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Poor People's Pub

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American, Bar, Pub
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33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8533
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11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Connecticut
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Casual spot for a relatively inexpensive dinner (by BI standards) with the ever-present cornhole games outside.

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Thank Annagraham38
Providence, Rhode Island
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We heard mixed reviews about this place but decided we'd give it a shot. Stopped in at 9:45. There's a hostess stand with a sign stated. Wait to be seated. So we did. We waited. And waited. I asked A female employee who came to the area to fix hair if there was a hostess. She told us no. Sit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1,259 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

There's a sense of humour at play here. I dined here on my first night on the island and chose the BBQ Mac & Cheese burger, because, why wouldn't you? It was delicious and I enjoyed it outside and enjoyed the spring evening.

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Connecticut
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

When PPP opened up a few years ago, it was new and fresh and very reasonably priced. It is clearly a local favorite but also has become very popular with the standard tourist crowd. Many things on the menu have increased substantially in price and burger quality isn't what I remember it to be. My burger was dry, overcooked and... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We have been going to the Block for years and regret missing this gem until this trip. The menu is diverse and the food is excellent. I had the jerk chicken, my wife had the fig and prosciutto pizza and our girls had the pesto pizza. Plus, our youngest has a nut allergy and they are a nut free facility.... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Kids and I stopped to eat here during a bike ride around the island. Very cool place with a great vibe, nice bar, and unique menu. We had the pub chili, a grilled cheese with avocado and mozzarella, a regular burger, and their black bean burger. Everything was awesome. Generous portions, fair prices, and the food came out quick. Staff... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I were new to the island and by the time we were hungry we had walked over in the poor people's pub direction. We got a table for lunch within 5 minutes for our party of four and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable about both the island and the menu. Two of us ordered the lobster... More 

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Thank Abby C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect for lunch. Generous portions. Veggie burger, lobster roll, crab sandwich, power salad all were great. 16 Oz PBRS too!!

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Thank TheChucka
Barrington, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here before and also hung out and played some cornhole but this time came to watch the sunset and had oysters and a pizza! The pizza which they allow you to split was awesome so we had 1/2 one specialty and 1/2 another! The additional light sauce served with the oysters made them especially deelish! The prices are... More 

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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Food is always good here. LOVE their various mac and cheese dishes. Service is quick and friendly. Prices are reasonable. The only reason I hesitate to go here sometimes is that the place is very run down inside, and has that sticky-greasy layer all over everything that bars tend to get when they're not cleaned properly. Bathrooms are nasty. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-8533

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