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The Oar

221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8820
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (120 reviews)
“fried chicken” (17 reviews)
“lobster roll” (36 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed today via mobile

A Block standard. If your looking for waterside dinning, then the Oar is a must. With fantastic views of New Harbor, and a menu that won't disappoint, you have inside or outside options. Very accommodating to family's as well. A short scooter or taxi ride...More

Thank E K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Omg what can I say about the Oar....its crazy delicious. Im obsessed with their sushi! The Bermuda triangle is one of the favorites. Great views, great atmosphere. They were able to seat our group of 12 without a problem, a long wait but cocktails filled...More

Thank Greenhilllocal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The oar restaurant offers casual dinning with beautiful views of new harbor.The food menu offers a fine pick for all from burgers to seafood.It is worth the wait when it comes to there busy hours!The restaurant is decorated with several oars donated by boaters which...More

Thank fran c
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hostess was downright nasty when we asked which menu was for lunch. We immediately left and had a TERRIFIC meal at The BeachHead

Thank RoyM1336
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed The Oar restaurant. We went there when we first got there and the sushi was amazing. Loved sitting outside in a casual picnic table, and later we went back for drinks on the deck. It rained for a few minutes so the...More

Thank E9632PBalanp
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't say that you go to the Oar for the food. Not that it's not good food, but you go for the sake of being right on the water at the boat basin. Always a crowd, but there are outdoor seats and picnic tables...More

Thank PalaceFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to the oar for years it's a wonderful time! Great food, great service and a great view! We travel here on our boat multiple times a year and stay in new harbor. The only thing that has changed for the worse...More

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We expected wait, but outside waiting played cornhole and had a drink so not bad place to wait. Very small tables to fit people around, so not easy eating, and no room for multiple plates or glasses. Expect to feel rushed not by the staff...More

Thank breckbikes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of people and lots of good seafood well prepared. Drinks are very popular here. Great views of the harbor. We always enjoy the clam chowder. Don't come during prime times and expect quick service. The reduced space for dingy docking, which may be a...More

Thank ernieo1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor service from the start with the host. They are disinterested in the clients. Wait times aren't even close nor do they care. It's hard when you have kids or elderly. I don't understand the reviews on their food. The clam chowder is obviously not...More

Thank Cynthia B
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23 July 2017|
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Response from Debbie D | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reervations and your whole party must be present to be seated. To eat at six be there by 530 and get on the list.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Jobs Hill Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-8820
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