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Bethany's Airport Diner

American, Diner
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1 Center Rd. Block Island, RI, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family has visited Bethany's at least once a year for 10 years and have watched the service deteriorate. The location is so cool, which is the only reason we go here- no better view of planes and helicopters taking-off and landing, but the service, unless you're a local, is terrible. We actually waited over half an hour for a... More 

Thank CJCPixieDust
Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very popular place, service was okay and food was too. Problem was the bathrooms. Both were disgusting and everyone denied it was their responsibility. Doubt I will return.

Thank Judy D
New England
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194 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We had breakfast here with a large group that went out to BI and wow! Incredible! This was my first visit to this diner and I will go back! Loved it! I had the breakfast burrito and that was a treat! It was filled and huge and worth every bite!!! Everyone in our group enjoyed and had great meals. Coffee... More 

Thank snow_beach
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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219 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The airport diner is a must visit location when your on BI. My family and I have been coming here for years. The place is NUTS during the summer so you can get frustrated with the wait especially when you see locals walk in and get served quickly. However, the food is worth the wait. We stopped in during the... More 

Thank TonyLovesToDineOut
Santa Barbara, California
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166 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This is where the locals go. Bethany and her crew are good people and will call you "hon." They are friendlier to islanders than tourists, but not an issue. Good food reasonable prices, no view other than the small landing strip. Pretty rustic

Thank expectquality1942
Carle Place, New York
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Park your plane along the fence and walk inside to a cozy restaurant filled with aviation memoribelia. The landing fee will be waived if you dine in and everyone is super friendly. The food is hot, freshly cooked and usually served with a smile. Selections are reasonably priced and very tasty. Outside seating adjacent to the runway doubles the restaurant's... More 

Thank lvolpato
Woodbury, Connecticut
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I really enjoyed Bethany's Diner. Went there for breakfast straight upon arrival for a Thanksgiving stay. Very nice servers. Menu is traditional diner fare and was damn tasty. Good coffee. Nice conversation and very welcoming. Went back again before leaving the island.

Thank Paula B
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I was on the Block in July 2015 and tried Bethany's twice while I was there. Once I went in on July 22, 2015 while waiting for a friend's plane to land. I wanted to order breakfast sandwiches to go for my friends coming in. I tried for 10 minutes to get someone's attention at the counter inside and finally... More 

1 Thank Strypes
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Delicious. Every time. The airport diner is a must-go place on the island. Sitting outside and watching the planes take off and land is something we love to do every visit.

Thank Jennifer T
Enfield, Connecticut
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The New England island small airport setting brought back memories of our favorite TV series Wings. We enjoyed a mid-morning Sunday breakfast. The dining area is small with varied seating (counter & individual tables). There is additional patio seating. Our meals were a daily special and from the menu. Both delicious ample servings. The aviation decor enhanced the overall experience.... More 

Thank Sue R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
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Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Center Rd. Block Island, RI, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: 401-466-3100

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?