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Thayer Street

Address: Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903 (College Hill)
Phone Number: 401-555-1212
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Ranked #19 of 69 Attractions in Providence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate on this funky street that...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate on this funky street that boasts vintage clothing shops, bookstores, music shops and cafes.

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English first
Cape Cod, MA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful Greek restaurant not to be missed and love going to Urban Outfitters and catch a movie in the small theatre! Historic buildings and charming location!

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to Thayer street many times whether it is for food, scenic views, or shopping. I just had a recent visit to Brown to visit my cousins, and it was in close walking distance to Thayer street. Parking is easy, and the selection of restaurants is huge. Thayer also holds a unique collection which is what makes it... More 

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New York City
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Just now moving to providence, Thayer St (from daytime visits during Brown's winter break) is not anything close to a oh,wow,cool street. Numerous campusy restaurants of average quality (but priced for Brown u parents....), a pretty bad Urban Outfitters, some other fairly standard mainstay names. In no way worth a special trip, save a visit to the totally charming AVON... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you like middle eastern food, Thayer st. is the place, if you come to providence, stop, Thayer st. is located in the heart or Providence, sidewalk sitting, coffee tables, and you can enjoy the scenery of beautiful people from Brown University, RISD, Moses Brown School, is a Historical place, and a busy commercial area. come see.

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Providence
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Thayer Street is a fairly typical stroll down a row of restaurants and shops catering mainly to the Brown University students. There are a couple of decent restaurants here (Cabob and Currry, Andreas) and a lot of mediocre ones. It is worth a couple of hours if you are already touring the East Side, but not a great attraction.

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A stroll along Thayer Street is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening in Providence. Lots of shops, restaurants, and of course, the Avon Cinema. Always a good time.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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137 reviews 137 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a very popular Providence street for all walks of life. There are a ton of restaurants, and nice boutiques to shop in. Great place to people watch!

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East Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The street Located on the College area in Brown UNIVERSITY and RISD! there have restaurant, bar, clothing shop... not very expensive price but it's quality. there also have Starbucks and Exchange Cafe and tea shop here.

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Really funky, fun area with a great vibe and cool shops and cages, nice range of prices and great food selection. Close to the train too, be sure to check out Spectrum india for spiritual fun and if you are considering something a little wild, Rockstar piercing is absolutely awesome - great service, decent prices, lovely staff and minimal pain!... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Right off of Brown and Rhode Island School of Design's campuses, Thayer Street is four blocks of quirky shops and restaurants. Well.. quirky, plus Starbucks, CVS, Urban Outfitters, Chipotle, and Ben and Jerry's. Take a walk through Brown University's classically beautiful campus, then drop by Thayer street for a bite to eat. East Side Pockets always has a long line... More 

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