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The Beachead Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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596 Corn Neck Road, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2249
11:30 - 21:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The overall quality of the food at this touristy restaurant is fair, at the best. However we were really taken back by the taste and presentation of the little neck clams and the oysters. First, it is clear this restaurant did not have an individual on staff who understood how to shucks clams as they were served still largely attached... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Had lunch here on our first day of vacation because of the beautiful view of the ocean and Crescent Beach! Lunch was good. But this place is great for drinks and appetizers. My husband and I love stuffed quahogs also known as stuffies. These large clams are native to the New England coast and The Beachhead has the most delicious... More 

Thank Kim A
New York City, New York
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103 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

One of a few places serving oysters, the restaurant is not shy with 2 kinds of lobster rolls, one better than the other. The chef cooks fish very well, a swordfish for lunch was just delicious. Good wine selection as well.

Thank Francois L
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was my second trip to BI. Last time I stayed for two nights this time three so I've had plenty of time to visit various restaurants. Never do I visit a restaurant more than once on a trip. Beachhead has been the one exception. The staff is friendly, food delicious, drinks are good and well sized, location is also... More 

Thank Lindsay T
West Hartford, Connecticut
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Pedaled in for lunch. We both had the veggie burger - decent tho lacking in flavor...nothing exceptional but quality service and again - the view! It's a great lunchtime spot for certain!

Thank Kathryn O
Altamont, NY
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I had the lobster roll and it was very good; all lobster meat and no lettuce or other fillers thrown in. I also tried the Rhode Island clam chowder because I can't get it where I live. It was the best I ever had, full of clams. My companion had the fish and chips and she said it was probably... More 

Thank jfemia2
New York City, New York
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206 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Biked over from the beach for lunch. Prices were reasonable, food was good, service was friendly, and outside seating made it perfect. Clean restrooms, well maintained garden and building!

Thank LolaBarr
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Great lunch spot, sandwiches were excellent, cold beers and right on the beach ( street too). Outdoor seating, all in the group raved about their meals. Highly recommend for lunch.

Thank Kevin S
Sterling, Massachusetts
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176 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We had a great meal at the Beachead. I had Terriaki tips and requested that the tips be done medium. Often marinated tips are assumed well done but not here the tips were medium. I also had a BI storm a nice finish to a great meal.

Thank jposterling
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We love Block Island and go every year for our ladies weekend. We always go to the Beachead for some good food and drinks. Our waitress Charlene was awesome - very friendly and fun. We stayed to watch the Kentucky Derby. The Beachead location is great - right across from the beach. Get some fried clams and John Daley's -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 27
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 596 Corn Neck Road, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-2249

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