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The Oar

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221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8820
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (124 reviews)
“lobster roll” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While it gets a little hectic here in the summer, it's totally worth it. The fish is fresh and even if you have to wait for your table, there are lawn games to keep you entertained.

Thank mauimama0110
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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Expected more because of the crowd. Atmosphere great, people having a good time. Food ok. Fun to see all the oars.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

The oar is located away from other restaurants in a nice area right by the pond. There is a very nice outdoor area with tents and corn hole. The food is very good, if you are going for drinks and apps of for a full...More

Thank margekuff
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I along with our friends have been eating there for years. You can not beat the food, service and view. They offer great sweat shirts. Only thing we have not done is bring a signed Oar to be mounted on their wall....More

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed November 10, 2017

We dined at The Oar in early October, very happy to find a restaurant still open on a weeknight at that time of year. The decor was unique and fascinating - there were hundreds of decorated oars displayed on the walls and ceiling rafters, each...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Well yes, for the wonderful view from the deck for starters! But lots of places on Block Island have views...after all it is an island! So what else? OK, How 'bout very friendly people who work there--serving drinks, waiting tables, seating patrons, etc. Add to...More

Thank BeachmanBob
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

We make sure to go to the Oar each time we are on Block Island. The wait is always worth it. We put our name in, play corn hole and have mudslides until our table is ready. Then we head in to eat terrific food,...More

Thank jaycapalbo
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Looking through reviews for this place on multiple sites across the internet,all people seem talk about is the spectacular view.I've got news for you,everywhere you go on Block Island is a spectacular view.What I want when I go to a restaurant is well prepared food,good...More

Thank culinaryliterati
Reviewed October 5, 2017

This is mainly a sushi restaurant but my husband had a good burger and I had the Portabello Mushroom sandwich. Also good sweet potato fries. We returned for dinner but weren't that hungry and I had good clam chowder.

Thank Toni P
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Snuck in a day trip to Block Island this weekend, but the island is still way too crowded for my tastes even though the "summer season" is over. Luckily we headed over to The Oar and found a quiet respite, far from the madding crowds....More

Thank Nancy0657
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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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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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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