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42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2231
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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7:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi
$$ - $$$
42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed yesterday

Ballard's was just gorgeous, everything you could want in a beach area. Great views from the bar, the restaurant, everywhere it seemed. It is a little pricey, but worth it.

Thank E9632PBalanp
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Stopped on a Saturday night for drinks. Wedding inside, we sat outside at the tiki hut right on the beach. Great drinks, bartenders-(Daniel and Jenny)-were so friendly and fun. Came back on Sunday evening for dinner. Baked stuffed lobster was awesome! Our waiter was great.

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Chicken cessar wrap and pesto chicken sandwich are great beach food delivered water side right to you. No need to leave the beach. Rooms are modern, and clean with great A/C! Convenience of bag storage for early arrival and late departure is so convenient. Thoroughly...More

Thank Elizabeth V
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're heading to Block Island and want a party atmosphere with overpriced watered-down drinks, Ballard's is the place you're looking for. I went with my husband and two children ages 5 and 3. The kids chicken fingers were gross. For $7.50 you get TWO...More

Thank BethEff
Reviewed 3 days ago

I should know better-anything on the beach is going to serve over priced bad food. I ordered something simple--a chicken cesaer wrap. There was plenty of lettuce, some chicken, but no cesaer. It was flavorless. Cost a lot though!

Thank JDumont821984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome spot for lunch. Views are great . Fun . Good vibe with staff. Service was great and we had a large group. Very considerate of friends that arrived late. Got their drinks and food quickly. Best place on island . Also large clean bathrooms.

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent location - literally 5 mins easy walk from the ferry. Beach is awesome, clean sand. Kids loved rock-climbing and walking on the stone wavebreakers. Excellent restaurant, great service and food. Reception was excellent as well - i called the night before to see if...More

Thank olechkamd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Ballard's for our honeymoon and it was amazing. Great food and the beach and live music were out of this world. Definitely goin to make this a yearly trip!!!!

Thank vitski22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a boat, we frequent Block Island during the summer. Ballards is our number one destination on the Island for the atmosphere which includes a band, beautiful beach, fun and delicious drinks (some served in a pineapple), food and some interesting people watching. This is...More

Thank the0rganizer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had appetizers and drinks, but both were good. Great service. Live music. Very relaxing out on the deck a few feet from the water.

Thank Lisa G
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Questions & Answers
Jae G
May 12, 2017|
Response from Jae G |
Can u buy gift cards for Ballards on line?
August 30, 2016|
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Response from snow_beach | Reviewed this property |
Ballard's rents chairs and umbrellas in September through the end of the season (they close the last Sunday in September). They have showers and changing rooms. They don't have lockers.
July 7, 2016|
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Response from Ballards-Manisses | Property representative |
Yes you can bring your own food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-2231
  • E-mail
Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. ONLY BALLARD’S HAS IT ALL.
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