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Ballard's

42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 844-405-3275
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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11 - 20 of 337 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ballard's was just gorgeous, everything you could want in a beach area. Great views from the bar, the restaurant, everywhere it seemed. It is a little pricey, but worth it.

Thank E9632PBalanp
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Chicken cessar wrap and pesto chicken sandwich are great beach food delivered water side right to you. No need to leave the beach. Rooms are modern, and clean with great A/C! Convenience of bag storage for early arrival and late departure is so convenient. Thoroughly...More

Thank Elizabeth V
Reviewed 15 August 2017

If you're heading to Block Island and want a party atmosphere with overpriced watered-down drinks, Ballard's is the place you're looking for. I went with my husband and two children ages 5 and 3. The kids chicken fingers were gross. For $7.50 you get TWO...More

1  Thank BethEff
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I should know better-anything on the beach is going to serve over priced bad food. I ordered something simple--a chicken cesaer wrap. There was plenty of lettuce, some chicken, but no cesaer. It was flavorless. Cost a lot though!

Thank JDumont821984
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome spot for lunch. Views are great . Fun . Good vibe with staff. Service was great and we had a large group. Very considerate of friends that arrived late. Got their drinks and food quickly. Best place on island . Also large clean bathrooms.

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

excellent location - literally 5 mins easy walk from the ferry. Beach is awesome, clean sand. Kids loved rock-climbing and walking on the stone wavebreakers. Excellent restaurant, great service and food. Reception was excellent as well - i called the night before to see if...More

Thank olechkamd
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We stayed at Ballard's for our honeymoon and it was amazing. Great food and the beach and live music were out of this world. Definitely goin to make this a yearly trip!!!!

Thank vitski22
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Having a boat, we frequent Block Island during the summer. Ballards is our number one destination on the Island for the atmosphere which includes a band, beautiful beach, fun and delicious drinks (some served in a pineapple), food and some interesting people watching. This is...More

Thank the0rganizer
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Only had appetizers and drinks, but both were good. Great service. Live music. Very relaxing out on the deck a few feet from the water.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Enjoyed the scaollp/lobster bisque (it was a cold day in July) and my husband had a burger- a lot to eat. We shared some oysters the following evening from the raw bar- delicious!

Thank 799aileenl
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Jae G
13 May 2017|
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Can u buy gift cards for Ballards on line?
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michelyn318
31 August 2016|
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Response from snow_beach | Reviewed this property |
Ballard's rents chairs and umbrellas in September through the end of the season (they close the last Sunday in September). They have showers and changing rooms. They don't have lockers.
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8 July 2016|
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Response from Ballards-Manisses | Property representative |
Yes you can bring your own food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 23:00
Monday
07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 844-405-3275
  • E-mail
Description
Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. ONLY BALLARD’S HAS IT ALL.
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