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The Oar

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221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-8820
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are some days a really great (non-fast-food) burger of some sort is what you need, and they have it. Great service, even helped us stow bags as we were heading to the ferry right after. I didn't try it, but I was told the Sushi is excellent as well. You probably will have a wait, so plan for it.... More 

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Providence, RI
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Oar is a staple on Block Island. It has outdoor seating at picnic tables, and a huge lawn that's super popular with families as it gives the kids room to run around. You can play cornhole while you wait. The food is good - nothing hugely special, but reliably good and dependable. Their mudslides are the stuff of legend,... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view...delicious sushi... Average shrimp cocktail ( big and tough) .... Quick stop while touring the island.

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Thank Robin M
Stony Brook, New York, United States
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoy visiting the oar when we come to block island. They do not take reservations so going early helps or it could be an hour wait. The lobster roll and the burrito were ok. The sushi and the pomegranate grilled salmon were both good.

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Thank Alison R
VA
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in New Harbor. Can be very busy with long waits but there is often a seat at the bar. Used to always be my first stop when arriving on the island but a later ferry meant too late for lunch. Did go another day and had the lobster roll which was excellent. Used to have a broiled fish... More 

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Thank ScotVA
Washington DC
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for drinks and music on the lawn. The sunset views are amazing. There is corn hole and plenty of room to sprawl out with lots of people and kids running around, lots of fun. Don't expect gourmet cuisine, but its decent and service is solid.

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Thank hib2008
Fall River, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time here, got sushi both times, sushi was so fresh , they had some imaginative rolls that were delicious, beautiful view of New Harbor as well.

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Thank Karen S
Wantagh, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. Although very busy, popular haunt, they are so organized and technology savvy that wait time is never painful. Their chowder is the best available on the island, and their sushi is a must. Food and service is great. Absolutely love this gem.

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Thank Marvin G
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 459 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to come for a good sunset and it certainly delivers. However, the food on my visit was anything but impressive. I sent the first choice back and ended up with something safe and suitably fried on the suggestion of my waiter. I then had to ask for all sorts of condiments to deliver some flavour to... More 

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vermont
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy with long wait early on a Monday evening. The food is not as good as it used to be. The view is amazing, but I would go elsewhere for s great meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Sushi, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: 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?