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The Oar

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221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8820
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ended up here twice in two days because we enjoyed the harbor view and the food was good. Service was good and we felt welcome

Thank Robert S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a huge fan for sushi!!! I was so excited to try the Bermuda triangle dish. It was delicious. For a drink i had a simple ice tea that they provide free refills. Definitely would revisit.

Thank ashleyfamilylife
Ithaca, New York
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289 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went May 10 a few days before the official opening this season. Plenty of parking. Great views and really good service for the first night open. Some restaurants just serve good. The Oar actually prepares food in an appetizing way. The grilled scallops were excellent. The mudslides are famous. I think 75 percent of the crowd was local last... More 

Thank Brian D
CT, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 14, 2017

We have been to the Oar several times, great place. The food is quite good, you can sit inside at the bar also there is outside sitting on the patio, beautiful view looking out to the water & all the beautiful boats ! If you like Mudslides be sure to have one we think they are the best on the... More 

Thank Susan F
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

When in New Harbor, the absolute best place for lunch on a sunny day and drinks and an appetizer for sunset. You have to have their world famous mudslide at least once in your life. Been going here for probably 40 years; always by boat, first with my folks, then friends and finally my own family. Our kids love the... More 

Thank SYTrustMe
Saint James, New York
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Their food is not the only amazing thing about The Oar there is a beautiful view of the water and the decorated Ores covering up the whole restaurant is so original. I go there every summer when i go to visit the island and every year I look forward to the amazing restaurant.

Thank anndon2016
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Of course they're known for their mudslides, and it's fun to see all of the decorated oars covering the place. I recommend their caesar wraps - it's cool how you can choose your protein, the lettuce is very fresh, and you won't be hungry. Their mozzarella sticks are also delicious.

Thank 87SCuba
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a few beers after a walk around the island. Genuinely friendly staff and the selection of beers on offer was pretty decent too! Sat out on the law over looking the water & boats, couldn't have been more of a perfect way to spend the afternoon.

Thank Dale M
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016

This restaurant - an airy, covered deck overlooking New Harbor, on the west side of Block Island - is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset over the water and the sailboats at their moorings. Went to this restaurant with a dozen friends who were attending the same wedding the next day. Seems that for the prices charged for drinks... More 

Thank 560margaretr
Twyford, England, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

A group of 7 of us called Saturday evening for a meal. Staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was great. There are oars hung all over the place where people have bought team along, signed and decorated them and they have been hung up on display. We had a mixture of most of the sushi starters which we all... More 

Thank Bernie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?