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42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 844-405-3275
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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07:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
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42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A fabulous view of waves breaking on the sand added great ambience to my mudslide cocktail and "naked lobster roll."

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told we had to go to Ballard's and so we did for lunch on our day trip there. We had a table on the patio for a great view of the breach. Looking out, it seemed more Caribbean than New England with the...More

Thank agb427
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ballard's on the beach. All the beach amenities you could want. Good surf with life guards. Rental chairs and umbrellas. Live music and a bar with wait staff to bring you cocktails while you soak up the sun. It's crowded, loud and one of the...More

Thank mrbodywork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed dinner on the back deck of Ballards. I had seared sea scallops. They were perfectly cooked and seasoned. The cod Nantucket, outstanding. The calimari is so good. No tentacles. So far, Ballards has the best mudslides on the island! You can't beat...More

Thank Gneiss1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had drinks and listened and danced to a wonderful band but it would be a fantastic place for anyone. Huge inside bar, large outdoor bar as well as views, a nice beach, tiki huts, etc.

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were we told we should definitely stop into this place one day of our trip to check it out. We expected a bar for the 20 something year olds but found so much more. The place is huge! The drinks were strong! Most importantly...More

Thank sulouwill
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Spent the day on the beach here with drinks and food served on the beach. If you prefer, you can also eat inside. The food was above average with a large menu of seafood, steaks and burgers. Well worth the visit while basking in the...More

Thank Greg E
Reviewed 17 August 2017

they have a very nice setup in terms of view of the beach and the bar is huge. with that being said we did sit down service and the waitress took forever to take orders etc. Now were on vacation so we don't care about...More

Thank HAWKINS7593
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Ballard's is in a great spot near the main dock just off to the left as you exit the Block Island ferry. If you're on BI and it's nice weather, there is no need to step foot inside the restaurant. Go to the left and...More

Thank jejri418
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Ballard's was just gorgeous, everything you could want in a beach area. Great views from the bar, the restaurant, everywhere it seemed. It is a little pricey, but worth it.

Thank E9632PBalanp
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Questions & Answers
Jae G
12 May 2017|
Response from Jae G |
Can u buy gift cards for Ballards on line?
30 August 2016|
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Response from snow_beach | Reviewed this property |
Ballard's rents chairs and umbrellas in September through the end of the season (they close the last Sunday in September). They have showers and changing rooms. They don't have lockers.
8 July 2016|
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Response from Ballards-Manisses | Property representative |
Yes you can bring your own food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 844-405-3275
  • E-mail
Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. ONLY BALLARD’S HAS IT ALL.
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