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Poor People's Pub

33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8533
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“pulled pork” (21 reviews)
“burger” (38 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wen there for lunch and enjoyed the most amazing lobster chowder. It was a cream base with few pieces of potato, corn,green onion and full of succulent lobster pieces.i mentioned the amount of lobster thinking I may have gotten lucky and her response was "they...More

Thank Peggy81049
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. We came here for a quick dunch or linner (cross between lunch and dinner). Fabulous... our server Allie was awesome. This place never disappoints! Ask to sit in allie's section!!! ❤️

Thank Janey3335
Reviewed 1 week ago

I doubt you will get much bad here as the local burger was fantastic with fresh bacon, great thin cut FF but the cast iron Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork was simply fantastic! Lots of food that the left overs were almost as good.

Thank Luke2115
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered chilli cheese burger and for dessert chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream. The dessert is huge definitely to be shared.

Thank ashleyfamilylife
Reviewed April 17, 2017

I vacation on Block Island every summer for three weeks. I can honestly tell you I eat at Poor People's Pub a minimum of 15 times during this period. The food is absolutely. Anything from a simple stuffy to the specials they run each day....More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Great food, service and quaint decor. Seasonal. Tried a variety of food. So good, ate both dinner meals there. Great music until around 10pm then goes a little too rap for my taste.

Thank Pat O
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Burger was paper thin and nothing special. Steak sandwich arrived cold and was sent back. Was pretty bad after it was cooked some more. Drinks were fine. There are so many better choices on Block Island.

Thank pvs28holly
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Decent pub food and beer, no better than that. Probably won't go back. There were plenty others eating and drinking happily, though, so maybe it wasn't in our stars at the moment.

Thank Jim L
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We were hungry when we stopped here for lunch around 2:00. Luckily they were open and the service was fast. Burger was meh- not bad but for the price I expected something bigger and better. It was like a basic 5-Guys type burger. And skip...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Neat spot. A bit overpriced for food quality, in my opinion. $14 lobster soup stunk. Nachos with cheese wiz. The bar itself is comfortable though. Go in for a beer.. just not the food.

Thank A4bettie
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Gretchen V
Are kids allowed to come?
July 1, 2016|
Response from s G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, big outside space as well as inside
Gretchen V
Are kids allowed to come?
July 1, 2016|
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Response from Takemetoalaska | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure we saw kids there.
Karen D
Dogs allowed?
August 10, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-8533