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Ernie's Old Harbor Restaurant

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212 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ernie's isn't fancy but the food is usually good. Very good clam chowder and a decent grilled fish sandwich. This time I went to the outside window and ordered and then took my food upstairs to sit on the porch that overlooks the harbor.

Thank ScotVA
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was like a diner, and sometimes you just want a little bit of food that doesn't cost a fortune. My boyfriend really liked the breakfast sandwich.

Thank Sarah W
Boston, Massachusetts
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast-only / cash-only place that has a diner menu and is popular so there will likely be a wait. Definitely a good place to go for a family breakfast.

Thank Brad781
Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just wanted something light after arriving on the ferry and the staff couldn't have been nicer. It was so nice to sit out on the back porch and sip our coffee and watch the comings and goings in the harbor. We split a fruit cup (so-so) but our muffins were heavenly. The server told us they were homemade and... More 

Thank erinontheroad
Hudson, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped into Ernie's for breakfast after reading a recommendation on Trip Advisor. Excellent breakfast without breaking the bank. We both ordered the Hungry Person's breakfast. Two buttermilk pancakes, two eggs, bacon and toast, all for under 9 bucks! The pancakes are excellent, the eggs done just right and the bacon was thick and very tasty. Coffee was hot and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Although we've been traveling to Block for many years, we tried Ernie's for the first time yesterday, and returned today. The food isn't fancy but it's very good, and a good value - hard to find in a tourist location. The view of the harbor is enjoyable, as well.

Thank Traveler42012
Killingworth, Connecticut
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend stopping for breakfast. Charming restaurant on Old Harbor. Easy to stop in while waiting for the ferries. Indoor and outdoor dining. Friendly service.

Thank JeanWorth
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Had great pancake breakfast,great local spot good coffee. within walking distance of downtown actually at the end of town. Clean good service traditional breakfast fare.

Thank namrto
Centereach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Coming from NY we have some of the best food. One would not think that you would find such cuisine on BI. But Eli's has it! Our dinner was absolutely exquisite! One of our best meals!

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Nothing beats Ernie's for breakfast. Extensive menu, even smoothies. Pancakes are amazing. Great service. A must.

Thank golferpat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: 401-466-2473

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?