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Tap & Grille

Grill, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2901
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here for lunch. We enjoyed the view of the waterfront and the bustling street below. The food was okay- we had grilled cheese sandwiches and paid extra to have fries with them. I felt like the food was overpriced for the quality. You are really paying for the view. Services was good.

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

Thank you for dining at the National. I will share your feedback with the staff. Food quality is certainly important to us and the grilled cheese sandwich is one of our most popular. Hope you will dine at the National again in the future. More 

New Providence, New Jersey
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135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favorite spot for dinner. The view from the porch of the old harbor is great. The clam chowder is a must! We've never had a bad meal here and the wait staff is always pleasant.

Thank Det963
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to the Tap & Grill (AKA The Deck On The National) dozens of times, and always have the same perfect experience - great food, super friendly service, and an amazing view watch the people of Block Island come and go up and down Water Street and in and out of Old Harbor. Can't praise the wait staff enough,... More 

Thank Charlie_Ballard
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy spot on the main street with lovely views. We had fish and chips which was delicious and fresh. The service is prompt and friendly and the food came out fairly quickly. Great drinks, too.

Thank tjw442
Wallingford, Connecticut
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163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finished our day with a lovely dinner on the deck with a great view. The drinks were great and the food we ordered was very good. we were waiting for a ferry and wanted to take our time and relax. They were very accommodating. Only reason I didn't rate excellent is I ordered steak Rare and it cam out medium.

Thank Arnie S
Dayton, OH
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stopped by the Tap and Grille for drinks on a Tuesday afternoon. The service was very good and they were not at all concerned that we only had drinks with no food order. That's always a plus to be comfortable without having to eat. The view is tremendous from the deck. Our stop was worthwhile-- we'll have to... More 

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

We certainly hope you do come again! Thanks for stopping in the National! More 

Gardner, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were hungry and foolishly passed by( "let's try something new") a restaurant that was fantastic on a previous visit for the grand white porch. For me, I felt red flags as I climbed the stairs. The seating hostess was cordial in an obligatory fashion, but no sense of authentic warmness shone through. I'm sure they tire of their jobs... More 

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

I am sorry your experience at the National was not what we aim for. I appreciate the feedback so I can share it with both the front and back of the house managers. We certainly look at our Bistro salad presentation as that is one of our best selling items. I do hope you will try us another time in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious! I really didn't expect this: I assumed that we were paying for the view, but the service was wonderful and the meal was delicious! Try the lobster roll.

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

Thank you - so glad you enjoyed your meal and thank you for taking the time to write about it! More 

United States
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was totally worth looking at all the different menus on the main street and picking this restaurant. I had the Lobster Alfredo and the sauce was absolutely delicious. It had three big lobster claws on the top and chunks all through out the noodles. I honestly didn't want to stop eating it. My husband had the Seared Sea Scallops... More 

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

Thank you for dining at the National and for all your positive comments. The staff works very hard here to try to make our guests happy - it is definitely nice to hear their efforts acknowledged! I hope that you will dine with us again next time you are on Block Island. More 

Holtsville, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank LoriH1151

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Grill, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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?