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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Welcoming Atmosphere

Hemingways is welcoming and the menu is extensive. It is a seafood restaurant so the non-seafood choices will be limited. The service is excellent and attentive. Highly recommend reservations as weekends a mostly fully booked. In addition to dinners with my spouse I have also hosted several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
JAH1809
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Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Hemingways is welcoming and the menu is extensive. It is a seafood restaurant so the non-seafood choices will be limited. The service is excellent and attentive. Highly recommend reservations as weekends a mostly fully booked. In addition to dinners with my spouse I have also hosted several business dinners at this venue.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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213 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went to Hemingway's last night with friends and as usual this restaurant did not disappoint, from our greeting as we entered to the wonderful service from our waitress Ellie, we could not have expected anymore. The food was great,drinks are fantastic, service outstanding. When in Providece give Hemingway's a try, you will not be disappointed.

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Rocky Mount
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

it was love at first bite the calamari it was too long in between time that i went to hemmingways but i must be the fussiest of calamari eaters i was in Italy and i sent it back not only is the squid great the lobster,chowder,shrimp,tuna,and the salmon all worth eating ENJOY

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Providence, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always excellently prepared, seafood a specialty, and served by attentive, but not annoyingly obsequious wait staff, this restaurant will adjust menu items to your preferences. Summertime especially fine, as you can dine outdoors in their very large entrance plaza, far enough from the sidewalk, and view a park along the river, AND some wonderful architecture directly across the street (the... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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54 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Our fifth time here but for some reason our first review....every time, no matter what time we've gone, what server we've had or what food we've ordered....simply amazing, and consistent. When we want to go out and ensure we have. Great experience, here's where we go...

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Sacramento, California
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9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I were on a business trip to Providence and as this was our first visit to the capital city, we were eager to find a good place to dine. After consulting trip advisor, we decided to give Hemenway's a try. From the first moment we walked, we knew we made a great choice. As we arrived well... More 

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Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and I always enjoy Hemenway's. The service is outstanding, the staff is knowledgeable and the food is excellent. Last evening we dined with our adult children and enjoyed an assortment of oysters, calms casino and scallops wrapped in bacon as appetizers. All were prepared well and very tasty. Our son in law had the whole fish special which... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stoped at Hemenway's on March 6. We were pleasantly greeted at the door and were seated immediately even though we had no reservation. Our server Bill was very knowledgeable and friendly. I had the red snapper and my husband had the crab legs. Both meals were delicious. For dessert Bill suggested the key lime pie with... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A friend and I walked in on a cold snowy Monday night and were seated right away. The atmosphere is special, the staff is professional and personable. My friend and I started with Oysters Hemenway, then clam chowder. Both were awesome. We both had the Paella because it sounded so good. 5 different seafoods and sausage over rice. Oh my,... More 

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Mendon, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were looking for a new place to try on a beautiful fall day, and had a fabulous lunch here. The seafood was so incredibly fresh, and the atmosphere was lovely sitting outside. We shall definitely return!

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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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