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Poor People's Pub

33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-8533
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pulled pork” (25 reviews)
“burger” (44 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Ocean Avenue, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going here for years and will continue to support. Great beers on tap and the chicken sandwich is AMAZING. kids love it, close to town and beaches . Staff is great. Can be a long wait so be prepared to have a...More

Thank starvt1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lunch was delicious - the smoked salmon sandwich was fantastic with lots of salmon! The nachos were also good - chips were fantastic - a better quality cheese would have made the nachos fantastic! The hummus pizza was also very good and a huge...More

Thank Vicki802
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great huevos rancheros and the hash was good, too. Stopped in at the recommendation of a friend - he was absolutely right! Food was great!

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for afternoon drinks on a beautiful summer afternoon. There is a fair amount of outdoor seating, including picnic benches with umbrellas. We looked at the menu and it was typical bar fare. The beer selection was good, including local craft beer options....More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for drinks and stayed for apps too! The bartender was great... drink selection was awesome. Love PPP!

Thank Blockstar2014
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The motto of this place is "Nothing fancy just good grub" and that's what you'll find here! You can dine outside at picnic tables and play corn hole while you wait for your food to arrive. We had dinner here on 2 separate nights during...More

Thank JoAnnM013
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This place surprised me. First outdoor seating was good. Just need a candle outside. The wait staff and bartenders great. The food amazing, especially for the price. I highly recommend the mac-n-cheese with lobster. The mac-n-cheese smooth and so creamy. Great cheese. The lobster: huge...More

Thank Car F
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We ate here with our pet Bichon. Quiet, nice. Decent food. It was around the corner from the tourist packed Main Street. Only a few minutes from the ferry.

Thank dberiau
Reviewed 9 August 2017

had food and drinks there with 6 sober, respectful adults on sunday 8/7/17 - waitress was totally inattentive, we had to ask for a menu and waters twice before it came out (approximately 20 minutes at the table). once the waitress came out she was...More

Thank beachbum393
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This is a good place for burgers, reubens, and pizza, but they also have some great salads - fresh and flavorful. The taco salad is my favorite.

Thank Annagraham38
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Questions & Answers
Margaret T
15 August 2017|
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Response from Schmidtd4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have wine. Full bar, several beer taps, wine, cocktails, soft drinks.
Gretchen V
2 July 2016|
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Response from s G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, big outside space as well as inside
Gretchen V
2 July 2016|
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Response from Takemetoalaska | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure we saw kids there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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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