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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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“lobster” (36 reviews)
“pineapple” (8 reviews)
“burgers” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I was at the old Ballards many years ago. I returned this summer to find a new and enormous restaurant instead of the older smaller Ballards of years past. The new place is huge and totally lost its island feel. It reminds me of a...More

2  Thank Randy B
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I have been coming here for years so I have an expectation of service. For the first time in years I am disappointed in the service, we ordered some drinks and I requested a table from the beginning for some reason our waiter refused to...More

Thank kmon2ya
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Not only did I have an excellent salmon dish at Ballard's - it was cooked to perfection and served with asparagus and potatoes - I also had a ringside seat to the full moon rising over the beach. The service was great, and the view...More

Thank BostonGirl4Ever
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were a party of 12 getting off the ferry at 11:39am, hungry and anxious to start planning a day of sight seeing. We were seated very quickly and served quickly with no fuss!

Thank ce11ie
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Fun place to go and hang out at the beach. Restaurant staff is very accommodating. I ordered the iceberg wedge salad and then tailored the meal to include steamed lobster on top. Absolutely awesome!!!!! Accidentally left cell phone at restaurant and hostess, Sophia, tracked me...More

Thank Lynn J
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My wife, son, and I had a wonderful dining experience. Our server, Terri An was fantastic. Everything was cooked perfectly, tasted delicious, and the water view was icing on the cake. Highly recommended!

Thank jamesjilljake
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Ballard's is the best restaurant on the island besides the food being amazing so is the staff and the entertainment and of course the private beach

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We go to Ballard's every time we're on Block Island. They never disappoint.They have the best view, great service, great food, and the best beach bar on the island. It's where the cool people hang out! A trip to Block Island isn't complete without a...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Disappointing meal. Crowded with slow service. The lobster roll did not taste fresh. The drinks were great but very pricey. I would go for the view but not the food.

Thank john10Vermont
Reviewed 8 August 2016

It's a great party scene but very overpriced. You are really paying for "the Ballard's experience." Staff was very friendly!

1  Thank cmcgovern497
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Nearby Attractions
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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.
7 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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