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Providence Oyster Bar

283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522 (Federal Hill)
+1 401-272-8866
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Ranked #27 of 738 Restaurants in Providence
Price range: $16 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Federal Hill
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broadway
Description: Located in historic Federal Hill, Providence Oyster Bar stands out as Rhode Island"s premiere seafood house. Upscale, yet casual, the Providence Oyster Bar welcomes you to be spoiled by the freshest selection of oysters and clams.
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English first
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We met friends here for Happy Hour and it turned out to be one of the best we've ever had! Happy Hour has $1 Oysters, $1.5 Shrimp cocktail, and a host of really delicious appetizers for only $6 each. The oysters were outstanding, the shrimp huge, and several other apps were double delicious. (Try the lobster wontons!). The bartenders were... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was our 3rd trip to POB. Always it's been great. This time we went during Restaurant Week and the Prix fixe menu was really, really good. The oysters were big and good. The shrimp scampi was great and the Caesar salad and creme brulee dessert were among the best I have ever had. A great dinner and night.

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Tanya B, Public Relations Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this review

joefromcincy1961, Thank you for being a return customer to Providence Oyster Bar. We truly appreciate it! The Creme Brulee is my favorite as well...It's a struggle to not eat one daily. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Tanya Brenton Social Media/Public Relations More 

Seekonk, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My fiance and I just went here for Providence resturant week and loved it. The prix fix menu had so many great choices. My fiance had the shrimp scampi and I had a cod dish. We also ordered 12 oysters which are always great and delicious any time of the year we visit. The bread and dipping oil is also... More 

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Tanya B, Public Relations Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Leelee036, Thank you for your kind comments! We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our Restaurant Week menu. Too bad it only comes around twice a year! We look forward to seeing you and your fiance again soon. Tanya Brenton Social Media/Public Relations More 

Stoughton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

my husband and i love going during happy hour. the bartenders are always attentive, friendly, and I swear they make the best long island iced tea ever. the decor is nice, the place is clean and comfortable, and never have to wait too long for a table. the cesar salad is amazing, and the lobster mac and cheese is to... More 

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Tanya B, Public Relations Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad you and your husband frequent our Happy Hour. We appreciate your business and kind reviews. See you soon! Thank you, Tanya Brenton Social Media/Public Realtions More 

Plantation, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The food was awesome and the service was outstanding! This place really cares about it's customers. Everyone was very attentive, especially Ryan. We had the salmon with spinach orzo and the swordfish with lobster mashed potatoes. One of the best seafood meals we have had. We will be back.

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Tanya B, Public Relations Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Valerie, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We will pass along your kind comments to Ryan. See you again soon! Thank you, Tanya Brenton Social Media/ Public Relations More 

Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great valet service out front...on busy Atwell Ave it's nice to be able to just pull up and hand off the car. Hostess was able to sit us immediately on a busy Friday night so that was nice. Wait staff was attentive and very friendly. Food was great. I had the Escargot special app and a cod dish with spinach... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

When I logged in to review this restaurant I was surprised to see it's not one of the top places to eat in Providence. Maybe we got lucky with our food and service, I don't know. But anyway, I ordered the seared Ahi tuna lunch (which came rare), and it came with lobster won-tons and bok choy. It was definitely... More 

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Tanya B, Public Relations Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this review

DrKMR, Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Providence Oyster Bar. The Lobster Wontons are always a hit! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Tanya Brenton Social Media/Public Relations More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Went here a couple weeks ago with 4 others. Had the wasabi calamari, which was just odd. We had higher expectations for it but it was more of a goopy dish than we anticipated. Everyone liked the oysters but were not raving about anything. I got a shrimp cocktail, which I'd describe as supermarket pathetic. They were dinky little shrimp... More 

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Tanya B, Public Relations Manager at Providence Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Kspadegal, We are very sorry to hear of your unsatisfactory visit to the Oyster Bar. Your description of the food definitely falls far below our standards and these issues will be addressed by management. We appreciate your honest feedback as it helps us to grow and improve. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thank you. Tanya... More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

At oytser bar you can eat the best fresh seafood of the area, located in the historical Federal Hill, home of the best pizza

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New Paltz, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

First of all, the oyster shooter was excellent! It was the perfect combination. The seafood was so fresh that you can taste it. A bit pricy but well worth it.

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Additional Information about Providence Oyster Bar

Address: 283 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1522
Phone Number: +1 401-272-8866
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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