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Thayer Street

Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903 (College Hill)
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Ranked #18 of 70 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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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We are from NY, and providence is very quiet. This was the Street that had restaurant and bars. It is twiggy by brown university campus. There is a short hike from Thayer to a park overlooking downtown that was nice and relaxin.

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Charleston,SC
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Having graduated from Brown over 50 tears ago, it's amazing how little it's changed: same eclectic shops, restaurants, and even the Avon Theatre is still there. Different: you can now buy liquor in the restaurants, more ethnic diversity, and the demise of Ladd's music, where I worked my way through school.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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181 reviews 181 reviews
70 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This street is most famous because of Brown University,all students from parts of the world come in study so there restaurants from almost every country from India to Lebanese,Italian,Poland Mediterranean,Chinese,Pizza places to differ rents kinde of little places bakeries coffee shops French etc. One can enjoy the world foods in a day if stopped for a bite or shopping specialities... More

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White Plains, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good food choices, parking spaces not impossible to get and a pleasant vibe make Thayer Street a great destination for anyone coming to Providence. The fact that Brown University abuts Thayer is another huge plus.

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Capital Region
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Several people recommended we walk around here for shopping etc... If you like overpriced used clothes, blown glass pipes and other objects, and cheap food places crowded with students, then this street is for you. If you are older than 30 this street may not be as charming as you read that it is. The best part is walking there... More

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Missouri City, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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