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The Beachead Restaurant

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596 Corn Neck Road, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2249
11:30 - 21:30
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, and overlooks the beach. It is good food but nothing special. Typical menu, and big portions. Good for family's and if you need a casual place to eat.

Thank margekuff
New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Recently ate dinner here on a busy Saturday evening. Nice pub atmosphere and service was very attentive. Marinated sirloin tips over mashed potatoes were cooked perfectly and flavorful. The fish and chips were great and the portion was huge! Beer suggestion of a local seasonal brew was spot on.

Thank pvs28holly
Long Branch, New Jersey
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Labor Day Weekend, perfect weather, sitting next to the beach...plus, the waitress was really nice, fast, and most importantly, patient with our hungry/tired kids. And the food was great, the chowder was outstanding and the calamari was good, nice and crispy.

Thank dave46582
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Place was a nice lunch spot. Gets busy after 12/1. We got here at 11:30. Very tasty burger and chili with cheese on top. Waitresses were very friendly and quick. The mudslides here are great, lots of alcohol!! Plus the view of the water from the patio is a big plus.

Thank nicholas b
Stockton Springs, Maine
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We are on the island again for our annual trip. Since there are so many dining choices available here, I have yet to develop a list of favorites to select from. That means that most every meal could be an adventure with all the good or bad that comes with it. The Beachead presented me with some possibilities as it... More 

Thank J H
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This a top lunch spot for us when staying in Block Island. Good chowder and tasty sandwiches and salads. The service is decent as well. You can often watch surfers and surf lessons across the street at "Kid Beach". Very relaxing spot.

Thank Dcrow
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I liked the atmosphere a lot but the food was so so. It might have been because we were a late dinner seating but I would have loved a little more. The stuffed clams dos rock.

Thank Donna H
Mamaroneck, New York
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is right across from the beach. We were looking for a cool place to eat and air conditioning is hard to find on Block. We asked to sit in a cool spot as we were all overheated from shopping and they put us inside. Despite the ceiling fans - it was not very cool. Better to sit outside... More 

1 Thank Joli G
New York
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We dropped into the Beachead on the way back from the beach. Delicious stuffed clams, chowder, a cold beer and a rum and tonic ~ all served by our sweet, cheerful server Grace! Sit outside to enjoy the view. The perfect ending to a beautiful beach day.

1 Thank rhinod
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant lunch on the porch. 3.5 stars. We both had salads. My husband enjoyed his caesar salad with salmon. Beet salad was good but shrimp just ok. The wait staff was good.

Thank Auroraam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 596 Corn Neck Road, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-2249

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?