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Thayer Street

Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903 (College Hill)
401-555-1212
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Ranked #16 of 66 attractions in Providence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Missouri City, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Years ago when I was a student at Brown, this was a great little place to eat, shop and people watch. While it has changed in those ten years it is still a great place to go. There are all kinds of places to eat, almost any kind of cuisine you desire and there are still some great stores. My... More

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Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Thayer street concentrates a great variation of world cuisine. From fast food to elaborated Indian food, the place is ideal for all tastes. I strongly recommend Eastside Pockets, and the vegetarian burgers at BBC.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Its a funky area of Providence filled with college students, most from Brown and RISD. There are some cool shops and restaurants but they are mostly overpriced. I wasn't too impressed that why this is only a 3 star review and some of the "different crowd" can be pretentious and mean.

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new york
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

A nice strip of stores with some funky shops lie along Thayer Street. Teenagers enjoyed the Urban Outfitters and Army Navy store as well as the Barnes & Noble. Several chain and independent options for food present as well. Lies adjacent to campus of Brown University.

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Thayer street is always interesting to shop at. I miss Esta's but there's many great places left and it has a young fun vibe. Just watch your back and your wallet, it's a hotspot people trying to rob college students.

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Bethpage NY
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136 reviews 136 reviews
15 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Went to visit my Daughter ar school and spent a few hours on Thayer St. Fun place with siome interesting shops. It has a nice feel and energy level. There are places to eat but we did travel the few blocks to Atwells Ave to enjoy some great food.

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Pound Ridge, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Agree with the one negative post below. Thayer Street used to be very indie, alternative and colorful, a great arthouse street that was fun to explore, junk shops, punk shops, resale record stores, hidden stores, a St. Mark's Place for RISD, Brown and beyond. While it's still a nice street to walk down with more restaurants than before, it is... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Always a fun place to visit; lots of energy, some interesting places to check out for an afternoon or hang out and have some coffee/tea/read/relax.

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Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great shopping and dining choices. Definitely a must visit when in Providence. Something for everyone!

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nyc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Many many restaurants and all within walking distance of one another, so you can check one out and then come back to it after you've seen the others! Some cute shops and in the heart of Brown University so lots of college students and activities all around, not a dull area.

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