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Ballard's

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42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2231
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San Diego, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

ballads never disappoints - it is a nonstop party tradition on block island - wish we could have stayed longer

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Thank hberrie
BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. It is great to hear how much you enjoy visiting Ballard's. We hope that the next time you have more time to spend here. We hope to see you again soon. Sharon C. Manager More 

Middletown, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Good restaurant. The scenery is nice right on the beach. Large place with plenty of seating so we had a lot of room. we were in a big group. the food was good. the service was very good. Good place to bring kids as well.

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1 Thank jrac61
BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. It is great to hear that you and your big group were properly taken care of. It is also nice to hear how much you enjoyed the food and drinks. We hope to see you again the next time you are... More 

Manorville, New York
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149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We came twice because the atmosphere is great. First we had lunch outside facing the ocean. The food was very good and the drinks were great as well. When the live music came up it made things even better. The band was excellent, as a matter of fact we came back a second time for drinks and appetizers to enjoy... More 

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1 Thank Jim M
BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much that you decided to return, that is something we appreciate hearing. We hope to see you again soon! Sharon C. Manager More 

NYC
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

Not the place to get away from it all. Everyone is at Ballard's, and it's great. I had the broiled cod. Fabulous, and not overpriced. You can come just for the beach, and if you want to, they rent the upholstered beach lounges and umbrellas. The restaurant/bar is full service. People are coming and going in bikinis. Men are shirtless.... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. It is definitely a great place to people watch. As stated, we do have live music daily from June to September, so it is worth it to call ahead and find out who... More 

EAST HAMPTON, CT
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233 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

This hot spot on the beach offers food and drinks on the beach. If you don't need to eat fast it is great. The food comes well wrapped. My chicken caesar bit too much chicken and not enough caesar. But the service was great. My recommendation: if you are going to BI and plan to plant yourself on the beach... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. Thank you for letting others know about the beach rentals. We are happy the our Guests appreciate how much easier it is to rent them than to lug them from the ferry. I am sorry to hear that there was not... More 

Maplewood, Minnesota
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

Ate lunch inside to get out of the sun! We had clam cakes, whole belly clam sandwich, fish tacos. Each meal was delicious. It was very busy that day but our waitress was on her toes and had a wonderful personality. She was from Transylvania. I will always stop into Ballards for at least one meal while on the Block.

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Thank Marilyn K
BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate the time our Guests take to let us know about their experiences. Thank you for letting us know about the great service you received from your server while you where here. We are happy to know that they are keeping our Guests happy. We hope... More 

Hampton, Connecticut
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

A Block Island landmark! Great fresh seafood, delish drink choices, live music and right on the beach! It's location to the ferry makes it a great place to begin or end a day on the island.

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1 Thank Lisa T
BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are glad to hear that you enjoy our seafood, drinks and music. We always strive to make each visit wonderful. We hope to see you again the next time you are on the island. Sharon C. Manager More 

North Providence, Rhode Island
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

I go here mainly to sit on the beach and have drinks, and go swimming of course. You can either go up to one of the 4 bars that they have (3 outside, 2 of them directly on the beach), or you can wait for a beachside server to come right up to where you are on the beach. There... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the beach and enjoyed the service. We love the novelty of our Pineapple Drinks and are happy to hear that others do too. We look forward to seeing you the... More 

Newport, RI
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a management outing for 25 people at Ballard's and had an amazing experience. It all started with Abdul the GM. He fully understood our needs and was meticulous with the menu planning and details of the event. When we arrived we were greeted with smiles and lead to our private area on the beach. The buffet set up,... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate the time our Guests take to write their reviews. We are so happy that you and your group enjoyed your outing. We are constantly striving for outstanding events for our groups and are excited to hear when we meet and exceed our goals. We will... More 

Medford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place is fun and right on the beach. The drinks are pricey but the mudslides and the pineapple drinks are tasty. I would recommend Ballard's to anyone who wants to drink, listen to music, and have fun on the beach. I do not think that the food is quality or worth the money but who can turn down french... More 

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Thank Kaitlyn M
BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are glad that you like the mudslides and pineapple drinks. We agree that fries are a great snack to have while enjoying a beverage or two. We hope to see you again soon. Sharon C. Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?