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A Block Island Restaurant Guide (2024)

Welcome to a culinary journey through New England’s best kept secret, where pristine beaches meet quaint charm and delectable dining experiences await at every turn. From savory seafood shacks serving up the day’s fresh catch to elegant waterfront bistros boasting panoramic views of the Atlantic, Block Island’s diverse array of restaurants promises to tantalize the taste buds of even the most discerning food enthusiasts.

With over 40 eateries on our list, you’re guaranteed to find a meal for any taste! For more information on these businesses, please visit the Block Island Chamber of Commerce site. (https://www.blockislandchamber.com/all-restaurants)

Breakfast and Brunch

1661 Brunch (https://blockislandresorts.com/restaurants-dining/): Join The 1661 Inn each morning for their fabulous champagne breakfast offering a true taste of New England.

Ellen’s at The Airport (https://ellensbi.com/)

One of the island’s newest eateries! Enjoy breakfast or lunch and watch the planes takeoff and land.

Ernie’s Restaurant (https://erniesblockisland.com/)

Grab breakfast at this island institution inside or take in the views of Old Harbor from the deck.

Odd Fellows Café (https://www.instagram.com/oddfellowscafebi?igshid=1xc8evvx68s14)

Odd Fellows is your place for homemade, baked goods, coffee, tea, espresso drinks, boba tea and more! Open year round.

Old Post Office Bagel Shop

Homemade bagels made daily. Egg sandwiches are available in the morning and they have a wide selection for lunch, as well.

Grab & Go

Aldo’s Bakery (https://aldosbakery.com/)

Since opening their doors over 40 years ago, Aldo’s has stayed true to their commitment to serve fresh, homemade food for residents and visitors alike.

Bodega (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093046766839)

Your one stop shop for egg sandwiches, coffee, grab n’ go lunches and snacks. Located on the second floor above Poor People’s Pub. 

Cafe Boutique (https://www.champlinsresort.com/eat-drink/)

From coffee to à la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner for on-the-go movers or casual seating for those who would prefer to sit and enjoy their meal.

Farmstead Refreshments (https://www.instagram.com/blockislandfoodtruck?igshid=1bn96e87v3dwg)

Farmstead Refershments not only offers great eats from their food truck but also a farmstand offering fresh, local produce.

Southeast Light Delights (https://www.instagram.com/southeastlightdelights_bi/?igshid=n2knozue5r19)

Enjoy Southeast Light Delights award winning lobster rolls right next to the Block Island’s Southeast Lighthouse!

Three Sisters ​(https://www.facebook.com/threesistersbiri/)

Known for its use of local and house made ingredients, Three Sisters serves a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, and homemade sweet treats for lunch and dinner.

Stay for Lunch

Aldo’s Restaurant (https://aldosrestaurantblockisland.com/)

Aldo’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant on Block Island has been serving delicious Italian Specialties since 1977!

Ballard’s Beach Resort (https://ballardsbi.com/)

Since 1956, Ballard’s has it all! Offering a full-service restaurant, a private beach, multiple bars, an indoor ocean-front patio, and a hotel.

Blockamole (https://www.champlinsresort.com/eat-drink/)

Bringing a fun Mexican flare to the Champlin’s Plaza, check out their flavorful dishes such as fish tacos and nachos.

Block Island Pizza Pie Co. (https://www.bipizzapie.com/)

Great pizza, calzones, salads, wraps and much more, all made to order. Block Island Pizza Co is very casual and always good.

The Lunch Bucket (https://www.thelunchbucketblockisland.com/)

The Lunch Bucket focused on fast, fresh quality food in a family friendly environment with high end restaurant results and service.

The Oar (https://www.facebook.com/theoarbi)

A huge, eclectic menu with so many options to choose from. They’re especially known for the fresh sushi.

Old Harbor View​ (https://www.instagram.com/oldharborviewtakeout/)

Hot and cold lobster rolls, wraps, burgers, ice cream, and more just steps away from the ferry.

Persephone’s Kitchen (https://www.persephoneskitchenbi.com/)
Sourcing the highest-quality & freshest ingredients Persephone’s makes everything in-house, from the baked goods to the salsa fresca.

Rebecca’s Seafood (https://www.rebeccasseafood.com/)

Rebecca’s Seafood is a popular island tradition specializing in fresh seafood, wraps, breakfast, and more.

Casual Dinner

The Beachead (https://www.beacheadbi.com/)

A legendary beachside restaurant features traditional New England fare, fresh seafood and old classics with a new twist!

Dead Eye Dick’s (https://www.deadeyedicksbi.com/)

Diners can enjoy homemade soups, an extensive raw bar, creative cocktails, wine and microbrews in their casual dining room or outside overlooking New Harbor.

Eli’s Restaurant (https://www.elisblockisland.com/)

Eli’s constantly strives to offer fresh, innovative locally sourced cuisine, craft cocktails and its famous welcoming fun atmosphere.

