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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%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (124 reviews)
“fried chicken” (17 reviews)
“lobster roll” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi
$$ - $$$
221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

I've dined at the oar many many times the food is amazing and the prices are reasonable it really is a cool place to eat plus you can read all the oars while you wait for your food.

Thank kevin k
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Great vibes. Good food. Super ambiance. Nice waiter. So so bar tender. Lousy lemonade. Fun games on the lawn. Easy breezy and down to earth. As pricey as fancier places.

Thank MontaukTraveler
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my lunch on Labor Day at The Oar immensely. Blackened mahi tacos were very good, as was the chowder. The star of the meal, however, was our server. I hope I remember well that her name was Secona. She was great. Will definitely...More

Thank Rory D
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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
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
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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