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The Oar

221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8820
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (141 reviews)
“lobster roll” (40 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. Very cool atmosphere. Spectacular view of New Harbor. Great menu, food and service. Seafood, wraps, vegetarian options and really really good sushi. George runs a great place and Karen, the night manager, is the absolute best! Don’t go to BI without...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank apuerini
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Walking up to the Oar for the first time you may ask yourself "what am I getting myself into?" Super super casual, picnic area, patio area, interior high top area and bar area, it kinda looks like a mess. We sat down at the bar...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DinedThereSippedThat
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

They have too much fried food... too many options...nice staff.. decent bar. I had crab cakes, average.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lenny G
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

By far my favorite place for an afternoon drink/app on the island. The views can’t be beat and it’s just far enough from downtown to be slightly quieter than other places. Good food, the best mudslides, and beautiful views of the harbor!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kate L
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We visited the restaurant 3 times during our stay on the island. Each visit was different and always great. The first time I ate an arugula salad with lobster salad and others had burgers and fries. The second time we ate sushi with cocktails and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ellen E
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We have been here many times, and found menu updated with good looking sushi options as well as more vegetarian items. We had a great table with harbor view. The service is basic with kids doing their best...food is OK not great......it’s more the atmosphere...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank shozgirl
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We usually get at least one Mudslide on Block Island at the Oar. They are the perfect drink to have looking out at the water, sitting at the outside chairs. I tried a Bloody Mary on my second visit and was sorry I didn’t order...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MaryDiSalvo
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Great way to end the day with Sunset at the Oar. Be prepared for a wait. At the same time play cornhole while having a drink or apps on the water front in Adirondacks nice and relaxing. Great salads with some very fresh fish. We’ll...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Venture226736
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

The Oar is a great spot to eat with your family. The restaurant is adorable with every wall and the ceiling covered in oars. The food is very casual and crowd pleasing. The sushi in particular was a hit. The hostess and our waitress were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mrmwcm
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

I went here with my girlfriend. She picked the place even though they were not ranked #1 on TripAdvisor (I prefer to try the rank #1). I have to say I loved my food. I had a grilled swordfish and I can say it was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Dory W
December 5, 2017|
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Response from Marvin G | Reviewed this property |
the Oar is closed for the winter.
September 11, 2017|
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July 22, 2017|
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Response from Debbie D | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reervations and your whole party must be present to be seated. To eat at six be there by 530 and get on the list.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-8820
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