Where to Eat

Block Island has many great sit down restaurants and takeout options. From world-class seafood at Finns Restaurant to cheap burgers at the Poor People's Pub, the options on the Block are actually plentiful for the small 3 x 7 mile Island. Here are some of our suggestions for your different desires while visiting the Island.

Where to Stay

Block Island has the most Victorian era hotels of any vacation location on the Eastern seaboard. Block Island prides themselves on their preservation efforts and makes sure new houses on island are built with a historic look and style.

Nightlife on the Block

Block Island has one of the best nightlife scenes in New England! You will find live music playing every night with special events all summer long from comedy shows to eating contests. Start your night off grabbing a famous mudslide at Traders, follow it up with amazing mixed drinks at Mahogany Shoals and then head to the "tri-bar" area (Yellow Kittens, Captain Nick's, and Poor People's Pub) for a live music scene and dance the night away!

Block Island Overview and Ordinances

Block Island is home to one town, the Town of New Shoreham. The town is governed by a town council, headed by the First Warden, and managed by the Town Manager. There is a police force of seven officers in the summertime and four year-round; also in tow is the local police dog. The town Harbormaster is a member of the police force and in the summer months, the Rhode Island State Police are also on the island.

Fun Island Facts

Incorporated in 1672 as the only town on the island of Block Island, New Shoreham is the smallest town in the smallest state in the United States. Here is a list of fun facts about the Island!

History of BI

Block Island has a rich past filled with very interesting historical events. Learn about the development and evolution of the smallest town in the smallest American state!