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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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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here twice-- once for lunch and once for dinner. It's right across the street from the beach and it's a gorgeous place to enjoy your meal. We had a lobster roll, a delicious salad with lobster salad added and a grilled chicken sandwich for lunch. Had a lot of the same when we came for dinner. Service was nice... More 

Thank Lovetotravel5525
Santa Barbara, California
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171 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Maybe my title is my review. I have been going to the beachhead for years. It has a bar that is great viewing place for the ocean in good weather and bad. The bar is a place for locals off season, but mostly tourists in the summer. The bar still has charm, but the food has gone downhill. The burger... More 

Thank expectquality1942
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here two nights in a row and had a great meal both times. Definitely get the steamed lobster. so good. And if you have a group of 7-9 sit at the little boat table on the deck outside. its a great spot.

Thank Clint M
Waterbury, Connecticut
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

very casual, friendly staff, excellent food, we went twice when we were on the Block last week. Great for all age. You will not be sorry!

Thank KEMP98
Framingham, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long day in the sun we retreated to some shade at an indoor table. We were in Jill's section - she was wonderfully attentive. Beet salad with shrimp was refreshing. Fish and chips were good. Chicken parm for our non-fish eating guy. Nice cocktails finished off a great beach day! We'll be back!

Thank ShellConcha
New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent lobster roll and summer salad that comes w the sandwich is so good and so fresh. My husband had the beef Au jus sandwich which he enjoyed. The raw bar is good. Great drinks try the Frozen lemondade and the breeze on the deck w the views are wonderful.

Thank seelife0624
Providence, Rhode Island
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80 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasant restaurant with a very hardworking staff. The menu was fairly generic, but the food was good. I had the steak sandwich and I left full. There was a nice breeze which made it a great spot to eat. This is the height of tourist season and everyone was working very hard, which made it a better experience. It's... More 

Thank Mike P
Damascus, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent. I had scallops and Brussels sprouts with cous cous. It was very good. My husband had the fish and chips. Very large portions. Sitting outside was nice and the view of the ocean was great.

Thank Collinsdamascus
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The overall quality of the food at this touristy restaurant is fair, at the best. However we were really taken back by the taste and presentation of the little neck clams and the oysters. First, it is clear this restaurant did not have an individual on staff who understood how to shucks clams as they were served still largely attached... More 

Thank Stacy M
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here on our first day of vacation because of the beautiful view of the ocean and Crescent Beach! Lunch was good. But this place is great for drinks and appetizers. My husband and I love stuffed quahogs also known as stuffies. These large clams are native to the New England coast and The Beachhead has the most delicious... More 

Thank Kim A

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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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?