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Poor People's Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8533
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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. If you get a chance to go please do. My favorite on the menu is... More 

Thank Scott P
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4 reviews
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
New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
Waterford, Connecticut
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152 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 the $2 side salad- it was just pile of lettuce not even chopped and a... More 

Thank Ann S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner there Friday night! I was craving a good burger...we had burgers and beers...fried pickle burger...oh so delicious! Comfort food at its best...burger with fried pickles, smothered in ranch dressing...what could be bad!!!!

Thank Kathleen T M
Blauvelt, New York, United States
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Was disappointed in the lobster chowder, overloaded with potatoes and very little lobster. For the price it shouldnt be that way. In the past it was great.

Thank Debi K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Stopped by after looking in the five other restaurants with in one block. It was fine, hard to imagine such praises, cold food, unimaginative fare, average menu. Attentive server is the only reason we give a 3, would have been a 2 based on food, walk on one more block, its worth it!

Thank RoamingBuff
Menlo Park, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Low key, relaxed pub with generous portions of really good food. Smoker in front is a sign of the tasty smoked meats you can try. The special I orders was a blt with roast suckling pig added. There was enough bacon and roast suckling pig for two sandwiches. Good variety of beers on tap and by the bottle. True to... More 

Thank stevefh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?