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456 Chapel St., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Scarsdale, New York
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank AliceMA007
Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad to see that so many others are still enjoying great meals at Eli's. This has long been our favorite restaurant on BI, and we look forward to returning every time we visit. This year was our first time back since our son was born, and we decided to bring him along for an early dinner. To our... More 

Thank Heather K
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a fun day of mopedding around Block Island, we stumbled upon Eli's. The restaurant is fairly small and cozy with a sweet staff. We ordered the fantastic carrot ginger soup and homemade pappardelle with pancetta and scarfed down every last yummy bit. Ask for a table by a window so you can enjoy the delicious ocean breeze.

Thank Tiare A
Washington DC
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glad our dockhand told us about this hidden spot downtown. Walked in a little before 9 and were immediately seated at one of the 15 or so tables. It's cozy and the service is outstanding. We were greeted with waters that were refilled regularly. Drinks and apps appeared within minutes of ordering. The food was very tasty and creative. We... More 

Thank hib2008
Mystic CT
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decide to eat dinner a bit off the main drag and what a pleasant surprise. This was one of the best meals of my life and the service was top notch! Not to be missed if you are staying on the Block and looking for a quite dinner!

Thank amynoank
Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant with limited dining seating and even more limited bar seating, but worth the wait since they don't take reservations. The menu rotates quite a bit, and the service is excellent since a waiter/waitress is no more than 10 feet away at any point in time.

Thank Brad781
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

My husband ordered the Argentine Empanadas. He thought they were really good and perfectly seasoned. I found them a touch spicy, but the crust was perfect. I had the tuna nachos, which was so fresh and flavorful. For dinner he had the Spinach Pappardelle Carbonara which was very rich, and flavorful. I had the codfish fillet which was flakey and... More 

Thank Colette R
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We really enjoyed our meal here and Eli's ended up being one of our favorite restaurants. The ambiance of the dining room is very cozy and what we were looking for in Block Island. The menu has an asian-inspired flare to it which was unique and a pleasant change from the standard lobster rolls and chowders which were our standard... More 

Thank Adriane L
Watertown, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

They dont take reservations so we went early! They open at 6pm. The food and drinks were yummy! We would go back!

Thank Susan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
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: 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?