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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.
Delicious Fish n Chips. Probably the best by far. Husband ordered two plates.
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.
Delicious fish and chips, gorgeous setting! Staff was friendly and breakfast was also excellent!
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! .
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!
Eating this dish on the hotel deck defines summer for me
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!
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.
Great Chowder on the Block! Can't beat sitting on the deck on a sunny day at the National.
Whether it's your first time on The Block or you've been coming to "The Bermuda of The North" for years, no visit is complete without a visit or stay, at The National Hotel. From 'The" best porch bar on the PLANT, to the awesome rooms and service, to smores by the firepit at night. The National is the place to be! We always stay there if they are not booked (they book up quick!) and have so many fond memories of laughing with old friends, or making new friends at the porch bar. Love that the staff REMEMBERS us! It's like going to visit and stay with an old friend.
Had a wonderful time last May. Great food, close to the beach. My entire family came out to enjoy the island. looking forward for a repeat in 2020. Must say my daughter who stayed at a pricier place the prior year could not believe we had a private bathroom. She will be back to the National.
My husband and I came here for our 25th wedding anniversary. For our celebratory dinner, I select the lobster fettuccine. This dish was so delicious, I can taste it when I think of it. Mouth watering and unforgettable ! The lobster was succulent and the cheese sauce was perfectly light, and wonderful. This year we will make it back for our 30th wedding anniversary and if this dish is not on the menu, I surely will make a special request for my favorite dish at this lovely hotel.
My absolute favorite place to stay , eat , enjoy an amazing sunrise , and just people watch while sipping on a refreshing cocktail . The National Hotel has been my "got to" place every summer for over 20 years. Your experience and my experiences at the National never disappoint . They have an phenomenal wrap around porch with the most hospitable staff to enjoy a great New England meal , appetizer of just have a few cocktails and RELAX. My summer is not complete without even just an overnight visit to my most tranquil place ..... The Block ! I cant say enough compliments about this hotel. You must experience the beauty yourself , as i will again this summer again in 2020. See you soon BI ....
I have the Lobster Pasta every time I have dinner at The National! Everything else I have tried has been great, but the Lobster Pasta is unbelievable. Always just the right flavor and level of richness with nice balance from the sun dried tomatoes! I probably have this dish 6-8 times a summer. Of course everything else at The National is top notch and it is the perfect place for drinks anytime with an amazing view and great entertainment.
The lobster pasta is absolutely to die for. This is the first place we stop on our annual block island trip. The cream sauce is just light and amazing, the pasta tender and fresh and the chanterelle mushrooms and tomatoes add the perfect finish. It comes with an insane amount of lobster which is always cooked to perfection. Paired with a glass of crisp white wine or even our favorite, a mojito, and you have the perfect meal.
Savory sweet with a little bit of crunch! Delicious!
We thoroughly enjoyed fish and chips and swordfish dish! All was fresh and perfectly prepared
Can't go wrong with the western omelet and an iced coffee or orange juice
Where do I start? The National has been our favorite hotel on Block Island for years and years. The first time we ever came, my breakfast, which I thoroughly enjoyed was the Banana Almond French Toast. Covered in bananas, chopped almonds, and whipped cream, I savored every bite of it. Breakfast always comes with a beautiful view of the glimmering Atlantic Ocean (and breeze). It was a great way to start the day. The service is wonderful. Everyone is always very nice, and I enjoy talking to them about where they came from, or why they were here this summer. Coming to the National has become a family tradition, and having the French Toast, mine. I hope to return again this year and have my favorite French Toast again, head off to the beach, bike around the island, and sleep well in one of the wonderfully appointed rooms at your hotel.
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!
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.
Delicious. Such a savory and sweet mix is the perfect thing for after a day at the beach! We'll be back for more!
By far my favorite appetizer at The National. I come back year after year to sit down and order this! Just perfection!
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!
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.
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!
Very deliciuos breakfast Cant wait to come back this summer
BEST Bloody Marys around! Love all of the spice and you can't beat the service or the view! Can't ever leave just having one!
For the last 5/6 years my sisters/ cousin started staying at National for cousins time. This suite never disappoints as it's always top notch time after time. I know I look forward to there Breakfast daily to the start off the day on that porch.. Just Beautiful scenery Everyone from the front desk to the cleaners kitchen bartender , the staff period are just so nice an will go above an beyond for your needs if there's any to make your stay wonderful. . That fire pit in the evening always an amazing time with meeting so many friendly people from all over.Its the ATMOSPHERE at the NATIONAL that keeps us coming back year after year!
The ocean corner queen is our favorite room in the hotel. Ocean breezes and the most spectacular sunrises overlooking the Harbor. Doesn't get any better!
Best clam chowder by far.
Best chowder I've ever eaten, this is my go-to everywhere so I'm an expert. Makes you wish you could swim in it!
I have to say I travel a lot and this hotel is amazing the history the beauty and the charm are to die for.. the views on the deck while eating brunch looking at.the the beautiful ocean and feeling the summer breeze and hearing people laughing and having a great time. Something about this new England charm hotel makes u feel like your living a dream.. thanks National hotel for everything u do to make us feel like we are home.
One of the best apps we've ever had! My teens especially love them, and now we always get this when we visit. It's like sushi meets spring rolls!
We recently were on Block and our spot did not serve breakfast, so we ended up at the National. The french toast was incredible, such a treat on vacation!
Oh my! I would take the ferry back just to eat this! Our stay was truly amazing...and so close to home. Can't wait to go back!
Ah, the lobster bake! This is my favorite thing on the menu at the National Hotel. The lobster is always perfect, the clams on the side are delicious, the corn, juicy and crunchy, and the potatoes, delicious. The staff are always very attentive and nice and the view is great. Looking out at the water, past the flags lining the hotel's front, it's the perfect New England spot.
This was absolutely the best scallops dish I have ever had. Added to the fantastic view from the porch while eating dinner it was an amazing time. My wife and I came over on the dinner express ferry out of New London. Made our reservations online which was a terrific feature that the National has.
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