Island Events & Attractions

What's open on Block Island?

As we welcome visitors back to Block Island, we will attempt to keep you updated on what is open.   Block Island, like the rest of Rhode Island, follows regulations on mask wearing and social distancing.

This list was updated on July 1, 2020.


Beaches: Open

Town Beach Pavilion bathrooms, lifeguards and rentals: Open

Town Beach Pavilion showers and concessions: Closed

Greenway Trails: Open

Mohegan Bluffs Overlook and Stairs down to beach: Open

Southeast Lighthouse and North Lighthouse: Grounds open.  Buildings closed.

1661 Inn Animal Farm: Open

Ball O’Brien Park: Open (children’s play structure closed)

School: Closed

Library: Building closed.  Grounds open for fast wifi.  Online and outdoor programming available 401-466-3233

Post Office: Open

Bank: Open by appointment only

Block Island Grocery: Open

Block Island Depot: Open

Block Island Ferry (Point Judith): Running.

Block Island High Speed Ferry (Point Judith): June 19 start.

Block Island Express Ferry (New London): June 19 start.

New England Airlines (Westerly): Running.

Moped/Bike/Car Rentals: Open

Kayak/paddleboard/surf rentals: Open

Harbors: Moorings/pumpout/dinghy dock/launch: Available

Town Old Harbor Dock/Marina: Open


All Restaurants and Cafe's on Block Island are now open with outdoor and indoor seating.  Capacity is limited so reservations are recommended. Please call business or visit their website for hours and menus.

Aldo’s Restaurant (dinner): Takeout, Outdoor and Indoor Dining 401-466-5871

Ballard's Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner): Outdoor and Indoor dining 401-466-2231

Beachead (lunch and dinner): Takeout 401-466-2249

Bethany's Airport Diner (breakfast and lunch): Takeout and Outdoor Dining 401-466-3100

Club Soda (dinner): Takeout 401-466-5397

Dead Eye Dicks (Lunch and Dinner): Indoor and Outdoor Dining: 401-466-2654

 Eli’s (dinner): Takeout 401-466-5230

Ernie’s Restaurant (Breakfast): Takeout and Outdoor and Indoor Dining 401-284-6739

Finn’s Restaurant and Seafood Market (dinner): Takeout, Indoor and Outdoor Dining 401-466-2654

McAloons Restaurant (dinner): Takeout and Outdoor Dining 401-466-2928

Mohegan Restaurant (dinner): Takeout and Indoor Dining 401-466-5911

National Hotel Tap & Grille (lunch and dinner): Indoor and Outdoor dining 401-466-2901

The Oar (lunch and Dinner): Indoor and Outdoor Dining 401-466-8820

Old Island Pub (dinner): Takeout and Outdoor Dining 466-2400

Poor Peoples Pub (lunch and dinner): Takeout, Indoor and Outdoor Dining 401-466-8533

Rebecca's Take-Out (Breakfast and lunch): Takeout, Indoor and Outdoor Dining 401-466-5411

Spring House Restaurant (lunch and dinner): Indoor and Outdoor Dining 401-466-5844

Tiger Fish (lunch and dinner): Takeout, Indoor and Outdoor Dining 401-466-2300

Three Sisters (lunch): Takeout and outdoor Dining 401-466-9661

Winfield's (dinner): Indoor Dining 401-466-5856



Aldo’s Bakery and Ice Cream

Cracked Mug 401-466-2233

Dune & Bluffs (coffee & gelato) 631-487-4510

Odd Fellows Café 401-466-2250

Old Post Office Bagel Shop 401-466-5959

Persephone's Kitchen 401-499-1005

Smitty's Ice Cream

The Ice Cream Place



Many stores have online options and those ‘stores’ are open all the time.  The stores listed below are open with limited in-person browsing. 


BI Tees

Block Island Fishworks:

Block Island Sport Shop

Block Island Trading Company

Blocks of Fudge

Blvck Market

Chapel Sweets

Diamondblue Surf Shop

Glass Onion

Island Bound Bookstore

Jessie Edward’s Studio

Lazy Fish

Mahoney’s Clothier

Marye-Kelley Decoupage

Mutt Hutt

North Light Fibers

Photo Dog

Red, Right, Return

Royal Jewelers

Shops at Odd Fellows Hall


Star Department Store

Tipsy Mermaid

Twin Maples

Wild Flowers Boutique



All open:


Private Marinas:

Block Island Boat Basin

Payne's Dock

Champlin's Marina


Taxi Service:

McAloon's Taxi Service 401-741-1410
Payne's Cab  401-466-2878
Monica's Taxi -401-742-0000
Clark's Cab 401-466-5839

Mermaid Taxi 401-902-0053

Swell Taxi 401-466-5496

Harbor Taxi 401-500-6726


May 28, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Block Island
Block Island, RI 02807