Today's Idea
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thursday Dinner Run

Haven’t been to Block Island yet this summer? Just about out of vacation days? The Block Island Express Thursday Dinner Run is your answer – a Block Island one-day getaway that lasts just long enough for a quick trip to the beach and a sunset dinner date.

Here’s how it works. You cut out of work a bit early on any Thursday afternoon and grab the 3:10 p.m. Block Island Express departure out of New London, which gets you to Block Island in just over an hour. In the couple of hours before sunset, you can shop on Water Street, duck into a gallery or two, rent a bike, lie out on Crescent Beach, whatever. And you’ll still have time for a romantic dinner before returning on the 8:10 p.m. ferry, which will get you home in plenty of time for work on Friday.

While it might be hard to cut your visit so short, the ferry cuts you a big break on the price to make up for it. Fare is half-off (just $23.75 round trip for adults and $11.88 for kids) and a good number of Block Island restaurants offer discounts that make it that much more affordable. Just go to and download the discounts flyer on the Thursday Dinner Run page, make a reservation at the restaurant of your choice, and flash your Block Island Express receipt when it comes time to pay.

Offer is valid Thursdays only from June 28 to August 30. Make your reservations at or by calling 860-444-4624.