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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

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Chowder, Seafood
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121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
401 351-8570
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:03 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located on the River in downtown Providence, Hemenway’s is Rhode Island’s...
Located on the River in downtown Providence, Hemenway’s is Rhode Island’s premiere seafood address. Aspiring to bring you the freshest and highest quality fin-fish, shellfish and mollusks in the United States while delivering genuine hospitality in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Hemenway’s offers an award-winning wine list, customized private dining for up to 45 guests, seasonal al fresco dining and full menu service in the bar area.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fun brass and green place with very good seafood in a neat position on So Main Street overlooking the water.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
PaulD-UK
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London
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fun brass and green place with very good seafood in a neat position on So Main Street overlooking the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Hemenway's was a superb dining experience. My oyster loving friends were in heaven. They were served a delicious variety of raw oysters, and they squealed with joy with each bite. The others, one shrimp lover and one beef eater, had equally wonderful experiences. My friend said the mashed potatoes were the best she'd ever had. The homemade potato chips were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hemenway's benefits from its prime location on College Hill, very near downtown Providence. It abuts a small park on one side, so some tables have lovely views of lush greenery. It also has tables set up right outside the entrance (under cover) for dining al fresco (without being in the path of foot traffic on the sidewalk). You know how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My family and I came to Providence on the last day of restaurant week. They offered a $35 pre fixe, which was a great deal. The space itself is very spacious and quite nice. I ordered the clam chowder and the 2 others ordered salads. The chowder was very good and tasted quite fresh, on the other hand my parents'... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A small group of us were in Providence on business and met up with colleagues who live in the area. We went to Hemenway's at their recommendation. I found the seafood to be amazingly fresh. The bacon wrapped scallops on the hot appetizer platter were the absolute best scallops I have ever had. It was Restarant Week so I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great food and friendly service. Came from Houston to visit family and the waiter recommend a great selection. We had the best lobster ever!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I was afraid this large restaurant would be 'touristy" but not at all. Excellent food, beautiful place and while it was crowded you could still have a conversation. The only negative was our waiter, very personable, but very "spacey" as well. Management picked up on this relatively quickly and stepped in to speed up food delivery at all of his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had a group of 6 here for dinner. The service was excellent from the minute we entered the door. Our server Danny was the best. He had a great personality and really knew his job. The supporting staff was on the ball too with dishes delivered and removed with ease. We had several appetizers that were well prepared and... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

As a native Rhode Islander and a "foody", I can say that, without a doubt, Hemenway's will never let you down. The service is impeccable, the food is fresh, beautiful and there is something for everyone. If you are looking for the very best seafood, this is the place to go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went for lunch during the Providence Restaurant Week celebration. The host and hostess were most pleasant. We were pleased with the menu choices. My wife had the Broiled Seafood selection and I had the grilled salmon. Both meals were excellent. Our server was very attentive and efficient. The restaurant was very busy but there was enough room between the... More 

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Additional Information about Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

Address: 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401 351-8570
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:03 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:03 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: 401 351-8570

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Located on the River in downtown Providence, Hemenway’s is Rhode Island’s premiere seafood address. Aspiring to bring you the freshest and highest quality fin-fish, shellfish and mollusks in the United States while delivering genuine hospitality in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Hemenway’s offers an award-winning wine list, customized private dining for up to 45 guests, seasonal al fresco dining and full menu service in the bar area.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:03 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:03 am - 11:00 pm

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