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Our Latest Reviews

Becky 2 days ago

Lobster Pasta

Lobster Pasta, the name says it all. HUGE chunks of lobster in a creamy sauce that's to die for! It's by far my favorite dish!

Julie 8 days ago

Buttermilk Pancakes

These are truly THE best pancakes I've ever eaten! We stay here almost every year and our mouths are always watering on the ferry for the pancakes. It's such a beautiful view on the porch. Once I left my wallet on the table after breakfast and ran back from the beach to find that a kind, honest patron had given it to the hostess. The people are as sweet as the pancakes!

Crazylegsquilting about 2 months ago

Chicago Dip

ALWAYS start with the Chicago Dip! Consistently good!

Margaret 3 months ago


I had the pleasure of visiting the National Hotel and their food is superb! The breakfast I had was amazing and the wait staff were top notch. All the tables were socially distanced and all staff wore masks and cleaned the tables and chairs thoroughly after each use. I will definitely eat at the National again. It's worth the trip!

Margaret 3 months ago

Banana Almond French Toast

I ate breakfast 2 consecutive days at the National when I visited Block Island and the food was amazing! The staff are very friendly and take all precautions to keep everyone safe. The service was wonderful. I will definitely return!

Tom 3 months ago

Lobster Pasta

The lobster pasta was outstanding! We had 9 adults & 3 children for dinner on the deck & everyone said their dinners were fantastic & the atmosphere was great!!!

James 4 months ago

Lobster Frittata

OMGoodness! Fantastically delicious and full of REAL lobster chunks with veggies in an amazing egg mixture. Order today and walk away happy!

Duniarine 4 months ago

Linguini with Clams

Creamy, flavorful and well seasoned. Clams were fresh and pasta was perfectly cooked. I had this dish the night my boyfriend (now husband) told me that he was falling in love with me. A day to remember, a dish to remember ♡

Baf730 4 months ago

Acai Breakfast Bowl

I had it two days in a row! Can't wait to go back and have it again!

Newhouse96 4 months ago

Poke Bowl*

The Poke always fresh and flavorful. It, along with the Chowder is our "go to" dishes. But honestly, you really can't go wrong with any selection. (Bring back the Bruschetta, please)

Briant 5 months ago

New England Clam Chowder


Marilyn 5 months ago

Banana Almond French Toast

Sitting outside on the porch of The National Hotel having breakfast is a delight! It is especially fun to have the Banana Almond French toast. This is a yummy breakfast dish that is sweet, delicious and always perfectly prepared . I always have this breakfast every time I visit Block Island and stay at The National Hotel. The porch overlooks the beautiful harbor and it is the best place in the island to have breakfast!!

Lance 5 months ago

1888 Spritzer

Our party sat at the front bar overlooking Old Harbor and enjoyed excellent service from bartender Jessica. We were especially impressed with the attention to detail evidenced by the plexiglas dividers along the bar between parties. Everybody has implemented dividers between bartender and patron but seeing this additional level of protection was most welcomed. Well done National!

Allie 6 months ago

Lobster Pasta

In case you needed to hear this: Order this dish, you will not regret it. The perfect meal, in a perfect setting. When I daydream about dinners on Block Island, I think of this.

Skiddkate 7 months ago

Baked Brie

Delicious. Such a savory and sweet mix is the perfect thing for after a day at the beach! We'll be back for more!

Rfox267 7 months ago

Crab & Shrimp Spring Rolls

By far my favorite appetizer at The National. I come back year after year to sit down and order this! Just perfection!

Dianaalfieri 8 months ago

New England Clam Chowder

A block island must along with the National's famous Mudslide. Always pair a cup of fresh chowder with my meals. Summer favorite on Block!

Lisa 8 months ago

Hot Lobster Roll

My husband and I chose the National Hotel for our honeymoon and couldn't have been happier. The hot lobster roll was my favorite for lunch -- the lobster was so fresh! We can't wait to return to the the National Hotel for the food, location, and gorgeous ocean views.

Dawneemccready 10 months ago

"Peeled" N' Eat Shrimp

What a great weekend, wind blowing so ever gently and the sun warming your spirit. We were taken away by the sights and sounds, such a relaxing and yet lively hotel. Beyond perfection, they really make your experience a happy one. Carry on national. Your number 1 in our book!

