enough for two and even though it was an appetizer, it was enough for an entree. The double chocolate bread pudding was decadently delicious. Eli's doesn't take reservations, so arrive early. Eli's is the TOP DOG on Block Island!

  • Visited September 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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