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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently stayed at Ballard's and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. From the great deck overlooking the harbor, outside our spacious room to the food and service at the restaurant and beach. The beach service was terrific and the use of lounge chairs and umbrellas...More

Thank coachregan3
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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 3 days ago via mobile

I stayed for 2 nights at Ballard's with my husband and 2 kids. Beautiful inn with an awesome location steps from the main town and the ferry. We did not have a car on the island so this was very important. We had lunch on...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

live music all day at the bar on the beach! Had drinks and apps that were awesome. this is the best place to hang out on the island

Thank Arnie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean beach, rented chairs & umbrellas. Service was great. It was a perfect day at the beach. Walked there from where we stayed. Will definitely go again and would recommend to anyone going to Block Island, you must spend a day there.

Thank Rose P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average. At best. It's hard to imagine that this place rates so high on the ratings. Dumbfounding. I ordered their Surf and Turf. Medium Rare. Maybe half of the meat was true to form. The veggies and finger potatoes? Not even Al Dente. And you...More

Thank MKurtBenjamin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Beach w/ Tiki Bars.. Drinks are strong but expensive and food is good. Definitely will be back soon.!

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place beach side bar and restaurant walking distance from ferry live music dancing volleyball and tiki huts chair umbrella and lounge chair rentals atmosphere like your in the tropics

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge enterprise on Old Harbor. Most professionally prepared and presented dishes of any place so far. I had broiled swordfish. Another had the scallops-both superb. Noisy, huge room but excellent food.

Thank dwmapes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our way here for lunch after enjoying the Independence Day Parade. I had delicious fish & chips. Although it was crowded, we were seated and served in appropriate time.

Thank DaveL62
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 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
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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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