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The Beachead Restaurant

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596 Corn Neck Road, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
401 466 2249
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Scarsdale, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have had main meals before, but this trip, earlier this week, we had drinks and hors d'oeuvres only. Oyster time, 3 to 4 pm weekdays, is awesome, local oysters $1 each. We also had hot pretzels and white wine, Gruner Veltlliner, that we enjoyed.

Thank mbsaandercock
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious food ,well priced for the island.Jason, our waiter, was very accomaodating.Food arrived quickly and hot..exactly as I requested it. Third time here ...would surely return...right off Benson beach..who could ask for more?

Thank ptmanCt
Essex, United States
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This food is expensive and flavorless! I ordered the little neck clams, 7 of the in a bowl of yellow broth that was flavorless, about 6 pieces of also flavorless chorizo and some corn. The clams were not littlenecks, more like middle necks.My husband had the clam cakes, he said they were actually ok. My son had the mussels, that... More 

1 Thank Antonio R
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to eat. Perfect location, just on your way back to town from biking out to the North end light house. During the summer, Monday - Thursdays 3-4pm is buck a shuck - $1 oysters! Great verandah for eating on too. Don't miss going inside to check

Thank cindylee40
Wantagh, New York
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge deck overlooking the ocean with additional seating on street level. Staff was very pleasant and the food was excellent. I have enjoyed this restaurant for years and will continue to return.

Thank Marvin G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our last night of vacation in Block Island, we couldn't have had a better overall dining experience at the Beachead. Our server, Kaitlin, was attentive and engaging, and she even suggested the Striped Bass on the specials menu, which my husband ordered and said was the best fish he has had in years. Kaitlin was happy to accommodate to... More 

Thank Suzanne G
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224 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us had dinner. Salads, fried clams excellent. Striped bass, freshly caught, was perfect, in a superb sauce. Linguine & shrimp, and warm lobster rolls also very good. Big selection of draft beers. Limited selection of wines, as with most places on the Island, but the gruner veltliner for $30 was fine with our food. Waitress was terrific -... More 

Thank BunkyVA
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144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

And with the $1 oysters from 3 to 4 Monday through Friday another reason to stop by. Add a decent cold beer and you have good oysters and a beer. What's not to like especially if you're sitting at the bar and can see the ocean in front of you. Also very good clam chowder, fish dishes and more.

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

We enjoyed the raw bar and cold beers on the front deck, was too hot and dark. The oysters and peel 'n eat shrimp were great. Good place to stop across from the beach.

Thank hib2008
Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped over to the Beachead for lunch after a few hours on the beach. The food was excellent and prepared with high quality ingredients. The service really put this place over-the-top. Our waitress was completely attentive, she actually seemed to anticipate our every need. It made dining with a young child easy-breezy so we could enjoy the island atmosphere.... More 

1 Thank Heather K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $27
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 596 Corn Neck Road, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: 401 466 2249

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?