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Tap & Grille

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, American, Seafood
36 Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2901
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Grill, American, Seafood, Bar
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36 Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviews (115)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here for lunch but more importantly the view which you pay for. Food was ok and decent portions but in my opinion a little overpriced but again, its the view.

Thank JAA46
Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't find this anywhere on the menu but a local told me about it. Behind the National Hotel there are several fire pits surrounded by chairs where you can sit and be served by the bar and grill. After a day at the beach...More

Thank 2kidsTraveler
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for spreading the word - it is a fun treat at night!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped here to rest after kayaking with a little wine and some clam chowder. the chowder was full of clams and not too creamy and nicely herbed. sit out on the deck and watch the boats come in, its a perfect spot.

Thank Ssc3201
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping by and also for taking the time to review. Glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right after getting off the ferry we came here for a bite to eat. The location is fabulous, we got to watch all sorts of people walking by and see the activity of the harbor from the deck which serves as the restaurant. The food...More

Thank RiceWP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here while staying at the Blue Dory Inn. Food was average but like most places on Block Island very expensive. Cheeseburger and fries were $20 +. Take a cab to Old Harbor for more reasonable prices and food.

Thank Greg E
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The LemonFizz drink was delicious as was the fried chicken sandwich and po boys. Loved sitting on the veranda watching people and boats go by. This is the way to spend a meal.

Thank CplusJ3
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your meal at the National!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We stopped here during a recent trip to Block Island. We had planned to eat elsewhere, but the weather was bad, so all of the restaurants were packed. The Tap & Grille, was right there, so we decided to give it a try. We were...More

Thank ann m
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thanks! Nice to get your feedback - so glad you enjoyed your meal at the National!

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife took a break from riding our bikes and stopped here for refreshments. While we didn't plan on a big meal, we did stop for drinks and a pound of peel and eat shrimp. Our waiter was very nice, so was the...More

Thank Keith M
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you and hopefully you will come back for a meal soon!

Reviewed 23 July 2017

We ate on the deck (which is pretty noisy when busy) but you can't beat the views and people watching. The lobster roll and steamers were EXCELLENT!

Thank ctvtde
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the National and came down for breakfast. Nothing special omelets, bagels, French toast, etc. The National omelette and Western were fine, ok coffee. It was at least 15 minutes waiting for our breakfast which was sides of bacon , 2 omelettes and...More

Thank mares3boys
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Questions & Answers
20 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from NationalJulie | Property representative |
Yes, I will add you to our priority seating for July 2. If the table is not ready as you arrive, you will jump ahead of the wait list to have the next table available. Can you just send me your phone number so we can... More
14 July 2015|
Response from NationalJulie | Property representative |
That will definitely be a busy weekend but you will not need a lunch reservation. Just come in and if there is a wait, it is not typically longer than 10-15 minutes. We look forward to seeing you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Grill, American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-2901
  • E-mail
The National Hotel Tap & Grille is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The outdoor porch overlooks the harbor and offers a great view of the ocean. The menu specializes in steaks and seafood but has a wide variety for all tastes. We also have an indoor and an outdoor bar with live entertainment every weekend in July and August.
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