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Poor People's Pub

) #8 of 31 Restaurants in New Shoreham $$ - $$$ American, ,
33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8533
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pulled pork” (25 reviews)
“burger” (42 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The motto of this place is "Nothing fancy just good grub" and that's what you'll find here! You can dine outside at picnic tables and play corn hole while you wait for your food to arrive. We had dinner here on 2 separate nights during...More

Thank JoAnnM013
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place surprised me. First outdoor seating was good. Just need a candle outside. The wait staff and bartenders great. The food amazing, especially for the price. I highly recommend the mac-n-cheese with lobster. The mac-n-cheese smooth and so creamy. Great cheese. The lobster: huge...More

Thank Car F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here with our pet Bichon. Quiet, nice. Decent food. It was around the corner from the tourist packed Main Street. Only a few minutes from the ferry.

Thank dberiau
Reviewed 1 week ago

had food and drinks there with 6 sober, respectful adults on sunday 8/7/17 - waitress was totally inattentive, we had to ask for a menu and waters twice before it came out (approximately 20 minutes at the table). once the waitress came out she was...More

Thank beachbum393
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good place for burgers, reubens, and pizza, but they also have some great salads - fresh and flavorful. The taco salad is my favorite.

Thank Annagraham38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This would be it! We loved it, sat outside, had some food and drinks and enjoyed the location. Cornhole setups for those who wish to play in the sun, several outside picnic tables and plenty of inside seating as well. Try the root beer! Add...More

Thank Schmidtd4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As if it isn't enough just to be on Block Island, but to find a fun place with great food, good service and a fun, lively atmosphere! One of the specialties of the house is there Mac n Cheese, but if you ask me I...More

1  Thank citurnberry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor People's is a fun, loud group- singing along- shouting for a game and friends- all at the same time. We sat at the end of a long table with strangers at the other end- it was crowded so we didn't mind. The French onion...More

1  Thank 799aileenl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and Food was great All the Service was great Very Cool car out front I will definitely visit back again

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at several restaurants during our annual BI visit. We had a good lunch here. Pub food. Good but not great

1  Thank Neil W
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Margaret T
August 14, 2017|
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Response from 799aileenl | Reviewed this property |
Yes- I full bar!
Gretchen V
July 1, 2016|
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Response from s G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, big outside space as well as inside
Gretchen V
July 1, 2016|
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Response from Takemetoalaska | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure we saw kids there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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
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