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Thayer Street

Address: Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903 (College Hill)
Phone Number: 401-555-1212
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Ranked #23 of 63 Attractions in Providence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Providence, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Rhode Island
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215 reviews 215 reviews
163 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This area is in the heart of the Brown University area. It is a very eclectic area filled with interesting shops, salons, restaurants, bars etc. all catering to the college crowd - students, young professionals and college staff alike.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was told " ..you must stop on Thayer St. " A quick turn from Brown University, Thayer St is appointed with shops, eateries, a Starbucks and an Urban Outfitters. I parked, walked with a cup of coffee so I can check it off the list. Nothing to make a trip detour too, but if you have an hour to... More 

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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had dinner at the sushi place on Thayer while dropping of daughter at Brown U. Street was under repair and hard for my low profile Tesla car. Hit the bottom of the car :(

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