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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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Stonington, Connecticut
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We always stop at Bethany's before we catch the ferry home. Love the atmosphere, the view of the airport, the service and the food. A lot of throw back memorabilia and old Block Island photos. The menu is great. The food is terrific.

Thank Matthew T
United States
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172 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The breakfast fare here is the average stuff. It's the little island airport charm of it all. The staff has been there forever and the are BI natives through and through - just like most of the customers. It can get crowded. I love the little table by the windows with the newspapers lying all around.

Thank AliceMA007
New Providence, New Jersey
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144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is the best place to have breakfast on the Block all year round. The staff is so nice and efficient but the food is the best. Never had a bad meal here and it's great fun to watch the planes landing.

Thank Det963
Waterbury, Connecticut
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

cute little themed diner, with indoor and outdoor seating, very nice staff and GREAT breakfast with great prices. the oatmeal and fresh fruit were very good, as was the breakfast burrito my hubby had .

Thank KEMP98
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 

1 Thank CJCPixieDust
Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank snow_beach
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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238 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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217 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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154 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank lvolpato

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?