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block island recommendations

rebs Sep 16, 2008 10:40 AM

heading to block island this weekend and was looking for some recommendations. having done a search on this board we will check out Eli's. seafood places would be great. if there is something similar to P-town's Clem and Ursie's on block island that would be even better!

thanks everyone!

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    lexyboo RE: rebs Sep 16, 2008 12:51 PM

    you mean there is food on Block Island? And here I always thought there was just booze, LOL!

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      Garris RE: rebs Sep 17, 2008 04:07 PM

      I was underwhelmed by everything I tried there except for Eli's, which was fantastic. It's highly recommended.

      1. digga RE: rebs Sep 19, 2008 08:00 PM

        I know it's a chain, but we had a delicious lunch at Dead Eye Dick's in New Harbor a couple of seasons ago (it was closed for lunch the weekend we were there this year). We both had fresh fish sandwiches on sturdy ciabatta that were so good. Believe it or not, it's a bit difficult to find fresh fish on Block Island. You might want to check out some of the nicer hotels (Spring House, Manisses, etc) as nicer dinner options.

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          Asumnuthin RE: digga Oct 30, 2008 06:17 AM

          Beachhead and or oar are always nice for lunch
          elis has best dinner though

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          shoes RE: rebs Oct 31, 2008 01:12 PM

          The Manasses Inn has wonderful food in a beautiful place. It's pricey - $435entrees or so, as I recall from a couple years ago. I recommend the venison and the scallops in particular.

          The little clam shack next to the moped rental place right downtown had very good fried fish. Also pricey. (As is everything on the island, I gather.)

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            Sean RE: shoes Nov 3, 2008 04:05 AM

            Manisses is outstanding. My wife and I had a wonderful, outdoor dinner there this past July.

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