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The Surf

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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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32 Dodge St, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2241
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant here is right on the beach and over looks the harbor and where the ferries come in. It is right in town and is a great place to go for any meal of the day, the fish they have here is freshly caught and you can tell by the way it taste. A great place to get food... More 

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Thank margekuff
Twyford, England, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our first visit to Block Island and our first port of call was The Surf. Situated in the harbour a short walk fram the ferry terminal this restaurant set the tone for our short visit. We shared a number of appetisers and mains between us, which was a great way to sample things. All were very good, but special mention... More 

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Thank Bernie L
Worcester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I've eaten here for lunch several times on trips to Block Island. The food and service are very good, the adult beverages are creative and delicious and the view is spectacular from any of the outside tables. Look no further for a great experience.

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Thank Tbone1007
New York City, New York
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312 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had Saturday brunch in the Surf's classic old dining room. Enjoyed the spinach and cheese omelette. The French toast was tasty, though a tad undercooked and soggy. The view of the long beach to the north is beautiful from the hotel's dining room, the comfortable lounge or the handsome deck bar (which was perfect for a nightcap).

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Thank Wendell D
Boston, Massachusetts
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189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stopped by The Surf for lunch and sat on the back deck to enjoy the spectacular view. There was a variety of salads and entrees to select from the menu. We ordered the Endless Summer Salad (mixed greens, strawberries, candied pecans, and crumbled goat cheese), clam chowder, and roasted veggie sandwich with fries. The salad was fresh, crisp, and... More 

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Thank jwells3665
Dover, Delaware
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Because we were planning a lobster dinner and didn't want to fill up too much, we only ordered a couple of appetizers for lunch. The "Sweet Heat Calamari was wonderful. Served covered in Sweet Thai Chili Sauce and julienne strips of mango - it worked together perfectly. The coming from the DelMarVa Peninsula, I'm also leery of ordering oysters away... More 

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Thank RaabLong
Wellfleet, MA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Had the pulled pork and rib special -it was excellent! We sat out on the back deck with the beautiful view.

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Thank Vermont2cats
New York City, New York
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1,002 reviews
648 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We love this restaurant. It has an amazing view from their covered patio. The bar serves the best mudslides and we always visit for lunch for the best lobster rolls on the island.

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Thank lollygal
Charlotte, North Carolina
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111 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We spent the day on the beach and it was so-so. But the highlight was eating at this restaurant. Sat outside With a great view of the sun setting over ocean. Friends had the calamari which they proclaimed was "the best ever". Since I'm celiac, the chef was willing to change the menu around to suit my needs and the... More 

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Thank Gwen M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Bar overlooks the ocean with a spectacular view. Bartender was very friendly and offered local insight. Prices were great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Dodge St, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-2241

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