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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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great food, service and quaint decor. Seasonal. Tried a variety of food. So good, ate both dinner meals there. Great music until around 10pm then goes a little too rap for my taste.

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Thank Pat O
New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Burger was paper thin and nothing special. Steak sandwich arrived cold and was sent back. Was pretty bad after it was cooked some more. Drinks were fine. There are so many better choices on Block Island.

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Thank pvs28holly
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Decent pub food and beer, no better than that. Probably won't go back. There were plenty others eating and drinking happily, though, so maybe it wasn't in our stars at the moment.

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Thank Jim L
Waterford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were hungry when we stopped here for lunch around 2:00. Luckily they were open and the service was fast. Burger was meh- not bad but for the price I expected something bigger and better. It was like a basic 5-Guys type burger. And skip the $2 side salad- it was just pile of lettuce not even chopped and a... More 

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Thank Ann S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Neat spot. A bit overpriced for food quality, in my opinion. $14 lobster soup stunk. Nachos with cheese wiz. The bar itself is comfortable though. Go in for a beer.. just not the food.

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Thank A4bettie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner there Friday night! I was craving a good burger...we had burgers and beers...fried pickle burger...oh so delicious! Comfort food at its best...burger with fried pickles, smothered in ranch dressing...what could be bad!!!!

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Thank Kathleen T M
Blauvelt, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Was disappointed in the lobster chowder, overloaded with potatoes and very little lobster. For the price it shouldnt be that way. In the past it was great.

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Thank Debi K
Denver
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Stopped by after looking in the five other restaurants with in one block. It was fine, hard to imagine such praises, cold food, unimaginative fare, average menu. Attentive server is the only reason we give a 3, would have been a 2 based on food, walk on one more block, its worth it!

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Thank RoamingBuff
Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Low key, relaxed pub with generous portions of really good food. Smoker in front is a sign of the tasty smoked meats you can try. The special I orders was a blt with roast suckling pig added. There was enough bacon and roast suckling pig for two sandwiches. Good variety of beers on tap and by the bottle. True to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

While on an overnight trip to celebrate we ate supper here. The food was very flavorful and decent portions. The have a variety of things on tap including Uncle Eli's Root Beer (had not encountered that one yet). The Sweet Chipotle Hot Wings were excellent.

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Thank Daniel J

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?