Block Island Oyster Bar & Grill

4.6
66 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
NOTE: IF YOU RESERVE A TABLE OUTSIDE WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE MOVED INSIDE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. For parties larger than 6 please call the restaurant to check availability @401-466-2110. We are only taking reservations from 5 to 6:30 pm thru Open Table. After 6:30 it is first come first serve. We are open 6 days/week Thurs - Tues and CLOSED WEDNESDAY
Exquisite food
Outside heated seating
Gracious service
Our Commitment
Locally sourced produce and the freshest ingredients means excellent food
that is exceptional in taste.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
What 66 people are saying
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PatriciaA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We dined at the Block island Oyster bar and Grill in their outside Lovely Garden setting at the manisees hotel. Service was excellent even at the end of the season. Food was beautifully presented but disappointing in terms of flavor. Both dinners were bland (scallops and the blackened chicken Mac and cheese. )
Although called the block island oyster bar they only offered 1 type of oysters. Expensive for very bland food.

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SPMS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant on Block Island! Love the oysters thermidor, the swordfish, the cioppino - truly everything is outstanding!! Great service and beautiful ambiance and location as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food … really delicious!!! Great service!!

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Diane
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Block Island Oyster Bar and Grill is now hard to find, cleverly concealed in the Hotel Manisses on Block Island. The restaurant - especially the gardens and grounds, are mesmerizing yet exquisite. The service is sweet, stunning, professional, and friendly. The FOOD is excellent; ask for your risotto to be cooked another minute and creamier. Do go, so beautiful!

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vipMishB
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most beautiful View at our table outside. Excellent food, excellent service, I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipAndy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't miss this restaurant. We sat at the inside bar and enjoyed the "vibe". My wife and I chatted it up with our fellow bar patrons, who were most entertaining and so easy to talk with. The raw oysters were fabulous. In had one Lobster Thermidor Oyster that a fellow bar patron offered me and it was an "OMG". My wife thoroughly enjoyed the NY Sirloin steak. I had the Miso Glazed Cod that was so good! The wine was plentiful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were excellent!

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vipRickB
New England
33 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pretty venue, but a little noisy indoors. Outside looked wonderful.

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GaryH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening all the way around-service, food, ambience.

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Fishman
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kim was awesome making us feel at home
Service was great to

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vipPeggyM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I missed the old days when they have white tablecloth outside dinning. now the restaurant doesn't look fancy anymore. I wish they could bring more the white tablecloth. thank you.

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jaymeh
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect evening! A wonderful outdoors setting, attentive/friendly waitstaff and outstanding menu that presents delectable offering from appetizers through the entree on even on to dessert. Our food was delicious and beautifully presented. We had a superb experience and look forward to returning---soon. I can see this becoming my new favorite Island restaurant. Thank you to Kimerbly and all her staff for an exceptional evening.

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viparnie
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was awesome, service by tyler was spot on! Best experience of the weekend

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PSmith
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't miss dinner outside at The Manisees. It's a special treat.

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MargaretW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion on the island, consider Block Island Ouster Bar & Grill. We were here on our honeymoon and our server (Julia) helped make our experience special! The food was delicious - the lobster mashed potatoes are a must!! We will absolutely come back here the next time we are on the island.

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vipAgodava
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Decent place. No where near our favorite on the island. Food was mediocre for the prices. Everything lacked seasoning. The lamb chops were ordered medium and arrived beyond well done. The service and the bar were above average. I described a cocktail and was brought pretty much what I asked for. That was the highlight. Noisy family ruined the outdoor setting. Would not go back.

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vipBruceG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a beautiful garden area for dining. Food was great and they were very accommodating.

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JeffC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience: relaxing atmosphere,great food, excellent service.

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Hillaryt
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Totally overpriced mediocre food. Really not worth the money. Setting is beautiful. Come for drinks. Go somewhere else to eat

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vipMichaelK
Washington DC
122 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food and service. We enjoyed the small and watermelon salads and ciopino and Clam and linguine main dishes. All were excellent, and our service was flawless.

