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Eli's

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456 Chapel St., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-5230
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18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Eli's a dozen times in 6 years, always glad we did. Tuna nachos a favorite each time. Seafood all good, salads good, key lime custard excellent. Very nice vibe (off season), music, and impeccable service. Costs money, and worth it.

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Thank Jim L
Menlo Park, California
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

At here with a fairly large group. Menu is not extensive, but plenty of choices for appetizers and entrees. the group enjoyed a couple of very tasty and properly cooked rib eyes, pappardelle carbonara, scallops on polenta, pork tenderloin stir fry, and ginger crusted tuna. Friendly service, reasonably priced wine list. I'd say in the top 3 of restaurants on... More 

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Thank stevefh
New York City, New York
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Eli’s is a smallish restaurant (probably 10 tables and a bar that seats six) located on a relatively quiet street in the Old Harbor. They do not take reservations so proper planning is in order if you do not want to wait for a table. However, if they are full, they will take your name and your mobile number and... More 

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Thank Gregory P
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Got here at 630 pm on Saturday and the place only had one or two tables filled so we got in easily (only ten tables in the place, there is a bar too) and by 7 pm the place was packed. Calamari was good, nothing special, the goat cheese salad was delicious and the monkfish dinner was great as well... More 

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Thank WhaleyD
St. Petersburg, Florida
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had dinner at Eli's, the food was delicious. We were with a group of four and asked for separate checks, the waitress said it could not be done. Not a big deal, but would have been easier to settle up, at the end of dinner, since some people ordered expensive bottles of wine, while others had nothing to drink.... More 

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Thank 422richards422
Scarsdale, New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Visiting Block Island once or twice a summer for at least 25 years, I have dined very happily at Eli's at least once a trip. Often for special occasions. The menu has changed somewhat over the years, but the food is always excellent, good quality, interesting. They have a longish season, which is useful. I last dined there in May... More 

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Thank mbsaandercock
United States
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174 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Sad to say the new chef this season is not quite up to what Eli's was known for - terrific food. We had the calamari which was a tad under fried but still very good. The tuna nachos (created years ago here) looked as good as it always has been but the entrees missed the mark. My 'Jumbo' scallops were... More 

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Thank AliceMA007
Providence, Rhode Island
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I'm so glad to see that so many others are still enjoying great meals at Eli's. This has long been our favorite restaurant on BI, and we look forward to returning every time we visit. This year was our first time back since our son was born, and we decided to bring him along for an early dinner. To our... More 

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Thank Heather K
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

After a fun day of mopedding around Block Island, we stumbled upon Eli's. The restaurant is fairly small and cozy with a sweet staff. We ordered the fantastic carrot ginger soup and homemade pappardelle with pancetta and scarfed down every last yummy bit. Ask for a table by a window so you can enjoy the delicious ocean breeze.

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Thank Tiare A
Washington DC
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Glad our dockhand told us about this hidden spot downtown. Walked in a little before 9 and were immediately seated at one of the 15 or so tables. It's cozy and the service is outstanding. We were greeted with waters that were refilled regularly. Drinks and apps appeared within minutes of ordering. The food was very tasty and creative. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 456 Chapel St., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-5230

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