Kimberly’s (https://www.kimberlysblockisland.com/)

Kimberly’s serves a wide variety of seafood dishes, fresh salads, steaks, and pasta dishes. There truly is something for everyone on the menu.

The Landing at Champlin’s (https://www.champlinsresort.com/eat-drink/)

The Landing at Champlin’s offers fresh local cuisine set against the backdrop of the Great Salt Pond, perfect for an idyllic summer’s day on Block Island.

Mohegan Restaurant & Bar (https://www.moheganblockisland.com/)

An old island favorite and located steps from the ferry, Mohegan Restaurant serves new-age American cuisine, outdoor seating, specialty craft cocktails, and more.

National Hotel Tap & Grille (https://www.blockislandhotels.com/menus)

The most well-known porch on the island overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the ferries coming and going and people watching galore while eating a tremendous meal.

Spring House Restaurant (https://springhousehotel.com/dine/)

The Spring House Hotel offers dinner guests the choice between their Bistro or Dining Room menus. Both restaurant concepts offer indoor and outdoor seating.

Surf @ The Block Island Beach House (https://www.thesurfblockisland.com/)

The Surf your summer kitchen and oceanfront porch, offering beach BBQ, fresh fish, sandwiches, salads, local beers, wine, and cocktails.

TigerFish (https://www.tigerfishbi.com/)

TigerFish offers an eclectic menu featuring their take on Pan-Asian cuisine. Enjoy craft tiki cocktails and snacks on their patio after a day at the beach.

McAloon’s (https://mcaloons.com/)

A family friendly Bar and Grill, featuring local favorites including clam cakes and chowder, sandwiches, fried chicken and traditional Irish specialties.

Fancy Eats

The Barn at Spring House Restaurant (https://springhousehotel.com/dine/)

The combination of a culinary staff cooking right in front of you in their open kitchen and The Barn’s intimate ambiance will help create a perfect, unforgettable evening.

Block Island Oyster Bar and Grille (https://www.blockislandoysterbarandgrill.com/)

Locally sourced produce and the freshest ingredients means their food is exceptional in taste. Exquisite food, expert coordination, and gracious service.

Restaurant 1879 at the Atlantic Inn (https://www.atlanticinn.com/restaurant-1879/)

Restau­rant 1879 is a din­ing expe­ri­ence unpar­al­leled on Block Island. Relax and enjoy a roman­tic din­ner while sip­ping a glass of wine.

Winfield’s (https://winfieldsbi.com/)

Winfield’s offers a sophisticated and flavorful menu influenced by French, Italian, new American and Asian cuisines, featuring local vegetables and farm-raised beef and poultry.


Club Soda (https://clubsodabiri.com/)

A favorite spot for locals, featuring Karaoke Night and Open Mic Night. Located below the Highview Inn.

Old Island Pub (https://www.oldislandpub.com/)

This local’s favorite has craft beer on tap, serves casual pub food and features a large patio that’s great for mingling on summer days.

Poor People’s Pub (https://www.pppbi.com/)

Nothin’ fancy, just good grub, tasty cocktails & friendly folks. Poor People’s Pub is just a 5-minute walk from the BI Ferry in Old Harbor.

Beach Bar (https://www.thesurfblockisland.com/)

Block Island Beach House’s Beach Bar offers the full outdoor beach experience: frosé all day, classic summer cocktails, and a laid-back vibe from above Crescent Beach.

Tiki at the Top (https://www.champlinsresort.com/eat-drink/)

Revel in island life as you sip and savor tropical inspired libations with panoramic views of The Great Salt Pond.

Yellow Kittens (https://www.yellowkittens.com/)

Yellow Kittens is the premier bar/nightclub on the island. Always busy – they are the go-to establishment for fun with live music and dancing.

Trader’s Dock Bar (https://www.champlinsresort.com/eat-drink/)

Trader’s Dock Bar is the perfect spot to unwind and watch the sunset over the water with fun cocktails and daily entertainment.

Sweets & Treats

Chapel Sweets (https://www.chapelsweets.com/)

Located in the heart of our shopping district, Chapel Sweets offer gourmet chocolate, truffles, fudge, and the Sandy Feet Turtle.

The Ice Cream Place (https://www.theicecreamplacebi.com/)

Block Island’s original ice cream parlor, serving over 40 flavors, including up to 5 dairy free options.

Sugar Shack (https://www.champlinsresort.com/eat-drink/)

Indulge in the finest treats the island has to offer through daily sundae-making experiences and ice cream Happy Hours. Adults can also enjoy special spiked Sugar Shack creations.

Block Island isn’t just a beach destination but also a food-lover’s paradise! Regardless of what you’re craving, the island is guaranteed to have something to sate your appetite. So, plan your visit today and experience these culinary delights!

Dig in and Sail Away…