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) #6 of 32 Restaurants in New Shoreham ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2231
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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09:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had lunch hear and loved this restaurant. We sat at a table right next to the beach. The food was very good. We had wraps that are served with fries. Good place for lunch with beautiful scenery.

Thank roytan1947
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stopped on a Saturday night for drinks. Wedding inside, we sat outside at the tiki hut right on the beach. Great drinks, bartenders-(Daniel and Jenny)-were so friendly and fun. Came back on Sunday evening for dinner. Baked stuffed lobster was awesome! Our waiter was great.

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We four were the only people there in what felt like an auditorium. It has a beautiful setting, but the food, for Rhode Island, was marginal, drinks, so-so, very disappointed. It was much better back in the days the mob ran it.

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My childhood BFF and I visited Block Island for our first time on June 7, 2017. After walking the waterfront area, we came upon Ballard's. We popped out to the many tables outside and ordered up a couple of mimosas. We were so lucky to...More

Thank YoungRetiree4762
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of us has been here before and raved about the food. We ordered steamers and they were just OK. Our waitress was terrific. The views and the seating areas were really good.

Thank MissMem
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Lobster Boils here are watery and mass produced. If you want to drink a lot, eat a little you might be your place. Noisy and sticky like most tourist dives it's a matter of taste.

Thank AliceMA007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ballard’s located on ocean front Water Street in Block Island Old Town, is not only a boutique Hotel, but a Private Beach and an oceanfront Restaurant. Bar and food service is available all over, on their beach is gazebos as well as umbrellas and chairs...More

Thank Ladope
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time staying at Ballard's and it was fabulous. Short walk from the ferry. Cannot beat the convenience. Friendly staff. Great service, food and drinks. Our bartender Jenny was very attentive and made our stay more enjoyable. Early June is off season so we got...More

Thank Jenny G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This should be where you stop for lunch when on Block Island. Food was delicious, drinks were amazing, and music and a view to keep you entertained while eating. We were even able to order a pitcher of a spiked Del's frozen lemonade which was...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say my favorite place in Block Island. The atmosphere is great food as usual is terrific . Staff was good. Specially Terry the manager she is great at all levels! My hubby had the fish and chips and I had the fish...More

Thank JackieD924
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jae G
Can u buy gift cards on line?
12 May 2017|
Response from Jae G |
Can u buy gift cards for Ballards on line?
are chairs and umbrellas still being rented into September? also are there lockers, showers and changing rooms available for day guests?
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.
I know that you cannot bring in alcohol, but can you bring in your own food? (Sandwiches/ snacks)
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 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: +1 401-466-2231
  • 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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