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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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Open Now
07:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

definately a must for young people looking for fun. Concerts and parties all the time. Wouldn't reccomend for kids.

Thank JoeKool79
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the variety of cocktails at the bar, staff were friendly & attentive. Great views of the beach. Loved the live band playing rock music, really got the audience going. Will definitely come back.

Thank Mocster
Reviewed 7 October 2017

On a beautiful sunny day, you can't beat the location of this restaurant right on the beach! Prices were staggering however, making it feel like a bit of a tourist trap. Food was very good however! Would have liked to have "real" plates and utensils...More

Thank J_and_K_Boston
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We stopped by for a beer and wings. We sat out on the patio and it was a nice warm fall day. They have great buffalo wings, the best I've had.

Thank hammys
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

A fabulous view of waves breaking on the sand added great ambience to my mudslide cocktail and "naked lobster roll."

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We were told we had to go to Ballard's and so we did for lunch on our day trip there. We had a table on the patio for a great view of the breach. Looking out, it seemed more Caribbean than New England with the...More

Thank agb427
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Ballard's on the beach. All the beach amenities you could want. Good surf with life guards. Rental chairs and umbrellas. Live music and a bar with wait staff to bring you cocktails while you soak up the sun. It's crowded, loud and one of the...More

Thank mrbodywork
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I really enjoyed dinner on the back deck of Ballards. I had seared sea scallops. They were perfectly cooked and seasoned. The cod Nantucket, outstanding. The calimari is so good. No tentacles. So far, Ballards has the best mudslides on the island! You can't beat...More

Thank Gneiss1
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We had drinks and listened and danced to a wonderful band but it would be a fantastic place for anyone. Huge inside bar, large outdoor bar as well as views, a nice beach, tiki huts, etc.

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We were we told we should definitely stop into this place one day of our trip to check it out. We expected a bar for the 20 something year olds but found so much more. The place is huge! The drinks were strong! Most importantly...More

Thank sulouwill
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
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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