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vipGvincelette22
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably our favorite restaurant on BI. Beautiful outdoor garden.

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LenoreM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love this place so quaint. The food was excellent. We sat outdoors, it was just lovely.

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Tricia
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal. Perhaps best on Block Island. The grilled parmesan oysters were amazing, followed by a super fresh and large strawberry and field green salad. The warm bread with a delicious lemony honey butter was terrific. The perfectly cooked swordfish served with lobster mashed potatoes was the BEST EVER! Can't wait to return.

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Fishman
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and quality food. Wonderful dining experience.

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PVdines
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Very good service. Overall, great evening

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sandman
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Restaurant services now run by Kimberly and she and her team are doing an excellent job. Menu, service, food presentation and quality all outstanding. Garden and patio ambiance also charming. Highly recommend.

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BrendaP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food & gorgeous gardens. Would highly recommend!

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Addie
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance cannot be beat and isn’t replicated anywhere on the island. Sometimes a great venue doesn’t translate to a great meal. Not the case at Block Island oyster Bar. All six of our meals were outstanding. Service was attentive and friendly. Highly recommend!

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Denise
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience and a wonderful waitress added to the wonderful food. A truly lovely experience/

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Laurie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food! We had the grilled Parmesan oyster appetizer, which was delicious. The halibut was the best I’ve ever had. My husband had salmon, and our daughter had the seafood cippiano -both dishes were marvelous. The service was both friendly and efficient, and the indoor ambiance and outdoor gardens are beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation birthday dinners

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Little
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

The portions were small, lacked flavor, and were over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Steveandwendy
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Well we have been to BI for many years and have never had the opportunity to dine at the restaurant. Made a 5:30 reservation which was fine for us. Got there early and had a drink at the outside bar by the street. Lovely. Went downstairs at 5:30. The lady led us outside to our table which was nice. In the garden patio area. From there it was interesting. Orders lobster bisque and spring rolls. Lobster bisque didn’t have any substantial lobster in it. But it still was tasty. Just no discernible meat. Spring rolls were good. Not oily and crispy. Next was a split Caesar salad. It was served prior to the appetizers being finished. Now if you see your customers finishing their appetizers would you not wait until they were finished? A salad doesn’t get cold. Just wait until they are done. The Caesar salad was good. Enough dressing and Parmesan cheese. Good. Then came the entrees. A NY Strip and the blackened chicken Mac and cheese. Both were adequate. The strip was I thought a little thin but cooked the way I ordered medium rare. The Mac and cheese was not over done and I did my best to help out with the eating. In the middle of eating my steak they asked if my wife wanted a box for hers. Now that’s a major mistake for a restaurant that prides itself the way this one does. I was still eating. Obviously eating my steak and the request came. To be honest with everything that has gone on and severs being in high demand I can forgive and understand some of the issues. Still left an over 20 percent tip. Lastly the next time a sever after hearing thank you says no problem. I’m going to flip. Really I won’t. I’ll just forget it and chalk it up to the new kids!!! Won’t give the restaurant the top rating that many do but it was ok in my book.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ran out of items such as oysters and lobster

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious and the setting/ambience was beautiful! The staff and service was excellent! We will look forward to returning!

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food, very friendly service would happily go again, a must go for sure

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating an engagement so outside dining was perfect. Staff was extremely friendly & knowledgeable. Food was presented beautifully & absolutely delicious. I had heard the portions were small & I totally disagree. We were 7 people…7 different appetizers & meals…all plentiful(& we’re big eaters)
Absolutely recommend

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Alwayshungry
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our outdoor dinner was wonderful. We ate at sunset, the garden setting is beautiful. Food was very good with several creative options to choose from. Service was friendly and attentive. It was a romantic and quiet dinner, nice after a long day at tue beach.

FAQs

Block Island Oyster Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 466-2110.

Block Island Oyster Bar & Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.