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Tap & Grille

Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2901
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster roll” (14 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Grill, American, Seafood, Bar
$$ - $$$
Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Possibly the worst "special" salad I have ever had. Stay away from the tired lettuce & questionable tuna tartare @ $23. Unimpressed.

Thank Liam R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the National and came down for breakfast. Nothing special omelets, bagels, French toast, etc. The National omelette and Western were fine, ok coffee. It was at least 15 minutes waiting for our breakfast which was sides of bacon , 2 omelettes and...More

Thank mares3boys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very elegant dining with a wonderful harbor view. Love to eat there everytime I visit the island.

Thank bleustace2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We flew into Block Island and was told to come here with our friends for lunch and we had a great time here We ate outside in the fresh breeze, and had lunch here. The food was delicious and I ordered the BLT. I forgot...More

Thank yardleywang
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed June 7, 2017

The Pros: I sat at the Bar. It was quiet, it is the beginning of the Season. My Bartender Karyn was wonderful, personable, friendly and attentive. I had the Lobster Bisque Soup and a glass of wine. The soup was tasty, nice pieces of lobster...More

Thank Justfly
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2017

I am so sorry that this was your experience at the National. We certainly were caught up in our conversation and should have been more discreet. Customer service is truly our priority and yet I realize your experience does not reflect this. There is no...More

Reviewed April 6, 2017

Best place in Old Harbor to sit outside, have a drink at the bar, or an excellent meal while people watching. Out go to place for chowder, lunch or just drinks when we take a break from the boat in Old Salt Pond. It's a...More

Thank SYTrustMe
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Dinner on a Saturday evening. Right on the main waterfront street. Ate outside overlooking ocean, docks, main downtown street. Food, and service were outstanding. Drinks were well worth there price.

Thank Brian O
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

The staff here is friendly and provides good quick service without making the customer feel rushed. I had a salad for lunch. It was tasty and filling.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Our waiter was above & beyond. My grandson ordered lobster but didn't remember what to do with it and none of us knew (not lobster eaters). Our waiter graciously took over. At the end of the meal, I forgot my credit card in the holder...More

Thank lizzierodent
Reviewed August 30, 2016

I try to get to Tap & Grille at The National at least once a summer, and every time I make sure to order the muscles. They are, by far, the best muscles I've ever had! All other food is good, and does not disappoint....More

Thank Kimie B
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Questions & Answers
June 20, 2017|
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Response from NationalJulie | Property representative |
Yes, I will add you to our priority seating for July 2. If the table is not ready as you arrive, you will jump ahead of the wait list to have the next table available. Can you just send me your phone number so we can... More
July 13, 2015|
Response from NationalJulie | Property representative |
That will definitely be a busy weekend but you will not need a lunch reservation. Just come in and if there is a wait, it is not typically longer than 10-15 minutes. We look forward to seeing you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Grill, American, Seafood, Bar
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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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