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Tap & Grille

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Grill, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2901
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Holtsville, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes we did a banana mudslide tasting competition and the National wins! Grab a seat at the bar, enjoy the view and the best service you will get on Block Island. These bartenders are super fun and know their stuff... Rachel makes the best drink on the island!

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on the spacious deck. We were seated immediately even though it was fairly busy around 7pm. We ordered 2 Kyle's killa lemonades (alcoholic drinks) and side garden and Caesar salads to start. The drinks were fair, (we've noticed the drinks could be a bit stronger not only here but most places, especially when paying an average... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every summer we love coming to the Tap & Grille for steamers and the view. Always start with steamers and drinks. On our first of two dinners, I had the lobster salad over the house salad and my husband had the swordfish. Fish was on the dry side but still delicious. Second visit, we both had the shrimp ogre natal... More 

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Thank Kim A
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at the National and for your kind review - we certainly appreciate it! We look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an opportunity to have lunch here with friends and the food was good, probably the best clam chowder that we had on the island, it wasn't watered down and had just the right amount of seafood in it. Great service, a little watered down drinks, and this is coming from the person that likes light and sweet, so... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the National on June 18 and as usual it did not disappoint. We love eating on the front porch and watching the bustle of the main street down below. You also have an excellent view of the ferries coming in! The National is a necessary stop when traveling to Block Island. There’s just one tiny thing that... More 

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Thank Angela L
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food is great and the service is even better! The white peach sangria was sensational. Will and his staff are AMAZING!

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We had a large group for a Saturday morning breakfast and they took care of us with no problem. Our every need of coffee etc. was handled quickly and efficiently. To our surprise all our food came out at once and was excellent. What a beautiful in town location, our view from the porch was wonderful!

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1 Thank Hunchat
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and acknowledging the efforts of the staff. Hope to see you again this summer! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Nothing but great things to say here..... Very good and fresh food..... Very nice staff,,,, great scenery....

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1 Thank Gary W
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Hope you can dine with us again soon More 

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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Sit outside when you eat here, the view is fantastic! And the people watching is perfect! We went early in the season, hit the last day of "restaurant week" , and we're pretty sure they were just trying to get rid of food. The grilled chicken was dried out and all I could taste were jalapeños , my guest had... More 

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1 Thank PitBossJunior
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this review

I certainly agree that we have a great place to dine with a beautiful view but I am sorry that your dining experience did not meet up with the atmosphere. I do appreciate the feed back and have already shared it with the chefs and the management team. This is not the experience we want people to have and I... More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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162 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

The porch of the National is iconic Block Island. With good drinks and food, it's a must do. Try their signature margaritas.

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Thank RI02886
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this review

Thanks very visiting us and taking the time to write a review. We definitely agree, especially about the margaritas! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Grill, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
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Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-2901
Description
The National Hotel Tap & Grille is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The outdoor porch overlooks the harbor and offers a great view of the ocean. The menu specializes in steaks and seafood but has a wide variety for all tastes. We also have an indoor and an outdoor bar with live entertainment every weekend in July and August.

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