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The Oar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8820
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Saint James, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Their food is not the only amazing thing about The Oar there is a beautiful view of the water and the decorated Ores covering up the whole restaurant is so original. I go there every summer when i go to visit the island and every year I look forward to the amazing restaurant.

Thank anndon2016
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Of course they're known for their mudslides, and it's fun to see all of the decorated oars covering the place. I recommend their caesar wraps - it's cool how you can choose your protein, the lettuce is very fresh, and you won't be hungry. Their mozzarella sticks are also delicious.

Thank 87SCuba
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a few beers after a walk around the island. Genuinely friendly staff and the selection of beers on offer was pretty decent too! Sat out on the law over looking the water & boats, couldn't have been more of a perfect way to spend the afternoon.

Thank Dale M
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This restaurant - an airy, covered deck overlooking New Harbor, on the west side of Block Island - is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset over the water and the sailboats at their moorings. Went to this restaurant with a dozen friends who were attending the same wedding the next day. Seems that for the prices charged for drinks... More 

Thank 560margaretr
Twyford, England, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A group of 7 of us called Saturday evening for a meal. Staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was great. There are oars hung all over the place where people have bought team along, signed and decorated them and they have been hung up on display. We had a mixture of most of the sushi starters which we all... More 

Thank Bernie L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A group of 3 couples stopped here for drinks & 🍣 because w had rented a slip at the boat harbor for the weekend. The food, service & drinks were great. Price was acceptable for where we were at. We all would surely go back again.

Thank John C
Binghamton, New York
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

It is worth visiting the Oar Restaurant just to see over 1000 oars hanging all over the walls, ceiling, and hallways, donated by customers over the years. It also has a great view of the water. We were there for dinner, our server was great, dinner was good but not exceptional. Overall we were satisfied with our dining experience.

Thank Shutter_Lady14
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very Friendly staff. Good food, generous portions at affordable prices, and best mudslides ever! Sat at bar, so no wait time was an added bonus.

Thank Bethany S
Upton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Casual and relaxed atmosphere. We tried 4 different meals and everyone enjoyed theirs. We decided to drink our dessert and ordered their Famous Frozen Mudslides...the BEST ever!

Thank karenmccaw
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

During the summer, The Oar, being the only restaurant at the Boat Basin is bustling, especially on a rainy day. Off season, and on a nice day, it is a delight. The staff is accommodating and the views from their extensive outdoor picnic tables and Adirondack chairs a pleasure. Always great is their sushi. Dogs are welcomed outside and the... More 

Thank Lynne G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-8820

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