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Ernie's Old Harbor Restaurant

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212 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2473
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Block Island, Rhode Island
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cute little spot in the hub of this gorgeous little summer island. The lady server behind the bar was extremely helpful, professional and friendly. She was busy, as you could imagine with Ernie's being as popular as it is, but she attended to everybody with enthusiasm and a smile! The atmosphere is so unique with outside sitting that... More 

Thank flashedbyfaye
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent breakfast and service! Cannot beat the location!! Western omelette was delicious as were the home fries! Large portions and fast and friendly service!

Thank jacqueline c
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you are a fan of blueberry pancakes, this is your place. If they put anymore blueberries in the pancakes, why bother with the batter. And blueberries as big as grapes. They serve it with real maple syrup if you request it. Love a good old diner experience where everyone knows each other. A can't miss place if your on... More 

Thank rpeters57
Bloomfield, Connecticut
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Service, food, and view were great. Enjoyed it so much we had all our breakfasts there during our stay to the Island. If you love laid back diner food - this is the spot to go.

Thank bkei
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165 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Ernie's isn't fancy but the food is usually good. Very good clam chowder and a decent grilled fish sandwich. This time I went to the outside window and ordered and then took my food upstairs to sit on the porch that overlooks the harbor.

Thank ScotVA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was like a diner, and sometimes you just want a little bit of food that doesn't cost a fortune. My boyfriend really liked the breakfast sandwich.

Thank Sarah W
Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Breakfast-only / cash-only place that has a diner menu and is popular so there will likely be a wait. Definitely a good place to go for a family breakfast.

Thank Brad781
Mystic, Connecticut
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123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We just wanted something light after arriving on the ferry and the staff couldn't have been nicer. It was so nice to sit out on the back porch and sip our coffee and watch the comings and goings in the harbor. We split a fruit cup (so-so) but our muffins were heavenly. The server told us they were homemade and... More 

Thank erinontheroad
Hudson, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped into Ernie's for breakfast after reading a recommendation on Trip Advisor. Excellent breakfast without breaking the bank. We both ordered the Hungry Person's breakfast. Two buttermilk pancakes, two eggs, bacon and toast, all for under 9 bucks! The pancakes are excellent, the eggs done just right and the bacon was thick and very tasty. Coffee was hot and... More 

Thank woostahgirl
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Although we've been traveling to Block for many years, we tried Ernie's for the first time yesterday, and returned today. The food isn't fancy but it's very good, and a good value - hard to find in a tourist location. The view of the harbor is enjoyable, as well.

Thank Traveler42012

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Brunch
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Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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  • Address: 212 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-2473

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?