Wjm10 10 months ago

Fish 'N Chips


Jambcboston 3 days ago

Espresso Martini

The Espresso martinis are amazing! A must have when visiting.

Difly60 about 2 months ago

"Peeled" N' Eat Shrimp

Excellent! Perfectly cooked and PEELED! What more could you ask for... The view...SPECTACULAR!!! Best place on "The Block"

Dominick 3 months ago

Baked Brie


Bmoskey 3 months ago

Steak & Blue Salad

It was one of the best dinners I've ever had. I get it every time I go back to the National for dinner. I would recommend this to anyone. It's a meal we look forward to every time we visit the island.

Scott 3 months ago

Hot Lobster Roll

Amazing! We make sure to stop at the National Hotel for dinner every trip to the island and they never disappoint. Their lobster roll is delicious, sweet and generous portions. You know you've done something right when you're enjoying a lobster roll on the patio of the National Hotel

Carolynsheils 3 months ago

Hot Lobster Roll

The hot lobster roll would quite possibly be what I would choose as my last meal. Amazing!

Marra 4 months ago


Swordfish was delightful, cooked perfect and amazing flavor .

Alan 4 months ago

Hot Lobster Roll

The lobster roll is one of the best I have ever had. Lobster is super fresh and delicious.

Seneilya 4 months ago

Wine & Cheese

This was one of the best parts of our yearly trip to the Block! We stayed at The National (out first time) in the Old Suit on the first floor. Not only was our stay amazing and the staff wonderful, but my daughter had the wine delivered to our room as a surprise birthday gift to me! What a nice surprise and the staff did a wonderful job presenting it! We will defiantly return here and have since raved time our friends and coworkers about our experience. Great job National!

Jennifer 4 months ago

Chicken Milanese

Absolutely delicious!! Perfect!

Lisa 5 months ago

Bistro Salad

we had Two drinks and Two Bistro Salads with grilled chicken for lunch it came out quick and it was Delicious, along with excellent table service would absolutely return there for dinner

Stacypelletier 5 months ago

Lobster Pasta

A must-have! If you're a lobster, cheese and pasta lover, this is the perfect dish. Super generous portion size but I manage to practically lick the plate. I have it at least twice during our annual trip but would eat it for every meal if my family wouldn't judge. Not just my favorite National meal, my favorite BI meal for sure. Have been talking about this dish for years and can't wait until August.

Cafree112 6 months ago

Fish 'N Chips

Delicious Fish n Chips. Probably the best by far. Husband ordered two plates.

Kmack37 6 months ago

Point Judith Calamari

Nothing like enjoying the Calamari with a couple of Dark and Stormy's out on the porch to say SUMMER. This is a summer moment we look forward to each year. Delicious food, friendly service, beautiful views and grounds. Can't wait to come back.

Cflewis1954 7 months ago

Fish 'N Chips

Delicious fish and chips, gorgeous setting! Staff was friendly and breakfast was also excellent!

Pam 8 months ago

S'mores & Cocktails

Enjoyed S'mores and cocktails on the back patio. My husband sipped a bourbon and I enjoyed a glass of wine recommended by the server while we roasted the marshmallows and chocolate over the fire. Perfect! .

Ryanadevito 8 months ago

Banana Almond French Toast

The banana almond French toast is delicious and the perfect breakfast before a long day exploring the island. Nothing beats a breakfast on the deck overlooking the harbor!

Vincentkotos 9 months ago

Lobster Frittata

Eating this dish on the hotel deck defines summer for me

Marilyn 10 months ago

New England Lobster

I have been coming to The National every year for several years. My favorite part of our stay is enjoying The New England Lobster bake while dining on the porch overlooking the harbor.The 1 and 1/4 lb lobster is always fresh and delicious. It comes with roasted corn, PEI mussels and roasted potatoes. I can't wait to come back to Block Island and The National this summer! Thanks!

Abarnes995 11 months ago

Bloody Mary

On my last day at The National, I enjoyed a Bloody Mary with all of the toppings. This beverage was absolutely something to write home about. If I wasn't so hungover, I probably would've enjoyed a pot of the clam chowder with it. Highly recommend dining at The National- even if it's just for a liquid lunch.


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