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456 Chapel St., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-5230
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Darien, Connecticut
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little restaurant on Block Island; not a terribly extensive menu, but everything we have tried (and I think we've tried 80% of menu items) was fresh, tasty and delicious. Really innovative menu items and what makes it great is that the servers do know what to recommend....though that should not be too difficult, when all is prepared fresh and... More 

Thank Cristina G
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find. The staff was fantastic from the moment you walked in the door. Definitely try the rosarita. The tuna tacos were amazing. Close quarters helped us get to know some friendly locals. Great atmosphere

Thank Meghan N
Rhode Island
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

We live on Block Island and knew that, after a winter break, t Eli's would open with a new executive chef. All I can say is WOW. What a wonderful dinner we just had. Looking forward to returning to try other choices. Also looking forward to what this chef will come up with for The Atlantic Inn dinning room this... More 

2 Thank Blockislander
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Eli's a dozen times in 6 years, always glad we did. Tuna nachos a favorite each time. Seafood all good, salads good, key lime custard excellent. Very nice vibe (off season), music, and impeccable service. Costs money, and worth it.

Thank Jim L
Menlo Park, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 20, 2016

At here with a fairly large group. Menu is not extensive, but plenty of choices for appetizers and entrees. the group enjoyed a couple of very tasty and properly cooked rib eyes, pappardelle carbonara, scallops on polenta, pork tenderloin stir fry, and ginger crusted tuna. Friendly service, reasonably priced wine list. I'd say in the top 3 of restaurants on... More 

Thank stevefh
New York City, New York
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Eli’s is a smallish restaurant (probably 10 tables and a bar that seats six) located on a relatively quiet street in the Old Harbor. They do not take reservations so proper planning is in order if you do not want to wait for a table. However, if they are full, they will take your name and your mobile number and... More 

Thank Gregory P
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Got here at 630 pm on Saturday and the place only had one or two tables filled so we got in easily (only ten tables in the place, there is a bar too) and by 7 pm the place was packed. Calamari was good, nothing special, the goat cheese salad was delicious and the monkfish dinner was great as well... More 

Thank WhaleyD
St. Petersburg, Florida
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

We had dinner at Eli's, the food was delicious. We were with a group of four and asked for separate checks, the waitress said it could not be done. Not a big deal, but would have been easier to settle up, at the end of dinner, since some people ordered expensive bottles of wine, while others had nothing to drink.... More 

Thank 422richards422
Scarsdale, New York
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Visiting Block Island once or twice a summer for at least 25 years, I have dined very happily at Eli's at least once a trip. Often for special occasions. The menu has changed somewhat over the years, but the food is always excellent, good quality, interesting. They have a longish season, which is useful. I last dined there in May... More 

Thank mbsaandercock
United States
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203 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Sad to say the new chef this season is not quite up to what Eli's was known for - terrific food. We had the calamari which was a tad under fried but still very good. The tuna nachos (created years ago here) looked as good as it always has been but the entrees missed the mark. My 'Jumbo' scallops were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 456 Chapel St., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-5230

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?