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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pulled pork” (24 reviews)
“burger” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice place to eat on the island. Reasonable prices and good service. Try to get a table outside as the inside often gets rather warm on a hot summer day. I highly recommend the onion soup. It is one of their specialties and as good...More

Thank HappyCruiser44
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A pub with New England antique charm. The menu lists your typical pub food but your first bite will tell you it is so much more. I have only been a handful of times but my compliments to the chef.

Thank TaniaLyn
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is by far the best lobster roll we have ever had. We found PPP by chance a few years ago. We tried the lobster roll and a lobster bisque and it was to die for. We ferried over, rode bikes around the island and...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was American pub grub, simple, rather a lot per of food per portion, but homely and well cooked. Steak sandwiches and burgers went down well, their duck was good and my husband's pizza (with extra lobster) was a hit. Very efficient and...More

Thank JaneMay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the go to places for our grandchildren. it was very busy on the 4th July holiday weekend, but we still got a table for the 6 of us outside, the service a food was up to standard. nowhere in block island...More

Thank mike y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard they had a great lobster chowder so I stopped by to try it. I ordered chowder and a Narragansett draft beer. My chowder had very little lobster. What little lobster was there was water logged and disintegrating, like it had been sitting in...More

Thank teddy33050
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come to Block Island we always make sure to eat here for lunch or dinner. Great friendly staff and awesome food! Good size menu with lots of variety. The mac n cheese burger is always good but this time I switched it...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5adults 6 children.Everything was great there ,staff and service. Children were very happy but 3 adults got the libster roll ups. The lobster was very chewy and of that very little. Mostly lettuce. Tried with melted butter to at least eat the lobster,no help. Very...More

Thank klguerrera
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a big group and wanted a fairly quick and easy dinner. PPP delivered. The fried pickles and cheese curds went went with beer and we all had sandwiches or burgers. It got the job done for our group.

Thank travelmum21
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Big hit with the locals. Cozy spacious bar, great for families during the day/dinner and then more of a bar scene at night. Creative, yummy dishes, comfort food, healthy, fancy, pizza, whatever you want. Nice tables outside too with a lawn where kids (or adults)...More

Thank Catherine S
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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
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
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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