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Tap & Grille

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Grill, American, Bar, Seafood
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Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-2901
08:00 - 22:00
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place in Old Harbor to sit outside, have a drink at the bar, or an excellent meal while people watching. Out go to place for chowder, lunch or just drinks when we take a break from the boat in Old Salt Pond. It's a pleasant walk from the Boat Basin and fun to go into town. The iconic porch... More 

Thank SYTrustMe
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Dinner on a Saturday evening. Right on the main waterfront street. Ate outside overlooking ocean, docks, main downtown street. Food, and service were outstanding. Drinks were well worth there price.

Thank Brian O
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135 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The staff here is friendly and provides good quick service without making the customer feel rushed. I had a salad for lunch. It was tasty and filling.

Thank Andrew B
Chappaqua, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Our waiter was above & beyond. My grandson ordered lobster but didn't remember what to do with it and none of us knew (not lobster eaters). Our waiter graciously took over. At the end of the meal, I forgot my credit card in the holder and he came out and found us. The food was great too.

Thank lizzierodent
Newtown, Connecticut
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I try to get to Tap & Grille at The National at least once a summer, and every time I make sure to order the muscles. They are, by far, the best muscles I've ever had! All other food is good, and does not disappoint. On my most recent visit, we got the muscles, calamari, scallops with risotto, lobster roll,... More 

Thank Kimie B
Springfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My husband and I ate here for lunch. We enjoyed the view of the waterfront and the bustling street below. The food was okay- we had grilled cheese sandwiches and paid extra to have fries with them. I felt like the food was overpriced for the quality. You are really paying for the view. Services was good.

Thank kpremont
NationalJulie, General Manager at Tap & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at the National. I will share your feedback with the staff. Food quality is certainly important to us and the grilled cheese sandwich is one of our most popular. Hope you will dine at the National again in the future. More 

New Providence, New Jersey
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148 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is our favorite spot for dinner. The view from the porch of the old harbor is great. The clam chowder is a must! We've never had a bad meal here and the wait staff is always pleasant.

Thank Det963
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Have been to the Tap & Grill (AKA The Deck On The National) dozens of times, and always have the same perfect experience - great food, super friendly service, and an amazing view watch the people of Block Island come and go up and down Water Street and in and out of Old Harbor. Can't praise the wait staff enough,... More 

Thank Charlie B
Danbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Busy spot on the main street with lovely views. We had fish and chips which was delicious and fresh. The service is prompt and friendly and the food came out fairly quickly. Great drinks, too.

Thank tjw442
Wallingford, Connecticut
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205 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Finished our day with a lovely dinner on the deck with a great view. The drinks were great and the food we ordered was very good. we were waiting for a ferry and wanted to take our time and relax. They were very accommodating. Only reason I didn't rate excellent is I ordered steak Rare and it cam out medium.

Thank Arnie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Grill, American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Street, New Shoreham, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-2901
The National Hotel Tap & Grille is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The outdoor porch overlooks the harbor and offers a great view of the ocean. The menu specializes in steaks and seafood but has a wide variety for all tastes. We also have an indoor and an outdoor bar with live entertainment every weekend in July and August.

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