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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of a tour group, we had an early dinner on the porch. Our meal choices were whole lobster, filet or barbeque chicken. Since I'm not a fan of either red meat or lobster, I opted for the chicken. The meal came with clam...chowder, salad and the entree came with blanched green beans and diced potatoes. I appreciate one is not supposed to boil the beans to death, but steamed would have been preferable to the poor blanching. They were warm but not cooked, even cutting them with a knife was difficult. The so called "bar-b-que" chicken was the biggest disaster. Although I did not expect the chicken to be covered with sauce but perhaps grilled it was neither. Baked totally dry with no seasoning whatsoever. I was neither juicy or tasteful, just bland. Those that had the lobster were very pleased with it, but I left hungry since the chicken was just cardboard. Service was attentive and the view was very nice from the porch.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Atanas, Owner at The Harbor Grill & Orchid Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Maggie. My name is Nas and I am the owner of The Harbor Grill and Orchid Lounge. First of all I am sorry for your bad experience and second of all I suspect that you were at different restaurant since we do not have...More

Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

For years, I’ve been coming to the Harbor Grill specifically for their Lobster Quesadilla almost every summer. Stuffed full of chunks of lobster claws and knuckles, it’s unlike anywhere else’s! It’s a highlight of the trip to Block Island! So, you could imagine my disappointment...when I found it was taken off the menu with a change in ownership. We decided to go for dinner anyway, and the newer restaurant staff knew nothing of this old menu item. But our waitress, Kübi, was nice enough to start asking about it in the kitchen. To our delight, Chef Andy knew exactly what we wanted, and decided he could whip up our old favorite for us! Not only that, but he personally came out of the kitchen to present it to us and chat. While ownership may have changed, Chef Andy has been working their kitchen for over 15 years, and still prepares food as great as we remember! And if you hurry, this request prompted the kitchen to bring it back as a special this weekend! We can only hope it finds its way back onto the menu permanently returned for our next trip back to BI! Thanks, Chef!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Thank you! That means a lot to us!

Reviewed August 19, 2021 via mobile

A wonderful lunch on the porch. The best fish and chips I’ve had in a long time. Beautiful view, nice breeze, great service. Can’t wait to go back. No kidding. July 28, 2021.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2021 via mobile

Great location and great spot to sit outside for lunch or dinner. The food is average, but this is a tourist hotspot so overall it’s a great location for apps and drinks.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2021

We've been to Block Island many times but somehow missed this great place until now. The view from the tables on the porch is beautiful as it's right on the harbor. We had a very reasonably priced lunch and liked it so much that we...went back a day later. The service was excellent and the server was very attentive.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Thank you!

Reviewed September 9, 2020

It was one of the few places in town that served food which vegetarians could eat. We enjoyed beyond burgers, fries and onion rings and caprese and beet salads on a second occasson. Their front porch is extensive and overlooks the harbor.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

The Hawaiian fish tacos were excellent. Very fresh ahi tuna with a spicy kick. Good selection of local craft brews. Very nice place for lunch.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 21, 2020 via mobile

While food was very good the lack of mask wearing was evident. Yes tables were socially distanced but waiters had “chin masks” instead of masks which covered their nose and mouths. They would lift them up at serving time to cover their noses but that...defeats the purpose. Post covid we would visit again. Drinks were pricy and not the best we’ve ever had (hurricane and mai tai) . Waiter was fine but not over the top friendly seemed a bit rushed as well for a 5:15 dinner slot.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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blockislandbuzz, General Manager at The Harbor Grill & Orchid Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2020

Hi Ashley. Thanks for coming at The Harbor Grill. We take the covid 19 situation very seriously and trying to be super strict about it. Thanks for sharing your experience (we are gonna be more vigilant form now on). We will be more than happy...More

Reviewed September 18, 2019

By sitting outside on the deck, you have a perfect view of the harbor and everything that is going on. The food was very good and the wine list was decent (no French white wines).

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

Service was great lunch was a bit pricey but good. We sat outside and out of the hot sun. The very best part was the viw. We will go back .

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

I do not recommend this restaurant. I ordered a lobster quesadilla which was dry and tasteless. It came with store bought salsa with added corn. Great views but not worth the cost.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

We come off of the ferry and head here, first, for lunch. You sit on a nice porch overlooking the harbor, order a drink and watch the foot and harbor traffic. The lobster salad is always very good, nice big chunks of meat on fresh...greens. The beet salad with goat cheese is also delicious. The tuna poke bowl was also great. Very enjoyable meal.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

Sat on the porch, waited, waited, and no one came to take our order so I went to bar and ordered 2 mud slides. Waited, waited and finally got them to bring on porch. Were they at least good? No ~ really the worst ones...we ever had so we paid the ridiculous $12.50 each and left. Maybe service and food is better but we did not have time left to find out.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

Ate here twice. Food was great both times. Service was spotty on one day, person seemed to be new, but was trying hard to do it correct. Other server had more experiance and added to the enjoyment.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

I had the fish and chips and it tasted like they walked to the ocean and got it 3 minutes before cooking ---- so fresh and delicious! Sat on the deck and had a view of the harbor and couldn't have asked for anything better!

Date of visit: August 2018
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The Harbor Grill & Orchid Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4